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    Does this exist?

    I’m looking for a double press (two rows of rings) that has a Harrow fitted in front to get stubbles chitted but also consolidated. I want it to double up as my rolls as well. We’ve got both 6m and 12m Cambridge rolls but there’s no easy way of adding harrows due to how they fold and also being...
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    Pigeons in a shed

    Got two pigeons taken camp in a shed, thankfully not the grain store but it’s next to the grain store and we need the door open as it takes the damp air from the grain store out. We can’t net it due to extensive racking in there and we can’t shoot as we don’t want holes in the roof. Any ideas...
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    Charging for biomass heat

    We’ve a tenant in the yard who’s enquired about us plumbing into our biomass boiler (only used for grain drying and farmhouse presently) to get heat into his unit. I’m waiting on prices from the installer to do the job for us but need to have an idea of what we can potentially charge him for...
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    Grass yields 2021

    How’s everybody faired this year? We are a bit disappointed as Hay has averaged 3.40t/acre as a first cut. Then second cut hayledge has only done 1.5t/acre. The crops have all looked much stronger but then turned out light we feel. Just wondering if it’s the year or whether it’s time to reseed...
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    Swimming pool help

    I know not farming related but farmers are a resourceful bunch hence asking the question. My grandfather hand dug out a pool in the farmhouse garden in the 50’s. It was last used around 20 years ago but as it’s made out of concrete had badly cracked and leaked a bit. It was covered over and...
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    Spring wheat weed control strategy

    Thinking of swapping winter wheat for spring wheat here just to make life a bit easier in the autumn. But having never grown it and not asked the agronomist yet as I’d like a bit of knowledge, what is everybody doing weed control wise particularly for blackgrass and ryegrass? Pre-em? Emergence...
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    Enough rain to harvest?

    Had 65mm now in May and recorded nothing in April. Anybody want any more or is that enough to harvest and now we need sunshine. ‘cold and wet May is good for the grain and hay’
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    Liquid N scorch

    Is it just us or has this year been bad for it?
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    36m back to 24m

    Who’s done this? We love the extra output 36m offered over 24m and less wheelings etc. But the negatives - trailed machine: 1. uneven liquid fert application as it takes longer to get the required rate out of the booms due to the extra length and size of the pipe work (400l pump) so all our...
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    Basic 36m fert spreader

    We are mainly liquid but want the ability to do granular as well because a family member has started working for a granular manufacturer and we can deal direct. So what’s a decent basic fert spreader. I don’t think we need section control although we’ve not spread fert for 20 years so a bit out...
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    To cold for liquid fert?

    Our winter crops really need their N2 but the forecast is minus temps for the next 7 days and fairly windy. Today’s weather is suggesting 5 degrees and no wind so it’s good conditions. Shall we do it or will tomorrow’s frosts bite us in the backside?
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    Grandfather rights

    Do grandfather rights still exist for forklift driving? Got a friend who’s taken early retirement looking for some summer work and he’s keen to help around the yard with the drier etc. He’s 65 years old and an ex plant mechanic and 360 operator so capable etc.
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    Feed and milling wheat yields

    Are people getting much difference in yields between the two types? I’ve got seed breeders telling me 0.5t/ac is easily achievable in favour of feed wheats over milling?
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    What £30k tractor?

    To pull a 4000 litre trailed sprayer (32m boom) as its main job (liquid fert as well) mostly flat land no root crops. It’ll also cart corn with 15t trailers, roll with 12m rolls and run a 4m combi drill on rare occasions. Edit - it’ll need a big oil pump as the sprayer runs off the free flow...
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    Sprayer boom widths

    We’ve been using a trailed 36m sprayer running on 650’s all year round (tractor also on 650’s). We are thinking of selling the sprayer as it’s now 10 years old. Looking around newish trailed machines have shot up in price making decent used SP’s look attractive again but they all seem to be 24m...
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    VW Amarok future prices

    Anybody that read a previous thread about a vehicle quandary I have, have a view on the future values of Amarok’s now they’ve been discontinued. Anything on forecourts are now big money upto £70,000 inc vat for 20 plates ex demonstrators. I’ve found one on a 20 plate with 8,000 miles for...
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    What size trailer

    We’ve taken on the combining of a local farm. They grow 300ac of combinable crops and do not presently have any trailers as the previous contractor supplied them. Moving forward they want to buy a trailer that is suitable for carting the corn, around 1000 tonnes per year but also can be used for...
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    Petition to change hare coursing law

    Get this signed people
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    Major vehicle quandary

    So I presently run a Amarok doing 15,000 miles a year. It’s leased and going in June this year. It ticks all the boxes for me as it’ll travel across fields, tow a trailer, carry stuff in the pickup bed, takes the kids to and from school and is also happy travelling to the coast on holiday. I’ve...
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    Terra tyres

    Hi please educate me about Terra tyres as I’ve never had anything to do with them. I’m thinking of looking for a used 100hp tractor specifically for rolling seedbeds and also growing crops in the spring. As well as spring tining spring seedbeds and also topping cover crops in January/February...