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  1. Monty

    Best tyre levers?

    We have a couple of the 39" melco levers. They are ok but I don't like the s shaped end on them. It tends to get trapped between tyre and rim too easily with no way to extract. I keep threatening to take the angle grinder to them to try and reprofile that end a bit. I ground of the little...
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    Claas 355rc net roller

    Try these guys https://www.bhleakerubber.co.uk/ The rubber roller on our deere baler was very wrinkly before we took it in for resurfacing plus all the cut marks from the stanly knife. It has come back looking like new.
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    Resurfacing rubber rollers

    Cheers guys. In the end we took it to BH Leake. It looks like they have done an excellent job :)
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    [email protected]!ng BBC !

    R2 doesn't appeal at all. Even Scott Mills R2 show is not a patch on his R1 show. I tend to just zone out when the dull songs come on anyway. I think the issue is they are trying to be PC & more diverse and include more music from their 1xtra station. The trouble is 80% of the music is awful and...
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    Resurfacing rubber rollers

    Hi guys. Has anybody sent a rubber roller off for reconditioning? I've removed the roller from our round baler since it's covered it cut marks from a stanley knife and net wraps round it every fifth bale or so since I knackered it. The cost of new is ridiculous so looking for a cheaper alternative
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    [email protected]!ng BBC !

    Oh the irony of moaning and whinging about farmers moaning and whinging. Having googled, apparently 63% of people polled want the licence fee scrapped with just 23% thinking it should stay, so it's not just farmers that belive this. I personally think the quality of their programmes is awful...
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    quick fixes, bodges and creations

    How far off the ground do you have your dishwasher? :unsure::ROFLMAO:
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    quick fixes, bodges and creations

    Yeah, I've been meaning to crop them off for a couple of years now. They can be a bit snaggy. We put a couple of foam packing noodles over the ends for laugh but they didn't survive long.
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    quick fixes, bodges and creations

    Some more from around the farm. Recently made a new calving aid handle, since I am too tight to buy a replacement. A gate latch mechanism to confuse all vets and AI techs And the mega axe, AKA the knot buster. Who needs pick axes these days anyway.
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    quick fixes, bodges and creations

    I love this thread. There are some great bodges, fixes and innovation here:) This is our dish washer. The handle snapped off not long after we got it. The bolts replace screws that ripped out of the flimsy plastic front piece. The latching mechanism inside has also been bodged after it broke...
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    Thingamajig which turns cordless tools into corded tools, would you buy it?

    I think there would be a small market for them on older tools as back ups for when the batteries inevitably die on you. It would need to be lightweight, ideally with a decent length cable 10m or so to reduce the need for annoying extension leads and reasonably cheap. If it made the tool more...
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    De horning paste

    I think it needs an hour to work. We just take it off the following morning while feeding them milk. Ours are dairy calves. The paste works it's magic and has gone when the tape is removed. Some calves are born with big buds and need doing straight away and others can take 3 or 4 weeks before...
  13. Monty

    Is Variable Speed Milk Pump Worth it

    We would just refit the old milk pump. A spare backup inverter wouln't cost too much have on standby to be fair
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    Is Variable Speed Milk Pump Worth it

    10 units. I think our pump set up would be easier to work with direct line to as you get a more consistent flow of milk into the dairy and just set the speed as low as you can get away with
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    Is Variable Speed Milk Pump Worth it

    Just 2. We have to be mindful letting the milk out of the parlour jars so the pump will cope on the slower settings. We have 2 recieveing jars and the probes are set right at the bottom to give more leeway. It would be much better with 3 probes or switches that adjust the pump to suit the level...
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    Is Variable Speed Milk Pump Worth it

    We have 3 different speeds to select. I just use the fast one for evening milking and let the tank do the rest, then one of the slower settings for morning milking to cool it quicker before collection. It works quite well as it stands but could be improved
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    Is Variable Speed Milk Pump Worth it

    We bought a variable speed pump from a farm sale a couple of years ago. It has an ABB inverter (0.75kw) with a 0.55kw motor on an old pump (delaval I think). This replaced a single phase fullwood pump which was rubbish by comparison. It's controlled by 2 probes and just flick a couple of...
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    Massey Ferguson "Shuttles"

    We have a 4255 with manual shuttle and a 4270 with power shuttle. The manual box seems to have smoother gear changes. Sometimes the PS box can be stubborn to select a gear when cold. The manual box will need clutch adjustments every so often and more regular clutch replacement although this is...
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    UK Dairy Day

    We went for the first time and had a great day out. I really enjoyed the foot trimming demo. Some very nice cows there and I felt a bit sorry for some of the handlers being dragged round the ring by their impatient cows but overall a very enjoyable, well organised event
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    Budget lighting

    We had issues a few years ago with one but that was a solid batten type fitted to the end rafter of the lean to. Rain water ran down from the overflowing gutter of the main shed to the fitting. Since we moved them in one and fitted the swinging pendant type no more problems except the annoying...
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