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    Mitsi Outlander users...

    On the look out for a replacement vehicle at the minute and thinking of going looking at a few of these in the new year, not new, probably 2013 to 2015 age bracket. Think they can tick most of the boxes we need at the minute... 7 seats, bit of towing capacity (I only need to be able to drag...
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    Pto generators...

    Pondering the idea of investing in a generator. Its not going to be used that often, but it's too late looking for one when it is needed. The (hopeful) lack of use is why I am steering towards a pto driven one. There will always be a tractor here available to drive it, it makes it mobile if...
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    Old Hardi sprayer...

    Just fitted a new simple manual controller to our little old 8m hardi sprayer, a tecomec vgm4, wit 3 new on off section controllers. All same size pipes/fittings etc as before, but since fitting the new unit the tractor is having to run at 1700rpm to get 2bar of pressure wit controller screwed...
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    Will a MF398...

    ...handle a double bale lifter? Bales wilted and will be chopped by a modern wedgler baler. Loader on front so can add weight than end as required. Just wondering if backend will be up to it?, has the assistor rams etc that I believe 390's don't have. Option to borrow a double for today to try...
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    PTO help...

    Any hope of getting something like this new of the shelf from anywhere?, attached to a vicon wagtale, three bolts one end and standard 6 spline on other. Cover long gone and runners for bearings hammered to death!!, and would probably get new shaft and cover as cheap as a cover!
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    I have too much time on my hands...

    So today I discovered that if I open the app on my phone and I am holding it upright I get this screen as the app opens... but, If I open the app and I am holding my phone in landscape this screen appears as the app opens.... First thought was there was something sneaky trying to load in...
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    valtra t154 range change...

    was steering one of these the last evening for a few hours, the tractor has a woeful delay between the C and D ranges, as in it almost comes to a stop before completing the change. new machine so dealer is to come and look at it, I have to assume they are not all like this???, and that a laptop...
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    Are modern agricultural trailers safe?...

    Had a jaunt out in the car this morning and along the way came in behind a pretty fresh looking flatbed trailer sailing along behind a mf at about 50k. All the do das on it... big floaty tyres, led lights and flashers etc, and even some sort of what I assumed is a pushing frame bolted to the...
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    springs for pz haybob

    :bag: is there any such thing as up-rated springs available for the tines on these yokes?, they seem to last no time, it got an over-haul last summer and all new springs as part of it because we were fed up with tines dragging and what seemed like a never ending cycle of replacing one or two at...
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    Heating oil...

    Anyone ever seen anything like this in heating oil (kerosene)!? It is like curdled milk. It has appeared in the tank of a house we had let out, and has been lying in the tank for over a year (house being renovated so no heating in use). The last tenant was also into anything that was going...
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    running in an engine...

    just got our mf148 back together after a full engine rebuild. it is just shy of 10,000 hours so has been fully rebuild, bearings, pistons, rings, liners and head and block skimmed etc. the job was needed as had got almost impossible to start and has done the head gasket twice in last few...
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    MF148 cold starting...

    after a recent thermostat issue on out 148 were it appears to have stuck closed and resulted / aided in the head gasket blowing on the tractor it is now back on the road with the head having been skimmed, a full set of new valves and guides, injectors done, new thermostat and water pump, and is...
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    feed passage width??..

    we have a small 2 bay lean-too style slatted shed at home, considering adding another 2-3 bays by mirroring the shed onto itself and extending. feed passage on existing is 11ft wide, and was grand 20 years ago when feeding bales that could be handled with the 35!, roll on to present and we now...
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    pick up hitch for MF398

    are there different catagories of puh??, the one on our 398 will not fit the eye of a hi-spec tanker, rotating type eye on the tanker and is too thick to drop into the gap of the hitch. whats on the tractor appears to be pretty much the same size of puh that is on our 148 anybody know if i...
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    a few pics

    a few pics of what i have got up to on our own small farm and with a local contractor/farmer over the last 12 months or so here in the northwest corner of ireland... Will try and add all the bits and pieces i am involved in started off a bit sticky... but eventually got going...

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