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  1. Oscar

    Plans for 2020?

    Yes, how did you guess !!!!!
  2. Oscar

    Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year !

    Seasons Greetings everyone !!!
  3. Oscar

    Plans for 2020?

    Landlord wants to turn farm into a nature reserve via new FBT so 2020 maybe my last year doing arable farming before I become a glorified caretaker/ ranger ! Still have contract spraying round and drive other people's machines.
  4. Oscar

    Farmer Roy's Random Thoughts - I never said it was easy.

    What I have nt heard from anybody is that these fires are moving east mostly I guess so if you take the ones nearest Sydney is there a natural feature that will eventually stop the spread east or is it just going to keep going until it reaches the ocean ? Sorry if it's a bit simple but never...
  5. Oscar

    Dribble bars..

    I contract apply over a 1000 tonnes of liquid fert on plenty of slopes and hills but have never seen a difference across the boom as in the picture. I have always used Accurate bars from and on Bateman sprayer . Did seriously look at the Autostreamers but decided to keep it simple and proven. It...
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    The future of arable cropping

    Sorry if this is slightly off thread but I have often wondered when I read on here and have seen first hand in the states but how do they get away with growing soya beans so often (double cropped) and so close in rotation. There must be problems with soil borne disease but they seem to carry on...
  7. Oscar

    John Deere reducing dealerships

    It got mentioned earlier and I hope I m not revealing company secrets[I m just a customer for 24 years] but the way Bateman organise the service side is that they have around 14 vans and guys [taken more on recently]. Around half will return thursday evening or first thing friday to Devon and...
  8. Oscar

    Un cut linseed

    Had to deliver a load of hay about 18 miles from home in an area that I know and contract spray in but have nt been that way for 4 months and was very surprised to see a couple fields of un cut linseed and two more which were partly done ! Still standing but would think its a write off . Any...
  9. Oscar

    Don't Drive your Tractor to the pub

    @CornishTone , I don t know if this is the same cop but yes we did have a real tool a few years ago who basically targetted tractors . At harvest he would wait about 2 miles from a Co Op central store and follow you until just short of entrance,pull you over and check and then come in demanding...
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    Farmer Roy's Random Thoughts - I never said it was easy.

    Heading to Aus in two weeks. What sites or news channels would be best to know where the wild fires are or road closures etc. I m guessing Blue Mountain area is bad at the moment ? Thanks
  11. Oscar

    What happens to older tractors?

    Bought a 12 yo JCB Fastrac 2155 month ago , lovely bit of kit and just as capable as a modern £100 k plus tractor .
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    Farmer Roy's Random Thoughts - I never said it was easy.

    She is going to be a very rich lady and deserves it if she can scale it up right.
  13. Oscar

    Importing a combine from france

    No idea if its any use, but a firm near Taunton called Quantock Farm Machinery has a farm in France and the owner runs a artic low loader and imports/ exports machinery every week . Maybe worth giving them a ring as he may be able to either give advice or actually do the job for you. Number is...
  14. Oscar

    Triton Drill - design discussion

    @mikep , what you need is traction engines on opposite headlands and winch theTriton back and forth !
  15. Oscar

    Big outfit sale

    Don t think the two Rogator sprayers are theirs, sure they run two forward control Unimog conversions, S Tracs ?
  16. Oscar

    Why not livestock in your rotation?

    TB is the big problem here. I would love to get cattle back but the wild red deer are riddle with it , got black and white stripes also with a landlord who will not allow us to be in the cull so would create more work ,cost and risk unfortunately.
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    Bateman RB35 flotation tyres

    I run the same as Lukehaynes above but mine are xeobibs 2 which are quite new I think. Been on today ,most is fine but had 80acs of ryegrass reseed on clay , let's just say they have some rolling to do in the spring but weeds were swamping grass so it was a catch 22.
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    Self-Employed or Employed

    As others have said, no way is your current employer playing by the rules re holiday and sick pay although it will be intresting what your final payslip has on it . I wish you luck in finding another job and it sounds like despite your age you are very employable but being laid off should...
  19. Oscar

    Drilling anyone?

    Not drilling but ventured out with Bateman today and yes its sticky (now frost is out) but not as bad as you would think. Ps this is only on DTS drilled stuff.
  20. Oscar

    Problems with 7.5% biodiesel inclusion in red diesel

    My last delivery which is the problem batch came from a Bridgwater based fuel supplier. It probably came from Avonmouth I am told which I guess means it came on a boat from somewhere. I am currently trying to empty my main tank with other machines which are not having problems. The Bateman still...

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