1. Boomerang

    fork lift test 5 days !

    Initially was told I'd need a 5 day course/test, now as I'm experienced (40 years of driving alsorts of equipment) It's been reduced to 2 days , more bureaucratic tick boxing bs , it seems a ticket for a larger forklift isn't acceptable for a little 3 wheel electric job. How long before some...
  2. Bigjon44

    Bateman pump overhaul

    Anyone had their bateman ip serviced/overhauled/refurbed lately? Just wondering what sort of prices people paid?
  3. GAM

    Field Gates

    Whats farmers thoughts on Bateson field gates? We have used IAE in the past, yet are local supply as offered Bateson.
  4. Bigjon44


    Anyone take these apart and give them a good clean/service now and again or just change the diaphragms in them?
  5. Bigjon44

    RB26 Suspension

    Just recently noticing that there's not alot of give in my bateman suspension 2008 especially around headlands have to go pretty slow otherwise its a very Bumpy ride!! Is this normal for an older machine and is there anything I can do or adjust to make things smoother?? Thoughts be much...
  6. Janet Hughes Defra

    New Farming Investment Fund launched today

    Afternoon all - we've launched the farming investment fund - info here: Here's a blogpost explaining what's changed and how we've improved the scheme based on learning from previous schemes...
  7. T

    Bateman RB35 fuel problem

    Got a new Bateman RB35 last autumn which had fuel problems right from the word go. 4 sets of fuel filters in the first 20 hours were needed to make it run. Put it down to colder weather waxing the fuel even though the fuel had winter additive in it and the sprayer is always stored in an...
  8. H

    Big ćontractor in Oxfordshire selling up,

    Rc baker are having a machinery sale in the new year. I have seen many articles on them they are big contractors in that part of Oxfordshire.
  9. E

    Question about a ford(river crossing)

    Can anyone shed any light on this? I own an orchard with a small river running past it. There is a ford across the the field the other side which has just changed ownership. The new owner lives on my side of the river and without consulting me has started using the ford for crossing...
  10. Hesstondriver

    How far can a cow reach - feeder design ?

    i need to make a bale feeder but cant decide on width. bateman ring feeders are 7' in diameter, and ive not seen waste in the middle , but most square feeders are only 5' if i made a feeder 9 x 6 would cows be able to reach ?
  11. Hooch

    John Deere 6215r fuel problem

    Has anyone had any issues with the pressure relief valve on the fuel . Ours has done 300 hours and it just stopped no codes nothing Found out it split the high pressure relief valve and it now runs like a bag of s**t .
  12. Laggard

    2022 Sugar beet price not enough

    Spring barley @ £250/t looks a lot easier
  13. TexelBen

    New lamb weigher

    Our old converted pig weigh is givin erratic weights, so wa ting to convert to a new one. Needs to be digital and weigh properly 🤣 Will shed lambs into it from the race, so doesn't need to shed. Don't need tag reader or Bluetooth, will possibly be moved once or twice a year, from one holding...
  14. 4755dave

    Avadex spreader home made

    There was one made from an old accord drill on here and I can't find it.. Anyone??
  15. Farm Classifieds

    ROBJ0001 - 2008 Bateman RB35 Self Propelled Sprayer

    ROBJ0001 - 2008 Bateman RB35 Self Propelled Sprayer Advert added by: Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd Machinery Details Category: Sprayers Self-propelled sprayers Price: £42750 Condition: Excellent Description 2008...
  16. Massey 6470

    Rear vf tyres

    Xeobib 710/60/38 vs 650/60/42 tyres for a 200 up 4 cyl
  17. Farm Classifieds

    Bateman RB25

    Bateman RB25 Advert added by: Ed Stormes @ESS-Ag Machinery Details Category: Sprayers Self-propelled sprayers Price: £28500 Condition: Good Description Bateman RB25 7200hrs will increase slightly as in light use. been maintained on the basis of it needs it it gets...
  18. Chrisw

    Older self propelled sprayers

    Hi all, After your thoughts and experiences of self propelled sprayers. I feel its time for me to upgrade my sprayranger, partly because I want a bigger tank (3000l+), slightly more ground clearance (want to go hydrostatic) as we have brought osr into the rotation, and I feel like a change. Have...
  19. bravheart

    Cattle hurdle

    Does anyone know of a supplier of weld on lugs with the slotted holes as seen on cattle hurdles. Thanks M.
  20. happycows

    Farming without bagged Fertiliser

    100 cows on 100 acres Cutting frequently to bales or zero grazing. Regular reseed rotation and import quite a bit of nutrients in feed. Not used any p or k for years just urea and sulphur for first 2/3 of the season going little and often. Gone to all umbilical/dribble bar and just put in a...