1. S

    Importing From Europe

    Can anyone who is currently Importing Used Tractor/Fork Lifts/ General Construction or Farm Machinery From Europe Confirm if any Import Duty is payable? Thanks
  2. TFF

    Drones in Insect Pest Management doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2021.640885

    One of the major components in precision agriculture is crop health monitoring, which includes irrigation, fertilization, pesticide sprays, and timely harvest of the crop. Further, the progressive change in growth and development is critical in crop monitoring and taking suitable decisions to...
  3. B

    Upgrading Trimble signal

    Hi I have recently purchased a new to me sprayer which has Trimble CFX-750 screen running section control and EZ steering through an AG25 receiver. Currently it is running on the free EGNOS signal. I would be interested to hear others opinions, would the EGNOS signal be good/accurate enough...
  4. H

    JCB problem

    Seal gone i think in the ram that pushes out the beam on the JCB ....the pins going through the boom are proving stubborn . We have belted them with a sledgehammer , made a frame and put a 20 tonne hydraulic jack on them but they still won't move . Any suggestions ?
  5. roscoe erf

    Agricultural crises (another one)

    thoughts https://www.farminguk.com/news/farming-on-verge-of-crisis-unless-more-young-people-enter_58917.html?fbclid=IwAR3Y2wum_VBSB4bLwyXPQv1R5wVn0VWb4YSr6fxxp2KP4v9kgsz49_0VerE
  6. Mr Mackay

    On Track guidance system -anyone got any views how good they are?

    As per title ,was wondering if the On Trak would be a simple and reasonably cheap enough thing to help my fert application (if it ever gets cheap enough ) but mainly for utilising my smallish crop sprayer to apply seaweed /growth promoters / foliar N and the like ! Will suit me on the tractor...
  7. H

    Soft ware, and how its affects how we use things we buy, including tractors

    Just caught this on Radio 4. I have always preferred old cars , so much less to go wrong, but had never really thought how software can stop you using something you have bought how you like, from tractors to phones. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0012r78
  8. A

    Quad sprayer

    I have a honda foreman 450 and was wondering what is the best sprayer with a boom for it.
  9. J

    Outdoor lambing

    This year we have more ewes and shed space is goin to be tight we are thinking about trying to lamb 40 ewes outside all our ewes are easycares so they should suit ok my biggest concern is feeding is some crystalyxs buckets enough to keep them goin or shud we feed them some meal? we have a couple...
  10. T

    Concerned about Red Tractor collapse.

    With the cut in funding from AHDB and the pending creation of a new competing scheme, surely RT's days are numbered? What will that mean for those of us who are signed up for assurance if RT goes under? Will we still be able to market our produce or will the alternative schemes take us on if...
  11. paul&mandy

    Backhoe diggers

    It's only a thought at the moment. I see one that was sold that had a jcb q fit carriage. Would be handy for loading bales and muck spreader to keep it busy in the summer then ditching/fence clearing in the winter etc. I don't really want a 360 as I'm keen to use the machine for far greater...
  12. melted welly

    Respraying sprayer, good ideas?

    Tidying up SP sprayer, gonna give it a bit of a spruce up and repaint the rusty, rubbed, faded parts. what’s the best way to do it? so far have rubbed down and primed as we go. thinking about ttop coat, was watching ollyblogs where he resprayed the fendt, he put lacquer on after top coat...
  13. S

    Renovation or new build

    Farmhouse is needing a bit of work. New roof, windows and probably strip the lath and plaster off and stud and insulate. Can be very cold. Or knock down and build a new timber frame. Comfort and warmth in my mind comes before architectural features and looks. Has anyone done this or has...
  14. Turnip

    Recommend me an oil boiler for central heating only.

    As the thread title says I am looking for recommendations. Currently our central heating system of the house consists of an old oil boiler and a woodburner. Next year I need to replace the oil burner as it is on its last legs. Can you recommend me a good one as I have no experience with them. No...
  15. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  16. S

    My partners cattle are freaking me out

    I'm not afraid they'll hurt me, but because I'm 5ft 2 they're massive compared to me. They seem friendly cows but their scary as they are aggressive and run at me. My partner isn't afraid of them though, but for some reason I am? Does that make me a person who freaks out at everything? We have...
  17. Clive

    Dispatches - Red Tractor

    Tonight Chanel 4 I’m told it’s not great news for Red Tractor about chicken / food standards but surely can’t be long until they get their teeth into the combinable crop protection racket !
  18. MX7

    What type of heater heats electric cars?

    As above ,I ask as no water getting heated from engine block.
  19. SIABOD50

    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...
  20. S

    Child with ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) - could it be?

    My 12 yr old has had mixed personalities since starting nursery. A bit of a challenging toddler but not extreme but since reception things have been bad. Constantly naughty, teachers not liking him. Issues with other parents because of his verbal inappropriates. Schooling not been great...