1. holwellcourtfarm

    The price of machinery ( and a few livestock) through the years....

    Dad died at the start of this month after a long lifetime farming. He started out on his own in 1966 and kept a log of all his capital purchases from the start until he died (at 89). Attached is a pdf of the log. It makes for an interesting historic document... These are a few screen grabs of...
  2. Chae1

    Grain store bays fronts.

    I'm looking for ideas on what to put at front of bays to hold barley. Would about 20ft wide ten ft high. At present put hesstons across and anything else can find to plug holes, then a couple of heavy duty straps across to hold barley. Then load over the top with telescopic. This isn't very...
  3. Will 1594

    tractor snobbery

    so is a 30 series deere which is immaculate and had new seat a very expensive top of range ,one deemed an old heap nowadays do people just want the new sparkly 20,21 plate with all the toys man came for harvest job liked every thing wage accommodation etc then looks in tractor shed 😳😳😳😳😳🙈 do i...
  4. ridger

    Pivot steer telehandler

    What's reliable and easy started, it's just to use to feed with in the summer so that the loader tractor isn't tied up and can go to other jobs easier. I know old matbro teleram 3 are old but would they still do a turn or better going never and paying finance on a jcb 310 or similar
  5. John from Skibb

    Jcb 2CX Brakes

    Does anyone know whats wrong with a 2cx when the brakes are either on full or off full, no inbetween. When you press the pedal nothing happens for a moment and then they engage fully, almost throwing you through the front window. I changed the two accumulators in front of the back axle thinking...
  6. P

    Farming in France : 2022

    Hello everyone, I’ve been reading the epic 2013 Farming in France thread and wanted to kick off a new thread if that’s alright with everyone. My wife is French and I’ve always dreamt of living in a stone farmhouse with loads of land to be self sufficient. The idea of buying somewhere cash and...
  7. Matthew Britton

    First Quad bike

    I am contemplating buying a quad, nothing fancy, it’s just for checking around the stock and maybe a very occasional bit of slug pelleting. I don’t think we need anything bigger than 200-250cc but all I keep finding used are 400+. Am I right in thinking that a smaller quad will do all I want and...
  8. Farmer_1994

    What makes you efficient?

    Every dairy farm is different, we all manage differently. With the current economic climate I’ve just been wondering what others are all doing to get even more efficient? Rightly or wrongly we’ve decided to go from 3 times a day milking down to twice daily. Looking forward to the simpler...
  9. M

    Chopping or dropping

    Morning All, Barley harvest getting close! Going to drop and sell the straw. Wheat ? What value should it be to sell or is it better to chop ? Who’s doing what and for what reasons? cheers
  10. Greythundercloudys

    Connor bale wrapper, problems, again.

    Yesterday my wrapper stopped tipping them of properly in auto, put oil in the tractor, but didn't help much at all, a real pain, probably need to send box to King's but wrong time of year for that, was thinking the bales were heavier with the welger but it was nice stuff, not wet. It just needs...
  11. R

    Polycool or lishman pedestals?

    As the title would you use Lishman or Polycool pedestals and 3ph fans for the grainstore? Will be used in rape, wheat, beans mainly. TIA RAF
  12. B

    farming knowledge gone.

    As above all my forbears were farmers and so am i but my kids have chosen a different path . Absolutely nothing wrong with that but just thinking how easily the farming knowledge that gets past down over the years gets lost in the space of one generation , makes you think doesn't it ?
  13. ilovebalingtoo

    Hewitt salvage/arion 650 loader

    Just found this item on hewit salvage a few months back https://adamhewitt.com/index.php?option=com_bidding&view=timed&layout=details&id=12170 A real 'stab in the dark' but would anyone happen to know where it went id like to buy the loader brackets off it..... or anyone know of brackets for an...
  14. B


    Is it dry as a nuns with anyone else? Another couple weeks without a decent rain and east yorkshires going to start turning brown, and I don't just mean the crops!
  15. D

    4WD tractor with loader - 60-80hp - top half of the country - CHEAP please

    Initially will be shifting stuff about and using a back actor with a bit of light mowing,topping, baleing in the future. Will consider anything and I know it wont be the prettiest with my budget but would be nice if it has glass and not to much rust. Looked at JD 2140, case 785/885, marshal 704...
  16. Farm Classifieds

    John Deere 4520 4WD Compact Tractor with Front Loader & Bucket (2010)

    John Deere 4520 4WD Compact Tractor with Front Loader & Bucket (2010) Advert added by: Mia Thompson @miathompson3010 Machinery Details Category: Tractors Farm Tractors Price: £15600 Condition: Used Description Completely original & genuine 53.1hp 4-cylinder...
  17. Farm Classifieds

    John Deere 6230 Premium 4WD w/ 551 Loader

    John Deere 6230 Premium 4WD w/ 551 Loader Advert added by: Maya Turner @mayaturner008 Machinery Details Category: Tractors Farm Tractors Price: £17700 Condition: Used Description Year 2010, only 850 hours 1000-540-540e PTO 40k Gearbox Works in all the...
  18. Farm Classifieds

    2006 New Holland TL90A Loader Tractor 4x4

    2006 New Holland TL90A Loader Tractor 4x4 Advert added by: Ella Lambert @ellalambert84 Machinery Details Category: Tractors Farm Tractors Price: £14999 Condition: Excellent Description Very good condition handy sized tractor for small holding or equestrian...
  19. Bossfarmer

    Which straw bedder

    I currently run an old trailed kv straw bedder its never been the best of machines and straw often builds up and gets caught in the spout which i have to stop and pull out every so often, ive had it 8yrs now and looking to buy a new bedder what should i go for? Any suggestions?
  20. Agriland RSS

    Bobcat’s box of new tricks on display at Dobris

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland Bobcat has the bit clamped firmly between its teeth at present with a tumble of announcements and press releases over the past few months regularly filling up the inbox. The latest news is of a recent European presentation of products which are nearing...