1. L

    Worsening blackgrass/ryegrass problem.

    I'm in my fifth year of strip tilling following a more traditional plough/power harrow based system. I had some decent results in the first few years but the last two wet autumn /winters have not been so great. My main problem is the blackgrass is getting out of hand, I don't think my...
  2. Exfarmer

    Construction industry losing red diesel

    Sorry if this has been posted before. With the construction industry losing red diesel, what will be the situation in 2022 regarding highway maintenance etc such as hedge trimming , snow clearing etc, which is OK for farmers to do at the moment without flushing tanks. Cant see many farmers...
  3. F

    Will your kids take over.

    Growing up it was always my intention to farm. I was lucky enough to be able to have the chance to farm in my own from my early twenties. Started on a rented farm that the landlord was an aunt. It was almost expected of me to farm and follow countless generations before me. I’d truly love to say...
  4. M


    I'm not an arable man but keep an eye on hat's happening and am interested in the way the industry is headed. A fella near us has been sowing spring barley after getting caught out in the back end and left with a few hundred unsown acres. Most fields were disced twice, subsoiled, roterrad...
  5. H

    Situation Vacant Skilled Arable Operator - Stamford (Near Peterborough)

    Skilled arable operator required on 600ha farm on Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border to the east of Stamford. Cropping includes cereals, sugar beet, OSR and beans Requirements: Full UK Driving Licence Telehandler, PA1, PA2 and PA4 S+G qualifications Experienced machinery operator with...
  6. Clive

    Things that would improve farm safety ?

    This industry has a tragic safety record, what can we all do that may improve this ? lets use this thread for suggestions ? some maybe unpopular with others (I know mine will be !) but surely we can’t continue watching so many loose their life’s trying to produce a bit of food my top 3...
  7. Bman

    Tine direct seeding

    Went down a bit of a rabbit hole the other day on YouTube, it seems in other parts of the world where they direct sow a lot of cereals (Canada Australia) they seem to use manly tine drills and move a bit of soil. My question is are disc drills great in theory but rubbish in practice or just to...
  8. BarleIndustries

    Cheffins Monday

    Morning all, Is anybody heading up to Cheffins on either Sunday or Monday? There is a 7710 I am interested in but can't get away. Just somebody who can check it starts runs and drives nothing more. Could chip in on some fuel or something if it helps. Thanks
  9. Yorkshire lad

    American farmers

    I'd rather watch YouTube than TV now and enjoy seeing farmers in other countries . I follow a quite few, Millennial Farmer and 10th Generation Dairyman being a couple of them. What suprises me is how Americans use skidsteers as their main loaders. Surley loading shovels or...
  10. S

    Clive Bailye, a Peter Hepworth for the modern times!

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12316576.plain-speaking-peter-put-a-worthy-case/ I was googling Dutzi, and ended up reading lot about Peter, naturally. And came across this, there are other links out there where he is villifying assurance and those who toady to it!
  11. A

    Combine and tractor replacement policy

    In the 2000's replacement policies were easy. You could buy high end machinery as reasonable prices and they would halve in value over 5 years. Financed over 5 years you could then px for the newer model and costs per acre would be similar. Today. Machines halve in 3/4 years and second hand...
  12. 7610 super q

    TFF top 10 cliche chart....

    Still at number one after 5 years.... " Chip on your shoulder " New entry at number 2...... " Echo chamber " Non mover at number 3....... " Why is this in Agricultural Matters " Number 4....... " Throwing toys out of the pram " At number...
  13. J

    Stocks H track (john deere)

    Anyone got much experience with stocks H Tracks, seen a few pictures over the years and wonder if they are actually any good and of they can be easily fitted to modern day tractors easily? Quite like the idea of putting a set on our 7R l, not to worried about the lack of comfort aspect Thanks
  14. S

    Efficient or underpowered? Changes over the years...

    It's widely accepted that there are less people, and less tractors farming a similar area now to 40yrs ago - it's interesting to put some numbers to it Just worked mine out. 40yrs ago we were farming 40acres per tractor, 80ac/man. Power worked out at 1.45hp/ac (just tractors) Workload...
  15. R J

    Telehandler implement mover

    I've seen 2 types of these, one that hooks to the toplink with pads to stabilize the bottom links , and another that hooks to the bottom links and has a top link also , Have both these types got advantages /disadvantages ? Thanks
  16. C

    Typical power/size vs. acreage?

    Hey all, I hope you don't mind indulging this non-farmer but I'm very curious about the typical size and power of tractors - plus the size of implements - you use vs. the size of fields/farm that you're working on? I've been reading through a lot of machinery threads and trying to collate the...
  17. Lowland1

    Auto Steer justification

    We are having a demo of a Trimble/RTK guidance system of our main tractor. My Son and I are very impressed however my Wife says it’s very expensive and our tractor driver can drive straight anyway. How do I justify it to her.
  18. Speedstar

    How long should a machine last

    I was talking with a guy today & he was telling of a problem he has with a new machine,He bought a new machine in 2015 , full dealer service history record to date on it & it is now needing a complete new engine & has only done 2500 hours, the machine is out of warranty now & the manufacturer...
  19. Chris F

    Smithfield Show Pictures

    Saw this picture from 1979 put on the Kuhn social account: I found this video from 76 at Earls Court: Has anyone got any pictures from the events?
  20. Classichay

    Another Shropshire tractor incident

    within a few months of each other and less than half a mile, I think there’s a bigger issue a foot farms now. No need for this sort of silly business making the job ten times harder than ever needed. Anyone going to hazard a guess at which farm/contractor/waste site.... as they’ve been hauling...