1. C

    Mf 6480 coolant leak

    Got a small coolant leak on Perkins tier 3, it’s not loosing much but want to get it sorted before gets worse. The rad is wet at the very bottom but no sign of corrosion, are the 64/74 series known for springing leaks? Its hard to get a good look at rad what with the plastic top and bottom. I’ve...
  2. J

    MF 5455 and Loader

    What do folk think of these tractors? Any use on a loader? 04 reg,4700 hours,how much do you think it would be worth?
  3. O

    Rutland ESM2200

    I have a rutland ESM2200 (old but gold) throwing low output. Think power supply has burned out the chip (picture above) rutland want to charge me the earth for repair. Has anyone got either a fix for the problem or an old unit they fancy parting ways with? Many thanks
  4. T

    Vicon Olympus Km241

    Have been offered the above as spares/repair, appears to have damage to one of the gearboxes, does anyone have one for parts with a good driveline ? or am i better to leave it where it is
  5. S

    Deutz 8280 - The worse purchase of my life!!!

    Has anyone else purchased an 8280 and had problems? We have four under a year old and had so many problems I couldn’t list them all on here. 2 having gearboxes 1 about to let go. Exhausts falling off, brakes failing, doors smashing, just to name a few. I’d be interested to hear how others are...
  6. Matthew Britton

    Matbro TR250-110 replacement

    Our poor old Matbro is feeling her age, other than the usual oil leaks etc today it has lost hydraulic pressure and become even slower than usual. I have a nasty suspicion that the pump is past its best. I have found that although not in stock it can be obtained from White House products for a...
  7. Farmer Brendan

    Ford 4600 Instrument Cluster

    Hello Does anyone know what would be the problem as to why the temperature gauge doesn't work and the fuel gauge doesn't work properly? Some years ago the fuel pump was blocked and we got Russells (Agricultural Dealer) to deal with it. While they were doing it they managed to short the battery...
  8. P

    Skid steer vs articulated thoughts please

    As title really, two types of wean to finish units two 100x50s with 8’ scrape passage each side and new deep litter with scrape one side and 4.5m pens in a 120x55, currently scrapping with a 35 and wanted to get the new shed running before buying a compact ish machine, telehandler on site for...
  9. Emyr wyn

    Mf combine 24

    Good afternoon I’m looking at a Massey ferguson 24 combine harvester . She’s in very good condition for its age and runs really good. Would anybody know if there something I should look out for on them or common faults ? thanks
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    NAAC publishes survey of agricultural contracting prices

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) in the UK has released its latest survey of contracting prices. Not surprisingly, the organisation is also advising farmers and customers to expect price rises. With fuel prices at record...
  11. young bull

    Best tyre levers?

    Has anybody got any recommendations for some decent tyre levers for tractor and loadall tyres? Currently got a 30” melco ttl3 which seems decent and some smaller levers that aren’t really up to it so looking for some 30” plus was going to order another Melco unless anyone has any other...
  12. D

    Countax B60-4WD Loss of Forward Power

    Hello, I am hoping that you might be able to help with with diagnosing what might be wrong with the transmission on my 2018 Countax B60-4WD mower. I am experiencing a loss of power that gets worse as the system gets up to normal operating temperature. I have noticed that this is only really...
  13. T

    Westfalia metatron 12 Change over cards

    Hi does anyone have a Westfalia metatron 12 change over cards?
  14. Matthew Britton

    Mole Drainage

    So….. question from someone who has come of chalk down land that never really needed draining. We are now living in central France with some very different ground to what I have been used to. During the winter the ground quickly water logs and takes a long time to dry in the spring. The farm is...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Toyota Hilux to return to production after devastating floods

    Written by Justin Roberts from Agriland The devastating floods in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa in early April went largely unreported in the west despite killing over 400 people with an unknown number missing. There was a huge amount of damage done throughout the area with an...
  16. A

    Manitou 725

    Sorry if this has been asked before! I am looking for a telehandler, and have a sub 10k budget. Been offered a manitou 725 and would like a bit of feed back about the model, and any pitfalls I am trying to avoid anything on eBay from large dealers yards in Yorkshire. Would also love any...
  17. J


    I'm in the process of redoing budgets and cashflows taking into account the price rises. Ive been warned by my dad that after this year he doesn't want to be doing farm work on a day to day basis (deteriorating health from years of abuse when he milked). The suckler cows will be going in the...
  18. A

    Ah, bless him…

    Isn’t the gaffer such a cuddly guy. Signs the nation up to complex deals, expecting the other side not to apply what has been agreed to by him. He of course, has no intention whatsoever to implementing what has been agreed, and so has no apparent difficulty in believing or hoping, others would...
  19. Aspiring Peasants


    I know disc mowers are more popular than drum mowers but I really dislike my Krone disc mower. It's on its fifth season, it's unreliable and is hard to get as tidy a job as with the vicon drum mower we used to have. Looking at alternatives, has anyone got a Weaving drum mower which I think are...
  20. Bignor Farmer

    Red Tractor non conformance

    I don’t usually have too many problems with my audit but I do put in a huge amount of work in advance. Am I wasting my time? What is the consequence of lots of lots of non-critical failures? Sorry Mr Inspector I don’t have any grain temperature and moisture records this year but it all sold...