1. 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...
  2. C

    Wind turbine

    Hi everyone, We are looking at putting up a wind turbine but have no experience or really any idea of how to go about doing it. I’m looking for any ideas of how to go about installing an on farm wind turbine or if anyone can recommend a company they have dealt with that could help I’d really...
  3. S

    Liquid fertiliser and sprayer rethink

    Irrelevant of the price difference between liquid and granular I’m thinking of moving back to granular for a few reasons as well as Urea being the cheapest form of N. We are running a 6000l 32m trailed we bought cheap about 8 years ago but it’s well worn out. We’re at the stage where we need to...
  4. J

    Contracting charges plus fuel, or contractor charges including fuel

    I contract as well as farm. To date I have fairly accurate figures on the cost/op. However with fuel prices nowadays and the elasticity in its price I want to move across to charging for the job, plus fuel and near cost on top. This way it takes a lot of guess work out of budgeting, as its...
  5. J

    Massey Front Loader Rams leaking

    Hi, I am a newbie and apologies if this has been asked before but I recently acquired a 3085 with a 888 loader. All 4 rams leak at rest, with 2 of them being worse than the others. It raises/tips okay, although not sure how well under load yet. Just wondered how much of a job this is to...
  6. L

    TAX !

    Can anyone recommend a tax specialist, our tax bills are getting ridiculous, we need some help to make our business more tax efficient, we use a large firm of accountants that are very good but too efficient, and would like a different set of eyes to see what could be done, its turning into a...
  7. Headless chicken

    Access ….. again

    We don’t have control over our access due to a home owner one side and a farmer who refuses to cut trees and the council refuse to do anything. the house has a roof that sticks out into the road at a very awkaward which means it gets knocked quite frequently despite our best efforts. After a...
  8. S

    Tyre vulcanise.

    Is anyone able to tell me if this is repairable? Or who to contact for vulcanising? It's a 800/65r32 Michelin MegaXbib. It is off a combine. My idea is to use it on a trailed sprayer if it is repairable. Thanks.
  9. C


    is it possible to make a living off 350 acres in arable
  10. A

    MF 6290 fuel problems

    Hello! I am new farmer and i am trying to find a solution about my tractor problem(s).We are struggling for like 5-6 years now some problems and i think its time to fix them.I drive a MF (Massey Fergusson) 6290 and i am facing problems with the back fuel tank.The tractor has arround 5000hrs.It...
  11. box

    SAME Iron 150/Deutz Agrotron 150 - Engine size, loader, FLPTO

    Evening I'm about to be the owner of an older SAME Iron 150 but I can't figure out what engine it's got (I haven't seen the tractor in person yet, just been told it's a Deutz engine). Because it's not a 150.7, am I right in thinking it won't have a 7.1L Deutz engine? If so, what does it have...
  12. B

    selling up

    anyone seriously considering it ? with land prices where they are its tempting if you've no successors and you're a certain age . but !! people selling for 3/4 grand an acre doesn't seem that long ago to me AND what do you do with all that lolly ?
  13. Bruce Almighty

    Road planings in concrete mix

    What would happen if you mixed sand cement with planings for concrete instead of gravel? Years ago it was said you shouldn't mix planings in concrete but we've done odd bits & I can't think of any problems. Also what mix ratio / weight of sand cement & stone would you need per cube for average...
  14. R

    Situation Vacant Looking for help West Yorkshire, North Bradford area

    Hello, I am looking for farm help. It is a very small, small holding. So there aren't vast distances involved, just heavier jobs and likely repairs sometimes. So stall clearing, move hay bales, I don't know yet all of the jobs as I am in many places of transition. I am looking for someone to...
  15. J

    Repairing Front Tractor Rim

    So I managed to bend the bead pretty bad on my tractors front rim while out topping today... Would anyone have any Ideas on what I could try & do with this? Is it worth trying to straighten or should I be looking to get a new rim?
  16. H

    Mf 6180 problem

    Wondering if anybody can help. Got a 6180 that is doing a whining noise when clutch is left out plus red triangle light and transmission pressure light came off and on. Whining noise cones from main hose that goes into spools. Stop immediately when lifting up or down. Then starts again. Oil...
  17. Jerry

    French Hedges, or rather the lack of them!

    Currently driving from Calais to the alps, just past Dijon. There are bugger all hedges anywhere. Odd pockets of woodland but huge swaths of open ground all heavily cultivated. Most seems to be traditional plough based agri. are French farmers not vilified like us for not having more hedges ...
  18. O

    high houred fendt

    Am i mad looking at buying a fendt 936 with just over 10k hours on the clock as opposed to say a newholland t8 with same hours?
  19. CPM RSS

    On Farm Opinion – Two is better than one

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Download PDF After being left impressed with the accuracy and precision on board, Scottish vegetable producers, Drysdales, invested in not one, but two new Fendt sprayers to help boost on-farm efficiency. CPM finds out more. Sprayers are one of...
  20. Dave W

    Are Tilly pass on the right planet?

    Let's see how many false "facts" we can see