Air brakes

Joe S

Member
Location
Orkney
has anyone ever retro fitted air brakes to a older tractor?
tractors in question would most likely be a 6000 series deere and a 50 series
If so how did you go about doing it?

Please don't bother being the person to say just go buy one with air brakes not really a option.
 

Andrew

Member
Location
Huntingdon, UK
has anyone ever retro fitted air brakes to a older tractor?
tractors in question would most likely be a 6000 series deere and a 50 series
If so how did you go about doing it?

Please don't bother being the person to say just go buy one with air brakes not really a option.

We had them retrofitted to a 6600, 6620 and a 6125M. Deere do a field install kit. The older ones were easy I think but the dealers had to take the cab off the 125M.
Another option would be to contact Erentek or Tractair, although they would probably use electric drive compressors rather than belt if that makes a difference.
 

Joe S

Member
Location
Orkney
thanks just what i was wanting o hear, dread to think what price a deere kit might be:greedy::greedy::greedy: If they make a kit for a 6600 though surely would get one for a 6506!
 

eulb

Member
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We had them retrofitted to a 6600, 6620 and a 6125M. Deere do a field install kit. The older ones were easy I think but the dealers had to take the cab off the 125M.
Another option would be to contact Erentek or Tractair, although they would probably use electric drive compressors rather than belt if that makes a difference.
I think Mike (Erentek) recommends a hydraulic drive compressor. Good helpful company.
 

Drillman

Member
Mixed Farmer
has anyone ever retro fitted air brakes to a older tractor?
tractors in question would most likely be a 6000 series deere and a 50 series
If so how did you go about doing it?

Please don't bother being the person to say just go buy one with air brakes not really a option.
I would punt em down the road and buy aNH with air brakes????
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
Just fitted two granite kits to jd 6920’s, took about a day and was pretty straight forward. Everything came in the kit and didn’t involve any cutting, grinding or welding.

Couple of instal picks?
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Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
very useful thanks!
dare i ask a rough price?
They where a little dearer than the ones quoted above, but the two kits together came in at £4k (2k each) including vat and delivery. I wasn’t paying for them and needed them quick so didn’t really shop round to much.
However we did price from jd and got told they could no longer supply genuine kits for 20 series and the vap kit was dearer than the granite if I remember right.
Cheshire farm machinery supplied them.
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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