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I might have one for sale if I just could reach a local sales person to purchase a Novatel kit. Now approached the country sales manager after contacting a few sales people, still no response what so ever.

Some have been on sale at AGCO trader. At least one was on sale at agriaffaires.co.uk. Several complete receivers too, one complete receiver was less expensive than the sales item including only the gyro and RTK modem.

Are you going to use the radio or just NTRIP? Note that RTK parts should be compatible from Fendt and original Topcon receivers even if the actual receivers have different SW. Radio frequencies vary, need to check that if purchasing from a different country.
 
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New to this GPS thing but I think I just need NTRIP .if that's the one that work of phone masts.
NTRIP is the one that uses cellular connectivity for RTK correction data transfer.

One more issue to be considered. The older AGI-4 modems were 2G (GSM/GPRS) only. Later models were dual mode GSM/UMTS. At my place it is UMTS that has almost been refarmed with 4G/LTE while we still have perfect 2G coverage (for the low cost internet of things etc.). In the UK the situation is likely different. You might end up needing an additional external modem. There is a connector on the receiver for an external modem but it adds cost unless you are handy and build a bluetooth serial converter and feed RTK correction data from an ordinary (4G) phone. You would still need the OEM modem to "unlock" RTK on the receiver.
 
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Does anyone know if fendt and Massey rtk parts are interchangeable both being topcon based.
No, the main receiver part is not interchangeable. The SW inside is different. Fendt has its own variant, MF/Valtra/Challenger use the same and that too is different from the Topcon branded box.

The add-on parts should be interchangeable, the gyro unit and the RTK modem.
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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