Bogballe parts


Is there any non genuine suppliers for bogballe parts ? I’m needing new vanes for fert spinner and I believe the parts are pricey . Mines just a 12m l1 machine
If you Google MD agri spares, they have them on their website for €260+vat


Arable Farmer
First thing is to take a picture of the orientation of the discs for later reference,
Then unscrew the agitator, one side is left hand thread and the other is right hand thread, then remove the disc, then remove all the 6mm bolts and pry apart the two housings you will then have the shaft removed,
One hex countersunk bolt on the bottom of this and remove the bushing, bearing, gear, bearing and seal.
Refit as above and don't forget to remove the seal from one side of each bearing, Install a grease nipple on the housing for maintenance.
How do you hold the disc to undo the agitator please?


Mixed Farmer
Says in the manual but think it’s left hand side that has left hand thread. Wedge the disc with a block of wood, don’t forget to take the grub screw out.


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...