Classics Earning their keep.

DrWazzock

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
I've done it. Get the hedge cutter top link slightly too short, and the arm will hit the back window if its open.
I also bust the Lamborghini back window when I hit a hidden stone heap with the Browns flail type pasture topper/straw chopper. Not a very profitable afternoon.
 

wdah/him

Member
Location
tyrone
shortest span for a window here was about a minute, put a new back window in the 106 54 and as i steped of the ladder it landed around me-possible over tightened. Another time at silage a 399 got a side window broke so phoned and mum went and got it fitted it at tea time and sent he for another one as i broke it with a branch entering the next field, da broke the first and wouldnt wait to the next day to fit it even when we knew the branches would break it.

Also why is it so hard to break the bottom window at the back of the hiline mf cab but the big one breaks for fun, I mean the window fell out of our 399 and landed on concrete, big one in pieces and small one fine, man in a car seen it and it didnt break before comming loose from tractor.
 

wdah/him

Member
Location
tyrone
post driver is a dap hand at breaking the back window in the tractor of my picture, at £180 a pop we no longer put the post driver on the valmet.
 

McSpreading

Member
Livestock Farmer
Worked on a dairy farm as a student where for the first time I had a 74 series that still had a back window in it. Used to take it off if there was any danger of it getting broken while using a machine. One afternoon on a busy day I was told to put the Farmhand complete diet feeder on and put a mix in for the high yielders as they were out of food. The Leyland 272 that normally pulled it wasn't available and I didn't have time to remove my back window. Knew the handles on the feeder would catch the window if it was raised so left it down. After mixing all the bulky ingredients reversed down the slight ramp into the shed where the fish meal was and the feeder handles just made contact with the window! Almighty bang and glass everywhere. Took over an hour to sweep all the glass up off the floor and then in the evening the same trying to get it out the cab! Was heartbroken!
 

daveydiesel1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co antrim
Worked on a dairy farm as a student where for the first time I had a 74 series that still had a back window in it. Used to take it off if there was any danger of it getting broken while using a machine. One afternoon on a busy day I was told to put the Farmhand complete diet feeder on and put a mix in for the high yielders as they were out of food. The Leyland 272 that normally pulled it wasn't available and I didn't have time to remove my back window. Knew the handles on the feeder would catch the window if it was raised so left it down. After mixing all the bulky ingredients reversed down the slight ramp into the shed where the fish meal was and the feeder handles just made contact with the window! Almighty bang and glass everywhere. Took over an hour to sweep all the glass up off the floor and then in the evening the same trying to get it out the cab! Was heartbroken!
So u didnt have time to remove it but u had time to sweep it all up 🤣
 
After feeding the cows I was made to clear up!😕 Talk about rubbing salt in the wound!😧 Part of the learning curve on practical experience whilst being a student!
cutting silage one day for a pal jd6330 1365 mower assume it was a stone in open back window oot through windscreen brown trouser moment back windae allways shut now
 

robs1

Member
Something similar with the Kuhn version of the same mower stone shattered one bit broke the inside mirror an other bit went through my shirt into my back , just a small cut, could have been worse.
Had that with a kuhn too stone dropped by my feet, we fitted a guard to the back window after that
 

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The incessant and extreme wet conditions are now presenting huge challenges for every farm’s spring agronomy and cropping decisions.

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