Classics Earning their keep.

Two Tone

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Mixed Farmer
Put this on the Today at work thread but equally at home on this one too.
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Funny how you get to the stage of preferring to use this classic kit, rather than being in some modern monstrosity.
It works just as well without the need for any electrics or computers, just as long as the AC works.
But there is always something special about hay-making time, isn’t there?
 

bumkin

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Mixed Farmer
Location
pembrokeshire
Put this on the Today at work thread but equally at home on this one too.
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Funny how you get to the stage of preferring to use this classic kit, rather than being in some modern monstrosity.
It works just as well without the need for any electrics or computers, just as long as the AC works.
But there is always something special about hay-making time, isn’t there?
all I can say is nice!
 

Agrijas

Member
Looking very smart. Had a 1982 model with LP cab and quike 3030 loader. Loved the rubik cube gear change. Doors opened forward so used to open both and tie together over top of bonnet to get some air in! Happy days. 🙂
You must be have magical powers to work them things out let alone love them!🤣
 

Romeogolf

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
Looking very smart. Had a 1982 model with LP cab and quike 3030 loader. Loved the rubik cube gear change. Doors opened forward so used to open both and tie together over top of bonnet to get some air in! Happy days. 🙂
I must admit I am glad mine is a floor shift, for loader work it just suits. Considering it spends the winter scraping out cattle, it cleans up very well every spring. The near side door was taken off a long time ago, makes fast entry easier!
 

Jimdog1

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
You must be have magical powers to work them things out let alone love them!🤣
Aaah, but the ones on those little 3 cylinders was much better than the version on the bigger Fords. It was a slick manoeuvre from high 1 to low 4 without stopping - could do it in my sleep!
 

Jimdog1

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
I must admit I am glad mine is a floor shift, for loader work it just suits. Considering it spends the winter scraping out cattle, it cleans up very well every spring. The near side door was taken off a long time ago, makes fast entry easier!
Tidy machine. Lovely to see.👍
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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