Classics Earning their keep.

hendrebc

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Livestock Farmer
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My son watching my dad mucking out a shed.
 

BigSky

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Mixed Farmer
I have. It's called Bambi. Useful little tractor for topping and light work, but a sod to get into and out of. It's had an engine rebuild at 5000 hours because the wet liners gave way. Top tip, only use JD coolant.
What's it value these days?
Sorry I didn’t get back, thanks for the coolant tip. Good name.

Had plenty spent on it since the start of the year, clutch, brakes, roof respray, new fronts etc. as it’s been more or less not started and in a more or less inaccessible lean-to shed for 19 years for a variety of reasons. Now it’s home, or was. Filled up in Eastbourne on Friday and the power steering exploded on at the top of Beachy Head, blowing out the steering wheel hub top, hydraulic oil everywhere! Fire brigade and Highways out etc. Taken its toll on me a bit, but was recovered Monday AM and back to workshop. There goes the Jubilee pageant!

It’s worth more to me than I’ve spent, and it’s very tight fit getting in, but fine for my mini operations, can’t justify a newer one, and it does the basics and looking forward to a bit of ploughing. Top speed 20mph, have to get on and off fast A road for half a mile occasionally, but works.

Worth about £8,000 perhaps in open market, - 4000 hrs, but Dad and I shared it so worth more to me.

Anyone have thoughts of detachable front roof mounted name boards on tractors? Such as A & B Smith, Upper Villageton or is this not a good idea?
 

MX7

Member
Location
cotswolds
Sorry I didn’t get back, thanks for the coolant tip. Good name.

Had plenty spent on it since the start of the year, clutch, brakes, roof respray, new fronts etc. as it’s been more or less not started and in a more or less inaccessible lean-to shed for 19 years for a variety of reasons. Now it’s home, or was. Filled up in Eastbourne on Friday and the power steering exploded on at the top of Beachy Head, blowing out the steering wheel hub top, hydraulic oil everywhere! Fire brigade and Highways out etc. Taken its toll on me a bit, but was recovered Monday AM and back to workshop. There goes the Jubilee pageant!

It’s worth more to me than I’ve spent, and it’s very tight fit getting in, but fine for my mini operations, can’t justify a newer one, and it does the basics and looking forward to a bit of ploughing. Top speed 20mph, have to get on and off fast A road for half a mile occasionally, but works.

Worth about £8,000 perhaps in open market, - 4000 hrs, but Dad and I shared it so worth more to me.

Anyone have thoughts of detachable front roof mounted name boards on tractors? Such as A & B Smith, Upper Villageton or is this not a good idea?
If one’s name and village is on a name board ,I do think it gives an idea of where you live/ tractor is to thieves, what a sad world :(
 

24/7 farming

Member
Location
Donegal
Ready to roll for silage 22 ( cover still needed slid back on the mower!)
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Wasn't on for long... 5 laps of the 1st field and the hum changed to a growl! Can't really complain, we've had it 20+ years and never touched a bearing. Took about 3 hrs to sort
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All went good after that and got all mowed, tedded and raked for the first 70 odd bales
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MX7

Member
Location
cotswolds
Trying to remember when I last saw bales stacked for a Perry loader!
Hard work in those days , stacking bales in the top of a barn, especially so in the summer of 1976, when it was so hot and dry. Can anyone else remember those good old days!! The upside was that when my late father bought a new tractor or piece of kit, he could afford to write a cheque out for it, and that was as a tenant farmer. Oh how finance’s have changed.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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