Construction industry losing red diesel

Exfarmer

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Bury St Edmunds
Sorry if this has been posted before.
With the construction industry losing red diesel, what will be the situation in 2022 regarding highway maintenance etc such as hedge trimming , snow clearing etc, which is OK for farmers to do at the moment without flushing tanks.
Cant see many farmers wanting to do that at 5AM in a blizzard!
 

Scholsey

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Location
Herefordshire
Sorry if this has been posted before.
With the construction industry losing red diesel, what will be the situation in 2022 regarding highway maintenance etc such as hedge trimming , snow clearing etc, which is OK for farmers to do at the moment without flushing tanks.
Cant see many farmers wanting to do that at 5AM in a blizzard!
can’t see customs and excise dipping many tanks in a blizzard at 5am
 
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zero

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Yorkshire
That's going to be a minefield, red diesel to take a load of fertilizer off a wagon, then the next lorry has roof tiles and concrete blocks on do i have to change to white?
 

Tomtrac

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Location
Penrith cumbria
Doing horse padocks none ag should be white anyway done know regarding none agg hedge cutting i would off thought white now anyway on way there and back traveling but ok when doing it
But read in my nfu magazine snow and gritting still ok on red
 

Simon Chiles

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Sorry if this has been posted before.
With the construction industry losing red diesel, what will be the situation in 2022 regarding highway maintenance etc such as hedge trimming , snow clearing etc, which is OK for farmers to do at the moment without flushing tanks.
Cant see many farmers wanting to do that at 5AM in a blizzard!
I can’t see the situation changing re hedge cutting and snow clearing. The reason these activities were given exemptions was because they wanted farmers to do the operations and realised that they wouldn’t if they had to change fuel and taxation class.
 

Simon Chiles

DD Moderator
That's going to be a minefield, red diesel to take a load of fertilizer off a wagon, then the next lorry has roof tiles and concrete blocks on do i have to change to white?
No minefield and no need to change fuel, you should be on white all the time in this situation. The rules for being able to use red in an Ag machine clearly state that Red is only allowed in machines used SOLELY for Ag purposes, in this instance you’re not using it solely and therefore it’s white.
 

Tubbylew

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Location
Herefordshire
No minefield and no need to change fuel, you should be on white all the time in this situation. The rules for being able to use red in an Ag machine clearly state that Red is only allowed in machines used SOLELY for Ag purposes, in this instance you’re not using it solely and therefore it’s white.
Surely they should scrap it completely then and save confusion, perhaps offer a rebate on the tax at vat time. It's just going to encourage fuel theft and make crooks of honest people, seems like the working world in this country, is getting worse not better.
 

zero

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Location
Yorkshire
No minefield and no need to change fuel, you should be on white all the time in this situation. The rules for being able to use red in an Ag machine clearly state that Red is only allowed in machines used SOLELY for Ag purposes, in this instance you’re not using it solely and therefore it’s white.
But our telescopic never leaves the farm but often unloads blocks, pipes and steel work if were building sheds or renovating the older buildings.
I think farm diggers will be another grey area...
 

homefarm

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Location
N.West
How do you think the government are going to persuade us to go green?

By taxing the dirty diesel and those who use it.
We will be next.
No other economic way to make us change to the green alternative. Green has to be cheaper so make everything dirty more expensive by tax. Win win from their point of view.
 

AGCO reports sales increase of 43.5% compared to 2020 figures

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Written by Agriland Team from Agriland

The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2.9 billion, an increase of approximately 43.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020.

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Reported net income was $3.73/share for the second quarter of 2021, and adjusted...
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