CP Contracting

New Member
Hello Everyone,

I'm making the leap and going out on my own contracting small to start with but hoping to get bigger.

Here's my dilemma Fastrac 1115 or Massey 6170

I've always been a Massey bloke but I really like the look of the 1115.



Anything 20 years old will be firmly in the classic category. These late 90’s early 00’s tractors are still very capable but also getting too expensive for what they are. It all depends on your budget.

melted welly

Arable Farmer
Fastrac would drive you insane with expensive niggles.

Had a 6180 and 6190, neither were particularly good so only imagine 20+ years down the line they’d be worse.

NH 60 series weren’t without their issues if I remember, but the TM series are good. Got a 140 with nearly 12,000hrs and touch wood, it’s probably been the cheapest tractor to own we’ve had, plus it’s now an appreciating asset. Can fix most of its problems with a screwdriver, adjustable spanner and some swearing.

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...