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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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...