Drivers taking tractors for tractors runs

Been asked a few times if I would be interested in taking my Tw15 to a couple of tractor runs, closest ones are about 15-20 miles away, so there's two hours driving there and back before I've even started, it really doesn't float my boat.
But there's a local charity tractor pull held once a year, now that's something I'd like to have a go at 👍
 

Cowabunga

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Location
Ceredigion,Wales
Yes, mine went on a couple annually until 2020. It's worth it because the tractor shines like brand new for those runs. Used to go myself and Mrs Duck was known to ride in the training seat every year or two. However, 2018 was the last one for us as they were running out of interesting routes and in far too much of a hurry.
 

multi power

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Location
pembrokeshire
Been asked a few times if I would be interested in taking my Tw15 to a couple of tractor runs, closest ones are about 15-20 miles away, so there's two hours driving there and back before I've even started, it really doesn't float my boat.
But there's a local charity tractor pull held once a year, now that's something I'd like to have a go at 👍
Where is the tractor pull ? And when ?
 

Moors Lad

Member
Location
N Yorks
Yes I think the tractor runs with older tractors, especially nicely renovated ones, are a superb way to raise funds for good causes as well as being of interest as they show how things have changed - they are also an opportunity for proud owners to show off their pride and joy.
No doubt if the numbers taking part are too great on busy roads there is scope to upset other road users. 30 or 40 nice vintage machines on a carefully thought out route must be what it`s all about(y)(y)(y). Young lads "borrowing" a modern monster to show off with in front of his mates just seems wrong to me - I just don`t get it!
 

BobGreen

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Location
Lancs
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One of the oldest ones from last year
We always have the oldest ones leading. It keeps the Rev heads in check. Anyone racing or overtaking is banned
 

traineefarmer

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Mid Norfolk
I struggle to see the point of tractor runs. 25 R series John Deeres with twin beacons in convoy is just an average afternoon on the A17.

If you have have a mix of old and new then the slowest always leads, so Great Uncle Nick on his Marshall M pop-pops away flat out at 7 mph, followed by Dave's DB 995 that is putting out more and more blue smoke from the breather because it needs rev above 1500 rpm, but he can't put it into 4th because the whine from the final drive would constitute an environmental health contravention in a public area. Next up is Joe on his Kubota lawnmower, which is has everything a much bigger tractor has, don't you know, it's just smaller, much smaller. But if he hangs any further back to avoid the DB's oil smoke he will be getting dangerously close to the giant 800R32 front tyres of the Fendt following and he knows from an earlier near miss that the driver has put it in cruise mode so he can concentrate his attention between the movie on his ipad and the scantily dressed horsey girl in the passenger seat.

My neigbour organised one a couple of years back on private farm tracks that probably would have been fun.
 

Pennine Ploughing

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Mixed Farmer
Location
North Cumbria
I struggle to see the point of tractor runs. 25 R series John Deeres with twin beacons in convoy is just an average afternoon on the A17.

If you have have a mix of old and new then the slowest always leads, so Great Uncle Nick on his Marshall M pop-pops away flat out at 7 mph, followed by Dave's DB 995 that is putting out more and more blue smoke from the breather because it needs rev above 1500 rpm, but he can't put it into 4th because the whine from the final drive would constitute an environmental health contravention in a public area. Next up is Joe on his Kubota lawnmower, which is has everything a much bigger tractor has, don't you know, it's just smaller, much smaller. But if he hangs any further back to avoid the DB's oil smoke he will be getting dangerously close to the giant 800R32 front tyres of the Fendt following and he knows from an earlier near miss that the driver has put it in cruise mode so he can concentrate his attention between the movie on his ipad and the scantily dressed horsey girl in the passenger seat.

My neigbour organised one a couple of years back on private farm tracks that probably would have been fun.
How did you know she was a horsey girl
 

Grassman

Member
Location
Derbyshire
shame there are negative comments about tractor runs, the one charity that some runs contribute towards is THE AIR AMBULANCE, I'm glad its available, but hope you never need it!! as rural people who can argue with that ?? ANYONE ??
Thats good. Like I say I dont have a problem with tractor runs so long as they don't have a negative impact on the public.
But being realistic most are doing the tractor runs for their own entertainment
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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