Drivers taking tractors for tractors runs

BuskhillFarm

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Arable Farmer
I like to go on one every year not sure if it’s because I’ve a JD 6r (dual beacons AND front linkage) or it’s just that I like to take my wee boy out for a spin, chat to some like minded neighbours who have a bit of pride and enjoyment in their profession, see it as a way of life (not just a job/burden) and support a local charity usually air ambulance or a church hall roof or something similar.
 

farmerm

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Location
Shropshire
I have nothing against tractor runs but my understanding is unless running on white diesel and having purchases additional insurances they are about as legal as hare coursers. To be legal the machine being used would have to be bought, insured and run solely for the purposes of leisure, unless perhaps someone can find a marketing loophole? In short no, the buck would lie with me so I would not permit staff to use farm equipment illegally.
 

Cowabunga

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Location
Ceredigion,Wales
There’s a clause in my insurance for social and domestic use (odd I know for a tractor) never asked for it but it has it. Yes unfortunately your supposed to run on white like your supposed to run the farm jeep on white but how many do?
I am from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. Can I have your address or vehicle registration number please?
 

Drillman

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Mixed Farmer
I did a tractor run once, cut off date of year 2000 for tractors, mine just scraped in, at the halts all other folks on the run just ignored me as mine was one of the newer tractors there and I spent all day looking at the back end of a 956 nasher.

the following year I just stood outside the house and watched everything go past, everyone waved at me and I saw a lot of nice tractors.

i don’t go on tractor runs anymore.
 

serf

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Location
warwickshire
Local tractor run had 87 tractors do a 25 mile run and raised £1125 for charity but they must burned that in diesel alone! Just seems a daft excuse for a jolly and p*** off a load of motorists.
Not sure if it pisses lots of motorists off , the majority seem to be on board (around here anyway ) personally not fussed either way about it but I thought the same on the cost of the job and cash raised , be more economic if they just donated cash but it wouldn't have the PR then which I think is the main attraction for organisers.
 
Local tractor run had 87 tractors do a 25 mile run and raised £1125 for charity but they must burned that in diesel alone! Just seems a daft excuse for a jolly and p*** off a load of motorists.
Teme valley young farmers road run i presume?, I think the chosen charity was for Prostate cancer? I think you are a bit high in your diesel usage? To many people its their Hobby, Granted it was probably Hi jacked by young lads on a willy waving competition lol, But you could condemn a lot of Hobbies, The Hypocrite Sir Lewis Hamilton for one ! I would have liked to participate today but too busy, you see so much of the countryside on your own door step, its great, my old tractors barely use any diesel as they are only chugging a long, I personally enjoy the day be it a bus mans holiday, The last one i did one the money raised was for the AIR AMBALANCE, who kindly gave a talk at the dinner time halt, the talk was very informative !! As i said to a fellow participant " you are glad its Flying ,but Hope you never have to use it"
 

MX7

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Location
cotswolds
Google “Tractor overturns on Malmesbury Roundabout”. Not good as I was told the tractor was en route to a “tractor run”, !!
 

Scholsey

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Location
Herefordshire
Teme valley young farmers road run i presume?, I think the chosen charity was for Prostate cancer? I think you are a bit high in your diesel usage? To many people its their Hobby, Granted it was probably Hi jacked by young lads on a willy waving competition lol, But you could condemn a lot of Hobbies, The Hypocrite Sir Lewis Hamilton for one ! I would have liked to participate today but too busy, you see so much of the countryside on your own door step, its great, my old tractors barely use any diesel as they are only chugging a long, I personally enjoy the day be it a bus mans holiday, The last one i did one the money raised was for the AIR AMBALANCE, who kindly gave a talk at the dinner time halt, the talk was very informative !! As i said to a fellow participant " you are glad its Flying ,but Hope you never have to use it"
I take my hat off to any one raising money for charity especially with covid restrictions making it more difficult in recent times it just doesn’t seem a very efficient way of doing it, especially when some of those tractors could have driven 10-20 miles each way to get to the start line aswell to raise £13 for each tractor.
 
I take my hat off to any one raising money for charity especially with covid restrictions making it more difficult in recent times it just doesn’t seem a very efficient way of doing it, especially when some of those tractors could have driven 10-20 miles each way to get to the start line aswell to raise £13 for each tractor.
Please name any charity event where your logic is common place?? I hope you never need any of the chosen charities ! eg Air ambulance, Hospice or Prostate cancer !! Please also remember Covid has stopped a lot of Fundraising for these and other Charities
 

Scots_Knight

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Arable Farmer
Location
Aberdeenshire
I'm really shocked how many negative comments are in this thread, I like seeing them passing especially if it's vintage stuff.

Probably more difficult to organise on busy roads down South, even here it's a lot quieter provided they stay of the main roads.

Top marks to everyone involved in the Orkney event 👍😎

I guess being an island they must still have a very strong community spirit 👍

 

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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.

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