Expensive hole

Bobthebuilder

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Mixed Farmer
Location
northumberland
Tray testing fert spreader today and noticed a pea size hole in 1 of the long vanes, new set of vanes= just shy of £500 😳
 

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Classichay

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Arable Farmer
Location
The moon
issue if you weld it your going to out balance the other rotor and youd end up changing the bearings aswell. sometimes penny pinching on these things is abit crazy. but the amazone discs arent cheap and theres no after market. Whats the main material your spreading? i found blends with potash wore the veins away on our kuhn pretty quick over a few seasons.
 

Bobthebuilder

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
northumberland
issue if you weld it your going to out balance the other rotor and youd end up changing the bearings aswell. sometimes penny pinching on these things is abit crazy. but the amazone discs arent cheap and theres no after market. Whats the main material your spreading? i found blends with potash wore the veins away on our kuhn pretty quick over a few seasons.
Straights Tsp and Mop, Nitram and N +S
 

DrDunc

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Dunsyre
£500????

Either stainless price has gone ludicrous since Covid was invented, or your dealer is developing an unpleasant sense of humour

Paid £212 for a set last year 🤔 thought that was steep!
 

Bobthebuilder

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
northumberland
£500????

Either stainless price has gone ludicrous since Covid was invented, or your dealer is developing an unpleasant sense of humour

Paid £212 for a set last year 🤔 thought that was steep!
£457 I think was the actual price they said on phone but by the time you pay carriage (none in stock 🙄) then vat
 

Classichay

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Arable Farmer
Location
The moon
think theres 300.00 too much on that, if you can take it to your local fabricator out of season and ask for them to bend up x how ever many you want as spares out of 308 4mm food grade stainless they will last forever.
 

ricky_rascal

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Location
N. Yorks
I changed a bearing on a set of rollers for a fella. He took old one with him to local bearing dealer. I said get a spare as a couple were getting worn. So duly gets said bearing over the counter. Was asked if he was paying now and cooly asked for well over £480 each :oops: He winced somewhat and asked if that was correct. In the end he was given 80% discount. What the hell is that all about? Machinery parts and tractor dealers in danger of strangling the golden goose.
 

Classichay

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
The moon
I changed a bearing on a set of rollers for a fella. He took old one with him to local bearing dealer. I said get a spare as a couple were getting worn. So duly gets said bearing over the counter. Was asked if he was paying now and cooly asked for well over £480 each :oops: He winced somewhat and asked if that was correct. In the end he was given 80% discount. What the hell is that all about? Machinery parts and tractor dealers in danger of strangling the golden goose.
Issue is if you have any warranty are they going to play stupid with the warranty as they’re not oem parts. Scary there’s such a disparity on prices, even when I go to BML Hayley for bearings I get a 45% discount written on the bill......
 

Barleymow

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Ipswich
I changed a bearing on a set of rollers for a fella. He took old one with him to local bearing dealer. I said get a spare as a couple were getting worn. So duly gets said bearing over the counter. Was asked if he was paying now and cooly asked for well over £480 each :oops: He winced somewhat and asked if that was correct. In the end he was given 80% discount. What the hell is that all about? Machinery parts and tractor dealers in danger of strangling the golden goose.
Local bearing place usually takes 80 ish % of starting price before haggling begins
 

serf

Member
Location
warwickshire
On the bearing front I phoned round for some ifor wheel bearings , phone two local and they were £38 &£52 ea , phoned place in Dorset who sell on trailer parts on web , they were £18.50 ea , why are these comps so greedy surely they better having small % mark up of something than massive % of nothing !
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
On the bearing front I phoned round for some ifor wheel bearings , phone two local and they were £38 &£52 ea , phoned place in Dorset who sell on trailer parts on web , they were £18.50 ea , why are these comps so greedy surely they better having small % mark up of something than massive % of nothing !
To be fair there are bearings and bearings. Who knows what quality the ones on EBay are? It could well be that man is taking the highest margin of all.
 

serf

Member
Location
warwickshire
To be fair there are bearings and bearings. Who knows what quality the ones on EBay are? It could well be that man is taking the highest margin of all.
Well they supplied knott brake shoes with them so they were selling the real McCoy shoes
Think they sell trailers from base too so not just a ebay shop in spare room
 

mf7480

Member
Mixed Farmer
Found exactly the same yesterday on our Kuhn. New set £150, for VXR coated £500. The spinner is getting a bit long in the tooth anyway so I just ordered a standard set.
 

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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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