Filling trailers

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
Is it just me, I learnt to fill trailers from the front. Gives weight for traction, but more importantly holds the ring in the PUH.
Just watched a video of a tractor taking a load off a combine, modern Lexion trailer possibly 10 + years old.
No criticism of the driver, but he loads right from the back leaving front empty.
is that what all do?
 

farenheit

Member
Location
Midlands
I love threads like this, shows how differently people do the most mundane stuff.

For what its worth, I learned to fill a trailer front to back, unless its raining in which case cover the whole floor as quickly as possible! In practice, if it's not going on the ground its better than nothing.
 

Wooly

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Romney Marsh
Is it just me, I learnt to fill trailers from the front. Gives weight for traction, but more importantly holds the ring in the PUH.
Just watched a video of a tractor taking a load off a combine, modern Lexion trailer possibly 10 + years old.
No criticism of the driver, but he loads right from the back leaving front empty.
is that what all do?
When you were filling single axle trailers while driving your MF135 (or was it a horse) , you had to fill from the front @Exfarmer ........ otherwise your traction would be lost.

Todays double axle trailers with 150hp tractors towing them,do not have that problem !!

:LOL: :LOL:
 

Bob lincs

Member
Arable Farmer
We never fill our trailers right up , x2. 3/4 tanks is just a nice load that isn’t going to spill over . First tank in the front then the back . Cart tractors on auto steer beside combine using the same heading and run at set speed that the combine driver tells them to . And always load heading towards the field exit end . The times I see people ending up with a full load at the wrong end to the gate way and then have to drag a loaded trailer all the way back .
 

Boohoo

Member
Location
Newtownabbey
When you were filling single axle trailers while driving your MF135 (or was it a horse) , you had to fill from the front @Exfarmer ........ otherwise your traction would be lost.

Todays double axle trailers with 150hp tractors towing them,do not have that problem !!

:LOL: :LOL:
If I remember correctly @Exfarmer was a DB man so traction was never a problem for him.
If you think traction isn't a problem with tandem axle trailers and 150hp tractors you need to experience a Northern Ireland summer.
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
If I remember correctly @Exfarmer was a DB man so traction was never a problem for him.
If you think traction isn't a problem with tandem axle trailers and 150hp tractors you need to experience a Northern Ireland summer.
Last year was at farm lifting beet. 400+ hp Jd crawler could not drag 15 tonne trailer onto concrete pad thanks to step and greasy pad , glad I was not part of team
 

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Written by John Swire

The new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) must be flexible and have farming at its heart, the NFU said today, as the government consultation draws to a close.

The scheme is due to be rolled out in 2024, replacing the existing environmental schemes currently available under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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