Front wheel weight identification

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
I have a load of front wheel weights, possibly some combine rear wheel weights too. Anyone recognise and Id them?
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MrNoo

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Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
Yes, we used to have a pair of them, when I was a small boy I used to ride on them and always marvel at the grain as it dropped from the cross auger into the tank! Also a good rabbit shooting platform with the 410, remember when we had our first cab on a combine a NH, restricted the field of fire but then we found you could sit on top of them with your legs over the side, was great until my father dropped into a large rut and stopped suddenly, I very nearly ended up in the header, closest I've ever come to having a mishap, it would I suspect have been the end. Joys of youth!
 

colhonk

Member
Location
Darlington
Pictures 2 &3 are Massey Harris 726-780-780special combine rear wheel CENTRE`S not wheel weights as such, they had a separate rim that clamped to them. The other s look like as said, rear wheel weights off later Massey Ferguson combine rear wheels.
 

colhonk

Member
Location
Darlington
OOOPPS, not often I am right but I`m wrong again. It was the 726 that had full cast wheel centrs. the ones in your pics are bolt on weights of later combines :facepalm:
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
Many thanks, I guess easier to identify if they were all taken off, will do that when I have some time, also have a heap more, scrap man keeps eying them up..!!
 

Cordiale

Member
Many thanks, I guess easier to identify if they were all taken off, will do that when I have some time, also have a heap more, scrap man keeps eying them up..!!
They make good plough wieghts, they might not look pretty, but they do the job. So don't scrap them.
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
Have you got a front wheel weight fetish?
Looks like it doesnt it!!! No, just some scrap machinery that had loads on for weight/ballast, will bolt a pair onto my fergie but just curious to know what they were all from, they're not doing a lot sat where they are and maybe someone is after a set?
 

arcobob

Member
Location
Norfolk
I have some 28" wheel weights, the type that fit the outer bolts, if anyone is interested, Some are split weights which are handy for fitting inside the wheel but of course they can all be split with a disc cutter.
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
165 multipower with home made loader, there is over a ton of lead in the box sections too!
It's retired now and not been used for 15 yrs
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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