Generator

Just milking OAD currently so we will milk early instead of 8 am.
we are strawing/ bedding down everything this afternoon rather than tomorrow morning. We will move calves this evening rather than in the morning. Yrlings have 3 days feed in front of them. One wagon will be loaded this evening.
doing everything possible to make tomorrow as simple and safe as possible..
Stay safe everyone
 

Wesley

Member
I ran the robots from 3 yesterday afternoon until 7 this morning with mine. To be fair I give it a day every month just to be safe
Out of interest what make of robot, how many, what size generator & roughly how much fuel would you use? We’ve still got quite a wait for a grid connection & questioned a generator but fag packet calculations say we’re better off waiting.
 

vantage

Member
Location
Pembs
Yes. Generator engine on stop, timing gear cover leaking severely, awaiting another one, radiator core being replaced at the works. Anyone got a spare three legged stool? :ROFLMAO:
 

yin ewe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim
Out of interest what make of robot, how many, what size generator & roughly how much fuel would you use? We’ve still got quite a wait for a grid connection & questioned a generator but fag packet calculations say we’re better off waiting.

We bought a new JCB last year, 115 kva, to run a free range egg house and a single lely robot setup. We were told that both use roughly the same power. Genie is beside the hen house which is about 300m away from robot, but everything seems to work OK.
Had to use the generator to power the hen house until we got the mains cable in, took about 15gal of diesel/24 hours. Never as glad to see an electric cable in my life.
 

pellow

Member
Location
Newquay
We bought a new JCB last year, 115 kva, to run a free range egg house and a single lely robot setup. We were told that both use roughly the same power. Genie is beside the hen house which is about 300m away from robot, but everything seems to work OK.
Had to use the generator to power the hen house until we got the mains cable in, took about 15gal of diesel/24 hours. Never as glad to see an electric cable in my life.
£50 of diesel a day? do you mind me asking how many kWh you use a day? some people are paying 50p per kWh, I wondered if diesel generator would be cheaper
 

Barleycorn

Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Hampshire
Just 'bought' a standby generator for our pressurised water system. Probably stupidly paid in advance, and the firm went into receivership shortly after, receivers say they have no assets, so bugger it. Energy Generator Sales Ltd.
I expect they will be up and running again in a few weeks under a new name.
 
My main worry is the the tractor that runs the generator has to face due SW and looks straight out to sea. With 90+ mph gusts how do I get in the cab with loosing the door on a tractor? The puma has a silly 4 post cab with a massive sheet of glass for a door.
 

yin ewe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim
£50 of diesel a day? do you mind me asking how many kWh you use a day? some people are paying 50p per kWh, I wondered if diesel generator would be cheaper

Was able to buy red for about 65p so closer to £40. Not sure how many kWh we use to be honest. Biggest problem was that the generator had to run 24/7 to keep computer and alarm system etc running. Haven't had an electric bill since we got connected to the mains but I doubt if it'll be as much as the generator was costing.
 

Fraserb

Member
Location
Scottish Borders
My main worry is the the tractor that runs the generator has to face due SW and looks straight out to sea. With 90+ mph gusts how do I get in the cab with loosing the door on a tractor? The puma has a silly 4 post cab with a massive sheet of glass for a door.

We lost the roof from our generator tractor in the first big storm, generator was on for 96 hours or so, new years day power went off again and the generator went pop, new one arrived on Tuesday, engine driven this time.
 

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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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