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That doesn't make mauling crops into a smeary wet mess a good idea
Would just like to say 'spud' that I took the photos, at one of the driest locations in the UK on a dry day into a dry seedbed. I have seen your earlier comment and will try and improve our photo library! I would like to say, this ear of farming is about trying new things, reducing costs and farming in a less harmful way. Might be worth seeing the positives occasionally? Its not going to work a 100% of the time, but if you have a drill that does, I think everyone on here would buy 100! Food for thought, if you will pardon the pun.


That doesn't make mauling crops into a smeary wet mess a good idea
It’s a good point; not only that but one of the GAEC codes specifically says not to access ground that is unfit to travel on unless absolutely necessary (eg to harvest a crop). Is drilling an autumn crop absolutely necessary in those conditions? Just saying!

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JCB has launched new Fastrac 4000 and 8000 Series tractors with an all-new electronics infrastructure which is claimed to deliver higher levels of performance. According to JCB, the new Fastrac iCon operator environment has three key features: iConfigure – creating a bespoke control experience for every operator iConnect – integrating advanced precision agriculture technology iControl – redefining operation through new driveline software The 175hp to 348hp (133kW to 260kW) Fastracs feature the new iCon armrest console and touch-screen display to provide flexibility in operator allocation and operator information, as well as a new transmission control strategy to enhance operator comfort and powertrain efficiency, says the manufacturer...