Historical photos from North Norfolk

Devon James

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Location
Devon
Still using the same method with the same drill (30 yrs old), harvester (20 yrs) and CTM cleaner (30+ yrs) but if any of them die then we will probably stop growing beet.
I was meaning the strip till maize establishment with the Duro and drill set up you posted a photo of?
 

sjt01

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Mixed Farmer
Location
North Norfolk
I was meaning the strip till maize establishment with the Duro and drill set up you posted a photo of?
Modified last winter. Replaced the crinkly disks with a rotavator (60" widened to 3 m with old pipe) and just one set of blades behind each leg. Also changed the Kongskilde drill for a Monosem. Photos in due course!
 

sjt01

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Mixed Farmer
Location
North Norfolk
550 acres rather than 1300 before, 10 staff rather than 30 full time, 50 in veg season, Brown Swiss not Friesian, no sugar beet, no veg, no lorries but digester and cheese, otherwise trying our best to keep ahead of developments.
 

sjt01

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Mixed Farmer
Location
North Norfolk
2013 We sold the Holsteins through Wright Manley and Clive Norbury went and found us some in-calf Brown Swiss from Bavaria. This is the first load of 33 coming home.
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Swapped irrigation borehole engine (6 cyl Cummins turbo) for an electric borehole pump running off the CHP, 26 kW
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Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
Muck spreading 1972. The Kidd spreaders had a rubber belt floor and needed to be stored indoors to stop UV light degrading it.
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Just found these pictures, fantastic history and thanks for posting.
Very interested in these pictures of there kydd spreaders, we had two of these and encountered endless problems with the belts moving out of line.
Kydd's man came out , took one look at our Drott loading shovel and blamed that as it was dumping too big a load in at a time. Did you have issues? our went down the road for Howards after a couple of years.
 

sjt01

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Mixed Farmer
Location
North Norfolk
Just found these pictures, fantastic history and thanks for posting.
Very interested in these pictures of there kydd spreaders, we had two of these and encountered endless problems with the belts moving out of line.
Kydd's man came out , took one look at our Drott loading shovel and blamed that as it was dumping too big a load in at a time. Did you have issues? our went down the road for Howards after a couple of years.
I was overseas at the time, but do not recall any issues.
Stephen
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
I cannot like this thread enough! I have just spent a couple of hours looking through and a small pang of jealousy that I did not take pictures, more fool me! The last 70 years have been very exciting times in agriculture.
Your history of the digester elsewhere has been so interesting too!
Good luck in finding a partner, if only I was 30 years younger:)
 

JP1

Moderator
2013 We sold the Holsteins through Wright Manley and Clive Norbury went and found us some in-calf Brown Swiss from Bavaria. This is the first load of 33 coming home.
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Swapped irrigation borehole engine (6 cyl Cummins turbo) for an electric borehole pump running off the CHP, 26 kW
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Did all 33 come on the one Pezzi trailer? They did well with the 4m o/a height running rule in Germany
 

sjt01

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
North Norfolk
Did all 33 come on the one Pezzi trailer? They did well with the 4m o/a height running rule in Germany
Yes, all in one. The second load left Munich at 3pm and were off loaded here before 10 am. Father and son drivers, 650 hp tractor unit I think - Alps not a problem! They came off the truck as though they had come from 10 miles away. They drank the water tanks dry, ate some food then all went to sleep.
 

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