It's a generational thing.

Lad working here with slurry contractors jumped on our 135 to put it out of the way and couldn't work out how to start it!
And there was I assuming everybody had learnt on one.
In some parts of the world having a manual vehicle is a "security device" as many "young" people are unable to drive one due to their lack of physical/mental ability or complete lack of coordination..... does not bode well for the future... 😆😆😆
 
I’m not a fan of the tractors with a joystick to do gears ... just nudging forward and back , almost had a colossal fudge up last summer borrowing a neighbours tractor with vari gears
 
Location
southwest
Business I worked for a few years back hired in a tractor and dump trailer to clear some waste ground

The guy who was going to drive it (ex farm worker) couldn't get it to start. 5ft nothing slip of a girl came out from the office, climbed in started it first time and drove off -she was married to a farmer!

He never lived it down!
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
Clutch linkage snapped on a van one day when I was 15 miles from base.
Drove it back to the garage with a bit of double decluching & getting engine speed right so it slipped into gear.

young uns still havn`t a clue how I did it.
I started driving when synchromesh was a luxury
Happened to me in a lorry, no way was I handballing my load onto another lorry so did a multi drop delivery through Manchester at evening rush hour with no clutch.

Then again it takes me at least ten minutes to figure out how to move the newest tractor a few yards. Anything else is just not happening.
 

haybob

Member
Livestock Farmer
I’m not a fan of the tractors with a joystick to do gears ... just nudging forward and back , almost had a colossal fudge up last summer borrowing a neighbours tractor with vari gears
My mate has to keep telling his corn carters to use the foot break and not the joystick when slowing down on road !
 

TWF

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Peterborough
I have a very old Ford Ranger that's just used on the farm. It clutch has gone so I have to start it in gear and change gear by matching engine speed to gear speed. I try to always stop facing down hill so I can start it first then let it roll to get it into gear. Must get a newer one soon. :)
 

In conversation with a soil health pioneer

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In conversation with a soil health pioneer

Written by Janet Hughes



https://www.buzzsprout.com/1657363/8311877-janet-hughes-and-gabe-brown-the-six-principles-of-soil-health.mp3

In this month's Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Gabe Brown.

Gabe has been named one of the twenty-five most influential agricultural leaders in the United States. He farms at...
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