Ktwo compactor

Agriimark

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
Yes, compactor works well and had a lot more weight than compared to our normal trailers. Pushes a load off quicker than you can tip and lower a trailer. Rear stear makes life easier in tight gateways. Negative for me would be it is top heavy even empty so would not be keen for a young 50k everywhere pilot loose with it.
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Yes, compactor works well and had a lot more weight than compared to our normal trailers. Pushes a load off quicker than you can tip and lower a trailer. Rear stear makes life easier in tight gateways. Negative for me would be it is top heavy even empty so would not be keen for a young 50k everywhere pilot loose with it.

Not all young are 50k everywhere!

Son used one for a while last autumn , was very impressed with it.

Did load up some rye and move across the yard, suffice to say you wouldn't have much of a licence left if VOSA stopped you!
 

njneer

Member
Like the concept and be ideal on flat land but I feel they perhaps not be ideal for steeper ground constantly pushing the load back would make the drawbar light , with the front of the trailer being loaded last and reduce grip.
On steeper ground we always loaded the front first to get some weight on the back wheels for better grip but I am sure you would get used to it and work round it and load appropriately for the conditions as you progress across certain parts of the field.
Certainly be a godsend on long hauls and save a few roofs on the devils work which are inside pits built 60 years ago when trailers were much lower tipping affairs.
 

ColinV6

Member
What happens if your pushing back while getting loaded by the chopper and some grass gets blown in front of the pusher? Does it just fall out when you bring the pusher back forward or does it cause problems?
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
Load the front, then when he's loaded half of the back push it back , then load the front and compact, then some on the back and so forth.

It can push it out the front put its wasted on the floor.


Don't compact if the tail gate open ! Red light has to be off!
 

mo!

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
York
Our maize man has a Krone TX, chain and slat floor for fast unloading, forced rear steer and huge tyres. It does the work of 2 14t trailers. Not much use for hauling muck though.
 

dusty

Member
Location
Lanarkshire
Was a ktwo one on eBay looked a full spec with forced steer and a weigher. We nearly bought a hispec until we seen it the running gear on it’s a disaster nowhere near heavy enough
 

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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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