Massey Ferguson 711 potato harvester

renewablejohn

Member
Location
lancs
You will need to practice with a sweeping brush. Place brush head on floor then place both hands on top of brush handle. Then place head on hands and whilst keeping brush head on the ground keep walking around the brush in a clockwise direction.
Do this for 5 minutes and you will have passed your training to become a 711 potato harvester operator.
 

Wheelrim

Member
Livestock Farmer
You will need to practice with a sweeping brush. Place brush head on floor then place both hands on top of brush handle. Then place head on hands and whilst keeping brush head on the ground keep walking around the brush in a clockwise direction.
Do this for 5 minutes and you will have passed your training to become a 711 potato harvester operator.
Hi I know exactly what you mean. Something I had not thought of , but for our small potato harvest I would still like to try one. Thanks for the information.
 

renewablejohn

Member
Location
lancs
Hi I know exactly what you mean. Something I had not thought of , but for our small potato harvest I would still like to try one. Thanks for the information.
Spent many hours in my youth picking spuds off one and could never walk in a straight line after looking at the table going round in circles.
 
Bit slow, not that good to pull if wet, to much damage to spuds compared with anything else, not thd best for pickers with table revolving, needs 3 single acting
spools on tractor if bulker, need a spool for each wheel to control the depth and best if both can be used together to lift the machine at each end, pickers don't like it lifting one side at a time then the other side., and a 3rd spool for the bulker elevator lift and drop,
You can make a bulker into a bagger, but not a bagger into a bulker, as there is no drive shaft out of gearbox on a bagger to drive the elevator,
Parts are non existing for them now, and bit of a historic machine to say the least,
Have both a bagger and bulker here in the nettle shed, going to make 1 out of the 2 for showing, I never want to drive or pick off one ever again.
If you have not not many 1 or 2 acres, and want a harvester get a faun or similar,
Or just pick them off the ground behind an elevator digger
 
Aye the 2 spools bolted on the stack pipe in front of hydraulic lid for lifting it and made it harder to get on and off the tractor, and a woster valve on side of the gearbox for elevator,
And still could use pressure control on 3pt linkage to drawbar for grip as well,
All on a 135 fitted with a Duncan cab, had to be a contortionist to get in, and a bloody octopus to work everything in sequence, and no twin beacons, heater or aircon, or Q cab to boot,
Today's tractor drivers have it so bloody easy
 

tomlad

Member
Location
nr. preston
Think this is 3 lever , think
At least 2 have a spring loaded bolt ,latch ,like a gate bolt
Dad said it was off the harvester, i presume bolted to mudguard or wereever .
Its in a shed or at least i think it is 🙂
 

Wheelrim

Member
Livestock Farmer
Bit slow, not that good to pull if wet, to much damage to spuds compared with anything else, not thd best for pickers with table revolving, needs 3 single acting
spools on tractor if bulker, need a spool for each wheel to control the depth and best if both can be used together to lift the machine at each end, pickers don't like it lifting one side at a time then the other side., and a 3rd spool for the bulker elevator lift and drop,
You can make a bulker into a bagger, but not a bagger into a bulker, as there is no drive shaft out of gearbox on a bagger to drive the elevator,
Parts are non existing for them now, and bit of a historic machine to say the least,
Have both a bagger and bulker here in the nettle shed, going to make 1 out of the 2 for showing, I never want to drive or pick off one ever again.
If you have not not many 1 or 2 acres, and want a harvester get a faun or similar,
Or just pick them off the ground behind an elevator digger
Would you consider selling one or both of them
 

CHAP Webinar - Innovative tools to overcome the challenges of Regen Ag

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Applying principles of regen ag can incur a range of on-farm challenges. Learn how innovative tools & machinery can help with these hurdles.

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