MF 1085 won't hold reverse



We have an MF 1085 12 speed multipower tractor that won't hold reverse. It is a dash shift with shift rods running down to a gear tower on the top of the trans. I have changed the plungers and detent springs with no improvement. I put the gear lever in "R" reverse on the dash and it holds in but release the clutch and it pops our with a grinding noise in the gearbox. Any ideas on the problem? Thanks in advance

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...