Mf 390t

Huwie

Member
Anybody know if a mf 390t would handle a bale handler or double spike with two silage bales with ease. Mchale silage bales so some weight in them
 

Hilti

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Argyll
Dry bales you will be fine . Neighbour used to help cart with the slightly more modern equivalent with same back end , required a jolt of the clutch to get two wet bales lifted
 

24/7 farming

Member
Location
Donegal
It's a 95hp tractor with little more than a 165 back end. It'll lift 2 bales ok but for how long...over rough land? A 398 would be a different matter...
Yup our 398 can handle 2 alright, but really knows they are there, and could do with a bit more weight than just the front loader on the front for any sort of climbing. Would not like to be trashing it around rough tracks all day long either as am pretty sure things would get stressed. Tractor has hook end lift arms and 2 assistor rams. Bales from a new welger baler
 

Boohoo

Member
Location
Newtownabbey
It'll depend on the grass that's in the bales. With a Fleming double lifter our David Brown 996 will lift 2 bales of first cut haylage no problem but for second cut silage our Case 844 needs a full set of weights and the front wheels are only just touching the ground. The 844 is longer and heavier than a 390t. All of our bales are out of a Fusion 3.
 

wdah/him

Member
Location
tyrone
Our 399 can't lift 2 bakes from our 5500 mchale.ts115 with loader is light until u get one on the stacker. New pump and 2 assister rams and he hydraulics all set. Can just lift a 4f reversible plough but not 2 bales
 

Huwie

Member
Our 399 can't lift 2 bakes from our 5500 mchale.ts115 with loader is light until u get one on the stacker. New pump and 2 assister rams and he hydraulics all set. Can just lift a 4f reversible plough but not 2 bales
God I’m quiet surprised that a 399 can’t lift 2 bales being a 100hp tractor. You need to slacken the density gauge on the Baler 😁
 

J 1177

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Durham, UK
I know they are a bit of a cult classic but the 300 series always seemed to me to be a souped up 60hp tractor that was completley under designed for the jobs it was supposed to do. The 3000 series was in a different leauge
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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