Mole Drainage

Bucks Boy

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Mixed Farmer
How come?
As the expander is pulled through the clay it leaves a peel effect behind it. Turned up little bits of clay along the mole wall which are pointing downwards if you pull mole plough up hill. These then get washed away. Where as if you pull it downwards the peel effect can allow silt to build up quicker and collapse the mole. Dig a spade into clay and you’ll see it on the clay face. Usually see the peel effect when a digger bucket goes into clay.
 

Farmer_Joe

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Livestock Farmer
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The North
We are keeping this place too hopefully so just trying to make things more productive.
so we modified a mole plough to insert alcathene to troughs across fields, we welded a piece of bent scaffold tube to the back of the mole and as you drove down the field and fed pipe through the tube into the ground, if i was looking for a cost effective way of draining i would go with this method with thicker tube so you could feed say 50/60mm perforated into the ground, cover loads of ground and could prob do it with your 6620 weighted up when dry.
 

Farm Xport

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Worldwide
I was wondering……. Currently considering options, pipe seems most sensible but cost and a big enough tractor puts me off. Biggest here is 10,000 hour 6920s which to be fair pulls well but the tile ploughs seem to need 250hp plus.
Our smallest tile plough only requires a minimum 4.5 ton tractor! I feel like I've already bugged you about this before though haha.
 

Farm Xport

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Worldwide
Actually what would a base spec entry level machine cost for say 60-80mm drain tile?
If you have land with a lot of grade, you can use the machine manually which would be the cheapest route. Our smallest plough (ZD1200) and a bootkit for 80mm tile would be $26,300 USD. We sold a plough to a farmer near the Scottish Borders who purchased our medium-sized plough (ZD1600), with some add-ons for about $35,000 USD, and plans to install a laser system on it. Typically though, the final sale is anywhere from $30,000 up to $60,000 USD.

What's the average farm size in France? We've got a plough in Normandie and just recently shipped another one to La Bigottiere.
 
I can't answer the OP's question but thought you might like to see the kit that arrived today to mole in the fibre cable down my field for a community broadband scheme here in a remote valley in Wales. According to the operator it can mole through nearly anything including shale,

I still don't have a clue who is paying for it!
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I can't answer the OP's question but thought you might like to see the kit that arrived today to mole in the fibre cable down my field for a community broadband scheme here in a remote valley in Wales. According to the operator it can mole through nearly anything including shale,

I still don't have a clue who is paying for it!
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Baby Quadtrac! 😍
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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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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