New combine cost

You are only talking about labour efficiency.
What about financial efficiency?
Perhsps if land was declining back to £1000 per acre then spending half a mill on the shiniest ridiculous toy wont be quite so attractive.
For the smaller farmer a modernised trailed combine would make a lot of sense.
Kidd saw that 30yr ago but kv shut it down
Didn't JF make one in the early 90's ?
Obviously never took off.
Quite fancy one for my eerrrrrmmm..........eerrrrrrr 40 acres.:sorry:


Mixed Farmer
J11 M40
£4.50 per ac worked, or per Claas notional combine capacity acre?
We all know that most of them are capable of 3000ac :rolleyes: , which on that basis makes annual service £13.5k:eek:.


10500 acres, minus a few AHA tenant farms, minus a lot of woodland, a lot of permanent grass river meadows let for grazing, a lot of land let for root veg cropping and even more for maize and rye for AD and a little bit for pigs leaves some for their own cropping of cereals and sugar beet.
So who runs three lexion 770 over that way?
I thought there was an article in the farming press about it being bespoke made for them…..
I’ve also read about their new 30m set of rolls…..
I can’t see how he can run much well depreciated on that scale
I’m sure it was all used stuff and then adapted. Combines are all well used.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...