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Dmc6115

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I was thinking strong of buying a new jd, maybe a 6155m or around that horsepower..wondering can you get 50k on a m or do you have to buy an r??? Will not be sheling out for an overpriced R if so??
 

mf7480

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Get the 40k eco and the get her remapped so she revs out to do 50k

It’s not that easy on the 2020 and onwards models, there are multiple controllers that need doing, which means the tractor can’t ever have a software update. With an engine map you can update everything else except the engine software and the map will be safe but it’s all interlinked on the 40k map.

We were hauling silage 5.5 miles yesterday with 3x 50k tractors and 1x 40k. The 40k one was no slower, he wasn’t being caught up by the others. That was one country lanes, obviously if you did a lot of long main road work it would be different.
 
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daveydiesel1

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It’s not that easy on the 2020 and onwards models, there are multiple controllers that need doing, which means the tractor can’t ever have a software update. With an engine map you can update everything else except the engine software and the map will be safe but it’s all interlinked on the 40k map.

We were hauling silage 5.5 miles yesterday with 3x 50k tractors and 1x 40k. The 40k one was no slower, he wasn’t being caught up by the others. That was one country lanes, obviously if you did a lot of long main road work it would be different.
For the work we do 40k is ample 90%of the time
 

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mf7480

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They’re not available from factory as 50k. Perhaps there’s still dealers fiddling with them 🤷‍♂️
 

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Sharpy

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Big thing abot an eco 40k (which is a 50k with a rev limiter) is the fuel saving, I have a 6620 with an eco box, also a bypass switch to let it do 50k. On level road work running with an empty trailer at 40 fuel consumption is around 2 gallons an hour, with the switch down its nearer 5 gallons an hr.........
 

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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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