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shumungus

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Livestock Farmer
How do they get away with using a rope and no safety guarding whatsoever ever? Given your h&s is as bad or worse than our oh&s ?
Fully illegal down under.
Can't be that much wrong with it as Protech export post drivers all over the world. They are becoming one of the biggest players in post driving technology.
Protech EVO1S RC self-propelled tracked post driver | Farm Trader - YouTube
Protech EVO features and pricing - YouTube
Great to see a British company innovating and shipping globally. By the way, a rope is the least dangerous option on a post driver.
 
Can't be that much wrong with it as Protech export post drivers all over the world. They are becoming one of the biggest players in post driving technology.
Protech EVO1S RC self-propelled tracked post driver | Farm Trader - YouTube
Protech EVO features and pricing - YouTube
Great to see a British company innovating and shipping globally. By the way, a rope is the least dangerous option on a post driver.
Still unsaleable here. Any post driver that uses a hammer (even directly controlled by a ram) must be FULLY guarded. And have saftey features built in so that the hammer cant move if the guard is not around the post.Only ones that dont need full guarding are percussion drivers . Which is why I bought the one I did.
 

shumungus

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Livestock Farmer
@cows sh#t me to tears @Farmer Roy
My point is just because something doesn't tick the boxes in Oz that doesn't mean its not acceptable in the rest of the world,, this being a case in point. @Agri Spec Solicitor has just bought a brand new first class machine from a very well respected progressive engineering company, good for him, best of luck with it. It will be CE stamped and BS accredited so its fit for purpose, just because its not appropriate in Oz don't discredit it.
 
my first thought was the rope looked VERY dodgy . . . :oops:

imagine it after a few years in the sun :eek:
Dad bought a mf 240 post banger (same as a truline 420) 45 years ago. Pto driven with a wire rope cable. It has nearly killed me twice. Jammed all my fingers between belts and pulley once when on my own .And I cant remember how many times the actual cable has snapped...So I'm glad things have moved forward for saftey sake.
 

shumungus

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Livestock Farmer
Just asking why given your h&s standards that something like that is acceptable. That's all.... And just pointing out that manufacturers AND owners. Cant get away with that here now. Try it, and someone gets injured whether through their own stupidity or not, as the boss/owner/manufacturer , you can expect a significant fine.
But yet your authorities are happy enough to pump pesticides out of planes and still use chemicals in food production banned here decades ago, horses for courses.
 
But yet your authorities are happy enough to pump pesticides out of planes and still use chemicals in food production banned here decades ago, horses for courses.
That's not covered by worksafe. Or h&s as you would know it though. So irrelevant argument. Another case in point. Most quad bike manufacturers are pulling out of here because it has been mandated that they must fit rops to all bikes sold from October this year. Due to worksafe reports into fatalities every year from roll overs.
 
But yet your authorities are happy enough to pump pesticides out of planes and still use chemicals in food production banned here decades ago, horses for courses.
And that is the whole point of why I asked.....it was a simple question. Not having a go at any of you. Just wondering why with all the red tractor tape and crap that you have to abide by, why there is no guards required. Simple question....
 
So having been unsuccessful in re registering my two tractors in France I thought I better have something legal and registered here, and I have wanted one for a long while so this arrived from near Rouen yesterday. Its been about a bit, made in Staffordshire then sold to a German for snow clearance, then to a Frenchman and now back to a Brit! If anyone has a rear tray and or a U.K. hand book for a 2155/2170 I would be interested.
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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...
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