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Lazy Eric

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Had Honda for years no problem, this latest auto gearbox seems to get to about 300 hrs then jams in a gear and you are unable to start it: They say Honda hasn’t got a fix for it yet.
Honda also say that very few of the new autos do it which is complete rubbish .. just have a google... there’s loads.
Don’t confuse the 520 with the last 500, they were very reliable autos.
 

Fendt516profi

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Yorkshire
Had Honda for years no problem, this latest auto gearbox seems to get to about 300 hrs then jams in a gear and you are unable to start it: They say Honda hasn’t got a fix for it yet.
Honda also say that very few of the new autos do it which is complete rubbish .. just have a google... there’s loads.
Don’t confuse the 520 with the last 500, they were very reliable autos.
Can you not start it in gear by pull front brake lever like old bikes. I've still got the hydrastatic auto don't think I'll be getting rid any time soon
 

hally

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Location
cumbria
Can you not start it in gear by pull front brake lever like old bikes. I've still got the hydrastatic auto don't think I'll be getting rid any time soon
I would chain that to my big toe at night, never had a replacement for those Hondas yet. Another call to the dealer this morning about my yam😤
 

jondear

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Location
Devon

oil barron

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Location
Aberdeenshire
there’s a collar it sits in that has a recess to mount it in a post.

In the Midwest farmers put their rain gauge at the end of their road next to their mail box. That way other farmers driving around can see how much rain there has been in each area. Pretty good idea.
 

snarling bee

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Arable Farmer
Location
Bedfordshire
In the Midwest farmers put their rain gauge at the end of their road next to their mail box. That way other farmers driving around can see how much rain there has been in each area. Pretty good idea.
Round here it would either get tipped out or added to by your 'mates' just to wind you up, or just get nicked/smashed up. The local knobs even steal bedding plants from the end of our drive that Mum likes to grow.
 

HDAV

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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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Having nightmare registering a french on in the U.K. want to swap 🤷‍♂️
 
I have a friend in the same boat as you, he has taken his Valtra back to the U.K. and last I heard the DVSA (I think that’s what he said it dvla calls themselves now) were saying that it would need type approval as it was left hand drive 😂. He has sent the c.o.c. Back to Finland several times to get them to tick the right boxes for the U.K. even though it is identical in all important ways to a U.K. tractor! What tractor are you trying to change?
 

stevedave

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New matching rear for the front we got in 2019 :cool:

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We are going into our 5th season with the same set up. We are very happy with them. Only thing to look out for is the conditioner tine assembly. They can ware and the holes go egg shaped and are a bit of a ball ache to repair we just drill them out and put a bigger bolt in instead of the roll pin and m8 bolt. It's only a problem if you hit something bigish and only on the back mower. Ground contour following is very good and I like the left hand side lower link on a ram and hooking up is a doddle especially if you have spool valve controls on the fender.
 

ColinV6

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We are going into our 5th season with the same set up. We are very happy with them. Only thing to look out for is the conditioner tine assembly. They can ware and the holes go egg shaped and are a bit of a ball ache to repair we just drill them out and put a bigger bolt in instead of the roll pin and m8 bolt. It's only a problem if you hit something bigish and only on the back mower. Ground contour following is very good and I like the left hand side lower link on a ram and hooking up is a doddle especially if you have spool valve controls on the fender.
Thanks for the tip will keep an eye out for the conditioner tines. Have had a quick glance of the manual so far but it seems a different ball game getting it set right to the trailed one.

So basically I need the right rear lift arm height at 70cm and the 2 arrows lined up when it’s in work position., what’s the deal with the pressure gauge?
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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