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Sheep92

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Ireland
New nugent 14ft with sheep decks, lovely trailer to tow, no rattles out of it like my old ifor
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Lowland1

Member
Mixed Farmer
is that the only engine available where you are? do many people add turbos to them like they do on the older ones in aus?
Yes it’s the only engine. The odd person puts a turbo on but they aren’t really made for motorway travel. We have another that’s ten years old with 350,000 Kms on it with no engine issues the engines go on for years.
 

dave mountain

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Livestock Farmer
Yes it’s the only engine. The odd person puts a turbo on but they aren’t really made for motorway travel. We have another that’s ten years old with 350,000 Kms on it with no engine issues the engines go on for years.
HZ and HD do seem to last for ever. Met a guy in aus a few years ago who had 2.5 million kms on an HDJ80, said he fits new injectors every 1.2 million km, and front axle rebuild every 400k kms. Boils my pi** when people try telling me how wonderfully reliable their landrover, navara, l200 etc is. I just wish the 79 series was available in the UK.
 

Lowland1

Member
Mixed Farmer
HZ and HD do seem to last for ever. Met a guy in aus a few years ago who had 2.5 million kms on an HDJ80, said he fits new injectors every 1.2 million km, and front axle rebuild every 400k kms. Boils my pi** when people try telling me how wonderfully reliable their landrover, navara, l200 etc is. I just wish the 79 series was available in the UK.
We always had a Landrover and a Landcruiser pickup. The Landrover was mine and the Landcruiser for the farm. The Landrover was a much better car to drive but the Landcruiser would go on forever despite the hammering it got although they’re rubbish in the wet. We now have Amaroks instead of LRs and they are just as good in mud but much nicer to drive.
 
Location
Cheshire
Bit of a step up in power?
Need a bit to compensate for the vt, need a bit to compensate for modern hp being softer than old fashioned hp. Need a bit more to get to 50kph.
Reading tractordata a 7720vt would have been numb-er than the 6485dynashift.
Bottom line a 7722 would have been enough but I had a list of required spec which meant it was best to be flexible on the exact model.
 

James

Member
Location
Comber, Down
Need a bit to compensate for the vt, need a bit to compensate for modern hp being softer than old fashioned hp. Need a bit more to get to 50kph.
Reading tractordata a 7720vt would have been numb-er than the 6485dynashift.
Bottom line a 7722 would have been enough but I had a list of required spec which meant it was best to be flexible on the exact model.

The 7720 vt I had for a couple of days had a ball of power. You are right about the 6485 though.
 

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...
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