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hally

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Location
cumbria
Very nice!
The only criticism I have about these modern SUV is that they are so low to the ground that really they are only a car nowadays and certainly not capable of venturing up then tamest of country tracks.
 

Finn farmer

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Maybe a bit late saving the World if you’re able to grow palms like that in Finland 🇫🇮! :cool:
Sadly the scenery doesn't come with the car. But we've had a week of +30°C days even in the north. I still think that +23°C is hot enough.

@hally bit of a downgrade to the Forester on ground clearance, but for our use the Forester was a bit overkill. Even my Saab with 10cm ground clearance can tackle our tracks.
 

hally

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Location
cumbria
Sadly the scenery doesn't come with the car. But we've had a week of +30°C days even in the north. I still think that +23°C is hot enough.

@hally bit of a downgrade to the Forester on ground clearance, but for our use the Forester was a bit overkill. Even my Saab with 10cm ground clearance can tackle our tracks.
We had a saab 9000 back in the day, galvanised chassis if i remember correctly. Great car, i wish they would galvanise pick ups nowadays
 

mf7480

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Mixed Farmer
Very nice!
The only criticism I have about these modern SUV is that they are so low to the ground that really they are only a car nowadays and certainly not capable of venturing up then tamest of country tracks

You’re right there! Even my defender is pretty poor really, actual ground clearance is much lower than the sill height. Still love it though 😎
 

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Ben B

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Mixed Farmer
Looks well.
Very modern.
MF destroyed the appearance of theirs with the massive side panels.
Best of luck with it.
It does I don't mind the visual appearance of the new MF. Never used one but everyone tells me their welger predecessor is the bee's knees. Its very modern. Baler automatically stops the tractor when the full bales size is reached. Well see how that goes. We have had very little trouble with its past 2 predecessors touch wood so it should be good.
 

Pringles

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Location
West Fife
@pappuller That looks to be in cracking good nick!

I used to help a neighbour who had both types of cab, they were one year apart the older "square" cabbed version was better to drive as the XL cabbed tractor had incredibly sh$t steering, armstrong power steering combined with the turning circle of a cruise liner!!!

Your tractor certainly looks like it has been very well cared for in it's past life, I hope that you enjoy owning it!
 

pappuller

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Livestock Farmer
Location
M6 Hard shoulder
@pappuller That looks to be in cracking good nick!

I used to help a neighbour who had both types of cab, they were one year apart the older "square" cabbed version was better to drive as the XL cabbed tractor had incredibly sh$t steering, armstrong power steering combined with the turning circle of a cruise liner!!!

Your tractor certainly looks like it has been very well cared for in it's past life, I hope that you enjoy owning it!
Its come from Kevin Kingston 4400 hrs from new and originally spent most of its life as a vineyard tractor en francais
 

Lofty1984

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Location
Cardiff

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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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