Not Quite Farm Engineering or a Quick Bodge.


Mixed Farmer
South east
thanks for the suggestion but I managed to hand reamer it back to round so don't need to patch plat it but I will beer this in mind for next time thanks

Pan mixer

Mixed Farmer
Near Colchester
Bit of a problem today in the mill and mix department.

Barley auger (bodged 15 years ago) snapped, pulled the whole thing out from under a bin.

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As you can see the last bodge involved using plastic drain pipe to replace the original metal tube which had rusted away.

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I now have experience and I can tell you that plastic drain pipe doesn't last for quite 15 years when used every day as an auger tube.

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No bits of 14.5mm steel rod in the workshop so 'turned down' an M16 bolt with an angle grinder and the drill press.

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Bolted that in the break with 4 x m6 bolts and tacked the flight back together. The, thinking that another dozen years or so might well exceed the lifespan of the mill and mixing setup, put a fresh piece of drain pipe over the whole lot and shoved it all back under the bin.

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Test flight (before the guard went back on) jobs a good un. Thank goodness as we needed it today.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...