Segway Quods

hally

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Location
cumbria
Is that a 700? They've fecked up the plastics, they're too brittle. You did well to get to under a year... new 700 delivered not far from me end.of December, they were broken by mid January (dealer sorted it very quickly and seems to be fine now - has lasted lambing as far as I'm aware)
Yep 700, bad batch apparantly. Carrs have done dozens
 
Loads of Comoto around here now, everybody seems to replace them with another which says something. I was looking at one the other day on a big dairy farm which gives them a lot of abuse, he said half the price of a yam and only difference was a poorer turning circle. The Segway has a very low towing capacity would make it useless on the majority of sheep farms.
Cfmoto possibly could turn out to be brilliant,all I meant was that it takes a while to be established well enough for people to take a risk with 6,7,8 grand on a new make. You wait until there's some reliable feedback from people you trust. Someone we know had a Yamaha stolen and bought a Korean quad with the payout, can't remember the make now,and the engine case weeps oil like it's porous. Dealer not interested
 

hally

Member
Location
cumbria
Cfmoto possibly could turn out to be brilliant,all I meant was that it takes a while to be established well enough for people to take a risk with 6,7,8 grand on a new make. You wait until there's some reliable feedback from people you trust. Someone we know had a Yamaha stolen and bought a Korean quad with the payout, can't remember the make now,and the engine case weeps oil like it's porous. Dealer not interested
Only thing I find often with these cheaper makes the second hand value is crap so if you regularly change although the first Honda/yam/Suzuki will be dear the annual cost is no more than these cheaper ones. Depends on work load I suppose.
 

mghley

Member
Location
Derbyshire
Only thing I find often with these cheaper makes the second hand value is crap so if you regularly change although the first Honda/yam/Suzuki will be dear the annual cost is no more than these cheaper ones. Depends on work load I suppose.
I don’t follow your logic. My Susuki 2nd hand is probably worth 4.5/5k and will cost 9.5 to replace.
New Segway 5k, if it looses half of its value 2.5/3k
 

hally

Member
Location
cumbria
I don’t follow your logic. My Susuki 2nd hand is probably worth 4.5/5k and will cost 9.5 to replace.
New Segway 5k, if it looses half of its value 2.5/3k
I swap my 700 every two years and it normally costs slightly under 3k, when I asked the local cfmoto guy ( friend of mine just bought one) what was an average price to swap a similar sized bike at the same age he said 3k.
9.5k to replace? Don’t you mean a new one is that price?
 

mghley

Member
Location
Derbyshire
I swap my 700 every two years and it normally costs slightly under 3k, when I asked the local cfmoto guy ( friend of mine just bought one) what was an average price to swap a similar sized bike at the same age he said 3k.
9.5k to replace? Don’t you mean a new one is that price?
Yes iro 9.5 new, guessing 5k to swap at 4/5 yr old
 

Nithsdale Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
I swap my 700 every two years and it normally costs slightly under 3k, when I asked the local cfmoto guy ( friend of mine just bought one) what was an average price to swap a similar sized bike at the same age he said 3k.


I don't think it matters what make you have, if you're changing when it's still fresh, and like for like, they all cost about that £3k mark to change
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Currently out in Kos (Greece) and there is only CFMotos here, from new to what look like 10 year olds. The new ones look nice but not sure they’d handle a farm environment, they certainly can handle dust and salt - new cars look 30 year old here and people havnt used their car windscreen wipers in months, they probably wear them out so quick with the sand.
 

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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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