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Spudley

Member
Location
Pembrokeshire
Not a sucker but we have a joz robotic scraper. We've had it since November. It seems well built, the only two problems we've had are a loose cable inside between the control pad and the computer and getting the parking program right - although to be fair 99%of the issue with this is we haven't given it a big enough parking area. Overall we are very pleased with it. Speak to Tom Allison (Gareth Howells), they are importing them.
 
Location
West Wales
@Scoobyscotlad should have had his installed by now I think? Joz that is
P.s don't you graze for like 10 months of the year?
Yes graze a fair proportion of the year, we have issues where the automatic scrapers push the sh!t over the slats and what will become a big loafing yard that can’t be tractor scrapped. Plan was to put a big slatted tank in but it creates a big timing difficulty in that the window to complete the works is quite small so just considering all options.

also auto scrapers aren’t the cheapest things in the world to run.
 

O'Reilly

Member
Lely say that theirs won't do such a tidy job on an open yard, because it likes to have walls, kerbs etc as reference points, and it may leave little lines once it gets too too far away from them, probably not a big deal. Also, if have a large area, it means more traveling, so the robot can look after fewer cows. Each one can look after 120-140 cows, but there's a function of how much slurry it has to collect, and how much ground there is to cover, both cleaning, and going back to the tip point. At a bit over £30k each, you don't want to stretch it too much
 

pappuller

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
M6 Hard shoulder
Lely say that theirs won't do such a tidy job on an open yard, because it likes to have walls, kerbs etc as reference points, and it may leave little lines once it gets too too far away from them, probably not a big deal. Also, if have a large area, it means more traveling, so the robot can look after fewer cows. Each one can look after 120-140 cows, but there's a function of how much slurry it has to collect, and how much ground there is to cover, both cleaning, and going back to the tip point. At a bit over £30k each, you don't want to stretch it too much
£26500
 

John1975

Member
Been going a week just at nights, brilliant machine
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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