Tax relief on Red Diesel being scrapped in budget?


Mixed Farmer
I was referring to your “buy the wife a little runabout” comment - apologies if you feel such an attitude is contemporary, but it certainly isn’t in most households. Of course, I may have misunderstood your post - it’s not easy to follow in the absence of any punctuation.
my little woman drives a disco ;) the point i was trying to make is the price of fuel has very little effect on its consumption, but politicians use it as an excuse to impose more tax, its not just fuel booze and fags ,they put more tax on them for your own good, i don't think so!


Many people believe what is passed off as fact if it is given with an air of authority, so i cant bare to let this pass without correction....

Tractor speed limits were comparatively recently raised to 25mph (40kmh) providing the tractor and equipment are no wider than 2.55m. Many medium and larger tractors already exceed this width.
Over 2.55m and up to 3.5m the speed limit is 20mph

Only JCB Fastrac and Mercedes Unimog currently meet the regulatory requirements to travel at 65kmh, and machinery towed or carried has to be no wider than 2.55m and built to the same higher regulatory requirements to travel at these speeds

Thanks for the link.

The large, wide tractor dragging a wider slurry tanker I followed was doing a steady 35mph by my car's speedometer.

It was a green tractor, and a light grey tanker.

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JCB has launched new Fastrac 4000 and 8000 Series tractors with an all-new electronics infrastructure which is claimed to deliver higher levels of performance. According to JCB, the new Fastrac iCon operator environment has three key features: iConfigure – creating a bespoke control experience for every operator iConnect – integrating advanced precision agriculture technology iControl – redefining operation through new driveline software The 175hp to 348hp (133kW to 260kW) Fastracs feature the new iCon armrest console and touch-screen display to provide flexibility in operator allocation and operator information, as well as a new transmission control strategy to enhance operator comfort and powertrain efficiency, says the manufacturer...