The Demo Thread

kiwi pom

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Location
canterbury NZ
Who the hell can afford this stuff???
I always ask that in the dozens of threads on the subject that appear on TFF.
The answer to your question is, an awful lot of farmers.
Personally I don't see what they can do that an older single cab pick up or small 4wd on big tyres couldn't do or even an older small tractor.
I guess if you can afford it, why not have a flash toy.
 

Binc

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Location
Mid-wales
We had a cfmoto 520 on demo and have had it 6 weeks now, very sensible money and pleased with it!
 

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Still Farming

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Mixed Farmer
Location
South Wales UK
I always ask that in the dozens of threads on the subject that appear on TFF.
The answer to your question is, an awful lot of farmers.
Personally I don't see what they can do that an older single cab pick up or small 4wd on big tyres couldn't do or even an older small tractor.
I guess if you can afford it, why not have a flash toy.
And still they complain "times are hard"??
 

Poorbuthappy

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
I always ask that in the dozens of threads on the subject that appear on TFF.
The answer to your question is, an awful lot of farmers.
Personally I don't see what they can do that an older single cab pick up or small 4wd on big tyres couldn't do or even an older small tractor.
I guess if you can afford it, why not have a flash toy.
It's all about speed and usability.
Personally don't like doors as this detracts from the advantages. But I don't do masses of roadwork. (Most of that is done with the quad which I still prefer)
Utv is 1/2 the time on gateways or to jump in and go than a 4x4. (Particularly without doors)
Butt is far more practical.

Uncle had a little RAV4 converted but still ended up hiring a gator at lambing time cos the RAV didn't cut it.

Not saying it can't work for some, but end of the day time is money.
 

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
It's all about speed and usability.
Personally don't like doors as this detracts from the advantages. But I don't do masses of roadwork. (Most of that is done with the quad which I still prefer)
Utv is 1/2 the time on gateways or to jump in and go than a 4x4. (Particularly without doors)
Butt is far more practical.

Uncle had a little RAV4 converted but still ended up hiring a gator at lambing time cos the RAV didn't cut it.

Not saying it can't work for some, but end of the day time is money.
hes got a fair point but...........old ravs and similar alright this time of year and beyond but from october on without a lot of tracks around yr farm they make too much mess or get stuck even, big open areas of dry type ground fine not tiny fields as well, depends where you farm i guess.
got to be a diesal one as well for red , petrol ones cost a packet to keep going on short trips low gear work especially.
and even very poor ones for sale (mot failurtes etc ) are too dear to pick up imo, alright if its one you already have and the mot is no longer viable i guess.
 

Poorbuthappy

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
hes got a fair point but...........old ravs and similar alright this time of year and beyond but from october on without a lot of tracks around yr farm they make too much mess or get stuck even, big open areas of dry type ground fine not tiny fields as well, depends where you farm i guess.
got to be a diesal one as well for red , petrol ones cost a packet to keep going on short trips low gear work especially.
and even very poor ones for sale (mot failurtes etc ) are too dear to pick up imo, alright if its one you already have and the mot is no longer viable i guess.
We try and keep the utv off the fields as much as possible in winter, though this last winter was drier than usual.
 

Stw88

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Location
Northumberland
You couldn’t feed ewes With a snacker with a pickup….. well without running a lot over. Bad enough with the ranger but they tend to get back up if you do clip one. Yes there expensive but only the first one, once you’re in the system changing them every 2-3 years it’s not bad Especially if your using them a lot.
 

hally

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Location
cumbria
I also fail to see the value in those Gator things. As above, as much as I like shiny new stuff (and I REALLY do) An old pickup or Jimny/trooper will do the same for peanuts!!
Too wet to travel around here alot of the time with a trooper, sometimes was a struggle with our old gators😭
 

Finn farmer

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I always ask that in the dozens of threads on the subject that appear on TFF.
The answer to your question is, an awful lot of farmers.
Personally I don't see what they can do that an older single cab pick up or small 4wd on big tyres couldn't do or even an older small tractor.
I guess if you can afford it, why not have a flash toy.
As a sole trader it's better to buy something that is needed rather than pay ridiculously high taxes.

Sometimes a tractor, some times a mower. A new quad every 3 to 5 years etc.
 

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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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