The Demo Thread

Poorbuthappy

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
Quad or UTV would be very handy for:

to pull umbilical pipe around or to rush to a burst.

Transporting calves to the baby unit

Moving small batches of calves about in a LGP trailer

Crop walk

Run to the local ag merchant (lot cheaper than the pick up)

Herd escapees

Shelter in when it's hosing down

Moving stuff around the yard &/or land

Taking food out to those who forgot


(Damn, I'm talking myself in to buying that Corvus if I'm not careful)
Yea utv be handy for lots of those. Though probably not quick enough for escapees 🤣
Nor cheaper than pickup for run to ag merchant.
Link box do most of it just as well if not better.

But as I say, anyone can buy what they want if they can afford it😊
 

Finn farmer

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What's wrong with the pick up for delivering seed? Ground conditions will be good at that point.
Hardly keep a quad/ utv for 1 job a year. And I bet there aren't many dairy farms that use a quad for sowing seed.

But I said "need". Anyone can buy what they want if they can afford it.🙂
The price of a pickup for one. We've had one pickup and aren't keen on having another. Quad for seeding is great. Can go to a field once the ice has melted and add a few kg of grass/ha. 50ha/year of that atleast. Also it'll pull dead/paralyzed animals from very awkward places. Can't see the value in pickup. 10k€ buys you a rusted piece of crap. Whereas 3k€ every 3-5 years swaps old quad for a new one. And the tax benefits, almost like it's free. :unsure:
 

Poorbuthappy

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
The price of a pickup for one. We've had one pickup and aren't keen on having another. Quad for seeding is great. Can go to a field once the ice has melted and add a few kg of grass/ha. 50ha/year of that atleast. Also it'll pull dead/paralyzed animals from very awkward places. Can't see the value in pickup. 10k€ buys you a rusted piece of crap. Whereas 3k€ every 3-5 years swaps old quad for a new one. And the tax benefits, almost like it's free. :unsure:
👍everyone has to do what works for them.
As long as you have an open mind to consider alternatives, who is anyone to say you're wrong?
 

Turnip

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Picked up a Wessex WFM145 yesterday to try out. Bit too narrow for the tractor but workable.
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Have to say I am not that impressed with the flail action, supposed to be mulching but seems to be cutting more. Overall nice little thing but for roughly £3500 for the WFM175 I would have hoped for a better result.
No buy based off of this demo.
 
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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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