To blast or not to blast....

Heathland

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
That is the question.
I thought I'd post this in machinery forum rather than workshop.
What are the forum members thoughts on machinery that has been shot blasted and repainted/overhauled about resale/value?
Is it worth the time involved or does it put potential buyers off by covering up potential issues
Thats cynic coming out in me!
I've got a set of Cousins 6.2m HZ rolls with tied paint /decals which I'm going to sell.
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Its getting a full set of new bearings so in bits at the moment.
 

PSQ

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Arable Farmer
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Scottish Borders
A decent electric car polisher and some Farecla cutting compound will brighten the paint up enough to add another couple of bids ;)

Edit: stick them in the right auction (unpainted), and I'll bet you a pint you get more for them than they cost when they were new.
 
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Heathland

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Replace the baler twine with zip ties, it's all about the details
There's a bit of livestock farmer in everybody ;):whistle:.
Think I'll leave them alone...................



probably.
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Bought these for a one off job,they have the decals on them now,I've parked them at the back of the shed out the way or they'll get re disced,I just cannot help myself:banghead::banghead:.
 

robbie

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BASIS
I'd say those rolls will sell well. I prefer to see things in there working cloths as it gives you a good idea of how well they've been looked after. To me they're in good order the paint is reasonable and most of the decals are there which indicates to me they've been put away and not just dumped on the last headland until the next time they're needed.
New bearings will be plain to see so any potential buyer will get a good ideas of what's what.

Machinery like that is too good to re paint. When it's very old and very shabby and you go to town and completely refurb something then it's worth blasting and painting.
 

Steevo

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Gloucestershire

Badshot

Member
Location
Kent
Is the blaster a recent purchase?

I know I definitely spend a load of time playing with new toys, I'd have got bored by now though.🤣
 

box

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
NZ
If you just want to make it look a bit sharper, give it a spray with a lanolin based product and get rid of the baling twine.

I personally like a resprayed machine if it's done right, but I'll always opt for the tidy, original and more "genuine" machine.
 
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Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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