Today at work


Today at work, or Loaded and trucking,
Overhang, what overhang,

Pan mixer

Mixed Farmer
Near Colchester
Getting ready for the next lot of small bale hauling with a new to me squeezer, just needed lights and checking over.


Should be able to haul them as fast as we can bale them now - some further away fields need baling when the annoying and useless rain showers stop.


I did get some fertilizer on some aftermaths this morning though, maybe not enough rain for that in the end - we did have a severe weather warning at the time.


and discovered an almost problem with the inverter welder plug. It has only been on there for 12 years.


cows sh#t me to tears

Livestock Farmer

Farmer Roy

Arable Farmer
How many L / ha will the Air Con add to your consumtion, both high summer use and the mild to you temps you are seeing currently?

don’t know, but on a 300 hp engine while working, I think it would be very little, or even measurable . . .
It’s going to take the same amount of power to run the compressor whether it’s a 60 hp engine or 600 hp. Obviously the bigger the engine the less it is noticed

I have played around with the fuel consumption display in the past with the A/C. Just sitting at idle, showing l / hr, there is a slightly perceptible increase when turning A/C on, maybe 0.1 l / hr ?
When sitting at higher engine revs, or working in the field, you can’t notice any real difference in consumption, in either l / hr or l / ha
No worries, l think you and me could work together just fine. At least you have a keep out sign on the grain silo. A neighbour of mine used to dress his cereal seed in a cement mixer until he was no longer allowed to buy the seed dressing.

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...