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mrs mtx

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not going to lie. I’ve done very little the last few days....farm dog continued to get more and more poorly. Yesterday’s scans showed a mass in her bladder that they said was completely filling it. Today I had to sign a consent form to pts during operation if it did turn out to be a tumour (n)
Bladder stone almost the size of a golf ball out and I have my dog back :smug:😁
 

nick...

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south norfolk
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not going to lie. I’ve done very little the last few days....farm dog continued to get more and more poorly. Yesterday’s scans showed a mass in her bladder that they said was completely filling it. Today I had to sign a consent form to pts during operation if it did turn out to be a tumour (n)
Bladder stone almost the size of a golf ball out and I have my dog back :smug:😁
Really pleased for you and mimi.nice to get good news
nick...
 

SIABOD50

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@ "SIABOD50,




Ha Ha
I can indeed.

I've never been lucky enough to have a decent plough, always other folks old ones.

This one's got a mind of its own, it has good days and bad days.

Your post has disappeared off screen!!
I've got a dp7 and it's a pain to get right, I went to the trouble of increasing wheel track width by 2 inches and it now ploughs worse than it did before.
It seemed to like the fact front track was slightly wider than rear .
Now they are the same ploughing is worse. Front furrow measurement is correct but front furrow takes too much .🤔
 

Getnthair

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Mixed Farmer
Location
SW Scotland
I’ve been ploughing it for thirty years and they get less over the whole farm year on year used to pick them with diggers then stone bears now just two days by hand.
Seem to pick stones forever when younger but they have got less.

I'm just old enough that I'd be gathering stones from fields that had only been ploughed a few times by tractor, after horse ploughing. Ploughing depth changed from 6" to 9" and we found a whole new layer of glacial boulders. I have one field that, allegedly, yielded 200 (horse cart) loads of stones - and is still stony.

Ploughs changed from shear bolt legs to auto-rest and cultivators changed from drag harrows to a Rotaspike and, now, power harrows.

All that has helped reduce the stones but I'll still gather them where I can. You only need to pick them once, nothing worse than turning up the same boulder, next year.
 

bumkin

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Mixed Farmer
Location
pembrokeshire
you seem to have had more than your fair share of troubles for those hours it seems the more "advanced these machines get the more trouble they are we ran a NH tc for a number of years it was slow but it just kept plodding on nothing that could not be fixed with a hammer and a bit of string everything was mechanical if you wanted to unload pull a lever if you wanted to engage anything it was pulling a lever the machine we had after was all-electric a pita
 

Hilly

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Seem to pick stones forever when younger but they have got less.

I'm just old enough that I'd be gathering stones from fields that had only been ploughed a few times by tractor, after horse ploughing. Ploughing depth changed from 6" to 9" and we found a whole new layer of glacial boulders. I have one field that, allegedly, yielded 200 (horse cart) loads of stones - and is still stony.

Ploughs changed from shear bolt legs to auto-rest and cultivators changed from drag harrows to a Rotaspike and, now, power harrows.

All that has helped reduce the stones but I'll still gather them where I can. You only need to pick them once, nothing worse than turning up the same boulder, next year.
This land used to be hill land , im
The first person to cultivate it , it used to be under 3 foot of rashers just waste , our farm was on the market for eleven years before we bought it no one wanted it lol 😂 now all I get is “ oh it’s alright for you “ old chestnut , I think you will be able to guess my response lol
 

Getnthair

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Mixed Farmer
Location
SW Scotland
This land used to be hill land , im
The first person to cultivate it , it used to be under 3 foot of rashers just waste , our farm was on the market for eleven years before we bought it no one wanted it lol 😂 now all I get is “ oh it’s alright for you “ old chestnut , I think you will be able to guess my response lol
Most of the farm buildings around here are built from rubble and fields are drained with stone drains. All gathered off the fields.

Early Tenancies probably broke many farmers with the Improvement clauses where fields had to be brought into cultivation.

Just think how lucky you are to have a forklift. :LOL:
 

Hilly

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Most of the farm buildings around here are built from rubble and fields are drained with stone drains. All gathered off the fields.

Early Tenancies probably broke many farmers with the Improvement clauses where fields had to be brought into cultivation.

Just think how lucky you are to have a forklift. :LOL:
I’ve removed thousands tons but I have very little ! It all gets used on a farm on way or tother .
 

Lincs Lass

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Location
north lincs
I've got a dp7 and it's a pain to get right, I went to the trouble of increasing wheel track width by 2 inches and it now ploughs worse than it did before.
It seemed to like the fact front track was slightly wider than rear .
Now they are the same ploughing is worse. Front furrow measurement is correct but front furrow takes too much .🤔
DP7D were allways a pain in the jacksy to set up ,,single pitch bolt that either worked loose ,depth wheel bolt did the same ,,only way to get our to sit right was to run the right hand lift arm slighty longer on the lift rod ,,couple of turns did it ,,if running at 72inch track ,it needs to be in the center holes and front tyres inside wall lined up by the rear inside ,,
 

Pushdyke

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I've got a dp7 and it's a pain to get right, I went to the trouble of increasing wheel track width by 2 inches and it now ploughs worse than it did before.
It seemed to like the fact front track was slightly wider than rear .
Now they are the same ploughing is worse. Front furrow measurement is correct but front furrow takes too much .🤔
I reckon dowdswell ploughs were made to adjust to various track widths.

If the plough is running with the top link in line with the
centre of the tractor the front furrow should adjust to the correct width.

The thing is with old p!oughs they get put on bigger and bigger tractors. I've always thought that ploughs always run better with a tractor that as just enough weight and power to pull the plough, rather than one that would pull it at 10 mph.
 

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