Towing stuff about in tandem

steh

Member
Livestock Farmer
We pull a ramp or dropbox loader behind the lime spreader. We did pipe up so all the brakes work on both things on tow so everything stops in a strat line in an emergency. And had all the lights working on both (7 pin plug and hydraulic brake connecter we put in a place lime would not attack them too bad) put some extra side markers try not to surprise people overtaking by the extra light of the turnout.
Been running like that from the late 70s till now and never had a problem even got pulled in on a VSO Check when they were pulling in HGV's in a layby and they could not find anything apart from they said we should have chevron marker boards at the back (like HGVs) because of the total length, that would have been in the 90.s.
 

Kidds

Member
Horticulture
Please explain the loss to the exchequer of some bloke carrying a knackered Fiesta transit from place to place.

This for my ten pence worth is where the NFU etc should be on the Government to tidy up stupid rules just like this.
You are using rebated fuel to carry a vehicle that should run on non rebated fuel. It doesn't matter if it is a knackered Fiesta or a Humvee, they are the rules.
The rules are simple, just put white in the tractor and carry on if you want to. I didn't make the law and I don't particularly object to them tbh, just use a high sided trailer and an MGB then they can't see the car
 

roscoe erf

Member
Livestock Farmer
We pull a ramp or dropbox loader behind the lime spreader. We did pipe up so all the brakes work on both things on tow so everything stops in a strat line in an emergency. And had all the lights working on both (7 pin plug and hydraulic brake connecter we put in a place lime would not attack them too bad) put some extra side markers try not to surprise people overtaking by the extra light of the turnout.
Been running like that from the late 70s till now and never had a problem even got pulled in on a VSO Check when they were pulling in HGV's in a layby and they could not find anything apart from they said we should have chevron marker boards at the back (like HGVs) because of the total length, that would have been in the 90.s.
They were decent and fair in the nineties not now mind
 

Renaultman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Darlington
Awfully small though, trailed chipper implies something that's more like 500 - 800 horsepower.
That is probably bigger than it looks, but then there's this for the big jobs
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Runs Like a Deere

Member
Mixed Farmer
You are using rebated fuel to carry a vehicle that should run on non rebated fuel. It doesn't matter if it is a knackered Fiesta or a Humvee, they are the rules.
The rules are simple, just put white in the tractor and carry on if you want to. I didn't make the law and I don't particularly object to them tbh, just use a high sided trailer and an MGB then they can't see the car

The rules are simple but the practicalities of following the rules are not simple.

Use white diesel for towing, no problem but the tank needs to be emptied and cleaned of red each time you add white. Two tanks would be a simple answer but that's illegal.
 

Runs Like a Deere

Member
Mixed Farmer
So are you saying you can not tow a ATV petrol bike , which is road reg behind a tractor
I think as of friday you would have to justify that towing it is entirely for the purposes of agriculture. An ATV petrol bike might be justifiable as a tool for rearing livestock but an electric car I think is dubious?

Obviously only an issue if running red, my original point was how difficult it is to switch back and forth between red and white.
 

MX7

Member
Location
cotswolds
Slightly off topic.
I assume that towing a small car behind the large motorhome is perfectly legal.
Something I would quite like to do if I could afford such a large motorhome , and find many places to park it in the uk.
I am on about the home from home motorhome the size of a 40+ seater coach size!!! Must cost a few quid and then there’s the problem of getting a license to drive one . ;)
 

Highland Mule

Member
Livestock Farmer
Slightly off topic.
I assume that towing a small car behind the large motorhome is perfectly legal.
Something I would quite like to do if I could afford such a large motorhome , and find many places to park it in the uk.
I am on about the home from home motorhome the size of a 40+ seater coach size!!! Must cost a few quid and then there’s the problem of getting a license to drive one . ;)
Towed vehicle needs to have brakes, or be under 750kg. Probably need to put it on a braked dolly or trailer to overcome that.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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