Trailed forage harvesters

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
I agree, it is hardly that onerous to hook something up with a drawbar and pin.
if youre lucky /if you have time to get off fiddle with the lynch pin and wrestle out a possibly tight tow pin.
see what he wrote at the bottom of the post, (y)if the trailed implement catches fire with a pickup hitch is far easier to dump it off and nip out the way ,saving at least the tractor.
 
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I get that, the one advantage which I have outlined is if something catches fire especially if its on power beyond as thats just feeding the fire, Simply drop and go.

Alternatively I could replace the 200hp tractor under insurance fairly straight forward. Harder to find a good jf 1100 mk2 or alternative 5 knife wide drum jf stoll.

For this reason we run the baler on hook pickup not drawbar and pin
 
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somerset
Remember a post on here a few years back, compass tractors sold a new 1360 or something and was blew up in the first daydue to metal detector fault. Farm worker posted here and facebook...didnt go down well
 

eulb

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Anyone got a main 90 degree gearbox off a JF kicking about?

I know Cowking will have one but he’ll want a fortune for it.
 

Bury the Trash

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Mixed Farmer
I get that, the one advantage which I have outlined is if something catches fire especially if its on power beyond as thats just feeding the fire, Simply drop and go.

Alternatively I could replace the 200hp tractor under insurance fairly straight forward. Harder to find a good jf 1100 mk2 or alternative 5 knife wide drum jf stoll.

For this reason we run the baler on hook pickup not drawbar and pin
Yes thats the reason i posted , for hot weather harvesting machinery and any one that's had like a baler catch fire would know what was meant.
Saw and smelt a wisp/whiff of burning, of smoke so I managed to get the pin out and drove off before it got too established luckily and when the tractor was parked safe i went back to the baler and put it out with water container and fire extinguisher ,very lucky that time but still a tad scary.

Pick up hitch would've been quicker and pto shaft and oil pipes would've just pulled away .electrics as well chucked out the back or ripped much better than letting the whole lot go up.

Often experience is the best teacher unfortunately.
 

ford 7810

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Location
cumbria
Pick up hitch on a forager when I first read it I thought for picking trailers up. If my memory serves me right Standard drawbar for 540is 14 inch and 16 inch for 1000rpm
 

Martin Holden

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Grassland Exhibitor
Location
Cheltenham
Remember a post on here a few years back, compass tractors sold a new 1360 or something and was blew up in the first daydue to metal detector fault. Farm worker posted here and facebook...didnt go down well
He did and it didn’t! The problem was eventually found to be circuit board related and not stopping the drive fast enough. Think the mid’ cured it. It was a 1460 by the way
 

mtx.jag

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Location
pembs
Anyone out lifting presently with a trailed harvester?

Few weeks to wait yet in wet Fermanagh
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Two weeks and be on second cut 👍
 

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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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