Trailed forage harvesters

mtx.jag

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Location
pembs
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There is something massively satisfying about lifting grass with a drag forager 👍
 

dod1e

Member
Why the need to continually supply harvester with 1000 rpm spline, we all have 1000rpm with a 540 spline, saves the bitter every time of changing
I can think of 3 reasons,

1. some tractors (e.g. 3000/3600 series mf) require a change of shaft to change the speed, so can only provide 1000rpm on a 21 spline shaft
2. 21 spline has higher torque capacity, and this has to be one of the highest torque applications, although not generally high shock loads
3. it indicates the speed the equipment is supposed to run at
 

cia72

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Arable Farmer
Location
central Scotland
We still run a mengele sh40 with a jd 6920 up front. The mengele must be 20yrs at least (2nd hand to us ten year ago) and the jd is now knocking on 15. The figures for a replacement tractor bandied about on another thread must be £75k + and a lely storm would have to be 25k at a guess. Add on a fleet to cart and stack the pit including labour and no wonder you don’t see too many about!
 

glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
That's the secret, don't get greedy, just lift 10s and keep it moving,with an oldish harvester it's the hare and tortoise theory every time
We always lifted single rows going fast
Then one year the brother thought three into one would be better.
Nh 892 wouldnt look at it.
That was the end of me chopping silage
 

Xerion

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Location
Deutschland
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There is something massively satisfying about lifting grass with a drag forager 👍

Love these pictures, reminds me of the good old days :)
As soon as I saw them I got a whiff of Add-F :ROFLMAO: How many times did we try and lift a drum on the chopper to realise somebody had loosened the cap out the result was a shower in add-f and run like feck and jump in the canal :eek: dangerous times but happy days never the less .

Max
 

mtx.jag

Member
Location
pembs
Love these pictures, reminds me of the good old days :)
As soon as I saw them I got a whiff of Add-F :ROFLMAO: How many times did we try and lift a drum on the chopper to realise somebody had loosened the cap out the result was a shower in add-f and run like feck and jump in the canal :eek: dangerous times but happy days never the less .

Max
I don’t miss Add-F one bit,who ever came up with the idea that bugs did the job and far better/safer needs a medal 😂
 

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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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