trailer skid

busy time of year, so no time to knock one up.... anyone know of anyone that sells trailer skids as mine has been pulled off. My only real want is it needs to be quite tall 9" or so. The ones on the net are only ever 6"
 

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busy time of year, so no time to knock one up.... anyone know of anyone that sells trailer skids as mine has been pulled off. My only real want is it needs to be quite tall 9" or so. The ones on the net are only ever 6"
Phone the factory of wherever made the trailer?
 
In the days of changing trailers on and off the forage harvester every load I made skids from thick walled box section the same width and no wider than the trailer drawbars. The forward end was sloping so as to ride over swaths without dragging and extended up to the original fixing hole through the drawbar. The skid was about 70 cm long and obviously unbalanced so on top of the rear of the skid I welded a forward facing tongue and a corresponding sliding fixing point under the drawbar. These skids were somewhat heavy but nevertheless could be attached and removed by one person sitting on the ground balancing the rear of the skid on a boot toe whilst manouvering the front to insert the original fixing pin. The geometry was such that the skid bottom was flat on the floor when the trailer was unhitched and allowed plenty of room for hooking up.
They actually never came off the trailers because they were very successful at traversing swaths of all different crops without dragging and exhibited a far lower ground pressure than anything else available at the time, or probably now.
Should have patented it !

Remember where you saw the description first.......
 
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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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