What combine would you recommend

dannewhouse

Member
Location
huddersfield
We grow about 100 acre wheat and barley and probably cut an additional 60.

Currently running a mf 29 but its forever back in the yard with breakdowns.

Budget perhaps around 20k.

Open for ideas and/or offers
 

Farma Parma

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
In the Dyke Back
Yellow or that odd shade of green/white 2nd
Red Binders best kept in the shed. bright Red ones anyways. (Tin Hat on)
APH might find you something suitable id give them a call.
 

Farma Parma

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
In the Dyke Back
Must admit at them acres id just get a contractor but its not for everyone
ive used a contractor for last 11year fixed cost paid end of sept
no more huge unexpected bills it works for me.
Finding a combine in that price bracket is possible but not without its hassles at the same time.
 

bumkin

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
pembrokeshire
there is nothing worse than waiting for a contractor, I have only experienced yellow ones, the biggest expense apart from stone damage has been belts but they should not be a reliability issue if they are checked for cracks I would recommend a TX or a TC as they are uncomplicated, I think the best place to buy a combine is at a farm sale as very often they are traded in for a reason
 

rob h

Member
Location
east yorkshire
there is nothing worse than waiting for a contractor, I have only experienced yellow ones, the biggest expense apart from stone damage has been belts but they should not be a reliability issue if they are checked for cracks I would recommend a TX or a TC as they are uncomplicated, I think the best place to buy a combine is at a farm sale as very often they are traded in for a reason
thats the problem with buying another.its bound to need some parts that the previous owner didn’t want to spend on so traded it in. Best keep a bit back to pay for a good service. Or maybe have you’re own given a good check over and run i a bit longer
 

Alistair Nelson

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
E Yorks
Claas dominator, nh tc/tx or 80 or as said above budget will get in theory more jd 11 series or case axial. Just talk to a few of the s/h boys as some models for example it not possible to get some bits like the engine in some tx 32’s or the electrics in tf78’s possible worth a call to manners
 

Lincsman

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Claas dominator, nh tc/tx or 80 or as said above budget will get in theory more jd 11 series or case axial. Just talk to a few of the s/h boys as some models for example it not possible to get some bits like the engine in some tx 32’s or the electrics in tf78’s possible worth a call to manners
My last TX34 (M reg) had a powerstar engine in it, same as TX64? at the time.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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