what grinds your gears

colhonk

Member
Location
Darlington
Filling the sprayer with Crawler :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: will never use that ferkin stuff again, took an hour to get it into sprayer then had 20% of tank was foam. Why just Why is it not a liquid.
 
These newfangled tractors that turn off on the key. If you've had to jump start it to get the feeding done with a low battery, it will suddenly stop as the batttery runs down and the shut off does its thing when you are a mile from home. Back in the days of the old 434s, you just jumped them and they ran happily all day.
 

smcapstick

Member
Location
Kirkby Lonsdale
These newfangled tractors that turn off on the key. If you've had to jump start it to get the feeding done with a low battery, it will suddenly stop as the batttery runs down and the shut off does its thing when you are a mile from home. Back in the days of the old 434s, you just jumped them and they ran happily all day.
You could always put a new battery on it..?
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You could always put a new battery on it..?
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It has a new battery but the alternator died without bothering to show a red light on the dash. I never realised that it would run the battery down and stop while just ticking over with nothing turned on. The Disco did the same a while ago, the alternator failed without warning while Mrs Fred was coming home with the horse trailer and it ran fine til it stopped dead in the middle of the 4 lane bit of the A31. Older diesls would keep running and get you home, but i guess the electronic bits drain the battery.
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
What kind of test did you do? I'd be tempted to give it a day or two and try another one (PCR?)
Just the home standard self test kit, pipe cleaner in throat and up nose mixed with reagent and two drops on the plastic encased test strip. We had a visitor with a bunged up nose a week ago, the sort that has to hold forth for half an hour. Reckon that’s where it came from as otherwise we haven’t really seen anybody. Most aggravating.
 

Highland Mule

Member
Livestock Farmer
Just the home standard self test kit, pipe cleaner in throat and up nose mixed with reagent and two drops on the plastic encased test strip. We had a visitor with a bunged up nose a week ago, the sort that has to hold forth for half an hour. Reckon that’s where it came from as otherwise we haven’t really seen anybody. Most aggravating.
Yeah, I'd be getting a PCR test - far more accurate, I believe. For your own peace of mind, if nowt else.
 

Celt83

Member
Livestock Farmer
Yeah, I'd be getting a PCR test - far more accurate, I believe. For your own peace of mind, if nowt else.
One of the wife's work colleague felt rough and went for a pcr, came back negative. That night she still felt rough and took a home lft - positive! No consistency.
 

Highland Mule

Member
Livestock Farmer
One of the wife's work colleague felt rough and went for a pcr, came back negative. That night she still felt rough and took a home lft - positive! No consistency.

There's no doubt that the LFT is less accurate / sensitive than the PCR, but it's quicker and cheaper. Unusual that the PCR would come negative when the LFT didn't but I guess the virus might just have got a hold as the PCR was done. Or maybe they cotton bud didn't get up enough/too far for one but not the other. Mrs HM gets a PCR once a month as part of an ONS survey, but it's still self taken which is probably the weakest link in the chain.
 

Celt83

Member
Livestock Farmer
There's no doubt that the LFT is less accurate / sensitive than the PCR, but it's quicker and cheaper. Unusual that the PCR would come negative when the LFT didn't but I guess the virus might just have got a hold as the PCR was done. Or maybe they cotton bud didn't get up enough/too far for one but not the other. Mrs HM gets a PCR once a month as part of an ONS survey, but it's still self taken which is probably the weakest link in the chain.
This virus is a mystery for sure!
 

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