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    #962247

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    FORD= FOUND ON RUBBISH DUMP    FIAT= FART IN A TIN

    #897007

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    For me it has to be dunlop purofort thermo's during the winter. Unbeatable for grip and keeping your feet warm.

    #965835

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    Hi,


    What about smaller machines ? We're thinking of a Manitou 627, Merlo 32.6, Deutz 26.6 or a Bobcat 2566.


     


    Which is best ? Manitou is the most expensive but the rest are hydrostatic drive......not so good on hills?


    Any thoughts?

    #962117

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    Avoid McCormick CX etrashifts like the plague ! We had one with lots of niggles and the "clutch" needed recalibrating almost weekly. We now have Case JX90U..... bulletproof and far more stable

    #962200

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    We also have a Honda TRX 500 which is great. In fact nearly everyone round here has a Honda.... its probably the equivalent of a John Deere tractor on an arable farm. Ours does about 1000 hrs a year and we usually aim to replace them every 3 to 4 years before they get too knackerd

    #1009868

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    We've been drenching trace elements for years...it does work but is quite expensive and time consuming. Have now tried applying trace elements onto the land mixed with basic slag which also has lots of trace elements but is slow releasing. Too soon to tell if it works yet.

    #896640

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    The man can be such a prat at times.....but in this case he can do us a lot of good, especially if someone was prompting him with all the relevant info. The public will take more notice of him than a hundre farmer protests.

    #965543

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    Our T6030 has also got a clunk problem, but our's does it mainly on the road when the 4 wd disengages after braking. Any suggestions ?

    #965545

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    Absolutely agree boveyfarmer, we had Fiats back in the 80's with true 4 wheel braking and New Holland claim to have progressed over the years....what a joke !!!

    #962001

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    Hi, we're on our third Honda 500. They have all been Hydrostatic and Electric shift. We have found them to be pretty bulletproof so far, but we don't keep them more than 4 yrs ( 3-4000 hours ). Can't remember any transmission problems but we only use it in auto mode. Once you get used to auto you can't be bothered with electric shift.

    #993133

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    Not much shorter eh ?????

    #961947

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    Hi, you can buy weld on brackets for about 80 a set to weld onto any attachment you like. Hope this helps

    #963170

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    We had a McCormick that clocked up 1500 hrs in two years. We hardly ever used it. We have a Case that has only 2100 hrs on the clock after 6 yrs. We use this one all the time and has done a lot more work than the clock suggests. If these two tractors are anything to go by, if you are buying used.....find find out how fast a certain tractor clocks up its hours. Some tractors with thousands of hours may not have done very much work after all, whilst others ( like our Case ) would be quite the opposite.

    #961848

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    Yes it must be I reckon ! Do you leave the engine running 24/7  ??????

    #961846

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    Boveyfarmer-- If I decide to buy a Discovery 3 it will be used as a workhorse. i.e carrying the family and/or helpers, fetching feed and parts or towing the farm's stock trailer. I certainly shan't be taking long weekends to go tresspassing on other farmers land, leaving gates open or worst still cutting fences to gain entry or exit. I know I shouldn't paint everybody with the same brush but sadly most of these so-called greenlaners are raping the countryside in the name of leisure, and I'm afraid I have no respect at all for them. WW

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