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    Re: I'm a lucky idiot

    Quite so. It's the classical dilemma: spend a bucket load of money on a machine to do a job, then figure out if it should be sold or kept until it's needed again.

    I have another dam designed and...
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    Re: I'm a lucky idiot

    One of my snouts remarked privately that such contact could not be made with a standard bucket, and he confirmed what I had wondered about. It would be very bad design, if it was possible normally.
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    I'm a lucky idiot

    Was picking out the spot to dump the bucket while slewing the 360, not realising I
    was still crowding the bucket & pulling in the dipper arm - until the
    cutting edge of the bucket hit the right...
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    What'll they think of next?

    https://newatlas.com/robotics/blue-white-robotics-autonomous-tractor-kit/
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    Re: JCB JZ140 engine error codes

    Done well, FF, thank you!

    I tried registering for the JCB online parts, but was unable to. The last data field required the "letters/numbers below" to be entered - but I could not scroll to the...
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    Re: Best tractor ever made?

    Surely the MF 100 series? I have 3, all still available for work whenever I want!


    Got to admit though, none are as pleasant to drive as the MF4225. Superb cab!

    JV
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    Re: Hay baling - old style

    Gawd,zaza!

    Your pitchers must have been mighty men. I can't imagine anyone here pitching one bale, never mind two!

    As for "good days", seems to me they were good only coz they are old! I'm old...
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    Re: Hay baling - old style

    Excellent post zaza. Thank you!

    I was not familiar with the 701, and had to look it up, but it's design evolution is clear: a stationary baler with a pickup glued to its side. The needles worked...
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    Hay baling - old style

    Ah, the memories!

    Including some I'd like to forget, like spreading mouldy hay as mulch. It's a wonder I didn't get Farmer's Lung!

    And discovering that the top layer of bales on a stack had...
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    Re: JCB JZ140 engine error codes

    A very kind offer, thanks FF. I think I know where to find the serial number, but as I remember, it is not very clear. I'll take a look later.

    JV
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    Re: JCB JZ140 engine error codes

    Hey FF, take a bow young man, coz you seem to have fixed the problem by remote control.

    The need to test the solenoid as you suggested has been niggling me all day, until late this arvo I went to...
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    Re: JCB JZ140 engine error codes

    FF - contemplated your post today as I went about other work, and I think you are correct: I should test the solenoid (It's a Woodward 1756ES).

    The multimeter established that 24v is being...
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    Re: JCB JZ140 engine error codes

    More good questions! It *might* be possible to jumper the solenoid from a battery, but it would be a fiddle which might not prove anything.

    I see three wires to the solenoid which I presume allow...
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    Re: JCB JZ140 engine error codes

    Thanks FF - good points all, as usual :):)

    The injection pump is an in-line unit, and the solenoid pulls the stop lever via a Bowden type cable about 750 long. Several applications of Ballistol...
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    Re: New Year greetings

    Precisely! Will Darwin's principles apply? ;):rolleyes:

    JV
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    Re: JCB JZ140 engine error codes

    Problem solved - I think!

    First, disconnected the flywheel sensor - starter wouldn't operate, so I established that the computer needs a signal.
    Tried wedging the throttle open a bit - cannot...
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    Re: JCB JZ140 engine error codes

    On further thought, is the flywheel sensor simply reporting that the engine is turning over at too slow a speed (for whatever reason) or is it controlling that speed by having failed, or has...
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    Re: New Year greetings

    Yes, that's it!

    JV
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    Re: New Year greetings

    Yep, that's my server. Mystery continues!:confused:

    JV
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    JCB JZ140 engine error codes

    Hoping the BFF Brains Trust can help, and as is sometimes the case, what seems to be a simple problem might have an alternative solution. I'll tell the long story, coz sometimes the long way around...
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    Re: New Year greetings

    Don't think so, Paw. I checked the link and what I posted is what I downloaded from Gee's email. I can play it from Downloads, but cannot send it to myself as an attachment. The link is to a 43...
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    Re: New Year greetings

    Evening FF

    Hmm... now that's a puzzle. When I click on the link shown in your reply, I go to Apple News, to which I have not subscribed, but comes automatically at the weekend!

    Maybe Gee could...
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    Re: New Year greetings

    Gee sent me this:

    VID-20210101-WA0007.mp4
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    New Year greetings

    To all readers & lurkers on BFF, from Tasmania, where we are experiencing the gentlest of summers as a result of a very weak La Nina, and, (as far as I know) no C19.

    JV
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    Re: Claas or Valtra

    Loss of dealer: anything to do with JD's re-organisation?
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