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    Re: Hay baling - old style

    It's not so much "mighty men", there is a knack in pitching a bale. You need the proper fork for a start. Not what we call a pitchfork, that was for sheaves. A bale fork has two tines but they are...
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    Re: Hay baling - old style

    Pah, you're all too soft today. :D We used to pitch little bales all day long onto trailers with a bale fork (I still have 2 forks) and we had a couple of lads out of the village come and help us...
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    Re: Hay baling - old style

    I started my contracting career with a Massey 701 baler, same as the chap is using with the MF 35X. Called a nodding donkey because of the design of the packer. Bales were formed sideways in the...
  4. Thread: Tenancy Agreement

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    Re: Tenancy Agreement

    Thank you Simon. I have emailed you.

    Regards.
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    Re: Tenancy Agreement

    You do need to be very careful here. My first reaction is that you need to take legal advice from a lawyer who is VERY conversant with land tenure matters because your position can be quite...
  6. Thread: Confused dot Com.

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    Confused dot Com.

    I am confused about "tractor diesel" and wondered if someone could assist please ? I have bought "red diesel", "gas oil" "tractor diesel" for well over half a century for my farming and contracting...
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    Re: Claas Senator 60 combine

    There are none of the big springs on that primary shaft. The pair of drum pulleys have separate sheaves that are pushed closer together or allowed to part using small hydraulic rams which can just be...
  8. Thread: Lorry Wheels

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    Re: Lorry Wheels

    A long wheel base Land Rover used 7.50.16 tyres. I mean the Series 2 & 3 type of Land Rover, not this modern stuff.
  9. Thread: Karcher HDS 745

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    Re: Karcher HDS 745

    Apologies for this late conclusion. The problem was a burnt out capacitor. All fixed now.
  10. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    To be honest I would stick with PZ. You can get all the spares such as tines, springs, tine carriers, etc. easily. I have even seen s/h drive gears on eBay. You really want to see it on a tractor &...
  11. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    That is very true. But that particular customer did all the driving himself and he was as tight as a tick and hated having to spend money. I used to send the hay bills out around August time and one...
  12. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    I still think they are a very good machine but then I learned my haymaking as mentioned before on Cock Pheasants, Wufflers, Acrobats, even a Dickie on one place. But, like everything else, it has to...
  13. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    Completely agree. We fitted all our Haybobs with tyres as in the link and yes, I think they were 8 ply. Of course tyres get tired (sorry !!! :D:D:D) and after a few years and many many miles,...
  14. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    Yes, we always used the rope technique to catch any broken tines. Like this one : ...
  15. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    Yes. Have a look at this machine. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PZ-200-Haybob/392823140297?hash=item5b76156fc9:g:OF0AAOSwKJpe1i2R

    The left hand n/s tyre is an original, the right hand o/s tyre is a...
  16. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    That is all very true and helpful advice. Also check if the crop divider is there. It works without it but better with it.The free up and down movement of the wheels is very important. I had a friend...
  17. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    The way to make sure that the grass is moved properly is when you go through it first time with the Haybob after mowing make sure that you drive so that you are meeting the grass heads. i.e. don't...
  18. Thread: HayBob

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    Re: HayBob

    Firstly it all depends on how much haymaking you are planning to do. I used to bale for 4-5 customers who used to make between 50-70 acres each and they graduated to a Havbob after the Acrobat/Cock...
  19. Thread: Karcher HDS 745

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    Re: Karcher HDS 745

    Thanks. I've got the manual so I'l have a look.
  20. Thread: Karcher HDS 745

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    Karcher HDS 745

    I was using my Karcher HDS 745 pressure washer/steam cleaner today and I unfortunately let go of the triigger on the lance when I had got a fair bit of heat on. I always reckon to turn the heat off...
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    Re: Any carburettor advice please ?

    Here's hoping. Thanks for your help Peter.
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    Re: Any carburettor advice please ?

    I bought one of these today. I mic'd it up and the measurements are right. The only concern is if the plastic of the petrol tank is too thin to fill the "land" in the middle of the grommet....
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    Re: Any carburettor advice please ?

    Thank you FF. Yes, I wrote in the OP that I understood the reason for pipes 1 & 2 but it's the 3rd one that stumped me. There does seem to be a very simple valve arrangement in the plastic thimble at...
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    Any carburettor advice please ?

    I have one of those cheapo 2 stroke muli tools which I use as a pole saw. Today, when I started it up and revved it a bit it blew petrol out of the plastic fuel tank. When I looked underneath I could...
  25. Thread: Jack caley

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    Re: Jack caley

    Thank you Mark. I guess that it's probably a bit too late to set anything up now but my initial idea was that maybe the admin. of this site could have set up some kind of funding arrangement so that...
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