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    Re: Must farmers change their ways?

    Hello Ironhead

    Re trees, you are writing to the converted here. I could go on for hours about the disgraceful management of our forest industry. I was a forest activist for nearly 10 years, and...
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    Must farmers change their ways?

    This is a story from an Australian farmer's viewpoint.

    Matthew Evans moved to Tasmania from Sydney, and runs a small holding and rural restaurant, making TV shows broadcast nationally (Gourmet...
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    Re: Boris

    Indeed!

    Retired L.A. lawyer and prolific blogger Bob Lefsetz, started yesterday's letter as follows:

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    How do you lose a Presidency?
    Very slowly, then all at once.
    This is not a new...
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    Re: harvest in the 50's

    Although the farming here (almost half way around the world) is a little different, the type of memories you quote compared to the situation today are very similar.

    Only yesterday, prime farmland...
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    Re: Boris

    You might even think about abandoning first-past-the post voting & introduce Hare-Clark proportional representation.

    THAT would stir things up! :eek::rolleyes:
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    Learning how to weld - step one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv7sBCWdiZI

    Watch very, very carefully, before going on to step 2.;):eek::D

    JV
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    Re: blind drivers

    Drivers here hate tractors on roads too! :mad:

    I've never been hit, but have seen some near misses while on the road with hay equipment. Thinking I should fit a dashcam.

    And a completely...
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    Re: MF 6465 Hard To Start

    Thanks ff; a good description.

    JV
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    Re: MF 6465 Hard To Start

    Forgive me hijacking the thread with two dumb questions: how does a Tier 3 engine differ from earlier models, and where does the common rail come into the picture?

    JV
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    Re: A bit more help please ? MF 135

    Spot on, agrimax - although I had to grunt a little to get it to move.Many thanks for the tip.

    JV
  11. Re: As if there wasn't enough to worry about....

    Oops, sorry:o. More haste less speed required!

    https://www.farmtender.com.au/primeagnews/desertification-why-is-it-one-of-the-greatest-threats-of-our-time

    JV
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    Cover cropping

    My dad called it "green manure"

    https://www.farmtender.com.au/primeagnews/the-importance-of-cover-cropping-in-soil-health

    JV
  13. As if there wasn't enough to worry about....

    Desertification: the UK is not immune (see map towards the end of the report)

    JV
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    They said What??? !!!

    Here's your belly laugh for the day! :D

    https://www.farmtender.com.au/primeagnews/ag-tech-sunday-tractor-v-horse-pros-and-cons-haha

    JV
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    Re: A bit more help please ? MF 135

    And for MacOS users: Shift and Command held down, then 4. That combination provides a "rifle scope" tool which includes coordinate figures (probably in pixels) referenced from the top left corner of...
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    Re: A bit more help please ? MF 135

    Aha! Thank you. I'll try that tomorra.

    JV
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    Re: A bit more help please ? MF 135

    A question for Agrimax (since he's on this thread and hoping zaza won't mind me hijacking the thread) : the cabin light in my MF4225 doesn't work; I presume a failed globe. How do I get to it? The...
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    Re: A bit more help please ? MF 135

    Thanks Agrimax - no need to apologise, you've saved me some time. You've also confirmed what I'd expected.

    JV
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    Plants have "body clocks"

    Knowing this could be useful to enhance the effectiveness of herbicides.
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    Re: Thoughts on logic weedwiper

    I can't recommend it coz it is not registered for use through wipers and is therefore illegal, but plenty have told me that Dow Shield will give a better result than Roundup on thistles. I understand...
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    Re: A bit more help please ? MF 135

    I'll consult the Service Manual Oracle in the morning - but I expect someone will advise before that happens .

    JV
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    Re: Thoughts on logic weedwiper

    Should have gone to Specsavers! ;)
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    Re: A bit more help please ? MF 135

    Gosh! Only 5 K hours? Not yet run in! My old girl's hour meter stopped at about 7k, and that was decades ago. Wouldn't be surprised if it's up near 20k by now.

    I had the injectors out for their...
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    Re: A bit more help please ? MF 135

    The workshop manual describes only how to remove and replace the pump; it is silent about the seal. As I remember, (the pumps on the 35 & 135 should be the same, surely) it's an O ring, and easy to...
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    Re: A bit more help please ? MF 135

    Did it once (replaced the seal on the pump shaft) on the neighbours's 4 cylinder 35. Somehow managed to turn the pump one revolution (or something). Engine would start & run to low revs, but no...
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