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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Oh, you gentlemen are such a hoot, with your witty phrases :D

    You UK sceptics do not have a patent. Tree growing scams are universal; Tasmanian blue gums in California in the late 19C. Victorian...
  2. Re: JCB JZ140 360 track motor plugs problem

    Blood oath essexpete! Is the Pope Catholic?;)

    I check it before every daily start up! the previous owner (machinery hire company) claims he spent $30k replacing the slew motor & gearbox before...
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    Re: Does John Maddocks wear Blue pants?

    If it would help to make it rain... I would!:eek::D

    Some NSW farmers might be celebrating, but where they got millimetres, we got drops. Australia is a big country!

    JV
  4. Re: JCB JZ140 360 track motor plugs problem

    Success! FF's suggestion was the nearest to what succeeded. A short piece of M20 bar, smaller than the plug, tapped with a claw hammer around the periphery of each plug saw success. Took a couple...
  5. Re: JCB JZ140 360 track motor plugs problem

    Thanks for the reminder about the welder circuit going thru the bearings. The sprocket is nice & shiny & should make a good earth, but see my comment to MC130 which follows.

    JV
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    Thanks MC130. Already used a short piece of pipe, to the extent the key was flexing.

    Until I know the purpose of what I think is a lead washer, I'm reluctant to put any heat on; don't want it...
  7. Re: JCB JZ140 360 track motor plugs problem

    Hmm.. two good ideas - thanks gents - even if opposite views! I'll try both - carefully!

    JV
  8. JCB JZ140 360 track motor plugs problem

    Calling the BFF brains trust!

    One of the track motors on said 360 (recently acquired), has begun singing a little song, so I thought I should check the oil level. Problem is, I cannot move the...
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    Re: Whoda thunkit

    My apologies to the 35 people who viewed my post. I thought I'd be smart & leave a name off the end, coz it gave the game away.

    The following link should be correct:
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    Whoda thunkit

    Not me!!

    https://newatlas.com/remarkable-people/house-with-no-knocker-robert-stephenson/
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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...
  13. Thread: Boris

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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
  21. 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
  23. 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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