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  1. Thread: Galvanising?

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    Re: Galvanising?

    I know that you need holes in pipe and box section for those purposes and there'll be plenty of holes drilled, was just curious about others views but would seem that the acid bath is plenty, was...
  2. Thread: Cover crop?

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    Re: Cover crop?

    Heavy in bits and black in others, typical!
    Weedwiping to do tomorrow for people that haven't messed me about, afraid he's down the pecking order a bit now instead of the gate being closed. Lol.😂
  3. Thread: Cover crop?

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    Re: Cover crop?

    He knows he has made a booboo and if left to me it would be done, I definitely emphasised that enough, but he's a customer, same as lots of others and if I'm too hard on him it might be detrimental...
  4. Thread: Cover crop?

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    Cover crop?

    5 acre field belonging to a non farming customer, I cut back big overgrown hedges, got sheughs cleaned, some drainage done then ploughed and lime on to get grass seed down but he then decided to...
  5. Thread: Galvanising?

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    Galvanising?

    Currently building a trailer body for a caravan chassis to cart quad and equipment around and thinking about galvanising it once finished. Up to now any galvanising I've had done I have had it...
  6. Thread: French drought

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    Re: French drought

    I've just picked up this thread after being too busy this last while to catch up on the BFF. Interesting to hear of your travels Jack and the views and perceptions of people from other nations in the...
  7. Re: Are flailsdirect brand hedgecutter flails fine to use?

    Btw it was Reas of Finvoy put me onto them, they get some bits and pieces from them.
  8. Re: Are flailsdirect brand hedgecutter flails fine to use?

    I have ordered a couple of samples for my flail mulcher to try and have more flexibility when they come into contact with rock and stones in among the rushes. A couple of twisted shackles and 2 sets...
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    Re: V62 replacement rego

    Perhaps some useful pointers from these folks.........http://www.ihoc.org.uk
  10. Re: Concave calamity and gone with the wind...........

    Sounds bad enough but also that yous got away lighter than some.....at least no-one was hurt.
    I remember one year when I lived in Scotland the farm manager hung some rope bangers oh the hedge along...
  11. Thread: FQAS

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    Re: FQAS

    One comment I put on my first reply to the customer was to get the inspector to contact me directly but the customer seems to not have picked this up. Got another email from him to say he's going to...
  12. Thread: FQAS

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    Re: FQAS

    My thoughts too and I'm keeping that as a last resort but want to see what else they come back to my customer with in the meantime. I agree with the principal of these schemes but the practicalities...
  13. Thread: FQAS

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    FQAS

    I've had a customer request my PA certificate and MOT for my equipment I use in my weed control contracting due to having a FQAS inspection. So I sent off an email with a scan of my PA2 to prove I...
  14. Thread: Wood Pellets

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    Re: Wood Pellets

    My reading is that quality doesn't matter, just a delivery for traceability? 🤔🤔
  15. Thread: grading frame

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    Re: grading frame

    http://www.johnaweir.co.uk/new-machinery/land-levellers-land-roller/fleming-8ft-landleveller-ll8-45
    Would this be the thing?
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    Re: Hydro 84 - Power Steering

    If your spools are putting up pressure, try pulling a spool and turning the steering wheel at same time. A former Case IH mechanic told me to do this on my 85 series once when steering wouldn't work....
  17. Thread: Diesel Quads

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    Re: Diesel Quads

    I was out weedwiping yesterday and today and noticed on several occasions that I needed a sudden burst of power to push on over a softish place before the top would break and then I'd be...
  18. Thread: Diesel Quads

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    Re: Diesel Quads

    I would expect with the charge and range of a battery powered bike I wouldn't get home some nights........mind you the wife thinks some nights I'd be better off staying out as coming home. The...
  19. Thread: Diesel Quads

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    Diesel Quads

    Has anyone got experience with the Artic Cat diesel engined quads. What are they like to use, service and maintain, reliability etc. I know that they aren't made anymore so it would be 2nd hand and...
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    Re: ERF ES6 truck chassis shortening.

    I would say it would make a fair bit of difference. If you tried to put a 14 foot trailer into where you had only been putting a 10 foot one it would be a fair bit more awkward.
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    Re: Something else to worry about

    That's probably got something to do with the restrictions put in place by EU in allowing glyphosate to be relicensed for another while.
    http://www.hse.gov.uk/pesticides/news/glyphosate-poe-ppps.htm
  22. Thread: Doddie Weir

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    Re: Doddie Weir

    https://www.myname5doddie.co.uk
    I've only known 1 man who suffered from this disease but that was 1 too many. I know that this isn't going to help Doddie in his battle but will please him to be...
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    Re: Bogie drive on trailers

    Ahhhhhhhh. I hadn't read the blurb on that setup and assumed it was a type of friction drive to assist over rough terrain. Just goes to show that I should practice what I preach to my kids.........
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    Re: Bogie drive on trailers

    https://goo.gl/images/63xVPf
    Just found this pic online.
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    Bogie drive on trailers

    Evening all.
    What would you call the setup where on a tandem axle trailer with pivoting bogies there is a 3rd wheel attached between the 2 rubber tyres and is there to help transfer drive from front...
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