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  1. Re: Tractor Pull - Richmond Corner, NB, Canada

    I'm curious about the tyres on the tractor in the pic. Are they especially made for pulling?

    JV
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    Bitcoin's energy consumption

    I'd always suspected it would be high, not from mining as this article claims, but as a result of the storage of each Blockchain entry. If you accept that CO2, is a problem, then Bitcoin is also.
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    Dirty work at the crossroads?

    Or:

    An outsiders look at Boris' Brain.

    https://insidestory.org.au/boriss-brain/

    JV
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    Re: Massey Ferguson baler in haylage?

    Agree completely about your weather comment.

    JV
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    Re: Massey Ferguson baler in haylage?

    Zaza wrote: And do not be under any mis-illusion, it the stuff gets too hot it will self ignite.

    No problem! Test the temperature with a crowbar by driving it into the stack. If it melts, run...
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    Re: Massey Ferguson baler in haylage?

    I've never seen wrapped small bales here, but I imagine they would be a pain to handle - and use a lot of plastic for the volume of hay stored.

    Many, many moons ago, I experimented with a...
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    Re: Citroen Godess Starter motor

    Mystery solved! No magic mixture; the angle grinder exposed the secret.

    The segments are keyed onto the shaft (separated by mica insulation) by two lobes on the segments which are sandwiched...
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    Citroen Godess Starter motor

    Amused myself today by salvaging the copper from a long discarded starter from a Citroen Goddess. The windings came away with no problem, but the segments the brushes run on refuse to budge.

    I've...
  9. Weird MF168 hydraulics: ff was right!

    To recap: Venerable MF168 Multipower, total hours unknown, suddenly developed a weird hydraulics problem. On a cold start, the auxiliary pump supplying the externals would make a nasty noise. The...
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    Re: MF4225 hydraulics question

    Thanks for the info, Agrimax. I was hoping it would be for "constant pumping " so I could attach the backhoe. The venerable MF168 needs the hydraulic pump strainer cleaned, apparently, and that might...
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    MF4225 hydraulics question

    To the BFF Brains Trust:

    There are two external circuits on this tractor. The inside lever (connections 1& 2, from memory) has three positions: up; hold; down.

    The outer lever (3&4) seems to...
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    Comparison of thread repair inserts

    https://dsportmag.com/the-tech/three-ways-to-fix-damaged-threads/
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    Re: Yellowhammers.

    One of my favourites:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCFVl4KYd4Q



    And possibly one of the best of many versions:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlSjd9ysbVM
  14. Re: Massey Ferguson 35 Fuel Injection Pump Issue

    I heard that timing was critical; replace a worn timing chain and get the timing correct and they were no trouble to start. Apart from the post above, I have no personal experience. No problem...
  15. Re: Massey Ferguson 35 Fuel Injection Pump Issue

    Hmm... sounds rather like my faux pas of many moons ago. I offered to replace the leaking seal in the pump of my neighbour's 4 cylinder 35. After the job was done, the tractor would start, but...
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    Re: MF168: sudden linkage hydraulics failure

    To continue the story: I'd discounted ff's proposition that the inlet screen (for both the lift and auxiliary pumps) was blocked, coz the loader supplied by the aux. pump worked as normal. Instead,...
  17. Thread: Why?

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    Re: Why?

    The Aus. experience of food prices not keeping up with the Consumer Price Index is shown in this graph of milk prices over the last 30 years:
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    Re: What happened ?

    Hmm.. I sympathise re the calving cows. Makes me wonder if you should get the cows' selenium levels checked, assuming they are having calving difficulties. Exfarmer would agree with me, since we've...
  19. Thread: Why?

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    Re: Why?

    I agree with LALANS; if I remember correctly, a survey some time ago by R. Murdoch's News Corp. found that (provided the food is considered safe) the majority of shoppers will buy on price.
  20. Thread: Why?

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    Re: Why?

    That's the figure for the US (I posted it recently on another thread) and I expect it would be pretty much the same for everywhere in the western world. Vastly different to the figure of a century...
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    Re: What happened ?

    Ditto and ditto, from the other side of the world.

    JV
  22. Thread: Why?

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    Re: Why?

    A very good question Jack.

    I wonder if it is because farmers (as a breed) are not sociopaths. Seems to me that many "successful" businessmen are.

    JV
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    Re: Thoughts on logic weedwiper

    Take a look at the Weedwiper at Micron Sprayers, and the Weedswiper at J.B. Edlington & Co. Both have electronic feedback control which monitors the amount of herbicide in the pads and pumps just...
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    Re: Pictures from Rural Austraila

    'Evening ff

    Some nice pics there.

    Re the Upton tractor (with Scania engine) you remind me of a story on the ABC and elsewhere of some weeks back, of a one-off giant Upton tractor:
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    Re: MF168: sudden linkage hydraulics failure

    Good evening ff. I had wondered if you were still soaking up some Australian vitamin D. Truth is, vitamin D produced by Tasmanian sunshine is far superior than that in W.A. ;)

    Re my recalcitrant...
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