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  1. Re: Is there anyone near Lister Wilder Ltd, Reading?

    Thank you FF. You are a good man. :):)

    JV
  2. Is there anyone near Lister Wilder Ltd, Reading?

    I'm hoping someone is located within cooee of Lister Wilder in Reading, can take delivery of some parts and send them on to me.

    Tines for an MF1455E baler appear to be unobtainable in Aus., but I...
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    Re: Modern technology!

    BTW, do you still have the tinnies and string?? :D

    Of course! Always have a backup ready to go! :)
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    Re: Modern technology!

    Good point Paw; I had not forgotten. Photons are much more sexy ! ;)
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    Re: Modern technology!

    Nice story Jack; "heart warming" would be a good description.

    But it is only half a story.

    Consider this: I could be sitting in a dinghy at 8:30 p.m. tonight (daylight saving) dangling a line...
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    Re: Most unusual!

    What do you make of the plough with the hydraulic cylinder from the lower links to the plough top link? I note the tractor had a top link connection. Not only that, I'm surprised that single...
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    Most unusual!

    A one-lung Landini pulling a 2 point linkage plow?

    Never seen anything like it:eek:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4asNIt3diyc

    Other interesting one-lungers as well, presumably a field day....
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Before the bricks start flying, dear reader, you should know that I'm half a world away, and not eligible to vote!

    But... this makes sense to me.
    ...
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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...
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    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
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    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...
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    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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    Re: JCB JZ140 360 track motor plugs problem

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

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

    JV
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    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...
  21. 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...
  23. Thread: Boris

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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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