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  1. Sheeps' brains are not just sheep brains

    Of course any sheep farmer knows sheep are smart... yes?
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    Re: Watched this last night

    Very interesting videos. As I understand it, making chairs is not easy, but it didn't seem so. I've never seen the "rounding-off" tool. Very useful

    JV
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    Re: Watched this last night

    Thanks zaza. I have no idea what computerized jiggery pokery you did - but it worked! I'll watch it this evening (the sun is up now, so there's work to be done :().

    JV
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    Re: Watched this last night

    Sounds interesting. We can't watch it in Aus coz of geographic rights 'issues', but presumably it is one of a series, so we'll probably see it broadcast here in due course.

    JV
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    Re: Swarmfarm's robots

    I'm not at all familiar with broadacre cropping in Aus., but my guess is that few - if any- farmers bother with tramlines. I'm guessing that the (generally) sandy soils probably don't compact as...
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    Swarmfarm's robots

    Australian company SwarmFarms is betting small robots are the go.

    https://www.farmtender.com.au/primeagnews/getting-weeds-early-swarmfarms

    JV
  7. A scary report: are we at a tipping point with weed control?

    A report from the US, but widely applicable I suspect.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171004162019.htm


    "Like antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," resistant weeds simply can't be...
  8. Re: Some pics of classic Swedish logging machines

    Not surprised you forgot "wheel", when your brain is upside down as it is :):rolleyes:

    JV
  9. Re: Some pics of classic Swedish logging machines

    Inspecting the said pic closely, is the left hand cabin door blocked by the front part of the mudguard?

    JV
  10. Re: Some pics of classic Swedish logging machines

    Evening ff

    Not sure what you mean, exactly, coz I don't believe I've ever seen a County 654 in the round, but I presume you mean the wheel centres. Are they set so that the wheels are as far...
  11. Some pics of classic Swedish logging machines

    Includes pics of Muir Hill & Nuffield tractors.

    http://www.atl.nu/skog/fran-minibandare-till-kvistare-kapare/

    JV
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    Beware high pressure fluid injection under your skin

    Food for thought.

    https://hydraulics.infusionsoft.com/app/hostedEmail/51246398/4491023e497e8c75

    JV
  13. Re: Bacteria use spears to eliminate competitors

    Dunno about the firearms licence, but it seem they are equipped for a good screw! :D

    JV
  14. Bacteria use spears to eliminate competitors

    This is so weird, perhaps it should be listed in Classic Machinery ! :confused::undecided:
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  15. Is climate change making our food less nutririous?

    http://newatlas.com/carbon-dioxide-atmosphere-food-nutrition/51416/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=9ed3c0579f-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-9ed3c0579f-90578269

    JV
  16. Thread: Iceland

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    Re: Iceland

    Nice pics.
    I don't see many trees. Must be hard for the dogs ;):)

    I presume you stood across the continental divide, with one foot on each continent.


    JV
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    JD buys new robitics company

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/06/deere-is-acquiring-blue-river-technology-for-305-million.html

    Hmmm.... will we all be out of a job - or will we all go broke buying the technology to keep...
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    Re: Micronic centrifugal filters

    Despite my concern about Murphy's Law #36, I had a rush of blood to the head and tackled The Monster.

    Worst part was getting at it to clean the dirt from around the beast. It's in a mongrel of a...
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    Re: Kelso Ram Sales

    Jeez! I'm envious of that pasture. It's a green drought here:eek:

    Nice looking rams too :)

    JV
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    Re: Annual Corn Maze

    And usually one in northern Tasmania.

    JV
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    Re: Micronic centrifugal filters

    Thanks Smiley, for a very interesting post, adding to our knowledge.

    My tractor has the manual shuttle and no oil cooler. Since I've had it (2 months) it's been used for more than a few minutes...
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    Re: Micronic centrifugal filters

    Northumbria would definitely be in the picture ! ;):D

    Further info now to hand: Agco part # is 3800350M91, comes only as a complete unit, so it's now on order. Google shows a better drawing of...
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    Re: Micronic centrifugal filters

    Thanks Ff

    Very interesting!

    The parts diagram I have (p.# 3-XP31-018-A ) is different. Same model tractors, same serial numbers, but no can with grooves on top as your diagram shows. Numbers...
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    Re: Micronic centrifugal filters

    Oops! Sorry, should have explained, the filter I'm interested in is on the transmission.

    JV
  25. Re: MASSEY FERGUSON 135 ( MF 20 INDUSTRIAL ) FULL RESTO .

    When ever I've had to deal with a seat, the plastic rollers have been worn flat on one side, resulting in friction & very unsmooth seating.

    I routinely replace them with roller bearings, & leave...
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