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  1. Thread: Oh Deere!

    by john maddock
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    Oh Deere!

    Looks like our future will be ever more difficult.

    https://www.wired.com/story/john-deere-farmers-right-to-repair/?

    JV
  2. Is thhis the origin of the Beast From the East? ;-)

    http://afdj.com.au/world-record-unmanned-valtra-tractor-removes-snow-73-171kph/

    JV
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    A braver man than me!

    Who finally saw sense?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yTcuYcP8Tw&feature=youtu.be

    JV
  4. Re: Volunteers harvest fields after farmer's death - Canada

    Yep!

    Amazing!
  5. Re: Volunteers harvest fields after farmer's death - Canada

    Great story. Great community.

    JV
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    Re: questions about organic fish farming

    Re point #5, my guess is that you should look to Scotland, Norway and Tasmania. Tasmania has a booming industry which is causing some distress to the environment. Google "Macquarie Harbour fish...
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    Re: MF4225 gear stick linkage bushes

    Thanks for your efforts agrimax.

    I try to steer clear of our local dealer; nice people, but know how to charge; on tother hand we are a very small market, so I spose their prices can be justified....
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    Re: Manitou LSU "fault"

    Back to base. Carcase is here; brain is still coming:eek:

    On the contrary, we were both heartily sick of travelling a week ago.

    For the interest of BFF readers: We boarded a Cathay Pacific...
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    Re: Manitou LSU "fault"

    Murphy's Law #23 Section 19.

    Surprised you didn't check that first. such a common problem :rolleyes:

    JV
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    MF4225 gear stick linkage bushes

    A question for the BFF brainstrust: are there supposed to be 4 rubber bushes on the gear lever linkage? Sometimes it is hard to select a range, and I'm wondering if the slack caused by what could be...
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    Re: Sound familiar?

    Correct! Thanks Barney.

    Being at the bottom of the world, we're a little slow. :o

    PS I like the last line of the story! ;)
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    Re: Sound familiar?

    Sorry to disappoint - doesn't work that way here.

    Kind thought though.

    ;)

    JV
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    Why bolts come loose

    This came up as a topic of discussion on a American forum.

    Thought it interesting enough to post here.

    http://www.boltscience.com/pages/Why_nuts_and_bolts_can_self-loosen.pdf

    JV
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    Re: killing a standing mature tree

    Make sure it's a *very* long line - or use a machine with a forestry cab guard! :eek::eek:
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    Re: killing a standing mature tree

    This side of the Pacific, that's called "ring barking". Was a standard method of clearing land in the days before dozers. A couple (or more) plugs of gelignite under the dead tree ensured it met the...
  16. Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    Going off topic here: am I correct in thinking Zweegers designed the first disc mower, and licensed it to MF, who made the MF52 (I think that' s the correct code)?

    JV
  17. Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    ...... but couldn't the method by which it is acheived been a bit more simple ?[/QUOTE]

    I agree it is a design which it is difficult to handle, and "simple" is always better; pretensioning the...
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    Re: WMD? Tick pyemia,joint ill, what????

    For what it's worth...

    White muscle disease in sheep (as I understand) is caused by a selenium deficiency.

    In my cattle, it was evident as difficult calvings and retained afterbirth. Annual...
  19. Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    Congrats on a job well done!

    Is there the other side still to do?

    JV
  20. Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    Plan Z?

    Slit the stalk tube lengthwise, as well as the wheel bearings, with an angle grinder & replace? Or, if the wheel cannot be removed, melt the bearing balls in the outside bearing with the...
  21. Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    Not wrong about the rubbish tyres! I think I replaced them after the first season. At the time, I assumed that they were old stock sent to Aus - far enough away for no claims! Vredestein, from...
  22. Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    I don't either. I'd go with the genuine article - both versions! Never know your luck. ;);):rolleyes::D
  23. Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    A dam of silicon compound, built up a layer at a time (allowing for curing of each layer)? Small dam = frequent topping up. (No tipples of the excess Coke following each dam replenishment...
  24. Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    I agree with TP's approach as an alternative. Providing clearance is key.
    I've heard of both Coke and molasses use, but never tried it.

    JV
  25. Re: Could anybody help with a Haybob please ?

    Good luck :)
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