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    Applying Liquid Fert

    Well the season has kicked off. Thought I would get some of the worst land done first.


    A bit undulating to say the least. Also a lots of trees with low branches just waiting to knock a nozzle body off.


    Should get onto some nice flat arable land shortly.

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    Re: Applying Liquid Fert

    Looks a nitemare ?? What rate of N were u putting on ?

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    85Kg/Ha N

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    That looks like a multidrive bonnet....

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    You must be glad to get back out in the sprayer after such a long time stod down.

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    Spud,
    Well spotted...and she is now going like a train. Just had to change the infamous John Deere head gasket. Though I would get the injectors checked while they were out. 4 out of 6 were faulty.

    Kipper,
    Very glad to be out again. Everybody seem to be a lot happier now that they are getting back on the land. It is dry on top but still very wet underneath.

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    looking forward to pics of ya new beast at work

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    Found some sink holes the other day.


    The land is on free draining limestone. So where is all the soil going? There is a coal mine beneath the farm (now closed). Could it be going there?


    Crops on the whole looked well (Leeds area). Much better than round us


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    Re: Applying Liquid Fert

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumble Bee View Post
    Found some sink holes the other day.

    The land is on free draining limestone. So where is all the soil going? There is a coal mine beneath the farm (now closed). Could it be going there?


    Crops on the whole looked well (Leeds area). Much better than round us
    Limestone washes out due to acid rain and does naturally create caverns which fall through. Bit like the lad in Florida who died - his was just a much bigger sinkhole. Either that or an underground stream has washed out some soil during the wet season and its just fallen through.

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    Are those taken from the new cockpit then??

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    That is a bit of a taboo subject around here.

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    Has it not got mucky yet then? Oh dear....

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    Errr No. Good job we gave the Multidrive a bit of an overhaul. She goes like a train with her new injectors in.

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    A bit sticky today. Spraying Pre-Em on spring beans. Fields are heavy clay and the frost is coming out!



    Back on fert. As wet as it is, we are keeping the bowser on the road. Leaving the mud in the field should keep the locals happy.


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    ...........dare i ask!???.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynchpin View Post
    ...........dare i ask!???.............
    Probably best not too.


    Just on trying to sort that out this afternoon.

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    Whatever happens, hope everything works out alright for you bumble bee. It's awful that a company can mess you about so much with delivery times etc, then deliver a faulty product. I must admit I admire how dignified you have remained throughout it all. Don t think I would have managed too.

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    we used to have a litetrac i wish you luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chae View Post
    Whatever happens, hope everything works out alright for you bumble bee. It's awful that a company can mess you about so much with delivery times etc, then deliver a faulty product. I must admit I admire how dignified you have remained throughout it all. Don t think I would have managed too.
    Thank you for those kind words. I must admit that I have been biting my tongue so much it must be about to drop off.
    It has been a very stressful experience. Last season was the worst, as we had a lot of work booked in for the new machine. As it did not appear, we had to try and do the work of 2 machines with our Multidrive run 24hrs for fertiliser + a Bateman that we hired off another contractor for crop spraying.

    This season has not been as bad so far because of the slow start. The agronomists have not wanted to sell any extra fert for this season until the Lite-Trac was up and running, and who can blame them. But this is obviously going to have an impact on us financially.

    I will be glad when we get it all sorted one way or the other. But at least I am still smiling

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    Re: Applying Liquid Fert

    Were you applying fert next to the A1 at Dishforth on Friday BB?

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    Yes, that was me. On some nice light land.

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    great set up .....how much does the bowser hold ??
    Quote Originally Posted by Bumble Bee View Post
    A bit sticky today. Spraying Pre-Em on spring beans. Fields are heavy clay and the frost is coming out!



    Back on fert. As wet as it is, we are keeping the bowser on the road. Leaving the mud in the field should keep the locals happy.


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    That one holds 6000l. But i am toying with the idea of fitting an 8000l tank next year. It has the same footprint as the 6000l tank, so would just drop straight on but is a little bit higher. I could then get 2 fill out of it if needed.

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    Re: Applying Liquid Fert

    looks a lovely piece of kit .....do u just use it for fert or do u use it 4 water when spraying 2 ?

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    Re: Applying Liquid Fert

    To be honest, we have only just started using it in anger. It was built for the 'other' sprayer. We have another nurse tank that I built with a 4000l tank to match the Multidrive sprayer. But the new one has a hydraulically driven Hypro transfer pump as opposed to a Honda driven Pacer pump. The pacer pump takes 7 mins to fill the sprayer. The Hypro takes 4mins. We are saving on average 1.5 hours per day on filling time.

    I do tow the 4000l one behind the Multidrive and yes I do use it for normal crop spraying. It is very handy to have with you. Especially if you have a lot of small but different mixes to do. I can also fill the sprayer and the bowser and go off and spray 200ac without having to go back to a yard.




    It has also been used as a fire engine!



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    HI BB,
    Im sorry to hear of your problems you seem to be having and yes your doing exceptionally well to keep 'mum' about them, which i can understand why your keeping your dignity until things get sorted either way then you can 'let rip'.....!!
    Sounds like im glad i never followed up the Litrtrac with a Bredal i saw at Lamma a couple of years ago......
    On a differing note, if you ever need a new windscreen for your multidrive we have one in stock as we sold our 2 MD's before bothering to fit the new screen in one of them, so we have a shiney new one in our stores. Cheap to a good home....lol

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    You have some very nice kit there Bumble, very nice indeed.

    Neil is very reasonable on parts!!

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    Cheers for that.
    I hope that I am never in need of a windscreen, but if I ever should be, or hear of anybody else that is, I will pass on your detailes 306neil.

    Had a nice chap from Kellands round today

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    Cab-over-pete
    Did you get your second ag-gator finished? I remember following the pictures before "the big bang". Looked like an interesting project.

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    The Big A?

    Yep, all done. Well, nearly.......I'd like an easy sheet, some nice grills aside the engine, some bits inside the cab, hands free kit, etc, etc.

    But apart from that, yeah, all done!!

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