Career change to Agri Mechanics

Discussion in 'Machinery Matters' started by Gilroy, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Gilroy

    Gilroy Well-Known Member

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    Currently worked in electronics and electrical, come from farming background but have the passion from tractors mainly. Strong electronic repairs skills as I work with major companies that fix all items.

    How do you become a tractor mechanic but without to qualified bit? Even work side by side with local mechanic to learn more. Not on for goin back to study in college. Hands on is my preferred route.

    Degrees in Engineering so covered, but need to change as don't have interest in it anymore.
     
  2. johndeere6920s

    johndeere6920s Well-Known Member

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    I woulsnt go down that road atal anyone that's good at electrical work on tractors will be in more demand than mechanical repairs easier work
     
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  3. Gilroy

    Gilroy Well-Known Member

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    But best to be reasonably skilled in both.
     
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    johndeere6920s Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be sure I know a guy who used work as a mechanic in tractor garage savage at electronics he packed it in and he just does electrical work on tractors now he's flat out
     
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    If I were you I'd get onto the likes of derv doctor and see about setting up an irish branch of his business. If your good at electronics it would be perfect for the remapping side, and if you wanted to do a bit of spannering, being able to offer egr dpf delete at the same time would make you quite abit of money.
     
  6. Gilroy

    Gilroy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all, agree and might do as you mentioned. Like to rewire Ivor Williams trailers, fix ecu on tractors etc. So its in the blood.

    No any company that fix tractor electrical/electronics? Give me some ideas when I see their websites
     
  7. Gilroy

    Gilroy Well-Known Member

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    Does he cover Ireland? Or works only local.
     
  8. johndeere6920s

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    Just local he has more than enough demand locally
     
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    goto company so definitely scope for similar over here - but big investment in setting up test rigs for so many machines and need the hooks into the manufacturers for schematics and parts etc.
    some time with a main dealer could help ...

    https://dkelectronics.co.uk/
     
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  10. Gilroy

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    Thanks towbar, have schematics electrical for all Masseys and can read them no probs. Good on the side earner and I will study series over next few months.
     
  11. Gilroy

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    Going to give this a real go and do a Automotive electrics course to ensure all aspects covered. Youtube great source of help too.

    Role on part time Massey electronics and electrical career. Need to build links with Massey tech's.

    Hopefully I can learn a few mf series like back of my hand over next few months
     
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    Get stuck into that 6170 so:weld:
     
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