Ploughing '19

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  1. gone

    gone Well-Known Member

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    The practicing for the world ploughing has started in ernest, finding it had to get soil running right, ploughs not shone up enough and soil a bit too free.
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    I thought the lads had sent out their tractors and ploughs :scratchhead::Thumbp2:
     
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    Eamonn has 2 or 3 valmet 900/A's/4400 mf's and a few, at least 3 competion ploughs in the family. It wouldn't be unusual for 3 generations to be ploughing.
     
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    i think eamonn is using the boards that he used until last yrs all ireland this yr ,the newer ones are gone out to the worlds
     
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    3 generations often compete alongside one another in Wexico anyway. You forgot the 6610 :laugh:

    I assume the gear won't be back in time for the Ploughing in Carlow in any case.
     
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    Are you sure, I thought Johnny still used a 5000, but I haven't seen him ploughing for a few years.
     
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    6610 the weapon of choice for johnny with a good few yrs now
     
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    The soil around Kilbricken hse looks to be D2 . Poorly suitable for Tillage moderately to poorly suitable for pasture and meadow.
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    I hate Ford 6600's and 6610's so probably have chosen to ignore the downgrade.
     
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    My neighbour had some of it rented a number of years ago. He sowed beans the first year and got a huge yield. Came a middling back end and spring, not disastrous, but he had to mess in spring barley the 15th May. It was the deadline for area aid so had to be done. He had beet in it once or twice and it was hardship getting it out.
     
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    He got the 6600 with Ford safety cab when Eamonn got the first Valtra, the green 900 around 1997 ish....I think the 5000 was traded in with KOB at the time and I saw other in the past few years somewhere.

    John has the 6610 close on ten years now I think and still handling the dual wheel too :sweat:
     
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    Pavt wheel on it now
     
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    It must be coming up for sale if the neighbours are talking it down :lol:

    Apparently a Rolls Royce was spotted outside the BOI in Carlow. The teller behind the counter had to wear a dust mask as the dust off the old Punts & 50 pound notes was upsetting her asthma.
     
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    I believe the family that have it now could buy half of Carlow with Celtic tiger development money.
     
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    You are right :blushing:

    @CORK, BOI were getting worried that there was a run on the bank I heard. Also, the hook lift trailer was spotted in the vicinity.
     

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