RSA - Garda Checkpoint

Discussion in 'Machinery Matters' started by ShaneB140, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. ShaneB140

    ShaneB140 Well-Known Member

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    Hi lads, going agitating last Monday, big checkpoint on main road, guards and rsa, waved in and guards didn’t come near me, rsa official gave the tractor a good going over, I hope not a sign of things to come... advised me slight wear in the track rod ends. I wouldn’t have said there was and was confident I would be ok. E3E9253E-E49B-410D-81C6-CF90CAC32143.jpeg
     
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  2. diesel power

    diesel power Well-Known Member

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    Looks like things to come. The days of tipping along untroubled are over. That signature looks awful like the name of a prick I knew years ago who got a job as an rsa roadside inspector a few years ago. Brown haired lad by any chance?.
     
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  3. ShaneB140

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    @diesel power ya I’d say so, seemed ok to me to be fair.
    Ya it’s like they are surveying, see what they come up I’d say
     
  4. johndeere6920s

    johndeere6920s Well-Known Member

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    Remind me to never piss you off anyway.
    And sign my name to anything
     
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    He seems harmless enough in real life , :tt2:

    But they always it's the quiet ones you want to watch :scratchhead:
     
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    johndeere6920s Well-Known Member

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    Yeah sure they say peter Sutcliffe was a grand lad
     
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  7. diesel power

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    Aye for now I'd say it's a case of taking it gently and seeing what state tractors are in and little by little we'll find things getting a bit stricter. It's probably in all our interests to have yokes in reasonably good mechanical condition.
     
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    If we got pulled in while driving loader on the road, be some list of stuff I'll tell u that much
     
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    So why drive it on the road if it's a shed?
    The more that do it the more and stricter regulations everyone will have to put up with
     
  10. Kieran97

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    I had the misfortune of being held up by Herts police for and hour and a half one day along with another lad because he had no brake lights on the baler. They wouldn't let us go without some of their backup escorting us the rest of the way. I do always check a strange yoke now before I go.

    It doesn't pay not to have a yoke right. One mistake and you're fucked.
     
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    I heard of a fella who had a Nissan Patrol impounded because there were so many defects on it (no seat belts as front seats had been swapped due to hole in drivers seat, one wheel was a different size to the other 3, no tax, no insurance, etc etc etc). It also had a calf in the back when stopped but the calf was removed before the Gardai took the jeep away.

    it sat in the Garda compound for a couple of weeks until the court had sat and a fine handed out, it was then handed back.

    Apparently, nobody except the owner knew that it was also full of agricultural diesel.
     
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    They should have impounded your agitator that was the illegal part of the outfit :whistle:
     
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    Must have been the trailer it was on :blushing::Whistle2:
     
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  14. ShaneB140

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    Cross pump! Lucky I didn’t have the whisk!!
     
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    @ShaneB140 did he pick up on the trackrod ends just to have something on the report do you think?

    I suppose that untill there is a test for tractprs with set paramiters for wear on things they can decide what they like.

    And the more defects the better as testing and fining will only bring more work their way!
     
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    There is a strict requirement for the amount of play allowed in track rod ends on trucks, I think its 1mm, that is what they are going by. Track rod ends that seem perfect will fail. There is a test over here for tractors over 40k doing commercial work so the guidelines are already in place
     
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    Is there a similar spec for car track rod ends in the nct?
     
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    I would imagine so. It's certainly one of the things they check in the MOT over here, don't know what the tolerance is though, just get told "excessive play" when they're bad.
     
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    I'm sure there is, the cvrt testers handbook and I'm sure the nct testers handbook as well, are available to download from the rsa website so all the info is there.
     
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    Screenshot_20191204-154440_Drive.jpg

    Just had a quick look but I dont see any figures mentioned
     
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    It's a bit ambiguous when there's no measurement given, what one tester could fail as excessive wear another could pass.
     
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    In a way yes but ball joints or track rods on cars are relatively small so youd be looking for a minuscule measurement, where as on a truck there larger so easier measured. Probably a case of if you can see movement it's too much
     
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    Tying a cable tie around a track rod end to get the last out of it is probably not on in the future .
     
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    Or welding a washer over the ball to stop it falling out ?? :scratchhead::laugh:
     
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    I remember welding two half washers on the track rod ball joint on a DB decades ago for a fella when it dropped off in the field. I don't think he ever changed it afterwards...
     

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