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jf 850

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It's not ideal I agree and generally I don't leave stuff there or anywhere else for any longer then the work takes to complete but this time I haven't been able to get a chance to go get it. The wet spell after the last heat wave put me under savage pressure to get work done.

And with the harvest over , yields of 5 ton to the acre , 200 a ton , all his time is taken up turning the notes with a shovel ,
In case the big sums of cash heat , and go up in flames before his eyes.
 

nashmach

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And with the harvest over , yields of 5 ton to the acre , 200 a ton , all his time is taken up turning the notes with a shovel ,
In case the big sums of cash heat , and go up in flames before his eyes.

I'd say the Landini wont even make it back to the yard, a new N174 from Kilkenny no doubt
 

johndeere6920s

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It's not ideal I agree and generally I don't leave stuff there or anywhere else for any longer then the work takes to complete but this time I haven't been able to get a chance to go get it. The wet spell after the last heat wave put me under savage pressure to get work done.
Is there no one around there fixing punctures?
 

c4l

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You are very trusting leaving a tractor in a field away from home that long!
at least its in a field. last year a tanker was left on the side of the road few miles from here for a solid week or 2. i know few years back i remeber a tractor and silage trailer left on the side of the road in halfway for 2 weeks at the least. only saving grace the tractor couldnt move in the first place
 

scoffcruddle

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They seem to be at it all the time in some countries.
Probably borrow the tractor from a neighbour and tell him “I’ve only one load to bring home” !!!
A neighbour borrowed my tub mixer a few years back,that night he went on Facebook saying it didn’t travel great at 57kph on the way to his farm,it has a sticker on the back saying 25kph,I haven’t lent it him again.👎
 

johndeere6920s

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Oh there's plenty doing call outs. I'd have thought you'd know by now that we fix everything in house. The Landini will sit where it is until I have the time to sort it myself. End of really.
I understand wanting to save a few quid but I'd think hard of going to the bother of loading a wheel into a trailer jacking up the tractor changing the wheels and breaking the tyre down off the rim of the original wheel.
The time you'd waste at it would pay a tyre man.
 

Ozzy Scott

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I understand wanting to save a few quid but I'd think hard of going to the bother of loading a wheel into a trailer jacking up the tractor changing the wheels and breaking the tyre down off the rim of the original wheel.
The time you'd waste at it would pay a tyre man.
Some lads are just odd :rolleyes: . If the tyre can't be fixed on the tractor, its a job for the tyre guy, horsing off wheels is no fun
 

13spanner

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I’ve a bead breaker but would only repair something around the yard. Couldn’t be arsed if it was in a field or on the road as you’d spend a couple of hours at it. Local lad here is good for call outs.
 

diesel power

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I understand wanting to save a few quid but I'd think hard of going to the bother of loading a wheel into a trailer jacking up the tractor changing the wheels and breaking the tyre down off the rim of the original wheel.
The time you'd waste at it would pay a tyre man.
Ah it's just how we roll around here. We like to keep repairs inhouse as much as possible.
 

f140

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What's the price for a tyre callout these days. Lets say a simple puncture in a rear tractor tyre?
 

johndeere6920s

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I’m the same as diesel power,I couldn’t possibly pay someone to mend a tyre,never have,not looking like I ever will.
Have you not enough other things to do?
Today I was going along the road between mowing jobs and heard air coming out of the tyre every rotation.
Rang my tyre man and he landed into the yard I was heading to.
Fixed it and I was back going in 20 minutes after arriving.
Not a hope would it pay me to do it myself id have lost money.
By the time I'd someone else pulled away from another job tools gathered up the van loaded break down the tyre fix the problem put the tyre back on pump it up is safely say id have 25/30 acres mowed.
I'd be some ape to go doing that myself
 

Bog Man

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I believe in calling in tyre men or mechanics to fix problems and in general I will not be standing around looking at them but will go off and do some other job that needed doing . You are not only getting the man in the van but a tube or Valve stem . We would carry a stock of strings but sometimes they are not enough .
 
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MF30

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I understand wanting to save a few quid but I'd think hard of going to the bother of loading a wheel into a trailer jacking up the tractor changing the wheels and breaking the tyre down off the rim of the original wheel.
The time you'd waste at it would pay a tyre man.
€80 here for a call out to mend a tractor back tyre.
 

JohnBoy

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Have you not enough other things to do?
Today I was going along the road between mowing jobs and heard air coming out of the tyre every rotation.
Rang my tyre man and he landed into the yard I was heading to.
Fixed it and I was back going in 20 minutes after arriving.
Not a hope would it pay me to do it myself id have lost money.
By the time I'd someone else pulled away from another job tools gathered up the van loaded break down the tyre fix the problem put the tyre back on pump it up is safely say id have 25/30 acres mowed.
I'd be some ape to go doing that myself
You're a contractor, time is literally money.

DP is an over mechanised tillage farmer at the end of harvest. He doesn't need the machine running again in the morning and will have lots of free time in the coming weeks.

Horses for courses
 
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