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which is the best 70's entry guys  

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  1. 1. which is the best 70's entry guys

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each person is allowed a maximum of 1 entry in this section each entry can contain a maximum of 6 photos.

the pictures can depedict a pit or bale outfit but cannot show both in the same category.

Any tractors/machinery used in this category cannot be re-used in another category....... exceptions exist for silage trailers but try to keep it realistic.

it is ok to use older machinery in for example the 00s period considering some contractors and many farmers who cut their own silage realy heavily on older stuff

a seperate section will be made "in this board" to allow people to comment on the entries but any OT posts under this title, other then the entries will be deleted.

once all the entries have been received ill organise a poll where each member has one vote

when submitting an entry you should first indicate how many acres ur outfit picks up and try to match the machinery used with the workload......... KEEP IT REALISTIC

ill leave it running for 8 weeks from this evening (some of you may think this is a long time but it givens everyone plenty time including myself as once the real silage starts it will be hard to find time to log onto the forum)



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Right, high time I got up off my arse and took some photos. Here is the first pic from the 70s, the summer of 1979, Pope John Paul II is about to visit Ireland in two months' time and preparations are in full swing, Arsenal have beaten Manchester United in the FA Cup Final two months before  ;D and Cork are in the process of winning their third All-Ireland Hurling Championship in a row. Meadowbrook Farm is busy cutting the hay, with the reliable two year old Ford 7600 mowing


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It's 1978, the farm is 2000 acres and is made up of four enterprises.

The Home Farm is a tillage and beef operation. It operates a County 1004, County 764 and Ford 7600Q. There is a County 1174 and Kverneland 6 furrow plough on order (replacing the 1004 and 5 furrow Ransomes), but it won't arrive until the autumn.

There is a large Pig breeding and fattening operation on a nearby outfarm. This operation runs a Ford 6600, primarily for slurry spreading.

With the large demand for feed for the beef and pig operations, the farm has its own grain storage, milling and feed blending operation. This aspect of the business is growing quickly and sells to other farmers in the region.

The final enterprise is a contracting business which is primarily focused on hauling feed out to the mill's customers, and in winter, hauling sugar beet to the nearest factory. This operation runs two big six cylinder tractors, a Doe 5100 and a Ford 9600.

The farm cuts its own silage, about 400 acres each year, and also cuts another 400 acres for some adjoining dairy farmers.

This year the 6600 is mowing with a Fahr mower, the new 7600Q is driving the Claas Jaguar harvester (the Q cab making this job a lot more bearable) and the carting is being done by the three six cylinder tractors - the 1004 and Doe hauling Lee 8 tonners, and the 9600 hauling a Lee 10 tonner.

The County 764 on the pit is an export model bought at the right price when a big export order was cancelled. It replaced a Roadless 65. It will be fitted with a Fieco or Duncan cab in the autumn.

..... and now for the pics.

pic 1: The three silage trailers lined up in the yard waiting to start

pic 2: close up of the Doe 5100

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