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Silage Machinery model farming completition 80s category


Vote for your favourite 80's contributer!!  

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  1. 1. Vote for your favourite 80's contributer!!

    • MJB1
    • sparrow legs / 4C
    • civilpek
    • spn
    • FNHIR
    • The-classic-collector

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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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  • 4 weeks later...

this entry is set in 1989, the machinary is a contracting group owned by sparrow legs and 4c (joint venture)

the company harvests around 1200 acres of silage (over two crops) the fleet consits of a mf 2680 and vicon mower, a brand new ford 7610 silver jubilee for turning with a farh turner and buckracking on the clamps, 3 ford 7710's with single axle claas trailers and a slightly newer 5610 and claas trailer and a jcb loader with fork on the clamp, a chevie pick up provides backup fof fuel and repairs.

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heres some pictures of silage making from the late 80s on my featued farm. the contractor was running ford tractors and was one of the first in the county to get a self propelled claas harvester. they cut about 1700 acres

first tw 15 just finished mowing first field and moving into next one.

Second picture shows two of the 7810s with lee trailers waiting for the harvester to rrive



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It's 1988, and some things haven't changed.

Others have: the 9600 was replaced by a 9700 in 1979, and this year the 9700 was traded for a very high tech Fendt 615, complete with front linkage. In 1980 the Doe 5100 was traded for a Ford 8100, in 1985 the 8100 was traded for a Deutz DX110 2wd.

The tillage operation still has the County 1174 bought in 1978, together with an 1184 bought in 1984 and a shiny new Fendt 309LSA.

The pig farm now has the hand-me-down 7600Q.

The farm has built two large 18 foot trailers in-house, primarily for the haulage operation, but they are also useful at silage time as the trailed harvester has been replaced by a Self Propelled.

This year the new 615 is running front and rear mowers. The two Countys are the main silage haulers with the 18 foot trailers, and the 309LSA, Deutz and 7600Q act as backup with the 2 Lee 8tonners and Lee 10tonner. The MF50D Elite packs the silage at the pit.

pic 1: The two Countys parked up with the 18 foot trailers.

pic 2: close up of the 1184 and trailer.

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