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  1. 1. which ones got your vote then

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Again, just a bit of fun....sorry no prizes apart from a big sloppy kiss from Marky or Udi :D :D

We are gonna run a harvest comp, ok its a bit late but us mods have been busy ::)

Rules:

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

2. The pictures can show any part of harvest (Including model fires Gav ;))

3. Any tractors/machinery used in this category can be re-used in another category....... but try to keep it realistic.

4. It is ok to use older machinery in for example the 00s period considering some contractors and many farmers still do

5. 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.

6. When submitting an entry you should first try and indicate how many acres your outfit harvests and try to match the machinery used with the workload......... KEEP IT AS REALISTIC AS POSSIBLE ;)

7. Once all the entries have been received, a poll will be created in each section where each member will have a vote (total vote number to be confirmed depending on entries)

8. WE MAY 'COMBINE' (NO PUN INTENDED :D :D :D::))  ALL TOPICS IF NOT MANY ENTRIES ARE RECIEVED

Competition will run until October 15th, i know harvest would have finished in the real world i guess but allows some members to pick up models from Spalding

*RULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY MODS*

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Well to kick start the competition here's my entry...... :);) ;)

We farm around 600 acres of quality arable ground based on two farms which are around 12 miles apart but connected by a Dual Carriageway, around 400 of which is usually cereals the rest contract farmed to local tattie and carrot growers......

For combining we still use our trusty New Holland TX66 which we see no need to replace as it is still going strong. We tend to cart the grain straight back to the main farm so when working in a field at our other farm we have the three tractors (two New Holland TM140's and one New Holland TS135-A) all on carting duties taking the grain straight up the Dual Carriageway......

Once back at the farm the grain is stored and the pile bucked up by the farm's CAT TH62 Telehandler......The grain will later be sold and taken off the farm by grain lorry......

Pic 1 - The New Holland TX66 unloading into one of the farm's New Holland TM140's

Pic 2 - New Holland TX66 combine, New Holland TM140 with Grain Trailer, Marston grain trailer as spare trailer and New Holland TM140 on floats with the header trailer......

:);) ;)

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good start there martin  :) :) :) & all yer tractor wheels are on the right way round ,  :D;)

whitney farm a few years on from the 80's, acreage approx 200 acres of barley & 350 acres of wheat 

1 ;  harvesting barley is an MF 7278 shown here just finished unloading into the 12t trailer hauled by anMF6180

2 ;  grain is barn stored & is seen here being tipped

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  • 5 weeks later...

Great lodge farm has changed greatly in last 7 years it now also being used for the base of a contracting buisness that covers in the region of 7500 acres cereals + potatoes and silage

The main combines of which there are now 3 are of all different brands the NH CX880 which has now clocked 2500 acres a season for the last 4 season it now being on it's forth, the other combine is a MF 7278AL on a 25ft header which is used on 2000 acres a year and is now on its 3rd season and the final harvester being a Claas lexion 580 brand new this season was taken on when we took control of a local 3000 acre estate that is all down to cereals and at the moment is the best combine the farm has ever owned.

The carters are a MF 8270 brand new last year and is used on wide range of duties including the krampe trailer and a slurry tanker in the year we've had it it's clocked 1500 hours (now average for the fleet), another carter being the Claas ares 657 which is jsut a few months old and has 500 hours on the clock and is used mainly on trailers, the third fastrac thats now been on the farm is this jcb fastrac 3220 bought last november and is on target to complete 2500hrs as it's used all year round on trailers spraying and mowing. With the lexion which we run seperatly to the rest is a MF 6290 that is a 2002 machine and has clocked in region of 7000 hours and will be replaced next year as now a setpolicy to replace kit every 5 years and final machine carting also a 02 machine and also on 7000 hours is a fendt 716

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Sorry about long things thought i'd add a little history to it all make it a little different

Well the baling outfit hasnt changed much still on a krone baler now a 2001 model on one of 2 brand new Fendt 818

And the other service we offer a Fendt 412 on a claas rollant which is a 2004 machine and now has only 1500 hrs on the clock and is used for light duties like potato harvesting

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The cultivation machines

Claas ares 836 with a cultivator brand new this season with only a few hours on the clock and it's main jobs will be heavy cultivations and on sialge trailers

Fendt 926 - the new drilling tractor with cvt having its real advantages, its a year old just with 1700 hours on the clock as it's also used on a set of triple mowers etc

Fendt 930 used on a amazone centaur to cover in the region of 3000+ of ground a year it's an 04 machine with 3300 hours on the clock

Fendt 818 the second brand new one that is currently being used on a 5 furrow reversable

MF 8280 mainly used for ploughing and on a simba solo and is a 2002 (52) machine with 5500 hours on the clock and has helped the real expansion of the buisness with its ploughing going from 800 to just a touch under 3000 acres which it covers from october to march

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penybedd farm does mostly silage but we do some barley for the cows , this year we did around 40 acres not that much but enough for the cows ;) normally do a bit more but we dont have so many  cows this year

this is the smallest field the pics are taken in  :) :)

as we only do a little amount we run an old mf 760 we bought brand new about  25 years ago  ;);D

and the clock has broken so i dont know how many hours its done

and carting we had our    ts135  ,2001  and has done around 2500 hours

and baling we had the  and mccomick mtx 175 brand new this season and has allready got  500 hours

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