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by hair bear
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Andrew Beaulahs Open Day
Replies: 14
Views: 412
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Re: Andrew Beaulahs Open Day

Don't forget, once it's running you will need to test it. Correct test method demonstrated here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mr_pCrhTkk
by hair bear
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: County crawler with loader
Replies: 8
Views: 952
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Re: County crawler with loader

by hair bear
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Compact Tractor
Replies: 6
Views: 103
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Re: Compact Tractor

If you're planning a bit of brush bashing as well then yes a flail is the tool. Generally they rotate in reverse to the direction of travel which gives a neater finish in grass etc., one that rotates forwards will deal with larger brush better but a rougher finish. Something else to consider is the ...
by hair bear
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Compact Tractor
Replies: 6
Views: 103
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Re: Compact Tractor

I'm not sure a flail is the answer, some bracken spores can be carcenagenic and a flail would quickly get them airborne, also a flail will spread seed very efficiently. I would be tempted towards a fingerbar type mower so the offending greenery could be gathered and burned or rotted.
by hair bear
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Ford low profile cab wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 67
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Re: Ford low profile cab wiring

Hi Pete,
I'd like to think I'm almost there but it would be nice to know I'm not going to spend several hours running a wire just to have someone say that there's a loose plug tucked into a corner somewhere.
by hair bear
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Ford low profile cab wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 67
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Ford low profile cab wiring

The problem started with the faliure of the lh side lights, both front and rear and pin 5 in the trailer socket. They became dim, and finaly went out. Fuse checked ok, bulbs checked ok. The lh sidelight circuit appears dead. Indicators and brake lights on that side work fine, rules out an earth issu...
by hair bear
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: TopsyTurvey rams
Replies: 7
Views: 164
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Re: TopsyTurvey rams

Got it! I think 'demountable' is the keyword. Ag loaders are generally demountable, hence the modified plumbing. Industrials are fixed. As you were posting that Fred, I was looking through pics from Massey, New Holland, and John Deere and still couldn't work out why all the ags were one way round, a...
by hair bear
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: TopsyTurvey rams
Replies: 7
Views: 164
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Re: TopsyTurvey rams

I had considered the single acting, but our Mil loader still had them the normal way around - what would be the advantage? Maybe it would add a little more weight to bring the arms down, but if it needed that extra then I'd be looking for a problem elsewhere! I did wonder if it was to keep them clea...
by hair bear
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: TopsyTurvey rams
Replies: 7
Views: 164
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TopsyTurvey rams

There has to be a simple answer to this but it has eluded me for years. I'm quite certain that the main lift rams on all loader tractors have the barrel attached to the frame and the piston attached to the loader arms - Except that is for MF farm tractors in the early 80's. Massey industrial types (...
by hair bear
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Links
Topic: 1950's construction pics
Replies: 7
Views: 214
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Re: 1950's construction pics

Hmm... I seem to have opened a can of worms and this thread has gone off in a direction I didn't expect! I was only really aware of it after seeing a painting by Constable from the mid 19th century and thinking it looked very different now. It would appear from web surfing that the work took place i...

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