I gather from your post on BFF that you're in the market for a TF78. Reckon you'll be delighted with the performance from one of them and the cab will be a nice place to spend the harvest time.
This firm have a good reputation for service & back-up.........http://www.aphltd.co.uk/sales/210
Not sure about these fellas, but they always seem to have a fair collection on offer......http://www.kevinkirby.com/nh08.htm
Harvest is going well down here, mind you we're not really large scale producers.....anyway brother finished the winter barley last Monday morning just before the rain came (again). We haven't got a drier so have to wait till its 15% before starting, mind with the 12ft header we can afford to be selective on the days we cut.....add another '0' to the acreage and for sure we'd need a different policy.
Brother is in the process of putting up a new grain store, need it in order to get the farm-assurance stamps.....bit of a caper as far as i can see.....he was only now saying they (the white-collar brigade) were insisting he bought a 1 metre long grain probe for measuring the temp of grain in the heap.....just how the h3ll they used to manage I really don't know.
Now brother just bought himself this new (to him) 5130 w/ turbo, Old man reckons the place is getting like a dealership yard and time to have a bit of a cull........ so he's giving it a good work-out now with the plough & one-pass cultivator - so don't reckon I'll get much chance to do ploughing this year, there's quite a lot of workshop jobs left to do before I go back to work at the end of the month, brother got the stubble turnips in on Friday afternoon & now there's some grass-seeds to do soon.
Anyway, there's some spring barley left to cut, he tested it on Friday evening & it still wasn't quite dry enough (for us). The forecast for the week is not good. I've been at a local vintage rally for the last 2 days with the D4 & the County 1004, Saturday afternoon the heavens opened up and we got drenched!....today wasn't a bad day, good crowd of people showed up. One bloke down here on holiday was looking round the crawler and was telling me about his 'old days' driving a D6C & Onions scraper, heard some tales from other folks about their old Cat driving days......it's not until they see this stuff that it sparks the total recall about the "good old days driving machines that never seemed to break down"
Anyway here's some harvesting picsURL of the original image: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1/RichardJayW1/combining2.jpgURL of the original image: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1/RichardJayW1/combining3.jpgURL of the original image: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1/RichardJayW1/combining1.jpgURL of the original image: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1/RichardJayW1/baling5.jpg
the new kid on the block......URL of the original image: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1/RichardJayW1/ploughing.jpgURL of the original image: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1/RichardJayW1/stubbleturnips.jpg
At the show today......URL of the original image: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b1/RichardJayW1/show.jpg