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Then and now

Post #1 by hair bear » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:24 pm

Maize stubble, Ford 7700, Howard power harrow, spring 1986. Kodak 110 pocket instamatic.

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Maize stubble, New Holland 8360, unknown power harrow Autumn 2017. Nokia 6303i.

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Some things don't change much. Pure chance, I went to see how a job was going and as I walked through the gate I thought I've seen that before somewhere.


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Re: Then and now

Post #2 by Mrsmackpaul » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:09 am

It is amazing for all the so called advances in agg we havent advanced very far at all when you stop and look at it
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging


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Re: Then and now

Post #3 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:28 am

Yes Paul the camera bit made me smile I could not afford a decent camera in the 70's and 80's; you are correct though sometimes things don't change.

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Re: Then and now

Post #4 by hair bear » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:46 pm

I bought my 110 camera soon after starting work. It went through an aprenticeship, 3 years of college, 3 years of contracting, and on until I bought a digital camera around 2005. I still have it though.
The front links on the 7700 were for a flexicoil packer. From what I remember not very successful.


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Re: Then and now

Post #5 by essexpete » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:28 pm

Are you on a dairy farm Rob? Which transmission has the 8360 got?


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Re: Then and now

Post #6 by hair bear » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:09 am

I wish!
I haven't officially worked on a farm for over thirty years, but I can be found in greasy, wet, and rusty crap whenever the opportunity arises.
It has a 6x3 trans, button shifted on a joystick. Don't know what other boxes were available, this one has A,B,and C ranges. It shifts A 1-6, then skips to B2 going up. Going down t goes from B1 to A5. In C it will change like an automatic if you leave it in C6 and slow right down, hit the floor with the clutch and it chooses it's own gear then shifts back up by itself.

It does now have both front mudguards!
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