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Best thing that could of happened to the lad! I've been that young idiot! A good swearing when you are in the wrong will last you a lifetime!
Glad you are ok!

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4 hours ago, arbogrunt said:

I've  had similar, a young lad roaring about in a fastrac with big trailers on, forced me off the road once. I mentioned it at the yard and a few of the blokes had similar stories. i passed a message onto him via the farm saying if he did it to me again, I'd come around to their yard and beat the crap out of him. It worked. Silly boys need deterence sometimes.

 

First name Ben, family agricultural business? :ph34r:

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11 hours ago, Stubby said:

Who was driving the MBTRAC ? Kevin Holder ?

Cant quite remember but he may have  lived down church lane and used to do ferreting on the estate i think.

It was on the road to Edward James house . There was no damage to either party except a fright

He wasn't to happy with me and tried to deck me through  my open window

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Cant quite remember but he may have  lived down church lane and used to do ferreting on the estate i think.
It was on the road to Edward James house . There was no damage to either party except a fright
He wasn't to happy with me and tried to deck me through  my open window

Another West Deaner! I grew up there, on the vineyard.

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2 hours ago, john p said:


Another West Deaner! I grew up there, on the vineyard.

i did'nt grow up there. i had the fortune/misfortune of doing the YTS there for a year

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Same thing happened to me a couple of months back - just getting dusk very similar road with overhanging trees.  Same size tractor - grain trailer two or three times the size - estimated 65 ft long with the tractor and completely blocked the road.  I could not believe it and immediately put my car in the hedge - the lad put two wheels of the tractor into the hedge on the other side and with the trailer at about 20 degrees drove on - I looked out of my window at the trailer towering over my car with about 6-9 inches to spare.

 

I turned round and followed him - there were no beacons on the cab and no number plate on the trailer. I stopped him at his farm and we exchanged views - he thought I was driving too fast and I thought it was lunacy bringing a rig that size up that road. called the next day and he refused to exchange insurance details because there had been no collision.  I had a £2000 bill for repairs to my car.  Made a detailed written complaint to the police and they said in a written response they would take no action.

 

Spoke to a farmer friend of mine who said there was effectively no restrictions or obligation to provide escorts, beacons or number plates, they could go where they like because they have to be able to access any fields.

 

Not much more to say.  I am definitely fitting dashcams to all our vehicles.

 

 

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19 hours ago, felixthelogchopper said:

First name Ben, family agricultural business? :ph34r:

I cant remember mate, but the subtle hint of being beaten like a ginger stepchild seemed to have the desired effect....

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Same thing happened to me a couple of months back - just getting dusk very similar road with overhanging trees.  Same size tractor - grain trailer two or three times the size - estimated 65 ft long with the tractor and completely blocked the road.  I could not believe it and immediately put my car in the hedge - the lad put two wheels of the tractor into the hedge on the other side and with the trailer at about 20 degrees drove on - I looked out of my window at the trailer towering over my car with about 6-9 inches to spare.
 
I turned round and followed him - there were no beacons on the cab and no number plate on the trailer. I stopped him at his farm and we exchanged views - he thought I was driving too fast and I thought it was lunacy bringing a rig that size up that road. called the next day and he refused to exchange insurance details because there had been no collision.  I had a £2000 bill for repairs to my car.  Made a detailed written complaint to the police and they said in a written response they would take no action.
 
Spoke to a farmer friend of mine who said there was effectively no restrictions or obligation to provide escorts, beacons or number plates, they could go where they like because they have to be able to access any fields.
 
Not much more to say.  I am definitely fitting dashcams to all our vehicles.
 
 


I was recounting my tale to a farming neighbour yesterday evening. Was very similar to your story but the trailer went on it’s side. She’d managed to back up in time to avoid contact which is what saved her life. The trailer went over exactly where she was before backing up! Silage contractors.

You did well to hold your temper, if I’d had contact between the vehicles there’d be no holding back contact between the drivers!
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I was recounting my tale to a farming neighbour yesterday evening. Was very similar to your story but the trailer went on it’s side. She’d managed to back up in time to avoid contact which is what saved her life. The trailer went over exactly where she was before backing up! Silage contractors.

You did well to hold your temper, if I’d had contact between the vehicles there’d be no holding back contact between the drivers!

Don't get me started on silage contractors! Think there's nothing more important than driving flat out down the lanes my missus does the school run on cos can't hold the forager up! Arrrgh!

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Don't get me started on silage contractors! Think there's nothing more important than driving flat out down the lanes my missus does the school run on cos can't hold the forager up! Arrrgh!


There’s a stretch of lane near us about a mile long where they cross-over. Empty return wagon waits for full wagon to pass then flies off down the lane. Only the wise see the empty and wait behind him, those that are innocently unfamiliar pass the waiting unit and you know there’s going to be a drama at the midway point. Same thing every year and it’s the main entrance to a holiday site....

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