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We used to have a bonser forklift the clutch used to stick on quite regular if it was left. We used to drive it slowly into the straw heap, the clutch would pop off as soon as it struggled to push the heap! 

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The little chap arrived yesterday. I hadn’t realised how heavy the steering is, but I dare say I’ll learn how. I will try using the dung spikes (is that what they’re called, or are they silage spikes) to move smallish timber but will probably have to use straps for bigger bits. Do people who can’t afford grapples ever use big tongs on loaders? On the subject of other toys I’ve been learning to use the

mill by cutting up Leylandii to make compost bins. Apart from

breaking my back by hopping up and down each pass it’s going alright - I’m only using wee bits rather than ruin substantial sticks. 

 

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1 hour ago, Mr. Ed said:

The little chap arrived yesterday. I hadn’t realised how heavy the steering is, but I dare say I’ll learn how. I will try using the dung spikes (is that what they’re called, or are they silage spikes) to move smallish timber but will probably have to use straps for bigger bits. Do people who can’t afford grapples ever use big tongs on loaders? On the subject of other toys I’ve been learning to use the

mill by cutting up Leylandii to make compost bins. Apart from

breaking my back by hopping up and down each pass it’s going alright - I’m only using wee bits rather than ruin substantial sticks. 

 

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F447AF8A-B035-4AE0-8663-6AF90A143A32.jpeg

A good counterweight on the threepoint takes a lot of effort out of the steering.

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8 hours ago, Khriss said:

.... Or just man up  😉 cracking tracter by the way, mate ☺️ K

I got told off for saying Man Up not long ago......

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29 minutes ago, htb said:

I got told off for saying Man Up not long ago......

 I got told that after leaving my thumbs inside the steering wheel, kerbing front wheel n nearly losing them 😯  stung fr a few days 😕k

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12 hours ago, Mr. Ed said:

The little chap arrived yesterday. I hadn’t realised how heavy the steering is, but I dare say I’ll learn how. I will try using the dung spikes (is that what they’re called, or are they silage spikes) to move smallish timber but will probably have to use straps for bigger bits. Do people who can’t afford grapples ever use big tongs on loaders? On the subject of other toys I’ve been learning to use the

mill by cutting up Leylandii to make compost bins. Apart from

breaking my back by hopping up and down each pass it’s going alright - I’m only using wee bits rather than ruin substantial sticks. 

 

3772E523-540B-4C54-8A79-3D9BC5AEA5B2.jpeg

F447AF8A-B035-4AE0-8663-6AF90A143A32.jpeg

Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but I am fairly sure that the Massey 35 had a live pto operated by a two stage clutch and I hope that the Ford has an independent pto which is much better so good choice.  We ran Ford tractors for over forty years having had John Deeres and Masseys before.  Always seemed to have a reoccurring weaknesses with the Deere (engine) and Massey (hydraulics and Multipower transmission.  Fords always seemed more sorted.  Hope this gives you confidence and good luck with your good choice

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