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7490 and OverumXL
reversing up to the top
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taken this morning 05/09/06
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This afternoon at about 7.30pm and in fading light.
Decreased resolution on camera to save storage. Bad mistake
considering the light and that the subject is about 100 to
150 metres away
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Ooops! Forgot to add picture ;-)
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Turning at bottom of field. Much zoom and getting dark
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Parking up for the evening. That is New Quay, Wales in the
backround and my brother John driving.
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Thats some seriously steep territory you have
slip & you're in the briney! Bet the last thing you'll want
to see now is heavy thunder rain.

How did [do you plan to] you work down the ploughing, double
roll & harrow it to firm it up again?

We did some steep ground reseeding at home back in the mid
'70s, first off the guy ploughed it with Bristol Taurus & 4
f plough, then afterwards worked it up with a Roadless 65.
The fella that did it convinced us that after this on other
ground we'd be better to double rotavate then chain harrow
the seeds in.....much to father's dismay because he was
adamant that rotavators would bring up stones and didn't do
a proper job.

Whats going in afterwards, grass seeds or stubble turnips?

top pics & thanks for posting

all the best
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It's actually steeper than it looks. It is difficult to
convey the steepness in a photo. In the first few pictures
there was a large patch of gorse cleared with a tracked 13
ton excavator which slid away on the grass as it went down
where the tractor is. The gorse stopped it LOL.
On the MF cab there is an area between the pedals that is at
a greater than 45degree angle to the floor and this was flat
going down and my brother had his feet on this and his knee
propped on the steering column, which he complained was

It is a bit of a mystery yet as to how I will work it down.
I was just going to disc it several times but the disc has
failed bearings. My feeling now is that it will have to be
rolled, there is one area where the roller can be towed back
up, and then shallow power harrowed several times. It will
also be limed and I have arranged for this to be done by a
contractor with a NHTL100 with a ground drive spreader and
twin wheels all round. There are also another 15 acres of
near flat ground to be done. This has already been ploughed
and slurry spread on it quite heavily. Seeding with grass,
high sugar varieties on the flat but hardy long-term
ryegrass on the field you see is also a mystery. I drill
reasonable ground but perhaps I will broadcast those splopes
with a quick chain harrowing to follow before the roller.
Last time this field was reseeded was back in the late
1960's and a crawler was used for most jobs. At that time a
nice crop of Canadian rape grew which had not been sown. It
was apparently dormant seed from a time it had been reseeded
during one of the World Wars, probably the first,
considering the 8ft high gorse that covered the whole area
during most of the 60's.
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wow! very, very steep!
but very nice photo's, i'm glad i don't have to do that, and
that i live in a very flat country:-P
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Greenrider kom maar eens hier in zuidlimburg dan zie je dat
nederland toch net niet helemaal vlak is..;-)
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Greenrider: you don't have to do dad? Are you sure?
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This is *man's* country, where we sort the men from the boys

It must be so dull driving tractors backwards and forwards
on those big flat fields. I'm sure a good loud radio/cd must
be your priority when choosing a tractor.

Only kidding :-) :-)
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I think your brother is saying "go and get the fu**in power
harrow!!!" But you are fiddling with your toys:-\ I have
seen steeper places with only 2wd tractors even with out
cabs and rollbars, One thing is good about this hill is
there are no rocks and stuff sticking up from the ground
and it is mostly level (i think) the worst thing that can
happen on a hill is that you drive into a rabbit hole when
going sideways:-[ then.... you are probably going to die;-)
Most over here would not bother ploughing a "allt mor"
because you cant really put anything there exept a couple of
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great pictures!can you get some pictures of the lime being
i'd love to see that
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Lime being spread tomorrow. Will start a new topic, maybe in
'the view from here' because the lime spreader is pulled by
a New Holland.
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Great pics! Man it looks steep :-) glad I wasnt on that tractor :-P
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