Sunday, 22 October 2017

Wool collection day

This is the annual central pick up point - it goes of to Bradford I think. Usually some time in October, it was a stormy day but we were lucky it was dry for a couple of hours.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Dumper rebuilding project

This seemed to come about in a very haphazard way with an attempt to stop fuel and oil leaks accidentally immobilising it - then leading to a full engine rebuild which took several weeks with various parts sent away for refurbishment!
The result is a machine almost good as new and it has started immediately with very little smoke since this first firing up.

It was registered in 1986/87 and will have had quite a hard life.
Basically a simple robust machine which should be good for another 30 years with care.

Loading muck after second cut

This pile was built up through last winter, but it's largely silage waste from ring feeders now well rotted down.