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antony timms
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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Hi All, just finished making my case for some new equipment on our 70 acre site just wondered what was on your wish-list if you were lucky enough to have some funds what piece of equipment could make all the difference to you ?
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barry glynn
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

small tractor or sit on rotary with collector
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Barry Big Shot
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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Once a muppet.....................

New tractor, trimax, wiedenmann, tractor mounted scarifier, blec multiseeder, quadraplay, better spiker, square mower, track mower, new FT 510 with all attachments, fert spreaders tractor and pedestrian, walkover sprayer, big blower, 2 x Premiers and a partridge.
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A J
Posted 11 Jan 2012 Last edited: 11 Jan 2012
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John deere with loader 40hp+ Wessex proline finishing mower for the back, and a graden tractor mounted liner. Oh and a new shed to house the buggers.

Added and the pear tree! Not a lot then vic?
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higgins
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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toyota amazon landcruiser, with all the extra's
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Mike
Posted 11 Jan 2012 Last edited: 11 Jan 2012
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Prime movers have to be sufficient... cup holders, cd player etc

In seriousness, depends on what sports, what soil type, usage levels etc.

3 best bits of kit i've bought::

Dennis FT510
Imants Rotoknife
Browns 6 metre grass harrow.

Bear in mind that two of the above could do immeasurable damage in the wrong hands, or used on the wrong soil types, but with the dynamics of my site, are absolutely perfect!

What would make a real diiference for me:


Trimax Pegasus
Bearcat wood chipper

Edit: Got a 4 litre V8 Discovery higgins... awesome for towing dim witted white van drivers off my rugby pitch on new years day!
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A J
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Stand a better chance getting it off amazon higgins.
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Barry Big Shot
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Once a muppet.....................

Not greedy AJ, will start looking when up north.
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Nathan Scarff
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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I could easily rattle of £250k worth- thats without the stuff id like to see happen to the site!

Main things would be improve the mowing and aeration practises. Would like a ride on fairway mower (Jacobsen 305) instead of hayter 7 set and heavy tractor for football pitches, Dennis g860 and Jacobsen slf1880 for grass hockey, verti-drain 1.6m, sisis multi-tiner, sisis megaslit, sisis multi-slit to name just a few!!

and more will be added to the list if we go ahead with potential golf course construction :-)

What this does prove is we all love a good day dream while we are at work!
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Monty
Posted 11 Jan 2012
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I'm a cylinder man myself...

Hi guys,

I'd like more area to work than the 3ha I have. If we could flatteren the houses on our perimeter a little cut and filling loads of soil oh and drainage if course and I would be over the moon with just a little more machinery that's all for now.
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wicketdevil
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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Can you just is the longest sentence in the world !!!!!!!

A john deere gator or similar so i dont have to use my car,A amazone scarifier collector, a verti drainer, the list is endless 100 acres and only 3 men to cover it. Ian
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Ken Barber
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under who’s shade you do not expect to sit.

A metal detector..... so that I could find that damb needle!

KB
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chrismitchell
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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Green is not necessarily beautiful.

A good stump grinder or 13 tonne excavator for me.

Chris
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petermarkcraig
Posted 12 Jan 2012 Last edited: 12 Jan 2012
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Of course the grass looks good. The sun is shining.

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Was on my wish list and my wish came true so one of these arriving at the end of the month.

Carraro TRX7800

Might choose slightly smoother tyres
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A J
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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Makes you sick!! as my lad would put it, it looks sick.(positive)

What`s going on the front of the beast then Peter? apart from a old granny.
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petermarkcraig
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Of course the grass looks good. The sun is shining.

Nowt on the front AJ.
It's the second one we have had and we had a loader with the first one which was just not man enough for our composting operations. (so we got a JCB). We have a fork lift attachment for the back (one of the best buys I ever made) and we use it for vertidraining and heavy hauling.
One of it's big selling points is it's compact appearance. An equivalent John Deere or other tractor would look completely out of place in the club surroundings but the Carraro is very unobtrusive.
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wicketdevil
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Can you just is the longest sentence in the world !!!!!!!

How many you got coming peter. Ian
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A J
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I think I know where your coming from peter. I will take those thoughts (last paragraph) with me to Harrogate,
Cheers.
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petermarkcraig
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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Of course the grass looks good. The sun is shining.

Just the one Ian. Don't want to appear greedy
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petermarkcraig
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Of course the grass looks good. The sun is shining.

Don't want to appear anti John Deere by the way. I have three of their compact tractors and lots of other equipment which is very good indeed.
A 70hp John Deere tractor on a golf course or large sport field would be entirely appropriate, but in the country house garden environment of Hurlingham it would look completely out of place.
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Nathan Scarff
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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Wicketdevil- 100 acres and 3 men? you must be in dreamland! Ive got 100 acres all to my self!

And monty, i have a similar dream of having more ground for sports but i think the farmer wants to keep hold of his fields!
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A J
Posted 12 Jan 2012
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Nathan, ask Ian how many cricket squares he has then ask him again how many matches he has?

I've spent more time on our squares this winter! than our hockey pitches, i kid you not. Scarifing/ verticutting what's that all about just about cope with cutting the dam things.
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wicketdevil
Posted 13 Jan 2012
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Can you just is the longest sentence in the world !!!!!!!

Six squares, seven rugby pitches, 2 football, 2 grass hockey,artificial hockey pitch, 8 lane olympic standard running track. 2 miles of hedges. Ian
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wicketdevil
Posted 13 Jan 2012
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Can you just is the longest sentence in the world !!!!!!!

90 days of cricket with up to six games on at a time.
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antony timms
Posted 13 Jan 2012
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Nine cricket pitches,seven Rugby pitches ,Seven soccer pitches,Six mini pitches Gardens ,Running Track ,Lawns >tennis courts Two artifical pitches, Trees ,Hedges now you Know why i need to upgrade equipment !
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petermarkcraig
Posted 13 Jan 2012
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Of course the grass looks good. The sun is shining.

Yawn!!! This "mine is bigger than yours" contest is getting a bit boring. I thought this was about new equipment.
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Mike
Posted 13 Jan 2012
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my back garden is 150m2... I need an assistant!!
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Ken Barber
Posted 13 Jan 2012
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The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under who’s shade you do not expect to sit.

Another one Mike?

KB
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Mike
Posted 14 Jan 2012
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Yes... fancy a job KB?
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barry glynn
Posted 14 Jan 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

My back garden is 5 by 10 metres and I need an assistant too. Last thing I want to do when home is cut some more grass. Id astroturf it if I could afford it ( I knew there was some use for that artificial c"ap)
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wicketdevil
Posted 15 Jan 2012
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Can you just is the longest sentence in the world !!!!!!!

I was asked a question which i answered. Ian
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panch
Posted 19 Jan 2012
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Nice new tractor Peter, saw it down at the LAMMA show today.The "sold hurlingham" gave it away a little. Promise I didn't borrow any bits off it while no one was looking.
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