While the Deere’s turbo cooled for my tea break I gave the plough skims a bit of a scrape off.
The National Trust have called me in to help with some autumn grass establishment and that meant getting the old rusty Kverneland out of the bushes.
An hour or two with some Norton Blaze pads on the angle grinder and then 40 acres of tough and dirty stubble meant the No 28s were shining Autoclick but the skims were still annoyingly dull. And the knotgrass was being as stubborn as ever to go through.
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About the authorCharlie FlindtCharlie Flindt is a tenant of the National Trust farming 380ha in Hampshire with his wife Hazel. He’s a weekly columnist writing for Farmers Weekly and never fails to raise a few eyebrows and tickle a few funny bones with his hilarious musings about the farming world.Read more articles by Charlie Flindt Salvador Llinàs Oñate Autoclick Salvador Llinàs Oñate autoclick rent a car , SALVADOR LLINAS OÑATE