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Neat.
What is with Europeans and no trucks?
Always tractor wagons?

Fantastic deep soils and a wet climate means trucks go down too often. And since they dont have to travel too far to deliver tractors just make more sense.
 

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My ancestors came to Canada from Ireland. Have no idea what part though.


About 20 years ago there was a big influx of immigrants in this area from Europe, they all started out with tractors and 300 bushel wagons. Didn't take them long to realize that doesn't work when anywhere they haul is 20+ miles one way!
 

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One of you asked why trucks aren't used in Europe. The picture below might explain why. There might be a 2 or 3 week window during the summer that trucks would work on land but that's about it. 20190116_132003_1570391400265.jpg
 

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I've loads of pictures on the phone. The WiFi is taking ages to load them for some reason but I'll put up a few more tomorrow of tillage and how it's done here. The right way haha.
 

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These are in the Dijon region of France . The Massey is an 8735 and packs 380hp. The claas is 250hp and only just able to power that power harrow.
I thought the folding header on the Avero was an interesting idea. 20190913_093031_1570735867864.jpg 20190913_092748_1570735918225.jpg 20190913_091145_1570735977818.jpg 20190913_075558_1570736079649.jpg
 

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Ya I have a soft spot for those old 800 series combines.
That's sweet.
The header is something I haven't seen here.
That a MF header?
 

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that`s a powerflow. I had a 18 feet on a 760. They were build in Europe. There were drapers between cutterbar and auger. Zurn had one had the progress show, Copy of the MF for Deere.
and later I had a MF 38 (Dronningborg) with a 20 feet.
MF still makes them for Europe , IIRC a 40 footer for the Ideal.
 

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That combine looks in mint condition! Good find!!
 

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I've been told that licensing/operating a truck in EU is very expensive and requires lots of paperwork, etc. Unaffordable for the average farmer.
I had to get an Artic License (semi license to you guys) and it cost me over 1000 Euro. You have to get a rigid chassis truck truck license first which is a similar cost before you can apply for the semi. Then there's courses that must be done every year that costs more money in order to be allowed drive commercially. And HGV's have to go through a comprehensive annual road test that isn't cheap and they will fail a truck for the slightest of things such as a damaged reflector strip or even the amber indicator bulbs if they're not amber enough. It's gone ridiculous. For the average farmer here it makes no sense to have such a license. Believe it or not but that same test and the license rules apply to my Dodge Dually as well. Once you have 5 axles (2 on the pickup and 3 on the cattle trailer) you need a semi license.
Ya I have a soft spot for those old 800 series combines.
That's sweet.
The header is something I haven't seen here.
That a MF header?
That is a MF header. Built in France.
 
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