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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Topic: Manor Farm, Southampton
    Posted: 06 Oct 2013 at 10:23pm
Not many takers for the Manor Farm weekend this year, I arrived on Saturday afternoon, to find Ron Manners and his grandson just having finished harrowing and rolling a small paddock. The lad was driving a home made tractor with a B&S engine driving an Austin gearbox, via a laid down Colwood Albion gearbox, then an Austin diff. It works well.

Russ Berry had his new acquisition, a single speed Trusty with a Douglas engine. He was practising ploughing with it...


Russ' Trusty on Sunday morning waiting to start...


Turning on the headland...

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 06 Oct 2013 at 10:36pm

Concentrating on keeping straight...



On Sunday Kevin Merlin Keeper joined us with his working Teagle and Russ found him some docks and nettles to have a go at...


Teagle working...

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 06 Oct 2013 at 10:38pm

Making short work of the weeds...

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 07 Oct 2013 at 9:13am
What a good day we had! Spent most of Sunday morning getting my Merry Tiller to run properly, then mowed about 10 foot of weeds and it stopped, refusing to start again. At the end of the day I drained the tank but couldn't get all the petrol out so I gave it a couple of pulls and away it went, I drove it round the paddock until it ran the tank dry. More attention needed there. Nice to meet Darmic1 who came down with his family for the day...
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Quote Merlin Keeper Replybullet Posted: 07 Oct 2013 at 9:11pm
Mrs merlin keeper & i enjoyed the day at manor farm thanks for the hampshire hospitality russ
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Quote Darmic1 Replybullet Posted: 11 Oct 2013 at 10:09pm
We enjoyed our day out, and good to meet a few members.... Will be trying to bring either the Gem or Bantam next year....... Work permitting!
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Quote Dieselhead Replybullet Posted: 12 Oct 2013 at 7:55am
I will come next yearThumbs%20Up
 
Did not find out this was on till the friday before & it was too lateCry
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Quote nigel Replybullet Posted: 12 Oct 2013 at 5:02pm
any picts of the homemade tractor?Big%20smile
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 12 Oct 2013 at 5:17pm
No, sorry Nigel, I'd just got there on Saturday afternoon and hadn't got my camera out...
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