My buckrake is on the back and I've had a few problems with the front dif and drop box of a deere 69. I still reckon I can do a better job of the pits with it on the rear though, I find it easier to roll the edges.
buckrakings the best job,better than getting all shook about up the nice farm tracks all day
But your being harrassed all the time and fleeing about like a blue bottle wi the runs.
Rear drive Fendt or Valmet would be the kiddie, wouldn't it. No stiff neck. No sore clutch leg, either.
The 290 was a godsend when changed to it.
I dont think id fancy a front linkage fork as the wagon silage does take a bit more work. Saying that we clear about 60 ac a day and only do our own work so I was thinking maybe a decent tractor loader would handle it and the extra tractor would be a lot more usefull the rest of the year.
If you really fancy having an extra tractor I'd give it a try, but keep what you're currently using till you see how it goes. A decent tractor with a loader will hold it's value so you can always sell it again if it doesn't work out. Or, if you're thinking of buying new, maybe you could hire something or get a demo first to see how it copes.
This is what i use!! Will keep up with 850 and 3 trailers close with a good driver!
we had a 6840 buckrake ours with front linkage and could push 12 tonne load up in 1. we have a roofed clamp and it was buckraked a few years ago with a claas targo and it could reach further and generally do a better job
Whats wrong with a normal push off? You can push it off as you go upwards? Hydraulic top link to give you extra clearance for steep ramp etc?
bunch of amateurs, what you need is a MF 35 with a rollover buckrake (tripped with a ropen chain) moving single chop in the rain:lolk:
And the ever shortening trip rope as it gets tied that many times.
used a fair few tractors on the buckrake over the years
MF 135 with twin wheels
MF 290turbo 4wd
MF 390T 4wd
JD 6310 4wd
FORD 7840 4wd
RENAULT 816 4wd
JD 6930 4wd
used to think the MF390T was the mutts nuts with manual shuttle,
then JD was even better with clutchless shuttle
also used a NH TSA125
NH TM 130
No half measures