Introduce yourself!

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LDRcycles
Posts: 16
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:37 am
Australia

Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by LDRcycles » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:50 pm

I'm a 6th generation farmer in Australia, I grew up dairy farming but deregulation of the industry put an end to that (zero dairy farms left in our area from a peak of 85). I'm on 55 very overgrown acres at the moment and just bought a slightly scruffy old Leyland 255 as it was all I could afford. Hopefully a bit of TLC and she'll get things cleaned up.

Until I bought mine I had no idea Leyland even made tractors! Locally it's all Kubota, John Deere, Massey Ferguson and a few other Japanese brands.



agroman
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Great Britain

Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by agroman » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:09 pm

Hi all
New visitor to this forum. A friend has acquired a Leyland 262 Syncro (w reg). Sadly, said friend missed the fact that the oil filter was loose and lost all its oil and seized. He got a local mechanic to swap the engine out for a second hand one and its up and running again. I am borrowing it to help out my Fordson Dexta with dung carting / spreading, (loader on my Dexta).
The 262 is need of some TLC and I am happy to do the jobs in return for its use. 1st job was to free off a seized pick up hitch. Took bottom end of release cable off and plenty of Duck Oil in each end of the cable and got it moving - all nice now!

Next job found was a leaking clutch slave cylinder, new cylinder ordered so hopefully get around to this soon.

Brakes are working very one sided so this is another one for the list.

I have another question about oil pressure, but I will post this separately.

All the best from 'Agroman'
W reg Leyland 262 Syncro down in Kernow land

2011dandd
Posts: 30
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:13 pm
Great Britain

Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by 2011dandd » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:29 am

Hi
I’m Dan. I am brand new to the forum. Just bought a Leyland 154. I know absolutely nothing about it other than it was very cheap. But perhaps for good reason. Wish me luck
Hope to use the forum to seek advice from those with much more knowledge and in time help where I can.
Cheers

Freggel
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Location: Maldegem
Belgium

Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Freggel » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:57 am

Hi, I'm new here. My name is Frederik, I'm 33 years old, married and have a 4 month old daughter. I work as a maintenance technician in food production.

I got the tractor virus from my dad who is a great agriculture enthousiast. My fathers nephew is a straw trader and in straw season he can use an extra driver so my father always helps him a few weeks in summer to get the straw off the fields and on the trucks. As a kid I often went with my dad and I learned to drive the John Deere tractors. We often visited agriculture fairs and went to tractorpulling.

I'm a member of a carnival group (don't know what "carnavalsvereniging" would actually be called in English) every year, after all the festivities we do a few oldtimer tours with the members of the group (and until now I drove a tractor from one of our sponsors) and I enjoy it very much, so I wanted my own tractor.
But I'm not someone who does what all the rest does and looking at what's driving around at the oldtimer tours there are already enough Deutz, Fordson and Ferguson around. So I was looking for something else. Until I found this nice looking 4DM (Universal Four) sale. Looked and drove well, and no one around here owns one. So I bought it! The rest of it can be followed in my maintenance blog
1957 Universal Four 4DM
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is!

Universal4
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:11 pm
Sweden

Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Universal4 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:01 pm

Hi! I'm Morgan live in North Sweden.
I have a nuffield universal 4dm from 1961.
It's has a halftrack equipment.
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joedev151
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:51 am
Location: Co Offaly, Ireland
Contact:
Ireland

Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by joedev151 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:34 pm

Hi, I have farmed fulltime since I was 15 and learned how to drive on our 4DM which we had then, so I have always had a soft spot for Nuffield. For a couple of years now I'm watching out for one to buy and recently missed one in good condition but I live in hope.

Brad465
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:08 am
Canada

Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Brad465 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:02 am

I grew up a city boy, my grandparents owned a 10 acre lot and they had a super55 Oliver tractor I always loved going to there to be able to ride the tractor. Years later I met my wife, she grew up a city girl as well. We both wanted a farm, her with her animals and myself with a tractor shortly after we moved to a 10 acre hobby farm in Mt Pleasant Ontario. I decided to purchase a nuffield 465 it was a great deal came with a bush hog, 3 point blade, and a 2 stage blower. With all the help on this forum I have kept it up and running
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mike.l
Posts: 171
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:29 pm
Location: london ontario
Canada

Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by mike.l » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:25 pm

Hi Brad i live just down the road from you tillsonburg do you belong to the burford tractor club by any chance mike

Olivetree
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:04 pm
Canada

Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Olivetree » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:27 pm

Hello everyone,

Unlike most of you, I am a city boy with no experience with tractors.
Two years ago I purchased some land here in central Ontario & found that I was in need of a tractor. Truck & lawn mower wasn't going to cut it for pulling fallen logs out of the river & around the property.
I recently purchased a Nuffield 460-N4, I don't know much about tractors & much less about diesel motors.
The tractor does not start but turns over. But I am mechanically inclined, I know I have a lot to learn & I am hoping to locate someone locally that carries parts.

Happy adventures
Carlos in Apsley

Olivetree
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:04 pm
Canada

Newbie to Tractor World with a 460-N4

Post by Olivetree » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:29 pm

Hello everyone,

Unlike most of you, I am a city boy with no experience with tractors.
Two years ago I purchased some land here in central Ontario & found that I was in need of a tractor. Truck & lawn mower wasn't going to cut it for pulling fallen logs out of the river & around the property.
I recently purchased a Nuffield 460-N4, I don't know much about tractors & much less about diesel motors.
The tractor does not start but turns over. But I am mechanically inclined, I know I have a lot to learn & I am hoping to locate someone locally that carries parts.

Happy adventures
Carlos in Apsley
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