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Before I start building or adapting a machine, I turn to Practical Farm Ideas. I don't know how many times I have flicked though my copies!

Robin Benbow, Welshpool

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Index Page

There have been over 4,000 articles of significance in the magazine. These have been sorted into categories.

Download the complete Practical Farm Ideas Index   COMPLETE INDEX OF ARTICLES as a PDF File

Download by highlighting the link,  right click,  select Download Linked File. Then you can open in Microsoft Office or a PDF reader which makes the 'Find' operation much easier. 

Save money, save time with Farm Ideas Online. The Complete Index covers all issues to Vol 25-4, Winter 2016/17  Feb 2017 Issue #100  The PDF file is about 600kb and is easy to search with your key words. 

Click the Index Categories for each list:

General Farm Articles;  articles for every farmer irrespective of enterprise. Tractor modifications such as power steps for disabled drivers are a good example.

Livestock Articles;  cattle rearing, calves, cows and dairy, sheep, pigs, poultry. Check those under grass and also muck

Arable Articles;  cereals, potatoes, field vegetables, roots, planting, crop care and harvesting

Farm Business and Finance Articles;  loans and funding, cash management, benchmarking and other management methods,

Health and the Farmer Articles;  farm specific diseases such as leptospirosis, common farm health problems mental as well as physical

Muck and Slurry Management Articles;  spreading and storage, scraping and loading,

Safety and Made it Myself Children's Toys;  projects of all sorts - and the pleasure of making toys for children

Environment Management Ideas;  woodland and hedges, flood control

Workshop methods, tips and ideas;  welding, drilling, fitting, fault diagnosis,

Grassland Management Articles;  reseeding and overseeding, direct seeding, sward lifting and aerating, weed control, grazing systems

These category Indexes need updating to include the last few issues

1.   Use the Site Search (top right hand column)  typing key word. The function looks for each word, so keep it brief

2.  Use the INDEX of Articles (link at bottom of this page) using the 'FIND'  function

 

Muck & Slurry

Adaptor plates allow muck grab to be mounted on different loaders

Vol: 17 Issue: 1 Page: 13view article

CCTV camera on handler boom helps loading

Vol: 20 Issue: 1 Page: 12view article

De Boer automatic scrapers

Vol: 16 Issue: 4 Page: 8view article

Effluent drains made using slats for floor

Vol: 18 Issue: 2 Page: 24view article

Excavator tyre yard scraper has 'anti-flip' arm that keeps it level

Vol: 17 Issue: 2 Page: 20view article

Flood washed cow yard saves time (no scraping), improves health

Vol: 15 Issue: 3 Page: 22view article

Gate to slurry pit is made child proof

Vol: 17 Issue: 2 Page: 22view article

Grab on hand fork makes loose straw easy to handle

Vol: 15 Issue: 3 Page: 31view article

Heavy duty unbendable fork for muck, site wotk

Vol: 15 Issue: 2 Page: 7view article

Hook-lift skip makes good nurse tank for long distance umbilical spreading set-up

Vol: 19 Issue: 4 Page: 10view article

Muck / yard scraper fits on ATV

Vol: 15 Issue: 4 Page: 20view article

Muck scraper uses cultivator frame and excavator tyre

Vol: 17 Issue: 1 Page: 16view article

Muckfork tines have wearing strip

Vol: 20 Issue: 1 Page: 14view article

Rubbish truck made into self propelled muck spreader

Vol: 18 Issue: 2 Page: 8view article

Slurry dribble bar fits back of tanker - innovative home made design

Vol: 19 Issue: 3 Page: 14view article

Slurry Guzzler has improved valve mechanism

Vol: 15 Issue: 2 Page: 22view article

Slurry stirrer works vertically in deep, small pit

Vol: 14 Issue: 1 Page: 42view article

Slurry store has automatic beacon warning

Vol: 18 Issue: 2 Page: 47view article

Slurry tanker clover seeder

Vol: 18 Issue: 2 Page: 47view article

Slurry tanker has Mono pump - works as useful pit stirrer

Vol: 17 Issue: 1 Page: 12view article

Slurry tower stirrer trailer

Vol: 20 Issue: 1 Page: 39view article

Squeegie from plastic barrel is rustless

Vol: 18 Issue: 4 Page: 17view article

Stirrer bearing made from oak log

Vol: 14 Issue: 2 Page: 9view article

Stirrer rebuilt with oak bottom bearing

Vol: 14 Issue: 2 Page: 9view article

Straw bedding machine is mounted on yard scraper to do two jobs at the same time

Vol: 17 Issue: 2 Page: 39view article

Teagle Tomahawk straw chopper has electro-controls for faster, cleaner operation

Vol: 17 Issue: 2 Page: 44view article

Tower slurry stirrer mounts on handler

Vol: 16 Issue: 2 Page: 40view article

Umbilical slurry pipe gantry for safe road crossing

Vol: 19 Issue: 2 Page: 8view article

Vertical stirrer for slatted slurry tanks saves moving many slats, mixes thoroughly

Vol: 17 Issue: 4 Page: 14view article

Weeping slurry wall made with concrete sleepers

Vol: 15 Issue: 1 Page: 21view article

Yard scraper fitted with rubber bumpers to prevent damage

Vol: 13 Issue: 4 Page: 13view article

Yard scraper made robust and wide with h-d blade

Vol: 14 Issue: 3 Page: 48view article

Aerators clean dirty water

Vol: 3 Issue: 1 Page: 36Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Bung ' stops the slop' from slurry tankers

Vol: 4 Issue: 1 Page: 33Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Caterpiller engine gives slurry the wellie

Vol: 10 Issue: 1 Page: 42Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Dirty water disposal

Vol: 11 Issue: 3 Page: 47Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Dual spreader bearing problems

Vol: 10 Issue: 4 Page: 16Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Farm owned umbilical slurry system reduces risk of farm-to-farm disease

Vol: 12 Issue: 4 Page: 12Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Fibreglass repairs for steel slurry tanks

Vol: 12 Issue: 1 Page: 39Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Front mounted compressor for umbilical slurry kit

Vol: 12 Issue: 3 Page: 44Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Hay Bob tedder swing on headlands reduced for safer working

Vol: 13 Issue: 4 Page: 24Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

High output umbilical slurry system

Vol: 5 Issue: 3 Page: 13Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Hy-Mac loads muck

Vol: 9 Issue: 2 Page: 40Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Hydraulic slurry pipe handler simplifies job

Vol: 11 Issue: 3 Page: 32Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Irrigator pump does crops and slurry

Vol: 7 Issue: 1 Page: 38Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Lights for slurry tanker

Vol: 1 Issue: 1 Page: 5Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Making the most of muck

Vol: 10 Issue: 1 Page: 21Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Muck and slurry spreaders - user survey

Vol: 1 Issue: 2 Page: 36Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Muck spreader - truck conversion

Vol: 4 Issue: 3 Page: 20Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Muck spreader has demountable body

Vol: 3 Issue: 3 Page: 36Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Muck spreader on flotation tyres cuts soil compaction

Vol: 12 Issue: 2 Page: 14Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Muck spreader with extra door

Vol: 2 Issue: 3 Page: 19Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Muckspreader seal

Vol: 9 Issue: 1 Page: 28Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Novel slurry stirrer propeller rips crusts, lumps

Vol: 1 Issue: 3 Page: 19Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Rail tanker spreads 3000 gal slurry

Vol: 2 Issue: 4 Page: 32Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Reeler uses Taskers gears

Vol: 11 Issue: 3 Page: 48Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Residue management

Vol: 1 Issue: 3 Page: 21Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Rotaspreader lid fixed to save expensive repair

Vol: 12 Issue: 1 Page: 7Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Round bale wrapper

Vol: 6 Issue: 3 Page: 14Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Scraper cleans out piglet kennels

Vol: 1 Issue: 4 Page: 26Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Scraper for circular yards

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Scraper has heavy duty design

Vol: 1 Issue: 3 Page: 5Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Scraper uses construction tyre

Vol: 7 Issue: 4 Page: 18Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Scraper/silage pusher

Vol: 2 Issue: 3 Page: 29Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Scraping holes for slurry have crash barrier doors

Vol: 12 Issue: 4 Page: 9Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Self erect concrete slurry panels

Vol: 1 Issue: 2 Page: 35Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Self-loading West Dual Spreader

Vol: 6 Issue: 1 Page: 10Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry aeration

Vol: 2 Issue: 2 Page: 12Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry crust busting with bugs

Vol: 21 Issue: 2 Page: 21Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry filter

Vol: 6 Issue: 1 Page: 31Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry filter gets PFI award

Vol: 5 Issue: 1 Page: 27Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry filter stays unblocked

Vol: 3 Issue: 4 Page: 20Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry flow control

Vol: 2 Issue: 2 Page: 11Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry lagoon gets scraping piers to handle straw waste

Vol: 13 Issue: 1 Page: 44Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry management

Vol: 11 Issue: 3 Page: 47Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry mixer swivels in novel frame

Vol: 10 Issue: 3 Page: 7Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry pipe clamp

Vol: 3 Issue: 4 Page: 35Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry pipe cleared with comp air

Vol: 9 Issue: 4 Page: 13Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry pipe crosses road on temporary bridge

Vol: 12 Issue: 1 Page: 11Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry pipe ramp that crosses roads is low profile for low slung cars

Vol: 16 Issue: 4 Page: 29Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry pump from lorry

Vol: 2 Issue: 3 Page: 13Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry separation

Vol: 11 Issue: 4 Page: 40Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry sluice straight into spreader

Vol: 9 Issue: 1 Page: 11Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry spread without odour

Vol: 6 Issue: 2 Page: 12Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry stirrer extended

Vol: 7 Issue: 1 Page: 7Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry stirrer has high performance

Vol: 1 Issue: 1 Page: 28Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry stirrer mods

Vol: 9 Issue: 2 Page: 17Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry stores with corroded sides

Vol: 1 Issue: 3 Page: 7Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry switch 100% reliable

Vol: 9 Issue: 2 Page: 18Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry system has halved use of bagged manure

Vol: 20 Issue: 3 Page: 39Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry tanker adapted to auto-fill

Vol: 5 Issue: 3 Page: 31Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry tanker aerator

Vol: 4 Issue: 1 Page: 20Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry tanker axle is used for dump trailer

Vol: 4 Issue: 3 Page: 35Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry tanker fitted with reliable lights

Vol: 3 Issue: 2 Page: 30Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry tanker has raised outlet pipe

Vol: 3 Issue: 4 Page: 34Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry tanker, 4WD from milk tanker

Vol: 1 Issue: 2 Page: 1Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry tower control

Vol: 2 Issue: 3 Page: 34Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Slurry tower stirrer control

Vol: 7 Issue: 4 Page: 8Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Spreader units rebuilt

Vol: 10 Issue: 1 Page: 43Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Stirrer has crust breaker screw

Vol: 8 Issue: 3 Page: 6Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Stirrer modifications look doubtful

Vol: 11 Issue: 2 Page: 11Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Trailer, umbilical slurry pumping kit

Vol: 6 Issue: 2 Page: 14Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Twin nozzle umbilical spreader bar

Vol: 12 Issue: 4 Page: 13Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Umbilical slurry kit adapted

Vol: 10 Issue: 1 Page: 42Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

umbilical slurry system pumps 2 miles with inter tank

Vol: 12 Issue: 2 Page: 6Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Yard scraper & bale spikes get quick change

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Yard scraper self propelled using dumper

Vol: 9 Issue: 3 Page: 40Download Unavailable - Buy Issue Here

Yard scraper uses garden cultivator

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