Tractor please...

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Re: Tractor please...

#261 Post by Dick » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:54 pm

If you still haven't bought something
https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mazda-Bongo-Ca ... 22f545f71b

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Re: Tractor please...

#262 Post by JPB » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:42 pm

I haven't bought another plaything just yet, but have just this minute SORNed Yoda. The MOT is due on the 29th and while all he needs to pass with no advisories as per last year's test will be some suspension bushes and a mirror lens (oops, tree! :oops: ), the weight means that I have to get the van tested at the nearest council or VOSA run testing station and, because mine didn't qualify for the same 6 month test extension as the bB (now all sorted), I would have to find a test venue that could take the van in before expiry. Easy ask, right? Er no, wrong as it happens because it seems that half of the vehicles which need to be tested at the independent lanes rather than in a garage are all needing their tests at the same time, so the first slot I could get was for late September, when Rod Stewart "really should be back in school" and my bB will still be enjoying its six months of extra MOT validity. So, as plans to actually go camper-ing any time soon must now involve using the bB's slightly less uncomfortable bed for the job, there's no real need for a hefty great 4x4 'til the snow comes and by then, I may just put the van into a specialist campervan interior design guru for a makeover that would turn the Toyota into a very acceptable alternative to a house..
8-)

As for that Bongo, I know it seems unlikely, but it's actually not the rustiest one I've ever seen, but merely a close runner up for the medal. The Mazda does have the Hiace beaten in one way though; even the worst rust found in Hiaces less well slathered in protective goo than mine are still nowhere near as capable as a Mazda/Ford of rotting away while you wait.
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Re: Tractor please...

#263 Post by Dick » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:20 am

If you still need a cheap tractor...
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 008937350/

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#264 Post by Dick » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:04 pm


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#265 Post by Dick » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:20 pm

How about this, all the comfort of a car but pretty enough to impress the ladies ..
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 523947663/

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#266 Post by JPB » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:28 pm

:shock: Yeah, two things wrong there, possibly more that I'd missed but my poor eyes can only stand a few seconds of exposure to such things these days:

1, It's a modified Peugeot 106 and 2, it's a modified Peugeot 106. :sick: ;)

OK, so I know that the last of the conventionally shaped hatchback cars did have a loyal following and that they're actually really decent to drive, but in spite of the owner's best efforts to improve its appearance by disguising the car as a scale model of an agricultural vehicle, I can still see the shape of the bonnet and the car's original wheels showing through so a noble effort but, next time they want to disguise a 106 as something much lovelier and more useful, may I suggest that they approach their local recycling centre and wait as the skilled staff in the sculpting department turn their pride & joy into a fridge-shaped block of French steel.

I was just starting to appreciate the fact that a fakebook link worked, but if that's what the site is about, I'm not so sure that I'd look again.. :lol:

Still no tractor in my life, I plan to wait for something special, in need of some preservation work but ideally working well, which would mean that it could be used as a third "car" when the mood takes me. :|
J
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Re: Tractor please...

#267 Post by Dick » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:38 am

Im just so glad you really liked the Peugeot combine harvester :lol:
I will try and find more :scared:
Though if you're looking for a tractor that could double as a car, id suggest either a jcb fast trac or a mb trac or a unimog.... :drool:

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Re: Tractor please...

#268 Post by JPB » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:34 pm

The chap formerly known as Rich wrote:..unimog.... :drool:
:idea: :shock:

OK, 'fess up, you've hacked my browser history somehow! :lol: Seriously, I've been drooling over these things since I saw one in a local fuel station recently, with some sort of agricultural device mounted to its chassis. Research** suggests that they're not suitable for my motoring needs, but what an amazing contraption they are. :mrgreen:

** "Research" = looking at Sprinter 4x4 automatics and spotting the usual eBayish thing on screen, which tells the casual observer that people who look at one thing also look at another, in this case that those who get their kicks looking at Sprinters with the automatic option (apparently quite popular with DPD franchise folk among others) and the far less commonplace 4 wheel drive option (usually found in manuals but there was a two pedal 4x4 option and if I could find a good one, preferably a clean, one owner van with low mileage (ex Plod, for example, as theirs are often better than the utility company vans) then that could satisfy my desire to replace the daily driver and the admittedly blameless and utterly dependable HiAce with a different all-purpose vehicle..)

And yes, I clearly have lost the plot, but everyone is entitled to the occasional left field idea.
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Re: Tractor please...

#269 Post by Dick » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:55 pm

John, you'll know when I have been interfering with your computer as it won't work and when it does it will only open links to dodgy internet sites with shiny tat and rust showing....
Meanwhile ive found a car with a parking assistance aid fitted
https://www.agriaffaires.com/occasion/t ... c-900.html

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