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Post by erkki » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:07 pm


Many things get simpler when taking metric units in use. I have exprience of road runs by 880 selecta, 990 selecta and 1200. 15 litres per 100 km is a reasonable estimation when driving on high 3 by 2000...2200 revs on rather flat countryside. A mate of mine made a trip to Nordkapp, Norway by a 880 selecta towing a caravan. It was about 2000 km trip and the average consumption was slghtly below 15 litres/100 km. If you want the absolute top speed, say 2450 rpm, it will increase specific fuel consumption.

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Post by Guest » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:24 pm

Cost of insurance will depend on the Company or broker you go through, weather you insure fully comprehensive or third party fire and theft, in which case you'll need public liability as well probably as some Companies don't include it in TPF&T cover and also to what excess amount you agree to.

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Post by JamesF » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:58 pm

In the length of time this thread has been running for the tractor could have been driven home twice!!!!

Take some diesel with you and fill it, take an extra drum and strap it to the link arms if you feel the need and take a few of the most common spanners with you, just in case, and give it a go!! You can overthink and put yourself off completely!

Once you've done it the haulage charges will suddenly seem much more reasonable.

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Post by John_Allen » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:01 pm

A kilometre is shorter than a mile (5/8th approx), but I suspect there was a typo in an earlier post rather than a mathematical mistake.

I did a "fag packet" calculation and got an answer pretty close to erkki's - but say again that these are estimates and that they can't be taken as a high precision figure - allow extra fuel!!

Obviously, the tractor would need to be taxed and insured to drive on the road in the UK but always check your own countries' regulations as they are often different!

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Post by case-ih1594 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:39 pm

Insurance - yes this would (should) normally go without saying, as would remembering to drive on the left. The insurance may have to be commercial rather than vintage (social domestic pleasure) and the tractor would have to be in good working order in terms of tyres etc. - in the UK it would have to be up to MOT standard (even though tractors do not currently need to have MOT's). You may need roll bar, tax, lights, registered with local vehicle licensing agency and so on.

Realistically it will be difficult to drive the tractor back legally (by UK standards) and the problems may only surface if an accident occurred, which may involve someone crashing into you. A high-visibility jacket would be sensible. It may be interesting ending up in court trying to justify the fact that you set off with a wobbly wheel that later fell off.

Incidentally we had a chap this afternoon who was in the process of buying a DB 995, that had had it's front wheel fall off. The bearing had seemingly collapsed leaving the tractor stuck on the road side and had to be lorried off.

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Post by broadsword » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:34 pm

Do they bother with Insurance across the water :wink:

Only joking you guys!!!!.

I`ve seen how fast you guys drive across in Ireland - you`ll have it back in no time??????





Post by Guest » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:36 pm

I think that what we're all very heavily hinting at to the OP is to take no chances and have the tractor transported.

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Post by case-ih1594 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:42 pm

I don't think the guy in the video Andy posted would worry about driving back 70 miles :lol:

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Post by broadsword » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:50 pm

I somehow get the idea he`ll be struggling to see 20mpg as well :roll:

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Post by roscommon » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:26 am

Well I am happy to report that I made the road trip without incident ,however not sure iI would reccomend it to everyone , however I did enjoying parking my 990 outside the pub while I had dunner at the halfway point, engine seems good, steering ,lights need attention

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Post by bedwards1966 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:46 pm

Well I'm glad you made it safely, well done.

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