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Report - Combine Harvester Graveyard, Alnwick- Oct 2011

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by The Lone Ranger, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. The Lone Ranger

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    The Combine Harvester Graveyard​


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    A bit of history

    If I think combine harvesters I can’t help thinking of the Wurzels 1976 hit “I have a brand new combine harvester” or I’d think of East Anglia or Kent where there are huge fields of cereals waiting to be harvested, a place for spares I’d have thought would be nearby. Head North nearly into Scotland and you’ll find this place – the Mecca for combine parts.

    This is the largest breakers of combine harvesters in the UK, and stock of over 350 machines covering all makes. They are a family run business covering three generations. The initial diversification into combine spare parts was set up by John Manners in 1972 giving them over 25 years experience in the salvage, dismantling and reconditioning of combine harvesters.

    Here’s the current combines ready to be pulled apart;

    MASSEY FERGUSON Series
    40, 38, 36, 31, 29, 27, 865, 760, 755, 750, 845, 665, 625 Super II, 615, 525 Super II, 525, 515, 510, 506, 487, 307, 187, 7278 AL, 7256AL
    CLAAS
    Lexion 440, 460, 470, 480, 580, 580+, 580TT
    DOMINATORS: 204 Mega, 118, 108, 106, 98, 96, 86, 78, 76, 105, 100, 85
    SENATORS: 85, 80, 70, 60
    116CS, 115CS, 114CS, Protector Six
    FORD/NEW HOLLAND
    TX 68, TX66, TX36, TX34, TX32, TF 78, TF46, TF44, TF42, 8080, 8070, 8060, 8055, S1550, 1550, S1540, 1540, 1530, 1520, M135, M133
    JOHN DEERE
    2266, 2264, 2066, 2054, 1188, 1177, 1174, 1085, 1075, 1065, 985, 975, 965, 960, 9540 WTS
    INTERNATIONAL
    AXIAL FLOW 1680, 1660, 1480, 1460, 541, 431, 321
    DEUTZ FAHR
    1200, 1000
    BONHILL
    516, 514, 512

    My Visit

    I ended up in Alnwick for a few days with work, a quick trip out found myself with the choice of a well reported derelict railway station, a disused quarry or the combine harvesters grave yard, I didn’t have too much time and as I’d dismissed the quarry and had seen the outbuildings at the station were possibly being developed I headed to the graveyard.

    To be honest I could have jump fences and waded through drainage ditches and brambles; but having read a few accounts of here on other sites; I just phoned prior to my arrival and was more than welcome to take photos of the combines – Not so much and explore then, but somewhere interesting to take some photos; just wish I had some more time before the sun set!

    Report (With the backing of the Wurzels ;)

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    I drove my tractor through your hay stack last night
    (Ooh ar ooh ar)
    I threw me pitch fork at your dog to keep quiet
    (Ooh ar ooh ar)
    Now somethin's tellin' me, that you'm avoidin' me
    (Ooh ar ooh ar)
    Come on now darlin' you got somethin' I need

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    Cos I've got a brand new combine harvester and I'll give you the key
    Come on now let's get together in perfect harmony
    Oh I got 20 acres and you got 43
    Now I've got a brand new combine harvester and I'll give you the key

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    She made I laugh, haha

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    I'll Stick by you I'll give you all that ya need
    (Ooh ar ooh ar)
    We'll have twins and triplets I'm a man built for speed
    (Ooh ar ooh ar)
    And yu know I'll love ya darlin' so give me ur hand
    (Ooh ar ooh ar)
    But the thing I want the most is all the acres of land


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    Cos I've got a brand new combine harvester and I'll give u the key
    Come on now let's get together in perfect harmony
    Oh I got 20 acres and you got 43
    Now I've got a brand new combine harvester and I'll give you the key

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    Pphhwooaaarrr she's a lovel bit of stuff an'all

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    For seven long years I've been alone in this place
    (Ooh ar ooh ar)
    Eat sleep in the kitchen it's a proper disgrace
    (Ooh ar ooh ar)
    Now if I cleaned it up would ya change our mind
    (Ooh ar ooh ar)
    I'll give up drinkin' scrumpy and that lager and lime

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    Cos I've got a brand new combine harvester and I'll give u the key
    Come on now let's get together in perfect harmony
    Oh I got 20 acres and you got 43
    Now I've got a brand new combine harvester and I'll give you the key

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    Who loves ya baby, HA

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    Weren't we grand couple at that last wurzel dance
    I wore brand new gaters and me cordyroy pants
    In your new sunday dress with your perfume smellin' grand
    We had our photos tooken us holding hands

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    Now I've got a brand new combine harvester and I'll give you the key
    Now that we'm both past our 50's I think that you and me
    Should stop this galivanting and will you marry me
    Cos I've got a brand new combine harvester and I'll give ou the key

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    Aarrr, you're a fine lookin woman and I can't wait to get me hands on yur land haha

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    A nice mooch if your in the area, I did enjoy it myself as I have worked as a farmer when I finished school and again in the mid 90’s.

    Cheers
    TLR
     
    #1 The Lone Ranger, Oct 23, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011

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