Tractors?

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Ares

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72 months

Thursday 19th March
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mikeswagon said:
Born and raised in rural Aberdeenshire…. so a teuchter (yokel if you like).

It's generally true they're faster than they used to be, so they don't slow you up much on the local A roads. You tend to get a feeling for where they're going, so allow them a bit of slack when they pass a layby only to turn off just down the road.

Seems I'm one of the few who thank those that do pull in to let a queue past.
The ones round here have no reason to pull in. Even with a full trailer, they're not holding anyone up...!!

Marlin45

1,160 posts

116 months

Thursday 19th March
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OP whinging about the speed modern tractors move at, or lack thereof? You are lucky my old Massey 35 isn't in front of you. Flat out at...13mph wink

Harji

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113 months

Thursday 19th March
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Ares said:
Skyedriver said:
I used to live in N Yorkshire, the tractors used to drive in and out of fields trailing large clumps of soil, mud, slurry onto the public highway.
It created a hazard for road users, saw a number of cars through fences and into walls having skidded on their crap.
They get away with creating this hazard yet construction sites have to keep the road clear of mud by deed of Planning Approval.
to the OP I saw a cyclist trapped between two, the one in front flinging mud off its tyres the one behind trying to run him over....He had nowhere to go but keep pedalling and getting lumps of clay thrown at him.
That's comparatively rare. From my experience, Tractor drivers and HGV are amongst the most courteous on the road towards cyclists.
While I dont want to get stuck behind a tractor and prefer them not to be on the road , they have been courteous and moving to the left when I've been on my motorcycle.

Ares

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Thursday 26th March
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Marlin45 said:
OP whinging about the speed modern tractors move at, or lack thereof? You are lucky my old Massey 35 isn't in front of you. Flat out at...13mph wink
Moaning? I wasn't moaning??