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Stage 3. Taking the tractor apart

Written by: sarah
 

All the bits and pieces have been taken of the tractor, and evaluated – OK to go back on / repair and re-use/ chuck in the bin and buy a new part – (quite a few bits in the last category….). The front wheels and steering have been removed, and the engine section split from […]

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Stage 2. Steam cleaning

Written by: sarah
 

With the bonnet removed, the tractor was pushed outside and given a good steam-clean and degrease to get rid of years of muck and oil and giving us a starting point to take it apart. It already looks better for a good clean, but shows us that there is a long way to go.

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Stage 1. Purchase of the Ferguson TEA (petrol) tractor

Written by: sarah
 

The winter means a long break for the Birch Sports factory. So with plenty of space in the warehouse, and plenty of time on our hands, the Little Grey “basket case” tractor purchased in the autumn was wheeled in for a total renovation and rebuild. We were offered it after going to an auction, and missing […]

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New season prices

Written by: sarah
 

2017 is well and truly upon us now – where does the time go, it’s already nearly February!. With Christmas a distant memory, thoughts are turning to the up-coming season, which will hopefully get off to an early, warm, and sunny start this year. The factory is now back in production, and we are in the […]

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LINE PAINT COLOURS

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Colour swatches of the line paint colours that we have in stock – White, Yellow, Red, Orange, Blue. Plenty of choice to contrast with our Superten Tennis Court Paint Colours

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STORAGE AREA COMPLETED AFTER A BUSY SUMMER

Written by: sarah
 

At last the external storage area is completely finished. A very busy summer meant that we had to make do with the type 1 hardcore base, as the area was stacked full of raw materials most of the time. The final tarmac layer gives a totally solid surface, and means that we can now use […]

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In or Out

Written by: sarah
 

Tomorrow is the Big Day that decides the future of the UK – in our own hands, or in the hands of the EU Remain or Leave – wherever your your vote is cast, make sure you go out and put it in the ballot box

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Crazy weather

Written by: sarah
 

  Massive hailstorm last night in Market Harborough which still hasn’t melted completely away this morning. It seems a bit odd making more paint just after scraping a couple of inches of ice off the vans. However there are loads of orders going out the door, so there must be some decent spraying windows in between the spells of mad weather. Since creating some outside space, we have […]

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Already busy in mid-March

Written by: sarah
 

A good start to this week. 9.30am on a sunny Monday morning in the middle of March, and over 150 buckets palletised and waiting for the carrier. Van deliveries to go out in the afternoon, and more orders coming in by e-mail and phone as sprayers gear up for the Easter holiday jobs at the schools and colleges. […]

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Outside storage area

Written by: sarah
 

The outside storage area is pretty much done now. Low value raw materials and empty containers will be stored in this area. This will free up space inside the factory for finished stocks – all popular standard colours are always in stock and shelves are kept full to cope with the busiest of weeks, especially with the […]

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