CV reference number: 25867
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Forage harvester-square and round baler-tractor operator. Welsh machinery operator aged 25

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

11 GCSE's (A-D), 4 A-Levels (A-C), Reached second year in Sport Science in University.

Equipment experiencePloughing, Telehandler/fork lift, Tracked machine, Baler, Tractor
Other equipment experience

The equipment I have experience with are all makes of tractors, ranging from 80hp up to 550hp. Mainly John Deere tractors, but have been driving Case, New Holland, Claas, Fendt and many more. My experience with balers include round and square baler, mainly mchale v660 round baler, and case and new holland 4x3 balers. Have baled around 10,000 round bales, and close to 70,000 square bales. Have done a lot of work on telehandlers, mainly JCB 531-70. And my main achievement is operating forage harvesters, all Claas foragers. Have chopped around 3000 acres. Mainly on Claas 960. Have driven 360 tracked excavators, but have no tickets to go on sites.

Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

I have grown up on a sheep and beef farm, so my knowledge of farming goes back as far as I can remember.

Type of farming wantedMixed Farming
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age25
NationalityWelsh
First languageWelsh
Other languagesEnglish
Pen picture

6 foot tall and quite built at around 100 kg. Blonde hair and blue eyes

Relevant health problems

No

Other Information

My background also covers welding, having worked in production of shed welding. And recently, the installation of 9 Combined Heat and Power Units.

Marital status

Single

Where are you currently living?Llansannan, North Wales, UK
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

Previous experience with machinery goes back to the first contractor I worked for, whilst in university, as a two rotor rake driver. Not sure how many hundreds of acres I did over two silage season, but moved on to a different contractor to gain more experience. The second contractor is a large round and square baling contractor. Sending out 6 square balers and 2 rounds during busy harvest season. I started my first year on the corn carting with large 14 tonne trailers, harvesting over a 1000 acres. Then my second year, I began on a round baler before getting upgraded to square baler. And have done 5 years of harvest square baling. Also whilst working there, I have done a lot of cultivation that includes over 100 acres of ploughing a year, and harrowing and so on. Which brings us on to potato harvest, where I usually sit on a trailer or in the grading store. Because this is a seasonal job, I found myself another contractor to work for as well. This time during the silage, where the work I covered was carting silage, 4 rotor rake, mowing with front and back, buckraking with front push off and best of all, running 3 Claas foragers. This is where I learned to operate one. During winter, I have travelled to New Zealand to operate a square baler, baling around 26,000 bales in my first year, and 20,000 bales the second year. Then on to my first stint in Australia, where I was working on a 28,000 acre farm, operating a 550hp case quadtrack doing the cultivation. Then my second stint in Australia, I was appointed head forager driver for a contractor with a fleet of fendts. This is where I clocked up the acres on the chopper.

Hobbies

I used to play rugby, but now i watch more than play. I enjoy skiing. I have been to young farmers for a few years too.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 14/05/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?North East Wales/Cheshire
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