EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TRACTOR/COMBINE driver. Highly self motivated, honest, reliable, punctual and conscientious. 19 yrs farming/contracting experience. Sensible road driver with PA1 and HANDLER ticket and trailer licence looking for driving / gfw / or assistant management trainee position. S. West
Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming
GCSE English and maths. Computer literate. GNVQ livestock husbandry. ND agriculture. MO5 fert. spreading. PA1. Telescopic handlers certificate. Skid steer licence. Attendee of Claas UK operators course for Lexion combines in 2008, 2010 and 2016. Car and Trailer test.(B+E)
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Pig
Experienced Fendt Vario and JCB Fastrac operator, driven most tractor and handler manufactures. Claas Lexion 520 Montana straw walker, two 570+ rotary TT combines (4000 acres total) and Lexion 770 35ft TT (5500 acres 2016+2017)with TOPCON and CLAAS RTK GPS equipment. 500 acres or so in 2019 on Lexion 780tt 42ft for Kemble farms and Cirencester Park farms (Bathurst Estates). 1000 acres Drilling with 6m Horsch drill (single season), Maize drilling (single season) crimping, power harrow drill, Claas quadrant baler 2100 and 2200. Ploughing, tanking, rear discharge spreader, quad rotor silage rake, buckraking, cultivating and mowing. 7000 acres swathing miscanthus with Claas Jaguar 960 SPF all over SW. Welding with ARC and some fabrication tasks. All other mechanical tasks on stock farm inc feeding with Keenan wagon. Also three seasons on a NH CX8040 combine (3700 acres total, including combining grass with both conventional and draper style headers) and silaging in Fendt 820/16t trailers for two separate contractors in East Dorset when quiet.
Some experience with indoor/outdoor pigs. Minimal milking but competent. Capable around horses. Experience with calves, cows and beef stock but not recently.
Lots of contracting experience so long hours are no problem.Keen to further current skills and learn new ones where needed. Good sensible road driver. Works well in a team or alone and happy doing estate work/GFW as well as driving. Also interested in farming with the environment etc and learn about management side of business also. Happy to spread workload over forestry/gamekeepers assistant if required to make up workload in quieter times.
Golf, walking, photography and being outdoors.
Mostly contracting work, team player. Dairy farms, pig farm, large scale contracting, equine feed merchant, arable(combine)/equine. Miscanthus harvesting (similar to spuds) and foraging (swathing).
Start: 01/11/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Southern England preferred. Devon/Dorset/Wiltshire/Gloucestershire and just beyond considered.