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Tractor driver aged 42 looking for harvest work. 20yrs+ experience with both farmers and contractors

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNVQ Level 1,2
Other qualifications

NVQ Level 2 in Agriculture. GCSE's in Mathematics, English, Sociology, History, Art, Geography, Physics, Statistics

Equipment experienceTractor, Baler, Tracked machine, Telehandler/fork lift, Other harvesters, Fencing, Ploughing
Other equipment experience

Worked for contractor for 4 years operating John Deere, New Holland and Case tractors. Also JCB loading shovel, Fastrac and industrial forklifts. Equipment used included grimme de-stoner, grimme and reekie potato harvesters, mower conditioners, claas grass spreaders and rakes, new holland/john deere round balers, kverneland plough, self propelled slurry tanker, kuhn power harrow/cultivators, buck rake, water bowser (sprayer support), samson muck spreaders, hi spec slurry tanker, various cultivators of all sizes, flat rollers, cambridge rollers, various trailers from flatbeds to 14 tonne twin axle trailers for silage and grain haulage. One season working in Australia for large hay and straw contractor, operating Case and New Holland tractors. Equipment used was tarrup mower/conditioner (as part of 24hr operation), self propelled mower, V rakes of various sizes from small manual ones to large hydraulic models, new holland TVT190 tractor had a loader for bale stacking/road train loading. Two years working for large arable/potato farmer supplying walkers crisps, operating John Deere tractors. Equipment used was grimme de-stoner, grimme potato harvester, 6 metre power harrows, cultivators, linde forklift trucks, toyota forklift trucks, tractor/dolly/potato bulker, 38 tonne articulated lorries (on private land only) Two years working on mixed dairy and arable farm operating Case tractors and bobcat skid steer loader. Equipment used was mower/conditioner, grass rakes, pasture topper, cultivators, rollers. Almost five years working for plant hire company/arable farmer operating John Deere and Fastrac tractors, large JCB Telescopic forklift, smaller farm JCB loadall. Equipment used was various trailers including flatbed, dump trailers, grain trailers, excavator hauling trailers, ploughs, cultivators.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Sheep, Calving, Poultry
Other livestock experience

Worked on mixed dairy/arable farm as part of college course, rearing calves and looking after bulls. Also parlour work with the main herd, including feeding and bedding. Also we had sheep on the land in the winter, so a lot of fencing was required. Our family arable farm also had a hundred or so chickens which i used to look after.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

5ft 11, 85kg's

Relevant health problems


Other Information

Looking to commit to harvest season each summer/season. Over 20 years experience for both Farmers and Contractors in the UK and Australia operating a wide range of machinery.

Marital status

Live with girlfriend of over 7yrs, who also works away from home on long shifts, so being away from home wont be an issue. We are used to it!

Where are you currently living?Durham
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

Grew up on family Arable farm, then studied at agricultural college for 2 yrs (including working on mixed dairy/arable farm) before then working for a large arable farm providing potatoes to walkers crisps, operating destoners and harvesters. Then over 4yrs working for one of north's largest contractors, busy throughout the year with potatoes, silage, wheat, barley, osr, beans, maize, hay/straw, manure/slurry spreading, haulage, forklift/stores work, machinery maintenance during winter months. Worked for a construction company for 2yrs supplying sites with materials/fuel. Then 3yrs working for plant hire/construction company operating large telescopic forklift and tractors/trailers on construction sites, also worked on owners arable farm operating tractors/fastrac's. Travelled to Australia to work for a large agricultural contractor in Victoria, specialising in hay/straw exports (mainly for racehorses), operating tractor/mower conditioner on a 24hr operation cutting grass and oats. Later in the season operating a large V-rake as part of the baling team who consisted of 4 large square balers. On returning to the UK worked again for same plant hire/construction company for almost 2yrs then started working for myself as a painter and decorator (something i have always done in spare time for many years). I am used to working as part of a team (ie. silage work, combining etc) or on my own (ie. cultivations, slurry spreading). Having worked both at home and overseas i am very flexible to different work practises and wide ranges of machinery.


We love to travel and have been to many countries over the years. Also very keen on photography, hiking, walking, driving, sport and aviation

AvailabilityStart: 30/06/2018, Finish: 30/09/2018
Type of jobSeasonal
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Anywhere for the right job
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