What do you guys do for a living?

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Post by Guil » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:06 am

We have this rubbish thing called CPC since 2009 I think, it's certificate of professional competence and every year you do 1 module and every 5 years you get a new cpc card. It's illegal to drive without one anywhere in Europe. I think now you have to be 21 to do the CE test and 24 for D but not exactly sure on the age limits.

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Post by ClassicTractors » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:20 am

Guil wrote:Lol in Ireland we call it rigid and artic and England they call it class 1 and 2 but I've no idea which is which. Really though it's C and CE

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Am I reading it right that you need a license to drive a tractor in the road? Is that what the "W" is for?
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Post by wildberry » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:08 pm

Yes, one needs a tractor license these days. I'm seeing tractor driving schools here on the industrial estate daily. In the past farmers used to have their kids drive tractors... these days due to insurances etc they don't. Them kids can't even drive a small trailer backwards... it is amazing to see how bad they are with simple driving, license was introduced due too many incidents
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Post by Guil » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:13 pm

W is for w tractor or other Agri vehicle I think. You get one from 16.

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Post by FordFarmer97 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:15 pm

Welp, if we had that in America I'd be super illegal! :lol:
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Re: What do you guys do for a living?

Post by Guil » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:22 pm

It still happens. Haulage association give out stink cos a clown at 16 that wouldn't drive a wheelbarrow can do down the road with an excavator or something in a fastrac grossing 40 ton yet to do that in a truck ya have all sorts of crap to go through. It's a joke.

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Post by stevoxsi » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:33 pm

Cpc is the single biggest waste of time in the hgv industry. I have one to do in a couple of weeks. Zzz zzz.. ..
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Post by Guil » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:29 pm

I done mine for this year about 2 months ago I think. Can't complain too much though. Work run the course for us and we also get paid for the day and we get overtime for the Saturday too.

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Post by Zetor9145 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:40 am

Well the CPC when I did it I did remember things I had forgotten about so that was good, But its just a money making exercise for the governments isn't it really. We have always haad tractor tests in the uk, I remember I could have done mine at 16 but never bothered as I think provisional covered it back then, We are talking 30 years ago when I passed my car test.

But its a very valid point about some youngsters today and what they get away with driving and the weights. I seem to remember the most I used to pull around was a 14-ton slurry tanker but we only had 100 horsepower and a 20mph top speed. There were 40k boxes out we had 2 one would do 40k the other would do nearly 50k when she got going. Stopping was the issue lol.

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Post by jenna_q » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:25 pm

A license for a tractor?! What is this world coming to? No wonder people are leaving agriculture for other fields. That is almost as bad as needing a safety harness when walking on top of the combine. I've been driving tractors and combines over the road since i was 15 and not once have I ever had an accident doing it. Heck I would even have cops drive by and wave at me while I was driving our Case 9370 with dual wheels pulling a seeder and seed tank. OK, I can see them trying to reduce accidents and damage, however I place that one entirely on the parents. If you are getting your kid to move a 20-40 ton, 1 million dollar unit to the field you better make sure they are capable of doing it. My dad had me driving obstacle courses and driving drills in fields and at the farm before I was allowed on the highway with it.
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Post by Beez » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:31 pm

Well, if you consider that a tractor owner takes it on the public road, he should know the rules to say so. I mean, if you got a license already you should be fine, but if you don't that should not be ok.
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Post by Azfoor » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:54 am

This is my day job

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Post by Greengamer64 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:04 pm

Work in retail. Currently 7 plus years with Gamestop. Previously 27 years in pet shops. And a couple of years in the
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Post by Uppik » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:24 pm

I'm a financial analyst for the Ministry of the Attorney General. My grandfather was a farmer and I hope someday I could quit the city life and move to a farm. I just need to win the lottery :lol:

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Post by Farmsimplayer15 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:45 am

A life full of farming, custom harvesting, truck driving, brick laying, and vegetable growing for farm stand selling, while ps4 farm sim playing!

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