Tractor Driving Nottinghamshire

Tractor Driving Nottinghamshire

Go tractor driving in Nottinghamshire! Between Worksop and Doncaster not far from Blyth you’ll be at the tournament ground where you can drive proper tractors just like a real farmer. It’s great fun and these agricultural machines are certainly impressive.

We are offering a trio of tractor drives for you here in Notts. Each one involves you climbing into the cab and taking on tractor challenges. On the taster session you will tackle the tractor course. This is a purpose-built track that criss-crosses the countryside and it’s pretty rutted so you’ll need all your tractor driving skills to succeed.

On the extended session you’ll be getting to grips with that same track. Then it’s time to knuckle down to some classic farming tasks; sorting out bales in the field. You’ll be picking and moving the big heavy bales with your tractor. This one takes a bit of practice but it’s pretty exhilarating.

The ultimate tractor driving session here in the Nottinghamshire countryside will see you tackling the tractor track the hay bale challenge and (wait for it)….ploughing a field. How cool is that? Working the soil just like a real farmer is totally brilliant. Let’s see if you plough nice straight lines or not!

As for what tractor you’ll be driving there are two in the fleet here near Blyth. Both are German and both are true farm workhorses. The Deutz Fahr is a powerful modern tractor with German precision engineering and Italian design. It’s capable of towing up to 20 000Kg and inside the cab it’s all about driver comfort (check out the air suspension seat!) and the Work Display driver aid console.

Fendt is also a German tractor brand and again the Fendt 414 is a powerful beast. It’s easy to drive with the Vario auto transmission and is efficient and economic too. It has a maximum speed of 31mph boasts 143bhp and is turbocharged. Who’d have thought tractors would be turbocharged but they are!

Whichever machine is on duty the day of your tractor driving in Nottinghamshire we’re sure you will have an absolute blast thundering around the fields in your tractor. We can highly recommend going for the Ultimate experience so you get to move bales around and plough the field too. What more could a tractor fan ask for?

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Tractor Driving Wiltshire

Tractor Driving Wiltshire

Want to go tractor driving in Wiltshire? You’ve come to the right place. Tractors are the workhorses of the land and we salute them with these brilliant tractor driving experiences on a working farm and agricultural training centre in Wiltshire

The land on and around Rowdefield has been farmed by the Butler family since 1860. Today there are around 500 acres with a trio of tractors working the land. But farmer John (the current Butler in charge!) also has a decade of experience teaching agriculture and business which is why he decided to offer training courses in all things agriculture (from tree felling to tractor driving) at his Wiltshire farm.

We have put together these tractor driving experiences so you can have go at driving these amazing vehicles. And what a pair of tractors we’ve got lined up for you. In the 80s when most of us were watching the A Team and Grange Hill the Case International 1455XL was out in the fields smashing it. This German-built tractor was legendary in farming circles. Rugged pretty much bullet-proof and powerful enough to pull a house down they used to say!

Fast forward to present day farm machinery and the John Deere 6 series is the shining star of ploughing drilling bailing shifting lifting – whatever you want it do. This green giant of a tractor is the powerful 195bhp (yes we know that IS a lot more than you’d think for a tractor isn’t it?) 6.8l engine 6195R model. Inside the cab is high-tech with automatic gears electronic controls and even GPS guided steering.

And don’t forget this is a training farm so you will be experiencing at first hand the natural habitat of these impressive machines with an experienced teacher guiding you as you go.

Whilst we might not fancy getting up at 4am at harvest time we have to admit that the idea of being able to drive a proper tractor on a proper farm is an opportunity we couldn’t miss and we think you’ll love it too. Book your tractor driving experience in Wiltshire at this Devizes farm and see for yourself just how big capable and fun to drive these tractors are.

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John Deere Tractor Driving

John Deere Tractor Driving

Bring out the inner farmer in you with this brilliant John Deere tractor driving experience! Aside from their dog a tractor is a farmer’s best friend. Agile reliable powerful and always ready to roll these incredible workhorses of the agricultural world are fantastic to drive.

If you think tractors are fairly rugged and basic think again. Inside the John Deere 6 series tractor it’s all totally high tech. From the mega comfy centrally-positioned swivelling driver’s seat and console to the touch screens and the control arm it’s gadgets and gizmos all the way. Even the sound system is pretty impressive – to keep a farmer entertained whilst they plough!

The view you get is really cool too. You’re pretty high up and the visibility with the bulbous glass-filled cabin means you can see all around your fields with ease. These machines really are the backbone of modern farming with John Deere producing everything from huge combine harvesters to seed drills. The good old tractor is the totally multifunctional must-have for any farmer as you’ll soon see.

A field on an old airfield in Essex is the location for your tractor drive. A number of handily placed hay bales will create the track that you’ll be negotiating in your trusty John Deere. Climb aboard and get yourself settled in the hydraulic hot seat. Fire up that 4.5l six cylinder engine (!) and get going.

Although mostly used to pull tow and move things a tractor without any attachments can actually shift being capable of up to 40km/h. The aim of the game here isn’t speed though you’ll be trying to pick your way in your big-wheeled John Deere around tight corners and over rutted ground trying your hand at a little bit of reversing as you go. Which we have to say is tricky stuff in this great hulk of a thing!

And in case you were wondering this shiny green and yellow John Deere isn’t just here for fun it’s used for track maintenance and hay making by the owners. So this really is a proper farming tractor with work to do in between giving us excitable non-agricultural types the chance to have fun too. Tempted? Book your John Deere tractor driving experience and get out there in the fields!

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Sporting Trials in Kent

Sporting Trials in Kent

Mud or glory in the Kent countryside near Maidstone! Sporting Trials are not about speed – instead you use your skill and timing to manoeuvre the specially-built trials car over rugged hilly and often muddy terrain. Most things are allowed just don’t hit the markers defining the route!

This is very much a competitive and fun sport where you aim to get as far as possible up each hill of the course before getting bogged down. To help the driver there is a passenger in the two-wheel drive car charged with moving their weight around to get the best possible grip on each wheel.

The discipline sometimes known as ‘mud plugging’ is one of the oldest recognised motor sports in the UK dating back to enthusiasts in the 1940s. Even then the idea was to get the car up a steep and muddy slope negotiating tight turns and bumpy terrain whilst making sure that the car does not stop going forward at any point.

The thing to remember here is that the main ingredient is judgement and co-ordination. With a little help from the unusual design of the car and from the instructor sitting beside you you will soon conquer even the most impossible-looking climb.

These cars have a very high power to weight ratio in fact a great excess of power over grip. With around 100bhp on tap in a car that weighs next to nothing delicate use of the throttle is essential!  A unique aspect of these sporting cars is the ‘fiddle’ brake which allows the braking power on each rear wheel to be adjusted from the cockpit as you race.  This gives the cars the unique ability to turn within their own length making them the most unusual and agile vehicles you are ever likely to drive.

The course is at a driving centre in the South East near Maidstine with over 200 acres of orchards woodland and open fields. Spectators are welcome to watch the action although the competitors may vanish over the horizon!

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Digger Driving for Two

Digger Driving for Two

Get geared up for a bit muck shifting dozing and earth moving on these digger experience days! This is your chance to drive an actual digger in a former gravel quarry. The excavator will be right at home because it’s working in its natural environment and you’ll be deliriously happy too as everyone loves the idea of doing a bit of digger driving.

These digger days take place at Sibbertoft on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border. Before becoming a top-notch off road driving and outdoor activity centre gravel was quarried here. That means the ground is very undulating gets water-logged rather easily and can be very muddy. The prefect terrain for a mini digger then!

When we say mini this digger still weighs in at hefty three tonnes but for aficionados in the plant and construction machinery world if it’s under seven tonnes it’s mini. This Volvo excavator is just as you’d imagine. The driver’s cab sits on the rotating platform (or house) with twin rubber tracks. The boom moves up and down whilst the 1.8m long dipper is the bit attached to it that has the force to dig into the ground. On the end of that you’ll find a bucket used to scoop up the earth. And all of these are controlled with levers inside the cab and that’s your job.

What’s great about driving a digger is experiencing for yourself how manoeuvrable they are. The tracks mean you can trundle along quite happily on this rugged quarry terrain. The fully rotating cab means you spin round on the spot which is just cool. And of course having that powerful digger arm at your disposition means you can have fun doing ‘some serious damage’ in the mud.

Dig a hole make a few trenches practice digging foundations – these are all the sorts of ground works these Volvos excel at. And we have to say there’s something infinitely satisfying about shifting earth from one side to another in order to make a big hole in the ground before scooping it all back up to fill it up again. That’s what digger experience days are all about. Let’s see if you’re cut out for handling some heavy play machinery in this former quarry work site!

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