Tractor Driving Lessons

I am currently learning to drive the tractor with the silage feeder attached so that I can help to feed the cattle silage when they are in the fold yard.

MF TractorSilage Feeder

This is the tractor I am learning to drive and here is the tractor with the silage feeder attached.

When you have not been brought up on a farm and are not used to driving an tractor, being asked to drive a tractor and operate machinery on the back of the tractor can be difficult. Well it is for me!

I have had a couple of lessons so far and I think that I can now remember what buttons to press and which switches to move. The only trouble I am having is driving the tractor at the same time as operating the silage feeder as I have to look behind me inorder to work the silage feeder and then my feet can’t reach the tractor peddles as I stretch behind!!! At first I also found it difficult to reverse the tractor with the silage feeder on the back but I am beginning to master this.

After two lessons my husband doesn’t think I am quite ready to drive the tractor alone, so at least silaging the cattle is one job I don’t have to do morning and night. Well at least for the moment!!!

Can you remember the first time you drove a tractor or do you have any interesting stories to tell about when you learnt to drive a tractor or operate some farm machinery?

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5 thoughts on “Tractor Driving Lessons

  1. Hey!
    I’m 16 and me and my father have ‘done up’ an Old ferguson Ted20.
    Now im old enough i want to learn to drive it.
    but i cant find any where in leicestershire that do tractor lessons, As funny as it sounds we dont live on a farm but do live in the country side.
    Can you help?

  2. Hi, I am learning how to drive a tractor too since I am helping my father in the farm. Thanks for sharing your experiences. You encouraged me that I can do it as well.

  3. I need to get more experience in driving tractors and maintaining them before I go for a park warden job. I was hoping i you have any courses come up that I coudl join in with.
    Thanks.
    rachedl

  4. Hi Nick,

    Thanks for getting in touch with farmingfriends.

    Happy birthday for November! Good luck with the tractor driving lessons. I did a google search and don’t know if this link is of use to you. http://www.emagister.co.uk/tractor_courses_somerset-kwprov-1000000460-612.htm

    I have added your enquiry to my farmingfriends forum to see if any of the members know of anything. http://farmingfriends.com/forums/topic.php?id=1219

    Let us know how you get on and again happy birthday.
    Kind regards
    sara @ farmingfriends

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  5. hi i am 15 but 16 in november and i am wondering if you could help me find out where i could get tractor lessons i live in somerset. thanks

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