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    Hello from sunny Southern Spain and Gibraltar

    I left my home town of Hove, Sussex UK in 1978 to take a six month contract as a sport instructor in Estepona in Andalucia Spain.........I'm still here

    In 1980 I bought a 30 acre farm for the silly price of around 8000. To farm this area I bought a 1953 Lamborghini tracked tractor that I still have.

    I used to use a local lad with his JCB to do odd jobs around the property but when the building boom started he was never available. I then decided to buy my own JCB. This was a 1993 JCB 3CX Sitemaster that was transported from Wales.
    The JCB and an AUSA dumper truck have been the mainstay of our finca (farm). From necessity I've become quite a proficient JCB machine operator as well as learning to be a fairly proficient engineer. I have my own workshop with a lathe, milling machine that is used on an almost daily basis.

    I tend to think outside the box when problems arise so hopefully I may be able to contribute in some small way on the forum.
    My other passion is for Mercedes Benz sports cars, I have two SL500s and an ML270cdi as daily transport.

    James.

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    hello and welcome Boyo .... great intro ..... living the dream eh you lucky fella
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    welcome
    Please don't PM me for plant advice.. thanks Post in the forum where I will gladly help, as will many of our contributors.. as the info and responses will help lots of others, which is why we exist

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    A slightly envious welcome(!) from a colder place!

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    Hola from a non-envious Irishman who loves a fire but hates the heat, and it's too bloody hot here not to mind Spain........22 degrees here this evening at 8pm.........................24-26 forecast for tomorrow...........
    A driven man with a burning passion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stock View Post
    Hola from a non-envious Irishman who loves a fire but hates the heat, and it's too bloody hot here not to mind Spain........22 degrees here this evening at 8pm.........................24-26 forecast for tomorrow...........
    don't panic Stock .... yers gonna get pissed on the morrow .... been bloody heavy today though eh? ... meltio!!
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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