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Welcome to the NI Modding website. We are a small team consisting of four members – alwyn, henly20, knut and rh. We enjoy making and releasing mods for Farming Simulator. Feel free to browse our site to see what we have released and what we currently have as Work in Progress (WIP)

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WIP Ferguson Pack

Background

The Ferguson TE20 is Genesis in the tractor world. It is the Northern Irish man Harry Ferguson that stamped his mark clearly on the tractor world with the invention of the “Ferguson System” 3 point linkage which is available on the vast majority of tractors available today.

The idea behind the Ferguson system was that the weight of the ploughing was transferred to the rear wheels increasing traction. The weight transfer allowed the light weight tractor to do the work of heavier tractors. Improvements to the Ferguson system such as draft control improved the weight transfer and increased the amount of work the little tractor could do.

The Ferguson system also had one very important safety feature which no other Tractor not using the Ferguson system of control had at the time. This is a safety relief control. If while plowing the implement was to strike a solid object, ie large rock or tree root the hydraulic pressure is released, the weight transfer to the rear wheels is immediately reduced to such an extent that the weight of the tractor is actually supported by the implement. Thus leaving the back wheels to harmlessly spin. This prevents damage to implement and tractor and reducing the risk of rear roll over that a lot of tractors at the time suffered from so badly.

The Mod

We have modeled a Ferguson TE20 tractor and a selection of variants. Given that the Ferguson system was new and unique at the time, a range of Ferguson implements were manufactured to complement the tractors – we have modeled a selection of them.

Tractors

The iconic TE20

 

Old 4wd axles from World War Two were the basis of four wheel drive conversions of the TE20.

 

A forerunner to the DOE Triple D, this TE20 dual drive doubled the available power and traction.

 

As farming became more mechanised, a loader was introduced, this is the iconic “banana” loader.

Tractors were also used away from the farm, fitted with road tyres, this Industrial version of the TE20 has a striking yellow colour scheme.

Machinery

The 3 Tonne trailer, who needs the Kane Halfpipe?

 

The Ferguson baler was a progression from rucks of hay. This baler can bale both grass and straw.

With the help of a bale sledge, bale handling is made much more easy.

 

 

A loader mounted bale grab further reduces the need for manual labour. Shown here with a weight block, for added stability.

 

If a front loader isn’t your thing, a Ferguson lift mast is the solution, with the added benefit of a tow hitch so you can pull a trailer behind you with the mast attached. A range of implements for both the loader and lift mast are available in the pack.

 

Mowing grass is made easy with the Ferguson cutting bar, a modified version of the horse drawn version.

 

Bit of a size difference…

 

The Ferguson side rake can be used for grass and straw to further increase efficiency.

 

Before silage harvesters were invented, this is how grass got from the field to the pit. The Ferguson buckrake can be used to scoop up grass or straw in the fields and return it to the yard. It can also be used on standard tip alternative mod heaps.

 

For cultivation, there are a range of ploughs, discs and cultivators available in the pack.

Potato planting is made easy with the Ferguson potato planter

 

Need to transport something in style? The Ferguson low loader is the solution, ideal for machinery, or even square bales.

 

The Ferguson dung spreader features a ground drive – you stop, it stops spreading. Just remember to turn it off when on the road…

 

Sowing of seed and fertiliser is made easy with the Ferguson sower. It’s even easier with the Transport box for seed and fertiliser bags

 

Finally, need to reduce ground compaction? How about dual wheels or cage wheels? Transported in style in their very own trailer.

Release information

Release dates are yet to be confirmed – stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

Springhill Valley – The Springhill Farm Extension

 

Springhill Valley is an extended version of the popular Springhill Farm map. There are 193 Acres (78 Hectares) of prime agricultural land at your disposal – more than double of Springhill Farm. It is situated within a landscape of rolling hills and tight, twisting roads.

There are three farm yards. The main Springhill Estate farm yard is the home of the dairy cattle, a small farm to the south is the host to the chicken and lamb production. To the east there is a medium sized arable farmyard, while to the west, there is an anaerobic digester plant which helps meet the energy demands of the adjoining village. 

Mod Features 

  • Watermill crash problems which affected poor computers have been fixed
  • Map is Zuhammer mod compatible

 

Make sure you have updated your game to the latest patch! Patch available here

Download Link: Click Here (kindly hosted by fs-uk)

Having trouble with this mod?: Official Support Topic

WIP Springhill Valley

At first there was Springhill Farm, a small estate farm consisting of roughly 80 acres of small to medium sized fields, ideal for smaller machinery. Following the success of this map, we have decided to make a larger version of the map.

Introducing Springhill Valley

Springhill Valley is an extension to Springhill Farm, featuring new farm yard layouts and larger fields, which more than doubles the size of the original Springhill Farm map from 80 acres to 190 acres (78 hectares). While the compact theme from the old map is retained, there is now scope to use larger machinery.

An important update is the removal of the water mill which proved problematic for users with poor quality computers. These users need worry no more. We have also added compatibility for the excellent Zunhammer slurry tanker at the slurry tanks.

The following pictures show only a small selection of the new fields and landscape available.

The original Dairy and Arable farm is solely Dairy focused now

The new dedicated Arable Farm

 

 

Remember, this is still Work in Progress; a release date has not been confirmed yet. Keep an eye on our website and twitter feed for updates

Ford Force Conversions

 

There was a time when Four Wheel Drive wasn’t a factory fitted option on tractors. Independent companies such as County and Roadless made conversions of mainstream 2wd tractors aimed users requiring high traction and pulling ability. The success of these early conversions paved the way for tractor manufacturers to offer 4wd as an “in house” option. Today the majority of tractors are 4wd, with 2wd versions of anything over 60hp being very uncommon. 

Mod Features 

These tractors are 4wd conversions of our Ford Force Tractors. Available here

The pack contains the following tractors:

  • County 754: 75 hp
  • County 944: 94 hp
  • County 1124: 112 hp
  • Doe D150: 2 x 75hp – 150hp
  • Mailam 5001 Crawler – 78hp
  • Roadless Ploughmaster – 75hp

The pack also contains:

  • Dual Wheels trailer
  • Flotation Wheels trailer
  • Bailey Low Loader trailer

Useful hints and tips 

  • The pick up hitch on everything apart from the Mailam 5001 can be moved up and down – Ctrl + V
  • Wheeled tractors also have the choice of a drawbar as well – stand behind the tractor with nothing attached and follow the F1 menu
  • Stand at the front of the Ploughmaster to toggle front weights
  • Dual Wheels are for use with County and Doe Tractors only
  • Flotation wheels are for use with County Tractors only
  • If the original Ford Force tractors are installed, the dual wheels for the Force pack can be used with the Ploughmaster.
  • To add dual wheels, park beside the wheel trailer and press “,” when at a complete standstill
  • The Bailey trailer must be folded down for loading/unloading – press X
  • To install ramps, fold down the trailer and unhook it. Then stand beside the drawbar and press X
  • To lock/unlock the load press O

Make sure you have updated your game to the latest patch! Patch available here

Download Link: Click Here (kindly hosted by fs-uk)

Having trouble with this mod?: Official Support Topic