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)
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
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.
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
Having trouble with this mod?: Official Support Topic
It is fair to say that we are getting close to releasing the Ford Force Conversions. However, before we wave goodbye to them we have decided to add a few extra little bits.
Flotation tyres are used by farmers to reduce soil compaction. We’ve added a beefy set of tyres for use on the County 754, 944 and 1124. Simply park your tractor beside the wheel trailer and press the “,” key and the tyres are changed faster than a Formula 1 pit crew can manage.
The standard tyres are then placed in the trailer which can be easily moved around at your convenience.
Just like the Flotation tyres, these can be used on the Country tractors, but also with the Doe D150, as shown in the pictures.
Bailey Low Loader trailer
The Bailey low loader trailer is an ideal trailer for transporting the Mailam 5001 crawler, or indeed combine headers and machinery. The trailer folds down to the ground making loading easy. Ramps can be fitted by pressing X while standing beside the front of the trailer.
The trailer then lifts for quick and easy road transportation. No problem Ploughmaster 75
No release date is planned as yet. However, keep an eye on our website for release info
What do you get if you bolt two Ford 5000s together? Answer, a Doe 150. Created by Essex Ford tractor dealer Ernest Doe the 150 combined a pair of 5000 skid units to create a 150hp articulated beast. Larger farmers required a larger tractor for heavy tillage work and the Doe 150 filled that niche perfectly. This of course was a follow on to the Doe Dual Drive or Triple D as is was known as, aka two Super Majors bolted together.
The Doe 150 looks at home with a set of Ransome Ploughs from the FS-UK Modteam.
Italian company Mailam created tracked versions of the Ford Force tractors in the form of a Mailam 5001 crawler. As the name would suggest, they took the 5000 skid unit and it’s engine as the basis for the machine. A larger 115hp 6 cylinder engine was also used in some models, however, our model is the 4 cylinder version. Only a handful of these machines ever reached the UK making them an extremely rare and valuable machine.
We have shown three models that we are working on from County Commercial Cars in the form of the 754, 944 and 1124. It is now time to look at one of the other companies that made four wheel drive tractor conversions.
Roadless Traction Ltd made tracked machines for use by the army. In 1953 they began making 4wd conversions of mainly Ford tractors until the 1980s, when like County they ceased production when most tractor manufacturers had started making 4wd an in house option for their tractors.
The Ploughmaster 75 is essentially a Ford 5000 skid unit with a 4wd unit and a Duncan cab.