Geof, Just to clear this up for you mate, HGV's, fire engines, cement trucks etc, can all be driven within thier lane
And on these roads, which are all pretty narrow. These tractors and huge contraptions are all nearly as wide as the road
In some cases take up the whole road/lane.
My point is this, these tractors and trailers all have orange flashing lights on top, but are never on.
Imagine coming around a corner to find a tractor with a trailer on your side of the road, leaves you with no choice, but to hit the hedge/embankment.
So, Geof i don't have a problem with farmers, after all we all need food, it's just the way that they operate.
OH and as to the cow crap, they have hosed it down before and all was well