Shane Leavy from Clondra, Co Longford, sent us in photos of his homemade tractor weight block. It was after a couple of scares lifting heavy bales with his front loader that he looked into buying a factory-built weight, but after shopping around he found that the cost was too high for his liking.

To overcome this, he decided to build his own one. He had already bought blue plastic barrels to make cattle feeders, so he decided that one of these would make the ideal mould for a weight.