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Combine !

Discussion in 'Agricultural Operations' started by AtlasRob, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. AtlasRob

    AtlasRob Senior Member

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    I dont venture into this area of the forum very often, but I know you like pictures, so here you are.
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    Dont know what thier cutting
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    Do know its 2 JD's & a Claas
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    I was suprised how nimble that combine was, it was not hanging about.
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    It was about a month ago over the other side of the carriageway.
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  2. 95zIV

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    Rob,

    That's just corn that they're cutting.
     
  3. stumpjumper83

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    they are not combing either thats a class self propelled chopper
     
  4. dirt digger

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    chopping....combines shoot out yellow...haha

    chopping is basically grinding the entire stalk of the corn up for animal feed...combineing is people feed
     
  5. Orchard Ex

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    Cutting corn silage. Nice setup though. Not like the old 2 row chopper/open catch tractor/get covered in silage at the end of the row, ones we had when I was young.
     
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    Thanks for the pics Atlas Rob, don't hesitate to post anything else you come across!
     
  7. stock

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    looks like a claas jaguar 880 with a 5 row kempler maize head,the header is changed for the grass season and the crimpers are also removed.the maize input into a pit compacted with a shovel and sealed with a plastic sheet before its fed to the animals
     
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    Sorry stumpjumper, for those in the know it must be like the newsman calling a D10 a digger, but if you dont know :bash learn :D :thumbsup
     
  11. Orchard Ex

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    I see a lot of people talking about silage pits. Does anyone still use silo's? We had 2 concrete silo's and I've seen steel and even old wooden ones. I assume that it's cheaper to dig and line a pit than build a new silo?:beatsme
     
  12. bigblueox

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    silos are PITA(imo). i've worked on more silo unloading equipment than any other equipment. on my farm we use plastic ag baggs more than anything. we have completley gotten away from silo wether it be bunker, pit, or vertical.
     
  13. j&d

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    I'll second that. If ag bags were invented when we built our verticals I doubt we'd have the Harvestores. The maintenance costs far outweigh the convenience.

    By the way thanks for letting me get my third post.
     
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    Over here pits are usually constructed with reinforced concrete bases and walls,or like the picture attached with only the base.

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  15. OCR

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    Harvestores

    One of these?
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    OCR
     
  16. bigblueox

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    yep known as death traps around here. good for coal or wood chips just not silage.
     
  17. stumpjumper83

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    sorry atlas, didnt mean to jump all over ya...
     
  18. AtlasRob

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    No offence taken, :drinkup
     
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    How much loss do you get with the ag bags
     
  20. j&d

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    This is a legitimate issue with the bags. I suppose there are 2 kinds of loss with the bags, the first being spoilage and the other being waste. Spoilage never seemed to be an issue for us because we fed from the bag daily and in large quantity during cold weather. I can't speak in regard to spoilage under other conditions. Waste is an issue especially in wet conditions however if the bags are placed on a well drained firm base (small gravel or concrete) and care is taken to leave some plastic and cover the end when done loading I think the waste is very minimal. We only used the bags for a few years so I'm no expert on them but in comparison to the verticals the amount of loss is not an issue imho. I would say that the bags require a bit more management and a little more work.