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Collecting chaff from combine idea ?

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by MX7, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. MX7

    MX7 Member

    Would any of you think that "IF" ,there was a way that chaff could be blown in to a trailer pulled behind the combine, (the straw being baled),that it would help to reduce blackgrass seed bank problem in the soil. I know it is a very theoretical idea, but nothing like trying to think out of the box,to premote new ideas for discussion.
  2. Colin

    Colin Member

    Not theoretical at all, just get googling, I hink there was something in Canada.
  3. hesston

    hesston Member

    McLeod system?.
  4. AndrewB

    AndrewB Member

    Chaff cart, did three harvests on farm in western Australia, we towed chaff carts, basically 4t silage trailers with dolly on fixed drawbar, all material from sieves was blown in, straw was chopped or baled. Chaff was burnt in the winter before next crop. Reason was for resistant ryegrass.
  5. tw15

    tw15 Member

    There is also an attachment to put on the back of a combine that puts all the chaff and stuff off the sieves on top of the swath so it gets baled up . The chaff collecting carts look a good way to go get all the seeds off the field .
  6. Stoxs

    Stoxs Member

    reading this got me thinking

    why not a crimper type unit to crush seeds so they wont grow?
    very fine chopper chew em up?

    be alot easyer than a trailer on the arse all day and will put material back on the soil!
  7. so you can sell all your sh!t over to some beef/dairy farmer
  8. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    This does exist. Saw it on a caterpillar combine in WA. Basically crushed the seeds to stop germination.
    Stoxs likes this.
  9. tw15

    tw15 Member

    Makes more weight to go the field :) . Would rather chop the straw ,does more good to the ground. Collecting the weed seeds does make sense and then burn them in a pile .
  10. Dave

    Dave Member

    Lake District
    All have already been done in one form or another.

  11. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    How many seeds actually go through the combine? I'd be surprised if at least half didn't drop before the field was even ripe.
    Andy26 likes this.
  12. stealthobject

    stealthobject New Member

    You need a way to 'catch' the chaff from the combine and 'toss' it into a tipper/trailer. Something like Pottinger Mex 5/6 but with different head to catch chaff from combine instead of cutting stalks. Some type of hopper that receives the chaff from the combine and tosses it into a trailer/tipper.
  13. multi power

    multi power Member

    Don't know about chaff but years ago dad had a old dania combine and that had a couple of hessian bags on the side to collect small seed
    Must have helped

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