All the photos of damage on TFF or twitter seem to be from fields bereft of volunteer cereals. My rape, post spring barley is still below ground, but there is a very healthy crop of volunteer barley emerging. Hopefully the CSFB wont spot it among the barley!
Even on a smallish tonnage (sub 15 ton) you can write of half a day minimum, with filling trailers, carrying away from the machine and then stashing away and clearing up. No problem with spring crops as plenty of time but other things to do this time of year.
I thought there needed to be a minimum clearance. Had a neighbour who passed under low cables, and the power arced across to the combine and earthed through the straw dropping out the back (a bit damp) and caused a small fire. Power co put taller poles in.
Thats what I used to do when I religiously changed it every 2 years as stated in op handbook. Talking to dealer mechanic (JD) apparantly they now don't bother as in their case, Cool-Guard, is good for a lot longer than that.
I think rather than paying for disposal, sprayer operators would pay something to you just to put in the sprayer over winter. Bugs me to pay good money for new antifreeze just to stop sprayer freezing up.
And here. Sharp shower around 3.00pm meant we still had 2 acres of SB to cut but sun and wind meant finished at 7.00pm. Likewise bean stalks a bit green but pods showing signs of splitting so they are going to have to go on Monday!
If Guy Smith reputedly farm the driest farm in UK, I think you must farm one of the wettest, or certainly the unluckiest, as you seem to get every shower that is going. Cheer up though its going to get hot and dry, even in East Yorks.
If I can look at a satellite map showing a line of showers moving from Cheshire to Lincs and know that it will shower, why are the BBC still forecasting a dry and sunny day? It has just slung it down ruling any combining out today.