How many men have you got working for/with you? How many days harvesting do you anticipate each year? Which dealer is closest and most reliable? Budget? Carting capacity?Hi all,
Just after your thoughts. Currently looking at changing our combine, farming 950ha with roughly 430ha in group 1 wheat looking to hit the highest premiums possible. Also growing spring linseed, borage, peas and beans. On the floor drying in every grain store, but no continuous flow dryer. Estate is essentially ring fenced so not hugely spread out. Everything for the most part is chopped other than what we require for the stock. Should also say estate is on fairly hilly ground, but not hilly enough to justify a hillmaster, just more of a horsepower requirement.
What are you running in similar circumstances? and anyone hiring their combine on this hectarage?
Thanks in advance,
Lots more details needed to know what you're looking for exactly beyond acres.
Regarding Hillmaster, you may not think you need it but I would recommend a demo of one if you haven't already. It makes night and day to operator comfort even on the steadiest banks and you feel a lot safer swinging around on them with a tank full of grain. Also makes tight gates a lot easier to navigate with the header on, although I doubt you struggle with this down South much.
EDIT: Just realised it's 950Ha and not acres. Can't imagine why you're downsizing from a 780? Unless the weathers like Barbados where you are.