Harvest 2019

Phil P

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North West
I work for Quantil in Lathom. We go up that way to Cook’s for grain. That straw looks as wet as the stuff we’ve got lying in the swath ☹
Thought you must not be far away but couldn’t quite put my finger on it! I’m on the right before you go over the bridge if your heading up to Cook’s yard at Redbarn.
I use to frequent Quantil’s yard when they ran Deere’s and I was at the dealers, been a few years now but still come past quite often on parts runs.
 

MX7

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Location
cotswolds
I find it interesting that Claas do not say in their recent combine adverts ,that such and such a model of combine is capable of combining "x" amount of ha's per season. I did have a bit of a strong Email back from Claas a few years ago when I said they were getting close to breaching trading standards when they said that one of their combine models was capable of combining a large amount of ha's, (ok, in a good weather season) but NOT a 2012/2019 season)
 

Phil P

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Location
North West
I find it interesting that Claas do not say in their recent combine adverts ,that such and such a model of combine is capable of combining "x" amount of ha's per season. I did have a bit of a strong Email back from Claas a few years ago when I said they were getting close to breaching trading standards when they said that one of their combine models was capable of combining a large amount of ha's, (ok, in a good weather season) but NOT a 2012/2019 season)
Surely it’s impossible to give area a machine can cover as it will be totally yield dependan?
A machine that could cut a 1000ac a year in a 2.5t crop could only do 500ac in a 5t crop. So the only thing you could state as been a consistent for output is tph?
 
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woodylane

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Lancashire
Thought you must not be far away but couldn’t quite put my finger on it! I’m on the right before you go over the bridge if your heading up to Cook’s yard at Redbarn.
I use to frequent Quantil’s yard when they ran Deere’s and I was at the dealers, been a few years now but still come past quite often on parts runs.
Yes think I know the place I’ll give you a wave next time I’m going past . We’ve still got 1 Deere, a good old 6810 for jetting in winter and moving trailers about, has the best air con out of all the fleet 🤣
 

Steevo

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Location
Gloucestershire
Surely it’s impossible to give area a machine can cover as it will be totally yield dependan?
A machine that could cut a 1000ac a year in a 2.5t crop could only do 500ac in a 5t crop. So the only thing you could state as been a consistent for output is tph?
Machinery brands never sell ploughs or drills based on "up to 1000ac farm"....."up to 2000ac farm"....."2000ac farm and above"....etc.

Maybe it's just that they don't quite cost the same as a house so the marketing department need to come up with some optimistic calculations which justify the continually increasing price tag.
 

MX7

Member
Location
cotswolds
Machinery brands never sell ploughs or drills based on "up to 1000ac farm"....."up to 2000ac farm"....."2000ac farm and above"....etc.

Maybe it's just that they don't quite cost the same as a house so the marketing department need to come up with some optimistic calculations which justify the continually increasing price tag.
If potential customers of such high value machines are sucked in by Claas adverts, without using their own research ,I am inclined to say good luck to Claas.
 

woodylane

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Location
Lancashire
More rain over night and all day yesterday. Harvest on stop here till Tuesday so off away with the kids for a couple of days. Lodged wheat now starting to grow, hopefully get some more cut this week. Not even thinking about how we’re going to get next years crops in

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I find it interesting that Claas do not say in their recent combine adverts ,that such and such a model of combine is capable of combining "x" amount of ha's per season. I did have a bit of a strong Email back from Claas a few years ago when I said they were getting close to breaching trading standards when they said that one of their combine models was capable of combining a large amount of ha's, (ok, in a good weather season) but NOT a 2012/2019 season)
I’ve always said there isn’t, and still isn’t a combine that can cut 2000ac per year in every conceivable weather pattern. Even this new 800hp thing can’t cut when it’s wet and has the same output as a plot combine.
 
I’ve always said there isn’t, and still isn’t a combine that can cut 2000ac per year in every conceivable weather pattern. Even this new 800hp thing can’t cut when it’s wet and has the same output as a plot combine.
I heard a story a few years ago about a farmer wanting to buy a either a new Claas or NH Combine. He bought the Claas because it was cheaper. But the reason it was cheaper was that Claas persuaded him that he didn’t need as big a Combine as NH did.

After harvest, the farmer complained to Claas that he struggled to get his harvest finished and was the last farmer still Combining in his area.

To which Claas replied that on various dates the driver had stopped for Lunch and Tea. And that on various dates, the Combine didn’t unload on the move!

Apparently, Claas know what each Combine is doing at any time and can even switch it off if the payments for it aren’t made.
 

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