Harvest/Yields 2020

4course

Member
Location
north yorks
hi how come your customer wait for you i know they wouldnt around here
the contractor we mostly use and have done for over 25 years through the transition from father to son in both businesses used to have a couple of his own rented blocks said a few years ago that you can either be a contractor or a farmer and me a farmer agree as either they prioritise their own crops or else end up in dog hole with them, same with share farming machinery seems to me there always is a lead partner
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
hi how come your customer wait for you i know they wouldnt around here
There’s not that many combining contractors in the area any more, there use to be a big contractor running 4 Newholland’s but he’s now retired. Customers never waiting that long, just the weather is starting to become a pita, especially with so much spring cropping gone in.
Next year will be the decider anyway, I’ll ether have to get a bigger capacity machine or cut back on the contracting due to more acreage of my own.
 

4course

Member
Location
north yorks
There’s not that many combining contractors in the area any more, there use to be a big contractor running 4 Newholland’s but he’s now retired. Customers never waiting that long, just the weather is starting to become a pita, especially with so much spring cropping gone in.
Next year will be the decider anyway, I’ll ether have to get a bigger capacity machine or cut back on the contracting due to more acreage of my own.
and therin lies the difficulty in a catchy time do you cut your own with £500 at stake or the customers with less than £50
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
and therin lies the difficulty in a catchy time do you cut your own with £500 at stake or the customers with less than £50
Mine will usually take priority depending on what’s left to cut and where the machine is, as you’ve said, I’m a farmer first!
I didn’t really buy a big combine to go contracting it was to have spare capacity, although I did do some contracting with my old machine.

Ps, even contractors can’t be everywhere on the same day.
 

Drpapanak

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
We got a little over 2t/ac for our winter wheat and and bugger all straw to speak of, and were lucky to get that. it was so wet last year our unidrill wouldn't have coped so in a bit of effort to avoid the seed staying in the bag, we broadcasted it on and tickled it in with a set of spring tine grass harrows. looking forward to the weekend when we start drilling in favorable conditions
 

Zippy768

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Dorset/Wilts
sh!t£y end to harvest here.
Jumped up into the combine midday to knock off the last 20 acres of beans.
She fired up, but then stalled...... and didn't want to start again.
Seems like something jamming to stop it turning over. And couldn't turn the crank with stilsons and bar

Eliminated battery, stuck water pump, stuck fan, stuck hydraulic pump, jammed hydrostat. Tipped cab had starter off and couldn't turn the starter ring either 🤷‍♂️.

Whatever it is, it is serious and will be expensive

Neighbour coming tomorrow - hopefully - to cut the 20 acres.

fudge
 

glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
13.5% here today...... Yeah!!!!!
Sub 1.5 t/acre ......boooooo!!!
All done.
On the whole, I have more in the shed than I expected. Trailer/drier/concrete partition count. Less than 4 but more than 3.
We got a little over 2t/ac for our winter wheat and and bugger all straw to speak of, and were lucky to get that. it was so wet last year our unidrill wouldn't have coped so in a bit of effort to avoid the seed staying in the bag, we broadcasted it on and tickled it in with a set of spring tine grass harrows. looking forward to the weekend when we start drilling in favorable conditions
2 ton this yr is a result
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
Well, that’s me finished (yay) all the evidence of 2019 cropping has thankfully now been completely deleted. Finished the last 14ac of canary seed this morning then went cutting linseed for a customer, it appears to be yielding quite well from what I can tell.
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I’ve never cute linseed before and it’s the customers first year growing it, I’m struggling with high returns and in my opinion the sample is a bit on the dirty side, although shutting the bottom sift helps it overloads the returns even more! Anyone care to share there settings? 560 Lexion, thanks
 

Clive

Staff Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Lichfield
Well, that’s me finished (yay) all the evidence of 2019 cropping has thankfully now been completely deleted. Finished the last 14ac of canary seed this morning then went cutting linseed for a customer, it appears to be yielding quite well from what I can tell.
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I’ve never cute linseed before and it’s the customers first year growing it, I’m struggling with high returns and in my opinion the sample is a bit on the dirty side, although shutting the bottom sift helps it overloads the returns even more! Anyone care to share there settings? 560 Lexion, thanks
returns always the limit on linseed, we are down to the last 100 acres now, it’s only just fit but sample is ok and as a wise man once said to me “if you can cut linseed, you should cut linseed“
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
returns always the limit on linseed, we are down to the last 100 acres now, it’s only just fit but sample is ok and as a wise man once said to me “if you can cut linseed, you should cut linseed“
That makes me feel a little better, hopefully finish it tomorrow if the weather holds!
 

Flat 10

Member
Location
Fen Edge
sh!t£y end to harvest here.
Jumped up into the combine midday to knock off the last 20 acres of beans.
She fired up, but then stalled...... and didn't want to start again.
Seems like something jamming to stop it turning over. And couldn't turn the crank with stilsons and bar

Eliminated battery, stuck water pump, stuck fan, stuck hydraulic pump, jammed hydrostat. Tipped cab had starter off and couldn't turn the starter ring either 🤷‍♂️.

Whatever it is, it is serious and will be expensive

Neighbour coming tomorrow - hopefully - to cut the 20 acres.

fudge
Coupling inside the main pulley? Easy enough? Others will know more than me but it may make you feel better.
 

Flat 10

Member
Location
Fen Edge
Don't suppose you could expand on that,?
I have a John Deere so not really but can you get claas exploded diagrams on the internet? Inside the main pulley on the shaft out of the engine on some claas models (definitely a 98) there’s a coupling (rubber) with bolts that can shear and poss jam? Start a new thread and tag gapples and mf andy. What model is yours?
 

Adeptandy

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
You are going through the mill! Were you cutting with the concave all the way open?
No, 3/4 open, opened it fully and still solid, just dropped the concave on the bolts and still solid, haven’t a clue what’s going on in there, and to small a trap door to see anything but crop & a fat hen mix 🙄
 

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