Hi, how's things?
Are they just pushing kyros type beet out with baskets? Messy and no cleaning, needs to be on dry sandy land. I had about 1/2 ac once that couldn't be got by harvesters bulldozed into them with a spud harvester and full width share in the end, I started trying to hand pull but was no where near as fit as I thought. I grow the sugar beet type ones and have the 6 rower in now, easy in this area innit, had a side loader and a Tim before, a good one it was too, but the losses just too high compared to the professionals so really they worked out cheapest. JMV
Which yank you on about
I now went to Northrepps to look at some baskets, there's selection there to get a start, and make one. Was going to drop the beet a few weeks ago to stick with maize, now had a total swing round, 12row folding drill came home the other week, bought a cleaner last week ( another one, to keep the other three company, one of them must work) and gonna stick as many fodder beet in as I can, but for 80 pounds an acre no harvesting gear will be bought.
Do you have any pictures of the bucket? Been looking at agriboss beet harvesting bucket from nzGrazing varieties tend to be out of the ground more than some and also lower dry matter. These suit a beet bucket system.
I started using a home made one to fill in between contractor availability. Use it all the time now. Lift a week or twos beet at a time when the conditions are good. When really wet I run them over an old stationary destoner to loose the majority of soil. Fed whole from there. Cheap system on your own unit but don't burn your bridges with contractors just yet!
Do you have any pictures of the bucket? Been looking at agriboss beet harvesting bucket from nz
Any pictures please? ThanksEasy answer is not really.
Mark one was dung grab with fillers between tines and a front lip to knock the beet over.
Mark two is a grass fork which is bigger and doesn’t need fillers as the tines are closer. Same simple bar along the tine points to knock beet over rather than spear.
Keeping it simple. Has worked for the last couple of years..