Mega Slow Oat Harvest

harpendenfarmer

New Member
What speed does everyone harvest their winter oats at? Ours are just eat the hours away!
Drilled at 325sm2 and sometimes the combine (class tucano) has to go slower than 1mph to cope with the returns!!

I think we need to drill them at a much lower rate but is anyone else getting this? Or got any tips?

Happy harvesting! Ta
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Dman2

Member
Location
Durham, UK
Don`t shut the wind down to much
Do a full stop, and see where your seives are overloaded
May need to alter the angle of the blast as well

We can fair crack on in oats, maybe a bit bigger machine than yours but not massive
 

rob1

Member
Location
wiltshire
been cutting our spring oats today at 2km/hr, they are a leaning about with the odd flat patch but yielding very well, straw is pretty green and sappy so it doesnt flow into the intake very well just plodding on with a few back ups to clear the header auger
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
Sorry to e harsh, but it is obvious the driver has no clue. The reel should never be that low
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So for oats, drum 3/4 open . Never more since if have a block you need to drop the concave before cleaning
Reel nearly out of crop 10 per cent faster than grounf speed to ensure heads go in first.
Drum speed fairly low , but fast enough to maintain momentum.
Sieves fairly wide and wind speed at least 50%
 

AndrewB

Member
Location
Kincardineshire
2/3 of the way through our winter oats,huge amount of straw and grain ( 4t hopefully). Not flat but leaning, sprayed off for 12 days, combining between 1.5 - 2 mph just have to give the machine time to work.

Winter barley was the same this year averaged 4.3t/ acre, slow to combine and hard to thrash, any speed and were throwing grain over the back, in both straw walker and rotary combines.
Hopefully the wheat will be easier!
 

JD6920s

Member
Location
Shropshire
Oats will benefit from having an extended table on the combine. Makes cutting damp long straw a lot easier especially if it is laying towards you. Have often cut them one way to get round the issue.
If you look in the photo above you’ll see in the mirror I was crossing the tramlines at 90 deg, this made it much better.
 

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