Stripper Headers

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by ajd132, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    possibly looking at sharing a 12m stripper header with a neighbour to combine oats and barley. From what I can remember with previous threads a few years ago it was a struggle to keep the combine full. This header will either go on a lexicon 780 or whatever the number is for the biggest John Deere which is a combine I know nothing about.Any thoughts? Will machine would be better to put it on? Are we barking up the wrong tree? Do we need a small old combine to put it on (early 750?). All thoughts appreciated.
     
  2. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
  3. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Could not drive fast enough with a 28ft (biggest at the time) on a 600tt Which lead to a poor sample even with machine set up tight

    Think wider is available now and they may have improved to reduce losses

    Losses were to high on cereals, we got rid, it was a mistake I have put down to experience ! magic in peas or linseed though
     
  4. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    This would be a 42ft on most probably a John Deere of similar size to a 600. We are growing a lot of spring oats and spring barley now, have heard some good things about them in those crops.
     
  5. I'd pay something towards it just for the boyish fun of using it for a bit.
     
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  6. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    Wotth a try, output is phenomenal and they deal well with flat or difficult to harvest crops

    Make sure they have contour now, the one on our 600 didn’t so combined with the speed made it very hard work for the driver !
     
  7. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I thought we were supposed to be anonymous on this!
     
  8. Given you had a Driver Farms link on the bottom of all your posts a while back I didn't think you cared that much!
     
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  9. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Didn't know that!
     
  10. Well it was there I can assure you for a while. Think it was a link to your harvest video perhaps, but hardly incognito either way. Perhaps you ought to admit to being Clive just to sow a bit of confusion.
     
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  11. ajd132

    ajd132 Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    What I meant was not mentioning other people's names. Anyhow, strippers?
     
  12. Well given you've now quoted my post I can hardly edit mine and leave no trace!!!
     
  13. Shutesy

    Shutesy Moderator

    Location:
    Stansted
    All sorted (y)
     
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  14. Second hand Axial flow and stripper header to match. Nice simple machine and not crazy expensive to keep or run. Share between a group of farmers who are serious pea or linseed farmers and/or DD enthusiasts.
     
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  15. If the problem is filling the combine then a narrow bodied combine would be the solution lower cost per acre
    The high horse power combines need the power for the amount of straw that needs to be chopped stripper negates this so 150 hp less needed
    Tracks for stability at speed a must
    I have combined linseed and beans with a 9 m conventional header at 14 to 18 kmph
     
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  16. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    Location:
    lothians
    straw is too dear to use a stripper header
     
  17. chaffcutter

    chaffcutter Moderator

    Location:
    S. Staffs
    Not if you don’t want it and can direct drill into the long stubble!
     
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  18. beardface

    beardface Member

    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    Drove one in the states. 30ft on jd rotary. Output is brilliant, setting up is an art. Best on your lexion as you want a tight threshing area. Drum wants to be tight, as it will be harder to thresh with no straw in the mix to thresh against. Watch out for rocks as the teeth are easy to bend. I recon it would go well in oats or barley in the uk, but wheat is to short and stiff over here I’d say. Check the weight of it too as you might want bigger lift rams as they weigh a lot.
     
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  19. I have a neighbour who bought a stripper front because he wants the straw. He mows the tall standing straw after harvest and bales it. His JD STS was pulverising all the straw that went through the header leaving not enough to bale with a conventional front.
     

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