I can think of 3 reasons,Why the need to continually supply harvester with 1000 rpm spline, we all have 1000rpm with a 540 spline, saves the bitter every time of changing
We still run a mengele sh40 with a jd 6920 up front. The mengele must be 20yrs at least (2nd hand to us ten year ago) and the jd is now knocking on 15. The figures for a replacement tractor bandied about on another thread must be £75k + and a lely storm would have to be 25k at a guess. Add on a fleet to cart and stack the pit including labour and no wonder you don’t see too many about!
We always lifted single rows going fastThat's the secret, don't get greedy, just lift 10s and keep it moving,with an oldish harvester it's the hare and tortoise theory every time
I don’t miss Add-F one bit,who ever came up with the idea that bugs did the job and far better/safer needs a medalLove these pictures, reminds me of the good old days
As soon as I saw them I got a whiff of Add-F How many times did we try and lift a drum on the chopper to realise somebody had loosened the cap out the result was a shower in add-f and run like feck and jump in the canal dangerous times but happy days never the less .
Is the trailed harvester near extinction, very few good 2nd hand ones left, most pre 2014