Harvest 2016

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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by JM » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:16 pm

Not seen anything cut round here yet, lots of rape crops look filthy with weed which will give the dryers something to do. Put roundup on our barley 10 days ago and it really needs to come off now but we are getting rain every day atm. :(
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by Fat Hill » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:03 am

Took little Harry round yesterday to find some combines. Most osr now done, but one farm round here still has about 150 acres winter barley to go at. Most will be on the deck by now I spect.

Saw a 12m lexion 770 crawling along in some wheat. By the feel of what they had in the barn it wasn't very dry. Straw still fairly green too I shud think.

Big local estate have brought in a support machine already. Their case 9240 was going nowhere, bruk dowun. The little 7230 with a tiny header (20'?) had a fair old chunk of osr to go at , but it rained hard at about 9.30 so once again, harvest is suspended.
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by Bloomers » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:09 pm

Been working in and around about 300ac of swathed osr today.looks like it was cut in June as its all gone white and most of its on the floor.
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by defender » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:44 pm

if it ever gets dry enough we will start winter barley ,Nothing to get exited about as bushel weight is crap , I think we will be looking for tracks very soon as well as never seen the ground so wet at this time

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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by The Pretender » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:45 pm

had a 50 acre nibble at some wheat today.
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by Fat Hill » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:46 am

The Pretender wrote:had a 50 acre nibble at some wheat today.
Owt good?

My mate has just received their replacement combine for the one that went on fire. Gone from a 770 to a 780. Presumably at Claas's expense. And presumably, it will go on fire even more quickly :o
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by essexpete » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:55 pm

The Pretender wrote:had a 50 acre nibble at some wheat today.

I don't suppose ewve known what to do with your sel this summer.

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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by The Pretender » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:11 am

essexpete wrote:
The Pretender wrote:had a 50 acre nibble at some wheat today.

I don't suppose ewve known what to do with your sel this summer.
Not sure how we had time for spuds :roll: . Got to learn how to drive the Lesbian this year, and the sprayer, and the drill :roll:
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by Raggy » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:02 am

With the glyphosate finished yesterday, the Toucan won't be cutting anything until a week on Monday at least.
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by NQIT » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:00 am

Raggy wrote:With the glyphosate finished yesterday, the Toucan won't be cutting anything until a week on Monday at least.
Time for a couple of quick holidays? :D
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by Bloomers » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:32 pm

Combines out in force today including Mr Dyson,getting into some wheat as well.I was enjoying a nice stroll,don't work too hard fellas :D
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by 6920s pilot » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:13 pm

Raggy wrote:With the glyphosate finished yesterday, the Toucan won't be cutting anything until a week on Monday at least.
Harvest fever has set in here, knocked down 60ac of barley today that was only sprayed off on Thursday night :o

Started at 15.5 % at half eight this morning, was down in the 12's by the time we finished :roll:
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by The Pretender » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:30 pm

Sprayer man has a farm at home. They've not cut anything because it was all 17%, which was a bit odd as ours was low 15's to high 13's, but they are surrounded by water on the island. The moisture meter was calibrated at the same time ours was, but they brought a sample over to try on ours and it was 3 points lower and fit to cut. Someone had been fiddling with it when they had it calibrated and they lost 4 days cutting
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by Fat Hill » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:29 pm

Just do the bite test. If the wheat is hard on the bite, it's 16% or lower. Which is good to go in my book
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Re: Harvest 2016

Post by Coltheox » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:26 am

Just back from a few days away in the far nor' west of Cambridgeshire - near the 'Three Counties' stone Beds - Northants and Cambs - and although a fine weekend, only saw a few combines in action.

A couple doing some spring barley, and one doing some wheat. Probably not quite there, if truth be told.

On the way home, far more machines in the fields. Getting stuck into the wheat around here now.
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