Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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I'm in the process of sourcing a new combine and head for harvest next October, the options to suit our 12m tramline configuration are Macdon, Honeybee or Vario. The lowest to the ground crops we harvest are chickpeas and mung beans, the Macdon is my first choice but because it's 12.2m at the dividers it does come up a bit short in sorghum unless I make another type of divider to grab 100mm either side, honeybee is a touch wider and when we had the Grainbelts on the JD 9770's we had no drama, the Vario 1230 would be no dramas but being a conventional front I would probably need to add an AWS air bar. The ultimate would be the FD or the Airflex but I haven't seen an Airflex working and the jump from the knife to the draper looks a pain in short droughted crops (which we always seem to have plenty of here in OZ) What are your thoughts guys.