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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Rake up pickup

Bought a lexion 595 with a rakeup pickup and want to use it on canola. Am I going to loose a lot from the raking action compared to a swathmaster. All my canola is 233p this year. Will the pod shatter help with the shelling.

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It will be no worse and may have possibly less shattering action.
Like all pickups try to match ground speed to picking speed just slightly faster.

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Better pickup than the swathmaster, but higher maintainence.
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Our farm has run Rakeups for many years. Great in canola and any other crop. In a Pod shatter variety you will definitely not have any shelling issue.
I will say though, if you're already growing a P variety, why not straight cut? We've moved to straight cutting canola to the point that the pickup is mostly parked now.
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That combine will pump the green straw through, no need for swathing or even spraying if you have good Sunnybrook parts in there. If running that rake-up don't make the mistake of running it too fast. They work good at slightly slower than ground speed and last longer. There is longer rubber flaps to help with seed loss, we used to do a lot of grass seed and it worked good for that.

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I’d give straight cutting a go but up until this year we ran two combines. Father on the 2388 and wife on the 480. Dad was 90 this month and was combining every day with us last year until he took I’ll. Been house bound since. Recently he has been doing exercises like crazy and doing everything the health care givers ask of him. Never seen him so focused in a long time. Got a feeling he wants on the combine again lol This would be his seventh year running a combine and I’ve a feeling the old bugger will do it. Any how both of them are fine picking up a swath but straight cutting neither will do it. I do the trucks and keep everything else rolling.
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