Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Edmonton area, A.B.
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1500 is too big, that tractor will just be sitting around waiting for the second two hoppers to be dumped into it, also much more soil compaction, 1000 would be perfect, that tractor will have all kinds of time to go back and fourth filling trucks, with less stress on everything, and cheaper.
It hardly ever works properly to fill the cart so it's a 1:1 ratio when filling trucks.
I find the key to not having a combine standing full waiting for you, is to use a cart that can manage to pick up just one hopper from each combine in your crew, so if you have 2 combines, then you require say 700bu. but add a few hundred bu. so it's easy to fill, so 1000 is perfect,
I find that the faster/moving rhythm works best, once you get cart operators standing around, waiting for combines to fill, they get distracted (looking at phones and stuff), forget which is which, where they are (at night mostly) and everything gets all screwed up.
just my experience.
Last edited by hihi962; 02-06-2018 at 07:57 PM.