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No window needed. just get a cheap set of walkie talkies. And after a few dumps you know where you should be.

Or for 70 bucks, this is what I just put in. Never had a problem with the first dump, on the truck, it was tough to get the truck filled right up without stopping on the second dump.

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Canít understand the issue with a 9600 and 1200ac... stop finding problems with the simple solution.
Exactly. Life would be so easy with only 1200ac and 9600.

Who honestly grows any amount of Canola and doesnít put it on air? The stuff is 50% moisture with oil and water and stores like crap if you donít cool it.

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Probably best I don't have walkie talkies some days.
Maybe the camera idea be better.
I have a camera and small screen, came with air tank on a cultivator I wanted.
Have a windows also 914 is parked out in the bone yard.
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Exactly. Life would be so easy with only 1200ac and 9600.

Who honestly grows any amount of Canola and doesnít put it on air? The stuff is 50% moisture with oil and water and stores like crap if you donít cool it.

Neither my dad before me or myself ever had any sort of air on any crop including canola since we started growing it about 10 yrs ago.



We had some sketchy weather now and then but it always straightened out. But these month long weather bombs are something else entirely.
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Pretty much everything has been mentioned already to some degree, but as our operation sounds so very similar to yours I'll share what we've done.

As we're not able to start our harvest until the first week or 2 of September on our peas, we found that a higher capacity combine made a massive difference for covering ground. Most yields of wheat, barley and peas are 80bu and up so this made our choice of a 9860 sts a few years ago one of the best purchases to date. And grain carts/wagons are good and all, but we were able to get a couple solid highway tractors and a good b-train (which we split during harvest) for around 80k and find that at our yields and 2 man operation, this is all that is needed to get grain out of the field faster. Plus, it makes winter hauling that much more efficient.

And bins w/ air!!! Never made a storage investment that we regretted.
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Couldn't imagine going without a dryer. Last two years are looking like every bushel being dried. Last year had to take off 20% canola. Made number 1. Took a long time to dry, but doubt I would have made more money if it was sample in the spring...
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Hire a 1 combine cutting crew to take up 500 acres for you on the good years.
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Hire a 1 combine cutting crew to take up 500 acres for you on the good years.
They are few and far between north of the border.
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Kudos to your dad... mine is over 80, and I can’t get him to do anything other than drive the combine. Once he gets up the ladder, he uses his cellphone to let me know what he needs, and doesn’t come down til he’s ready to call it a day. I prefer operating the combine, but also prefer having help for as long as possible, so I trick til he’s tired. (And also do any fixing and unplugging as needed). Got to admire the spirit and strength in these old-timers.... I know plenty that have retired relatively young.... guess it’s a matter of how much you love it.
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Meant to say “truck”, not “trick” lol

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