A 10.9 "on it's knees" would be a sight to see. You'd better not look at the fuel consumption figure at stage!While just slightly bigger they did consider FD145 but it’s just that much klutzyer for moving and the far and away most common size on the largest machines in the area is 40’/12.2 m.
Thinking red spring wheat here but we hope for crops that will put the 10.9 on it’s knees with a FD140 at 5 km/hr.
In this area Rod with our climate, wheat type and varieties that gives you 6 to 7 average t/ha the mog ratios are so high.
I'd like to come over for a harvest & operate a "combine" in continual 5-7t/ha wheat, 3t/ha canola & 4-5t/ha peas! It would be a memorable experience. :54:
Interesting that most heads are 12.2m. It would be the same in OZ for a whole host of reasons but a lot has to do with CTF (controlled traffic farming). There are more 18.2m heads around BUT ..... they are not easy to move around.