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Just wondering how to get the 2nd combine on the exactly the same AB line as the first combine, or maybe just what is the best way to run 2 with auto steer and yield mapping?
 

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If JD combines/gps you can use "LAT/LONG +Heading". Have one machine set the line, and radio the lat/long co-ordinates + heading to the other machine. Then make sure they are set to the same width, and DON'T "shift the line".... ever.
 

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The lat/lon,heading is a good idea.

We just use the heading and the second combine then just sets "a" when lined up properly to the first cut. With 1' overlap, it is quite easy to set up. I've found the 1' makes headland acquisition quite a bit more forgiving.

Setting up properly saves so much time by reducing wedges and strips that used to have to be cleaned up.

Both combines acquire data for mapping that is combined once it is downloaded to your desktop.
 

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If they are both mapping then when you upload the data the whole field will be mapped. We harvested on a place last year with 4 combines (all different owners) mapping and the data was all super imposed onto one map, like one combine had cut it. You must make sure that there yield monitors are roughly reading the same otherwise it will look one combine was a much better purchase than the other..


As for running them together, like the guys said punch in the same co-ordinates and you shouldn't have a problem. So far as cutting a field out, if you go up and back, send them cutting from a middle point in each direction (ie east west) and when it is too far apart cut another land and start the process over again. If you go round and round, just set them off following each other.
 

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You'll have to buy 2 fields.

No, not and work on the same side can that work if your talking fore and back harvesting.
You could work away from one another from the middle.

Don
 

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Yes they will both be JD gps (GS2) . Only using SF1 though so not shifting the line through out the day will be a hard habit to break. I always open up the field with 2 or 3 rounds then cut up and back making a land be 10 passes wide. Also using 36ft 974 MacDon as they are Offset ( not centerd on the combine) so that makes it a little harder to be exact as well. Any more info will be great. Thanks for all the help so far!
 

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You measure the offset from the receiver to the middle of the head so that the recervier is in the middle of the head.
 

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Steering Wheel.... What's that?
Back in my day, we...........
Oh wait, I am just a young pupper, never mind.
 

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It would work you would just have to shift your line to the middle every time you turn around ( by the push of one button)

Joe
 
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