Lex, thanks for that very impressive video. It's not often that one seen 14 8010s in nice formation mowing down wheat. I've flown over there in my Cessna and I must do it again during harvest time. Would love to see that from the air.
Do they own all these machines or was this a custom cutter,......Taylor Harvesting out of Lethbridge, I wonder?
If this guy really seeds 100,000 acres, you would think he would need 20 8010's. At the bare minimum, probably more. He's well over 5,000 acres per machine as is. Is that even doable? He must get some custom outfit(s) in to help out?
I just remembered someone phoned me from southern Alberta a few years ago,
wanted to know something about openers, humongous acreage, he was dealing with Georges Farm Center so would have Flexi-Coil.
Dammed if I can remember who it was nor do I know if it's the same guy but it kinda lines up.
This is definitely the guy that called me.
I remember him and I agreeing we had no use for tow behind air carts.
I also remember the mix of Deere and Coil drills in the discussion.
Hey bigbudluvr look at that!
Wonder what they use that C-7 80' Friggstad chisel plow for?
Going back 20 years whilst working on a harvest crew I remember cutting wheat on a farm in eastern Colorado that was 100,000 plus acres, although not all cropped in the same year. His machinery yard was very impressive.
At one point we had 22 combines cutting in the same field, good to look at from a distance but very chaotic when trying to finish the field off!! There were at least two other crews working on the farm also, 30 combines total.
This is Henenger Farms from southwest of Lethbridge, AB. The majority of the acres are leased from the Blood Reserve. Most of it is dryland but there is some irrigation in the area as well. Crops are wheat, barley & canola. Henenger uses all STX tractors with Flexi coil tow between tanks.
There are a few real big operators on the reserve. If you are into iron it is a great place to visit during seeding or harvest.
beh, do you know how many acres Linnebur's do have? I used to work for a crew out that direction, and I always wondered. Seems like the number 25,000 had come up before, but that doesn't seem like enough for that many combines, not out there.
That 20+ is certainly true though, I have seen that myself. It seems to me that as a person rolled into Denver on 36 there were three farms had big legs/bins and a whole bunch of new combines. As I recall, two crews had Deere, one had Case. Linnebur's had the Case machines, right?
Which custom crew was it that ran 26+/- Deere machines?
The guy I used to cut with was from a family that at one time put in 14,000 acres of wheat every year. They had 17 JD 95 combines (that should date it for you). Not sure if they cut it all themselves or not. Also had a runway. By the time I showed up (around 2001) the farm had been broken up.