what do you mean by wet? anything over 13.5 is wet, we've once harvested 21% beans, not something I would recomend but when push comes to shove.
18% goes ok, its just harder to thresh, lots of unthreshed pods will give you a little bit of problems. plus feeding of the header can be a disaster when you don't have an airreel.
do you have a dryer to back you up.
plus a flexheader in the mud can really be a challange when not having your down pressure set right.
need to know moisture, header and dryer availability.
waiting for a killer frost could be an option but risking snow sure would kick you in the ass.
but at $9,- beans there's not much room for money to spend on drying etc.
I hear you guys, this year sucks. I've been getting stuck in the field left and right. Getting mud in the header, messing it up.....awful. Lowest i had was 12.5 highest 18.8.
Have over 25ha left, and a day and a half to get it done.....
Anyhow, keep the header up as much as you can so it doesn't pull in sh*t,I've been keeping the rotor @650-750rpm's.....that's all I got:0
Frost would help, but the weather here is in high 60's....and in a 2-3 days, they are calling for snow!?!?!?!?
Dan how far along is bean harvest in your area? I've only seen one field of soys finished over here (north east of Grand Rapids). Beans are going down fast, saw a field that looked like wheat after a windstorm. Its going to be a long harvest...
I feel your pain my friend.....what can I say, good luck....I've been fighting this weather and harvesting the best I can....tired to go to the field today twice....2nd time got half way to the field and rain made me turn around.....
Depending on which forecast you want to believe we've got sunshine and drying weather for the next week here in the Great Lakes. There are several apocalyptic predictions for what is going to happen in November, gonna be a lot of wheels turning in my neighborhood, everybody be safe out there. November 1951 | WOODTV.com Blogs
My question is, who's got their wheat in? Insurance date gone now and I haven't touched a bean yet. Of course part of that is because I'm still trying to chop some corn! Stuck 3 times in an hour last night. . . I am soooo glad I canceled my plans to plant wheat this year! On the other hand, that insurance check might have been nice. Man, how screwed up is it for me to be thinking that way?
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