Re: HOW TO MAKE A COMBINE GO FASTER
We usually don't lose that much time. Between crops the most we road is about 400 kms (240miles) , which in our long summer days you can do in two days. We harvest north to south and have only walked them the full distance in one hit once, heading north pre-harvest when their was no summer rain and no milo to harvest. If everything goes well, after wheat they are spread out part of the way back to our starting point harvesting corn, rice and milo.
It is different here, it is the farmers responsibility to haul the grain away or organise trucking firms to do it. I spent two full years in North America and realise that most cutters have as many trucks as combines which haul grain during harvest and combines when not. Here is different, some guys have 1 or maybe 2 road trains to capitalise hauling grain, but otherwise they have to own 2,3,4,6 trucks to haul combines with and then find work for them in the off season. Some guys buy one dedicated combine hauling truck but if you have 4 or more combines, by the time he makes 4 trips they would have all been roaded to their destination.