Don the moisture last load was about 10% but its much lower now probly 8 or 9 %? and yes its the deere setup in the gleaner. its a bit heavy in the steering and disengages a bit but im happy with it so far.
christian, gleaners produce one of the best samples around. We use punch hole sieves on the top and get a terrific sample except when there is a lot of snails around the build up is a nightmare! looks much like cow s**t stuck to all the elevators etc. This variety is called Kaspa.
okpanhandle, we only have the one plucker its on my fathers machine, this year this variety grew very well and produced some of the bulkyest vines we have seen for a long time even though it has been so dry this year so I was able to harvest with crop lifters, a very slow process in our rocky fields.
Dave that silver one holds about 1000 bags or 3000bu in your language. we need them to keep the machines mobile as it takes the truck up to 2 hours round trip to deliver the grain. very popular in australia.
...........bad news, both our machines are a bit crippled at the moment! I have a bearing to replace and dad is having gearbox troubles, I should be back at it tomorrow....fingers crossed
i have a neighboor in western australia who built in the nineties i think a field bin of similar design that holds 150 tonne (over 5500 bushel in north america speak) they call it the ark. also popular down here are mobile silos that are open top with hopper bottoms to stick augers straight into. I just bought one that is supposed to hold 86 tonne (nearly 3200 bus) it cost me $15400, cheap for the storage ammount. they cant be shifted with any grain in them and they are wide at 6.5 meters so they do have their downsides but i never saw anything like it in canada. those yields seem alright for peas, they would have already gone off with the hot weather on that second last week in september, were the rest of your crops affected. we are south east coast western australia and we started the season looking at a drought but the season has ended up not bad. if we had 50 mm in mid april it would have ended up a great year.
nig71, if we had 50mm at the right time in june we could have broke all sorts of records this year! but we have had about 9" for the year and have close to average crops which we are happy about. not too often these yields happen with that rainfall.
christian, im sure they wash them before they split them, but i think most of our peas go into stockfeed or get exported to india so highly unlikely you will eat any from australia
they dont seem too worried about how much snail goo you come in with they just dont like finding live whole ones.
plenty of snail meat comes into the sample in wheat too but im guessing it gets cleaned out before being made into flour?
unsure of the weight ? they dont measure that when they test peas, only cereals and maybe other pulses we dont grow?