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Had a chance recently to stop by a good friends place near The Dalles.
Just happened to have a camera with me.
They harvest with a pair of 2588's, set up with draper platforms & Hillco leveling. Got there just as they were finishing up one ridge; pulling into the cut together:



The lead combine has hit the max on the leveler here .......



A closer look at the lead 2588. In the background you can see how
rugged the wheat country is just south of The Dalles:

 

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After cutting up the ridge & dumping on the grain cart at the far end, cutting back on this big south slope........almost done.





A little closer look at The Twins:



 

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Done with that ridge.......on to another one. Dropping down from the ridge just finished, one combine turns west, the second one will take the run off to the north.



The grain cart drops in to keep the wheat away.




One of The Twins headed off to the north.



No right turn here.
Reaching out a little further along the edge
here.....

 

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On the return leg here:



Meanwhile, the second 2588 returns from it's run off to the west:

 

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Getting back to the cart at about the same time;





Unloading. Both operators have turned the auto leveling off, gone to
the manual setting, and 'leaned' their machines into the cart. This helps to keep the wind from blowing wheat on to the ground while
unloading.

 

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The grain cart headed up the ridge to the trucks. On this afternoon the
wheat was headed into bins.



A bird's eye view of one of the 2588's



Unloading as dusk settles in.

 

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Headed out to the west again. A couple of different fire fighting devices on board, just in case;



Looking to the SW here........Mt Hood in the upper left of the frame & the Columbia River to the right mid frame.



Back for more;



Last shot of the day as the evening dusk settles in. Many thanks to
John & Will and the rest of their crew for putting up with me.

 

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Amazing pictures as always 98j! I still can't believe that you can farm some of that stuff, don't think I could do it. Thanks for posting!
 

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I don't have anything to say that hasn't been said before. Awesome pictures.

I haven't seen a whole lot of bin extensions in your pics, 98j. Do these guys fill the bin all the way, or do they unload early?
 

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Hey Midwest! The platforms on these 2588's are 30' ridged. They are
running auto height; they seed with a no till drill so they clip the stubble pretty short.
 

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When cutting on something pretty steep, it's best to stay light. Usually
you can set things up so that when you get back to the landing you can have the combine fairly full:



Or if there is enough flat ground somewhere, dump on the fly;

 
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