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Sep 13, 2020 | 15:43 1 Been running the Case 9240 beside a Lexion 750

In canola , same speed , capacity, loss ... the case burns 5 gal / hr more
Wheat was about 6 but a 45 ft on the case , 40 ft on the Lex

Case has the Mav add on chopper so does take a bit more power but does a superior job over the Lexion in cereals , especially when straw gets tough . The Lexion not good at all actually but has just standard chopper .
Both been running good so far . Case has more capacity in ceareals but it should it’s a bigger machine . Canola they about equal . Reply With Quote
Sep 13, 2020 | 15:44 2 Will be into swathed wheat later today . Will see what happens there in 35 ft swaths side by side Reply With Quote
Sep 13, 2020 | 15:52 3 Waiting on the flax. It's close but need to let the pre-harvest scorch some green weeds.

One thing I've learned is I'm no doctor...... I have no patience. But I'm learning.

Maybe should have used Diquat. Reply With Quote
Sep 13, 2020 | 16:00 4 Would like to try chopping the flax straw, The Iron Maiden has the MAV chopper but.... don't know if the Bourgault(enter wiseguy) could handle the residue. Had we swathed and the green straw dried, I would think we would stand a chance of doing a decent job but straight cutting can be achieved even when the straw is a bit green yet the flax tests dry.... hard to punch through any chopper.

Good thing I never sprayed the flax for Pasmo, it is showing absolutely no signs of disease and would have only kept the straw greener longer, a drawback of spraying flax even when it is necessary. Oh yea, supposedly Headline is no longer available.... on to more expensive fungicide for flax now. Figures. Reply With Quote

  • Sep 13, 2020 | 16:53 5 If ya believe combine forum I thought only combines in western Canada were claas Reply With Quote
    Sep 13, 2020 | 16:59 6 Drop the flax straw and run a bale it right behind the combine? Reply With Quote
    Sep 13, 2020 | 17:07 7
    Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
    If ya believe combine forum I thought only combines in western Canada were claas
    Not entirely true, odd guy still running the ****shutt 542 series i think. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 13, 2020 | 17:21 8 All I know is the JD 6601 is a bunch slower than my TR 70. But the 6601 leaves better straw. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 13, 2020 | 17:22 9 We'll drop it and bunch it with a junky flax straw buncher. We used to harrow it together into large windrows with heavy harrows but I don't like that much because too much previous year's residue gets bunched and burned in the process.

    There was a group looking for baled flax straw for bio-mass burning to replace wood products. I forget the market.
    No guarantees they would take it or when, needed to sign a letter of intent first so they could gauge how much they could gather. They wanted large square bales(but thought they might have to accept large round bales) the grower was supposed to bale, stock pile in an accessible area and load the trucks.... Last time I did this with a company who made cigarette papers we had to do nothing....no complaints either. The guy baling would even bale up the stuff they thought was too "dirty" and leave it behind for us to burn. Most people don't have a large square baler or access to one. The price per tonne was higher with all the work we would be expected to do but it may have not gone any further than the signed letter of intent anyway. Maybe I should inquire again?

    Edit in: Prairie.Clean Energy, Regina Sask.
    Last edited by farmaholic; Sep 13, 2020 at 17:58.
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    Sep 13, 2020 | 17:53 10 The 8800 made a visit back here before this recent rain. Was close to 32 acres/hr in standing wheat. S680’s quite a bit less....

    Losses were more in the lexion but not much more. But it was rotating, had it wound out. Sample was better. Straw management was comparable to the cowboy chopper, the one with the powercast was lacking.

    Macdon better step up its game for the lexicons, cause a poor year and you’d be in road gear to keep it full. Reply With Quote
    Sep 13, 2020 | 18:47 11 In hrsw now , Alieda.
    Both at 3.5 mph
    Case 19 gal US / hr
    Lexion at 10 Imp

    He maxed out at 3.5 , I can do 4 to 4.2 but truckers get squirrelly lol

    Both doing nice job
    Alieda much nicer sample than Viewfield Reply With Quote
    Sep 13, 2020 | 19:16 12 case/deere/and NH are gonna have to address this fuel gluttony ?
    hows the massey , farma? probably not as good as the older ones ? Reply With Quote
    Sep 13, 2020 | 19:35 13
    Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
    case/deere/and NH are gonna have to address this fuel gluttony ?
    hows the massey , farma? probably not as good as the older ones ?
    Nope, not as bad, those Cats(C13's) in the MF9895 and Challenger 680B were very thirsty.

    The seven cylinder(9.8 liter) Sisu in the MF9565 is better on fuel, but if you really push it it can get up there too.
    They went back to belt drive rotor, that probably helped alot. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 13, 2020 | 20:06 14 See AB5 hasn’t started yet other s in the same boat?

    Anyone see the finish line farma didn’t you say your cruising along ok getting the job done?

    Sask said his wheats nearly all off.

    How you going Tom? And others.? Reply With Quote
    LEP
    Sep 13, 2020 | 20:35 15 We are almost 2/3 done. 1000 of cereals and then the canola. Crops are good but not near what they looked like from the road.

    Still happy overall, even if we won't reach Townsend's projection. Reply With Quote
    Sep 13, 2020 | 21:04 16
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    In hrsw now , Alieda.
    Both at 3.5 mph
    Case 19 gal US / hr
    Lexion at 10 Imp

    He maxed out at 3.5 , I can do 4 to 4.2 but truckers get squirrelly lol

    Both doing nice job
    Alieda much nicer sample than Viewfield
    Yield comparison between Alieda and Viewfield? I grew viewfield for the first time this year. Have not harvested it yet but it looks good. Stands a bit better than Brandon. Reply With Quote
    Sep 13, 2020 | 21:23 17
    Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
    See AB5 hasn’t started yet other s in the same boat?

    Anyone see the finish line farma didn’t you say your cruising along ok getting the job done?

    Sask said his wheats nearly all off.

    How you going Tom? And others.?
    Just flax left, only 280 acres.

    Last year it felt like we had too much land, this year it feels like we don't have enough..... good harvest conditions will do that. Actually we could use more acres. No expansion since 2004, that's a long time already. Getting left behind compared to Industry trend. Have to remember the acres per combine ratio....I'm not interested in the next increment of two combines....that means almost doubling acres.... no thanks.

    Bonus is we don't pay land rent(any amount worth talking about...30 acres lol)

    My local reputation is I'm lazy AND cheap. Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 13, 2020 | 22:05 18
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    Nope, not as bad, those Cats(C13's) in the MF9895 and Challenger 680B were very thirsty.

    The seven cylinder(9.8 liter) Sisu in the MF9565 is better on fuel, but if you really push it it can get up there too.
    They went back to belt drive rotor, that probably helped alot.
    I loved that motor and rad set up , best in industry Reply With Quote
    Sep 13, 2020 | 23:20 19
    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
    Better yet save the head ache of growing flax and grow 50 of canola on canola !

    Break the ghetto cycle !
    Break the Ghetto cycle

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    Only recommended practice on rented land. Reply With Quote

  • Sep 13, 2020 | 23:22 20
    Quote Originally Posted by Hamloc View Post
    Yield comparison between Alieda and Viewfield? I grew viewfield for the first time this year. Have not harvested it yet but it looks good. Stands a bit better than Brandon.
    About the same , within a bushel Reply With Quote
    Sep 13, 2020 | 23:24 21 Farming sooo easy ..
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    Sep 13, 2020 | 23:26 22

    Sending Pin locations to truckers at night .... Reply With Quote
    Sep 13, 2020 | 23:28 23
    Over here !!!



    Over here now !! Reply With Quote
    Sep 13, 2020 | 23:47 24 Heading out of office to house tonight I hear the air fans going , cooling off grain , wondering how the heck solar powered fans will work in this part of the world after 3 cloudy days .... hmmm , random thoughts 🤔 Reply With Quote
    Sep 14, 2020 | 04:42 25
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    Just flax left, only 280 acres.

    Last year it felt like we had too much land, this year it feels like we don't have enough..... good harvest conditions will do that. Actually we could use more acres. No expansion since 2004, that's a long time already. Getting left behind compared to Industry trend. Have to remember the acres per combine ratio....I'm not interested in the next increment of two combines....that means almost doubling acres.... no thanks.

    Bonus is we don't pay land rent(any amount worth talking about...30 acres lol)

    My local reputation is I'm lazy AND cheap.
    Hmmm left ya self open there mate bit my tongue from a smart arsecomment Reply With Quote
    Sep 14, 2020 | 06:24 26
    Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
    Hmmm left ya self open there mate bit my tongue from a smart arsecomment
    Let it rip. I welcome it and can handle it. Reply With Quote
    Sep 14, 2020 | 06:58 27
    Quote Originally Posted by malleefarmer View Post
    Hmmm left ya self open there mate bit my tongue from a smart arsecomment
    Nah. Think of it more like “efficient”😎

    It’s a much better spin on the same thing.

    Myself............ I just have the “cheap” part nailed down. Haven’t mastered the lazy yet😉 Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 14, 2020 | 07:01 28
    Quote Originally Posted by woodland View Post
    Nah. Think of it more like “efficient”😎

    It’s a much better spin on the same thing.

    Myself............ I just have the “cheap” part nailed down. Haven’t mastered the lazy yet😉
    The older I get the lazier I become. Or is it working smarter not harder? Reply With Quote
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    LEP

  • Sep 14, 2020 | 07:44 29 Good to see someone still gung ho on flax.

    It was so dusty doing lentils this yr, sometimes it was drive and pray. Had part of a 2x4 go through the combine. Pipeline guys must have left it out there. It broke in the feeder house before going in so was smaller by the time it hit the cylinder.

    One one of my dusty rounds this beauty was perched on the flex head. There isnt 2 rocks on this clay land, somebody put that in my field.

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    fjlip's Avatar Sep 14, 2020 | 07:46 30
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    The older I get the lazier I become. Or is it working smarter not harder?
    Naw, it's just cause we are older, realize working is NOT all there is. Reply With Quote
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