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Although it can hardly be seen, there is a Claas 900 and
RU600 behind this little bit of corn. Taken in California.
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are you from calofarnia? oe is da daar met de landbouw
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Yes I live in California USA.
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Hi Diesel,

great photo. Very interesting perspective...

stu
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seems to be very good corn. Most of the corn in Holland is
not that high, i think. And we ain't got such large fields
as you do, not even a bit. :-)
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Yes the corn here in California gets plenty of water and
sunshine, so most of it grows to a good size. On a good 12
hour day one of these Jag 900 machines will chop 2000 tonnes
of corn.
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nice photo, diesel how long did it take to do the entire
field?
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Eric I am not sure how long it took to do this field. When I
arrived to work on the machine they were almost finished.
Sorry not much help on that one.
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Helo Diesel

Where in California have you taken this photo en who is this
custom chopper or farmer.
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The photo was taken southern California in the San Joaquin
valley (between Bakersfield and Fresno). This is one machine
of about 20 that this custom chopper has.
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We been there in February (2002), we visit some dairy farms
(I have seen one whit 4500 cows!!) en been to the World Ag
Expo in Tulare (great show). When we where near Visalia we
saw Netto chopping wheat (see photo), it is great to see how
big everything is there. Diesel can you tell me a little bit
more about the custom choppers in California ( are there
more company’s like Netto and Darnell whit so many machines
and how many hours make’s a machine in a year )
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Hi BJ, I am located in Tulare and also went to the World Ag
Expo the last 2 years. The photo I posted above is one of
Netto's machines chopping north of Visalia. There is a few
more large custom outfits here in California, but Danell and
Netto's would probably be the biggest. Some of the dairies
here have 10,000 plus cows, but I am sure there are bigger
dairies than this. Where are you from?
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Hi Diesel,
Just like BJ, I also would be very interested in the story
behind custom chopping in California's San Joaquin valley.
Can you tell us a bit more like is it all Claas or are there
any other brands in use as well, and what types?
Do you have any information on how many hours on average a
year these machines make?
In pictures I only see trucks being used for transport to
the dairies instead of tractors with wagon, which makes
sense to me because they're much faster on the road. Are
they owned by the custom companies as well? If so, I can
imagine the contractors need quite a few of 'm to keep the
choppers busy? What about when due to bad weather conditions
out on the field it's impossible for trucks to enter the
field?

Greetings,
Jack
(Who is from the south-eastern part of the Netherland)
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I too have wondered at the different ways we have seen
ensilage being cut and transported. I am fascinated with the
huge trailers used in NZ and elsewhere, why not trucks?
Although a lot of "normal" i.e. smaller farmers use wagons
(the way I grew up), 2 or 3 axle but front unload usually.
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What is the purpose of having the top on the trucks and
blowing into the side why don't they top load
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