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Arrival of 8010
Our new combine arriving on farm, a secondhand AFX 8010:-)
Stuart
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Getting ready to unload
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A welcome sight to you no doubt, after the mishap with your Gleaner :-)
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39' Draper header on Leith trailer
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Closeup of header front. Welcome indeed Tas, only had one days use to date, the last couple of days Total Fire Bans then tonight rain, when we get going again I will get some photos of her in action.
Regards
Stuart
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I guess thats a rotary model? they are not popular with livestock farmers over here because they "chew" the straw and makes it difficult to use in the winter. But perfect if you want maximum acre-per-hour because they just fly;-)
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The rotaries are very good in legumes too, less damage to the grain / seeds, especially in crops such as lupini beans & peas, than a conventional straw walker machine.

There seems to be alot of rotary models (especially Claas Lexions) in use throughout the UK from what I have read internash.
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Yup.. but all of those have straw choppers and 90% of the new lexions have caught fire! they just burnt to nothing! Straw sells for around £80 per ton these days sometimes more than the grain.
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this one is not verry old,what year?
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Maybe a bit of an exaggeration to say that 90% of them have caught fire (I dont think they would legally be able to sell them if this were the case) :-[

Having a straw chopper doesnt mean you cant bale straw (you can turn the chopper off so it leaves the straw in a windrow behind the combine).

It's a bit of a problem in the market when straw is worth more than the grain isnt it? Grain will be worth a fortune here this season with the drought (wheat at $340 -350 AUS $ per tonne approx so far & we dont start harvesting here in Tas. for another month or 6 weeks)
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Hi

I heard about the ban of field work on really hot days in AUS. Guess it makes sense. What about combineing at night or in the morning hours? Is the grain too damp too combine then? What are your limits on moisture in grain? We usually have 14,5 % for cereal grain. And 9% for canola ( rape seed) Is that different for you?

Martin
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Most arable farmers would not bother switching the chopper off, And anyway why pay for the chopper to switch it off? And its true! nearly all of the new "06" lexions have burnt. (there was no problem in the 2005 models) As for the straw market, The winter has been pretty bad and we still have 4 months of it left, most livestock farmers need to house animals inside and bed them everyday,some feed them straw as well, So a lot of straw is needed. There were some harvest problems in england because of a small drought so.. there is also a shortage of straw and hay. The price reflects this i suppose?
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internash: This machine does not have a chopper, only a spreader which can be folded away to windrow straw. Here in Aus because of our drier climate we like the straw to go back to protect the soil, Stubble Retention. Rotaries do a pretty good job of smashing up the trash. In good years straw does get baled.
jdeere: The 8010 is a 2004 model, because of the drought here we got a pretty good deal.
MartinM: We somtimes work in the mornings on Total Fire Bans if calm, if you do have a fire you risk having no Insurance. Moisture here is 12.5 for cereals and 8 % for Canola
Regards from Aus
Stuart
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okay,thers always a good side of a bad one :-\
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