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diesel 53549 73 Case picker either
Case picker
CPX 610 cotton picker. Tractor is a MX 285 Magnum.
Re: Case picker
This is a great picker, where was this picture taken, I am
assuming it is somewhere in the united states.
Keep the cotton photos coming
Re: Case picker
Nice picker photo Diesel. Guess that's one of those new CPX
610s. Doubt we will see any of those around here for a
while. Still running 2 and 4 row machines, lol. BTW i'm in
North Carolina.

Re: Case picker
Yes this photo was taken in California and the picker was at
our dealership for a couple of months, but never got sold.
Most of the cotton growers in this area are also using 2 and
4 row machines. I dont think the regular farmer here will
spend the large $$$ amount on these new machines when they
can keep the older machines going at a fraction of the cost.
Re: Case picker
You are correct diesel, although one guy around here just
got a 9976 if I am not mistaken, and it wouldn't really make
sense to buy a new picker as bad as the last few crop years
has been, though this year looks to be a real good year.
Take care,

Re: Case picker
Where do you guys draw youer water from to irrigate the
cotton crops?.
In Australia our water cames from storage dams close to the
coast, out of rivers and out of bores.
The last couple oy years have been pretty bad years in
Australia, because of the lack of water.
In a place called Bourke in NSW they usually grow about
20,000 acres of cotton, they didn't plant a seed as they had
no water and heaps of tractor drivers lost their jobs,
pretty bad.
What have the last couple of seasons been like in
Cheers from Australia,
Re: Case picker
The water for irrigation here in California comes from large
Dams or ground water bores (some people call wells). When
the snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain range melts, the
runoff is collected in dams and released into irrigation
channels throughout the agricultural area. If snowfall
during winter is good then there will be good water supply
in summer. The bores or wells are also used for irrigation
and the ground water is good fresh water. On a very dry year
some farmers will have to sink their bores deeper to use
ground water. The last couple of years in California have
been OK although I dont think cotton is worth much anymore
and if the government did not subsidize cotton hardly anyone
here would grow it. The photo is a couple of John Deere
pickers I took last year and owned by the largest cotton
farmer in California. Tim, the owner of these JD pickers
also has an operation in Australia but I am not sure exactly
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