Silage In Wisconsin 2012
Posted September 24, 2012 - 04:14 AM
These are the cow barns.
Here are a few out in the field.
The off to the pile.
Few few pics of the pile from the field.
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Posted September 24, 2012 - 05:08 AM
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Posted September 24, 2012 - 08:25 AM
Thanks for the pictures Ducky! It sure doesn't take long to chop a field with big equipment like that. Back in the early 1970's when I was still on the farm we had a one row chopper and 2 wagons to fill silo with.
Same here Mike, a one row "Papec" chopper, and 2 small front/side unloading wagons.
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Posted September 28, 2012 - 10:11 AM
The chopper sets the speed when we open a field and we follow. We set the speed with the truck when along side. We can here the chopper and set the speed so the chopper operator can pull up to the front of the truck and drop back as needed when loading. There is a camera mounted on the cap of the chopper and and a video screen in the cab so the operator can see were he is blowing the silage behind him when opening fields or running to the side. There is also a camera on the back of the chopper for backing. The head has a row finder so that the chopper will follow the row with out operator intervention. He can also lock in the speed we are running and the chopper will hold that speed. All he does is monitor the loading of the truck and just the chopper as needed to load the total length of the truck. Those Meyers trailers are 36 feet long and will hold a little over 25 ton of silage depending on moisture. Every load is scaled so we know how much silage is in the pile. I will ask what that # is when I talk to them next week.
Thanks for the visuals ducky! I have to ask...how does the truck driver know when his truck needs to drive further up....when the silage comes over the side? Or does the chopper driver let you know? I'd think he has enough to do without watching the truck.
We just finished the last silage yesterday afternoon. Ran very good for the year we had. Some fields ran as high 22 ton/acre. We did hit 25 ton/acre on one 80 but that was an exception. Next week we will start high moisture corn and poo hauling. He has 3 8000 gallon tankers for poo duty. Then it will be time chisel all the corn ground and last year hay ground.
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