Bryan starting 2013 corn harvest with our clean JD 9870 combine in front of our house.
We can only harvest as fast as we can truck the corn away...so it is not unusual to
wait for trucks to return. These three combines are waiting with more bushels than
can be off-loaded into a truck and trailer unit.
Each graincart has electronic scales so we weigh and record every load before
it leaves our fields.
Nice fall harvest view looking northeasterly.
A view from the top of a bin as it is filled with corn.
I was delivering this trailer of corn to Bunge S.A. facility at Griggsville. Many elevators use some type of outdoor grain similar to this
1,250,000 bushel one that is still being filled. You can see that the grain is covered with a tarp to protect it. If you look closely...you can
see a worker standing on the uncovered section of the corn pile. The tarp is held in place by the suction created by numerous aeration
fans located around the pile and are exhausting the air from the pile.
Harvesting with snow on the corn plant does not work very well...the snow
partially melts as it flows through the combine and then refreezes on various
cold metal parts until it eventually plugs everything up...then you have a real mess!!!