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Massey 510 in heavy weeds
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Posted 9/15/2021 12:24 (#9221636 - in reply to #9221410)
Subject: RE: Massey 510 in heavy weeds

Central Alberta
Here in NW Alberta, we deal with this problem by swathing them. We don't grow soys but we do have peas. Soys have been tried here but they have not been too successful as most years are not warm enough. I had weedy peas last years as we got 2 feet of rain so there was late flush green weeds in peas. I swathed the peas NW to SE as that the the direction of the destructive winds here. I used a swath roller as well. We get a lot of wind here. Having the weeds in swath for 4 to 5 sunny and breezy days makes the weeds go through the combine so much easier. I use a 30 year old MF 8570 combine which has a rotor reverser. Things that reverse are your friend here. Like beans, peas need to be cut short to get pods so older MacDon swathers are the best. I have a 92 Westward (MacDon) 7000 with 960 header. This machine was produced as the JD 2360, MF 885 Case IH 6500 etc. so you may be able to find such a machine in the Dakotas.
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