Posted 2/20/2021 18:18 (#8847234 - in reply to #8846502) Subject: RE: Shelbourne header
Scott City KS
I run shelbourne. The stubble is worth whatever it takes to get it.
They’re expensive. Especially if you want to get wide. But I haven’t had trouble. Dad slipped a belt once in 110 bu wheat which I’ve heard is terrible but we ran it another 3 years with out trouble. I ran it into a terrace one time, that was a total pain in the ass to clean out but other than that no problems.
I’ve done wheat (10-110 bu/ac) barley and proso millet without any trouble.
RE: planting into it. We don’t have trouble. We run naked. In fact, I had some 90bu stripped stubble that I could run on in a really wet spring when dads conventional platform harvested straw wouldn’t go. I’d rather plant stripped 99 times out of 100.
briggsfm - 2/20/2021 09:40
What are the opinions of why the Shelbourne header provides the better environment for the next year's corn crop? I'm curious.
We live in rain limited environments. Taller stubble reduces sun and wind exposure which in turn reduces evaporative losses.