Monday, 26 August 2013

The Farming Post

Baling the straw.

These modern Balers are very efficient. 
This tractor was travelling along at a 'Rate of knots' and chucking out those big bales very quickly.








New Zealand is a heck of a long way to drive a tractor and baler from.



18 comments:

  1. Kiwis on tour eh? It seems like the farmers in your neck of the woods are not short of a bob or two Roy, that tractor and baler look brand spanking?

    A question from your previous farming post, any idea why the tyres on the JD are mounted with the tread running in opposing directions?...[;o)

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    1. I think its to do with soil compaction and steering although its not like that on all Harvesters.
      The front big wheels are the drive wheels and they are correct or normal anyway.
      Its something I must ask the next time I see someone Trevor.

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  2. balen persen het is een prachtig gezicht om de boeren nu bezig te zien.

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    1. Terwijl de goede weatehr blijft Nic.

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  3. Hey Roy... Bailed straw here is not cheap , not that I buy any ; )!!
    I can see why I guess by the spaced distance between bales, not a lot!!
    Massey Ferguson was my Uncles chose of machinery, but it looks here like there is no preference since that looks like John Deere green to me!!: )

    Grace

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    1. Its all pretty similar machinery now and pretty efficient as well GG, whatever the make.

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  4. Very efficient and I'm sure much warmer and drier for the farm workers but nothing like as attractive a scene as when they harvested using the old heavy horses. I met a lovely 'good ole boy' in his late 80s while I was in Suffolk and he was telling me about his days working with horses in the late 30s and 40s before they changed to tractors - there was no doubt which he preferred.

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    1. Its called 'Progress', but you do wonder sometimes D.
      Although it is obviously more efficient and much quicker, the environment must suffer to some extent.

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  5. Hi Roy

    Nice post I have not seen that style of bale before. My brother in law was baling with his new used tractor while we were there he was really enjoying the closed cab and AC not only was it cooler but no dust.

    Regards
    Guy

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    1. Hi Guy, regulations wouldn't allow for open top machines now in this country.

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  6. I wonder what makes farmers choose rectangular or circular bales.
    One person can do so much with the fantastic machinery around these days. Would be a lonely job if they didn't have the CB to natter to each other while working different fields.

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    1. When I was a teenager driving tractors John, (that was a few years ago) it was quite nice to be on your own riding up and down a field.

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  7. It is good that there are now those balers are Roy, because it saves a lot of hands and feet;-)

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  8. Roy, Love the last shot and LOL at the New Zealand comment!

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