Alternative methods for collecting straw

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Alternative methods for collecting straw

Post by cedricthecat » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:53 pm

I’ve just harvested barley from field 15 on Oakfield Farm, which it turns out is a massive field (well, compared to all the others on the map!) and I’m currently picking up the straw swaths. Even though I only left straw behind on every other run (had two harvesters operating side by side, one with straw enabled, the other without) there’s still around 20 swaths.

Initially I baled the straw, which was a nice methodical way to do it: Run over the swaths with the baler from the straw add-on, leaving little sets of three bales, then whiz round with a Fliegl autolad trailer, drop them on the edge of the field, then go back for more. However, I was getting close to my console bale limit, so then switched to collecting with a loading wagon, using the one with the largest capacity I have, the Schuitemaker Rapide 8400W (56500 litres). This gets full after every swat-and-a-half, meaning a few trips back to the farm to unload (admittedly not a huge issue as the farm is not far from field 15). Then I decided to drop the straw at the field edge, and later on I’ll go back and pick it up with a conveyor, which is saving time now but not for later!

I was wondering what else I could do. I had a go using the pelletiser from the straw add-on, but I soon got fed up with this as it has this habit of getting overwhelmed with slightly bigger piles, and then switching itself off. In the past I’ve used the Lizard Milling Machine on the front of a tractor and shot the straw over the top into a trailer, usually the Lizard Idealiner 133 (79,000 litres), but again, this can sometimes miss stuff meaning a need to go back over the same ground.

Are there any other methods? Is there something I’m missing?
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Re: Alternative methods for collecting straw

Post by Noraf » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:53 pm

You're missing patience :biggrin2:

If the premos shuts off you are operating at a too high speed for it to process the swath.
Remember, that thing has a operating speed of about 4km/h in real life....

Make your bales, and have the premos with the table setup at the field edge. If you don't have enough tractors, use the ArtMecanic PTO to power the premos. Dump pellets in a big trailer. (Remember that the belt height is adjustable)
That way, you save time driving straw around, you get to make pellets without it jamming up, and you get to make bales (also remember that the premos only accepts square bales)
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Re: Alternative methods for collecting straw

Post by cedricthecat » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:20 pm

Noraf wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:53 pm
You're missing patience :biggrin2:
LOL! Honestly though, although I can see what you are saying, I was being really careful, as I've been caught with the turning off thing before (on my Sussex Farms save)

Good idea about using the Premos. Again, had this setup on Sussex, in fact I got a little obsessed with it, and also had the pallet hall going to process all those pellets I made. In the end, I had so many pallets I lost count, and although my intention was to sell them, this was when I suddenly decided I needed to switch maps and ended up on Oakfield
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Re: Alternative methods for collecting straw

Post by FSarndrone » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:31 pm

Noraf wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:53 pm
You're missing patience :biggrin2:

If the premos shuts off you are operating at a too high speed for it to process the swath.
Remember, that thing has a operating speed of about 4km/h in real life....

Make your bales, and have the premos with the table setup at the field edge. If you don't have enough tractors, use the ArtMecanic PTO to power the premos. Dump pellets in a big trailer. (Remember that the belt height is adjustable)
That way, you save time driving straw around, you get to make pellets without it jamming up, and you get to make bales (also remember that the premos only accepts square bales)
There is only one thing....it is extremely tedious and long to load bales into the premos especially when it was just the third time you’ve ever handled bales in farming simulator with a telehandler/front loader :rolleyesnew: by the way that’s just how it was for me....
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Re: Alternative methods for collecting straw

Post by Noraf » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:43 pm

As with all things farming, patience
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Re: Alternative methods for collecting straw

Post by CowsGoMoo » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:57 pm

Remember the Primos only accepts base game square bales, no 6000 liter or whatever Hesston bales. What I do for the Primos when I come up to a pile is slow cruise control to 1 or 2mph and I don't run into problems.
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Re: Alternative methods for collecting straw

Post by JamP » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:23 am

You can place a truck with 3, 4 or 5 (Will depend on the maneuvering area in the silo) BsM 70,000 liters next to the field and collect the straw using the RANDON + Lizard Milling Machine.

It dumps on the BsM and then leads to the silo and returns. It'll save you a few trips.

In No Man's Land I made a "train" with 10x70,000L, but I designed the map and silo for that.
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Re: Alternative methods for collecting straw

Post by cedricthecat » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:19 am

FSarndrone wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:31 pm
Noraf wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:53 pm
You're missing patience :biggrin2:

If the premos shuts off you are operating at a too high speed for it to process the swath.
Remember, that thing has a operating speed of about 4km/h in real life....

Make your bales, and have the premos with the table setup at the field edge. If you don't have enough tractors, use the ArtMecanic PTO to power the premos. Dump pellets in a big trailer. (Remember that the belt height is adjustable)
That way, you save time driving straw around, you get to make pellets without it jamming up, and you get to make bales (also remember that the premos only accepts square bales)
There is only one thing....it is extremely tedious and long to load bales into the premos especially when it was just the third time you’ve ever handled bales in farming simulator with a telehandler/front loader :rolleyesnew: by the way that’s just how it was for me....
I did get used to popping the bales on the belt, but I was using the big bag handler!
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Re: Alternative methods for collecting straw

Post by cedricthecat » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:21 am

JamP wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:23 am
You can place a truck with 3, 4 or 5 (Will depend on the maneuvering area in the silo) BsM 70,000 liters next to the field and collect the straw using the RANDON + Lizard Milling Machine.

It dumps on the BsM and then leads to the silo and returns. It'll save you a few trips.

In No Man's Land I made a "train" with 10x70,000L, but I designed the map and silo for that.
I like the idea of the Randon. I've used the Annaburger trailer, the one that lifts to tip, in a similar manner before. Wish there was a loading wagon that did the same thing!

BIB. How does this work?
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