Help using multiple harvestors

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Help using multiple harvestors

Post by Dagrump » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:14 pm

I am now working on Nebraska Land USA that has a lot of big fields and is a good place to harvest with multiple harvesters. I have pretty much always used the AI Vehicle Extention mod and it was easy to get 2 harvesters convoying. But lately the spots of withered crops in the field really mess up the AIVE to a point I have stopped using it.

Today I harvested a 190 acre field using two harvesters controlled by course play. Once the headland turns were completed I let the first unit continue on to the up/back portion and moved the second unit half way down the field and stated it on the up/back segment. Not a great way but one that did work. I tried to convoy the harvesters but could not really get follow me to work.

How does everybody else harvest with multiple harvesters?
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Re: Help using multiple harvestors

Post by Farmercaseih » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:25 pm

I use follow me and it works fine. Just set the correct offset.

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Re: Help using multiple harvestors

Post by Noraf » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:00 pm

well, if you're using cp, just set it up fpr multi-tool use, and convoy. Have had 3 run just fine that way
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Re: Help using multiple harvestors

Post by Dagrump » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:39 am

Farmercaseih wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:25 pm
I use follow me and it works fine. Just set the correct offset.
I have not done anything more than transporting two or three vehicles etc with Follow Me but I did try to set-up the second combine to follow and it did - on the wrong side. So I was not sure exactly what happened there. I could not see a right side/ left side choice so I did not pursue it further. I will give it another shot. Thanks Farmercaseih. I have done service calls in their CaseIH Racine Wisconsin foundry. Many years ago ...
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Re: Help using multiple harvestors

Post by Farmercaseih » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:43 am

Adjust it smaller then it will change over

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Re: Help using multiple harvestors

Post by Dagrump » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:43 am

Noraf wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:00 pm
well, if you're using cp, just set it up fpr multi-tool use, and convoy. Have had 3 run just fine that way
Thanks for the tip! I wondered what the multi-tool feature was about. I will give that a try.
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Re: Help using multiple harvestors

Post by Miketeg » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:52 pm

Multi-tool in courseplay is the easiest way of doing this.

I do not recommand to mix it with "mode 2 (combine unloading) tho...it will create a big mess (accident)
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Re: Help using multiple harvestors

Post by Noraf » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:05 pm

That's actually the only time i got chasers working, with multiple harvesters. Have had a lot of problems with that with only one combine....
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Re: Help using multiple harvestors

Post by Miketeg » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:09 pm

Funny! In fact, kind of "normal" since Mode2 use the "old FS17" code and will make some strange behaviours.

Only time I tried it with 2 harvester, I had to replace all my tractors and trucks...because they made a big crash with my harvester and was good for scrap yard :-)
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Re: Help using multiple harvestors

Post by Dagrump » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:05 pm

Thanks Noraf for your the CP info. I messed around with it this morning and got my two combines to play together on my field. Somehow though on the second field they played chicken and had a head on collision. :confusednew:

Here is a screen shot of my first successful run. Had some strange looking cuts in the field before I figured it out.

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