Potatoes.... what is the point?

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Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by tom1979 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:56 am

Can anyone enlighten me as to the point of potatoes in FS19?

I thought I'd give them a try. Ready to harvest tonight and so far it has been VERY slow, the harvester seems to miss massive patches as if it's just forgotten what it was doing (stop drive --> drive again seems to wake it up), the beacons are on permanently. I just don't see the point in them based on tonight.

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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by DMZ Commander » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:05 am

I can't day I've ever had any of those experiences with missing spots or beacons being on all the time. Most people aren't a fan of root crops bc the yield is incredibly high and everything has such a narrow working width due to the HP requirements of digging things out of the ground
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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by chedly_farms » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:23 am

tom1979 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:56 am
Can anyone enlighten me as to the point of potatoes in FS19?
Ohh I got this one fam...

The game is called Farming Simulator. So they put crops that you can produce by farming. Pretty cut and dry.
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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by DMZ Commander » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:38 am

chedly_farms wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:23 am
tom1979 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:56 am
Can anyone enlighten me as to the point of potatoes in FS19?
Ohh I got this one fam...

The game is called Farming Simulator. So they put crops that you can produce by farming. Pretty cut and dry.

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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by fenixguy » Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:10 am

chedly_farms wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:23 am
The game is called Farming Simulator. So they put crops that you can produce by farming. Pretty cut and dry.
Came here to say this. I mean, what's the point of virtually harvesting any computer-generated crop?

Potatoes are the worst though. Well, sugar cane is the worst. Then potatoes, then poplars, then beets, then logging.
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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by DEERE317 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:23 am

DMZ Commander wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:38 am
chedly_farms wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:23 am
tom1979 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:56 am
Can anyone enlighten me as to the point of potatoes in FS19?
Ohh I got this one fam...

The game is called Farming Simulator. So they put crops that you can produce by farming. Pretty cut and dry.

:lol: :lol: :lol: *thumbsup* :lol:
:lol:
And the income from them is humongous.
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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by lawm » Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:25 am

Is it me or are these threads only prevalent when there is not much else to discuss on the boards? Lol

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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by Bryan83 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:26 am

French fries?
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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by DMZ Commander » Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:50 am

lawm wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:25 am
Is it me or are these threads only prevalent when there is not much else to discuss on the boards? Lol
I'd prefer these conversations over the angry mob threads
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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by Mwal » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:38 am

Have you ever eaten one! Obviously not! But seriously, the high quantity=high income. It’s a slow process and needs some improvement so you can go a little bigger scale IMO. Missing spots can be a symptom of uneven fields in root crops. Not sure with the beacons, sounds like other issues. If you want to go faster you need to buy more lifters

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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by theSeb » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:11 am

Potatoes are magical things. You can make so many yummy things, like french fries, potatoes dauphinoise, potato salad, freedom fries and even vodka.
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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by eric21 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:20 am

tom1979 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:56 am
Can anyone enlighten me as to the point of potatoes in FS19?

I thought I'd give them a try. Ready to harvest tonight and so far it has been VERY slow, the harvester seems to miss massive patches as if it's just forgotten what it was doing (stop drive --> drive again seems to wake it up), the beacons are on permanently. I just don't see the point in them based on tonight.
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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by gmoody79 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:40 pm

If you are on PC, using the Global Company potato washer and sorter make them so much more worth the hassel. Also there are several modded harvesters you could get that have bigger headers and massive tank capacities.

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Re: Potatoes.... what is the point?

Post by Hoffa82 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:05 pm

I thought potatoes weren't supposed to have any points?? I mean... They're mostly roundish?

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