Monday, 21 November 2011

Harvesting Canola

Windrowing canola with our Macdon Windrower. The canola is cut down and laid in rows to dry out



Rows of canola drying out, ready for reaping


Dry canola pods


Canola seeds
Canola in pods
 After a few weeks the canola is ready to reap with the header. The comb on the front of the header is called a 'pick up'. It picks up the rows like a conveyor belt and feeds them into the header.


 View from inside the header cab. The 'pick-up' collecting the canola rows and feeding them into the header


 View from inside the header cab, looking back into the header box. The canola is fed into the box via an auger and the chaff is blown out the back of the header.



The header box holds about 6 and a half tonne. Once full, the canola is released via the header auger into the truck or chaser bin. It takes less than 2 minutes to unload the 6.5 tonne!




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