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Combines & Harvesters Discussion Forum

Re: 51000 bushels in one day

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Dick2

10-12-2012 23:47:56
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Guess they didn't want to tell us how much fuel that machine burned in an hour.




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10-13-2012 06:17:53
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 Re: 51000 bushels in one day in reply to Dick2, 10-12-2012 23:47:56  
A combine that size is very thirsty but it eats through a lot of acres in an hour. The Lexions I've been around, with the Cat engine, have been the most economical combine fuel-wise I've ever seen. By my figures he's doing about 25 acres and maybe 5800 bushels per hour in 220-230 bushel/acre corn. A guess on fuel useage is 20 gallons per hour. My 105 gas used 5 GPH doing somewhere around 3.5 acres and 500 bushels per hour in 140 bushel corn. So the 105 theoretically used 58 gallons of gasoline to harvest 5800 bushels where the Lexion used 20? gallons. I don't know what a 105 diesel consumption is but I'm guessing 3 gallons so that would put it at 34.8 gallons to harvest 5800 bushels. Jim

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