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chopping corn with a 185

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Mnfarmer

09-26-2009 15:44:46




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Just a quick question to see how the 185 handles a 2 row corn chopper. Can you pull it in 2nd gear low range? I'd like to put my 185 on the chopper but would like to know that it can handle it before I switch the controls over. Thanks!




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cadet trooper

09-28-2009 15:50:42




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 Re: chopping corn with a 185 in reply to Mnfarmer, 09-26-2009 15:44:46  
OK here"s the numbers AC 185 @ 74pto hp we"ve used a 1030 Case and a IH856 both rated at 100hp at 540 rpm pulling a Gehl CB two row in 100 bushel plus corn very sad up and down hills an IH 1026 was pretty impressive at 116pto hp. So in other words I"m thinking 120+ pto hp would be adequate in this case more is better. It all depends on yield and terrain plus field conditions. IMHO, it wouldn"t work for me. When I sold machinary the rule of thumb was 50 to 60 hp per row which is iffy depending on the corn stand and how fast you want to go. Bear in mind some choppers pull harder than others.CT

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Dan (SE MI)

09-28-2009 08:03:53




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 Re: chopping corn with a 185 in reply to Mnfarmer, 09-26-2009 15:44:46  
I think it might be a little small. We use to run a 2 row JD 35 with a 190 and it was a work out, but it got the job done. Our 190XT or AC 7000 handled it much better.



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Stephen Atkins

09-28-2009 06:56:41




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 Re: chopping corn with a 185 in reply to Mnfarmer, 09-26-2009 15:44:46  
We used a SM Farmall on a 1 row International chopper to green chop feed for cows. Tried other tractors we had (Cockshutt 30 and 850 Ford) but the SM worked the best.

steveormary



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sammydwm

09-28-2009 05:58:42




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 Re: chopping corn with a 185 in reply to Mnfarmer, 09-26-2009 15:44:46  
I suppose it depends on how yer corn bushels.

Our neighbor used to pull a JD 38 with a one row corn head quite easily behind his 170 gasser.

We pulled a 2 row Case 300 behind our Case 800 and only ran into problems when it got too wet to pull everything through the mud.

If the fields aren't totally mud I'd do it.



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ohio

09-28-2009 03:06:48




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 Re: chopping corn with a 185 in reply to Mnfarmer, 09-26-2009 15:44:46  
I think you need a bigger horse. Most two rows around here run with at least 150 hp. Theres a 2 row fox for sale, has a 4-71 Detroit diesel.



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John Harmon

09-26-2009 18:17:26




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 Re: chopping corn with a 185 in reply to Mnfarmer, 09-26-2009 15:44:46  
I pulled my fox single row pto chopper with a wagon behind with my AC 190 Gas and this was 1960's corn around 80-90 Bu to the acre.Don't think the 190 would handle two rows and especially if it went 150 bu.to the acre or more. So the 185 on a two row in todays corn pulling a wagon,NO.



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Paul Simmer

09-26-2009 15:56:41




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 Re: chopping corn with a 185 in reply to Mnfarmer, 09-26-2009 15:44:46  
Many years ago we ended up with our Ford 5000 on a two row when the clutch went out on the Oliver 1850. Handled it pretty well, 2nd and some times 3rd gear (8 speed trans), but we were pulling the wagon alongside so were only pulling the chopper. Pretty decent corn. I think that the 5000 was rated around 60-65 horse, not sure what a 185 is, but I would think comparable.



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Bob 7337

09-26-2009 16:27:00




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 Re: chopping corn with a 185 in reply to Paul Simmer, 09-26-2009 15:56:41  
I tried my 185 one time. I was not happy, it had all it could handle with a New Holland 717



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