Snowy Corn Harvest Problems


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  • A Zarkos
    A Zarkos  4 weeks back

    I'm curious about the problems and delays that snow and ice cause on the combines during the harvest. At 2:30 your talkin about ice dams at the Feeder House and the fact that the ice will form and block the corn from feeding into the Feeder House. The amount of time that is wasted having to take the combine back to the shop to thaw it out, is crazy! Have the engineers at Deere or any other manufacturer of headers done anything to rectify this? Are there any deice or heating elements that could be applied to or attached to the header to keep those vital parts from collecting ice? From my unqualified seat here, somebody fell asleep at the design meeting. The example of this tech comes from my experience in aviation. Aircraft encounter icing events all the time and to alleviate this they have deice boots which inflate slightly to break up the ice or leading edge of the wings are heated by either engine heat/exhaust. There are also deice fluids that might be useful. I cant help but believe that there is a paralleled use case for this kind of application that would save you time and money. Just a thought! I could be wrong! To Zack and all farmers, thanks for what you do and what you provide. Idaho appreciates ya!

    • Robert Fay
      Robert Fay  1 months back

      *The continual STRIVING you and all farmers call forth in the face of weather's varying assaults is so very impressive and should be lauded, repeatedly, by all of our nation's peoples. Thank you for the huge effort that arrives from your valiant hearts, day after day, after day, year in and year out. Ooorah! ||| I have read somewhere that (purportedly) the new 5G repeaters have generators that are amplifying 10,000 times higher output than is needed to support the new 5G cells phones AND is actually a hidden and clandestine methodology for producing Weather Change nationally, such as producing tornado in the middle of January ! ! ! [ > > > have you and the organized farmers of America ever considered looking into whether or not what i have read is actually true (sorry i can not find the article now) . . . and if so, how that will/may be used to drive forward bankruptcies so that corporate/globalists can better take control of America's sovereignty by then gaining control of its food production? < < < ]*

      • Brad Hiebert
        Brad Hiebert  1 months back

        I work for a farmer just north of the border, in fact we are right on the border. We farm 5000 acres of canola, wheat, soy beans and corn. I watch your videos and I can totally relate. I have videos of combining in blizzards where I could not see the combines so I would have to keep track of who I emptied last and find him and follow unless his header was plugged with mud. We have 640 acres of corn that we have to combine in spring. We're hoping for a much better 2020. Love your videos although I love red tractors and yellow combines.

        • Ken Elliott
          Ken Elliott  1 months back

          this is fun to learn.thank you..i have made my way on the sea bugging,,whore egging,,scalloping,and gill netting but i hated gill nets..o even some elver fishing..but the only thing i ever grew was really thank u..gotta love them big ol engines no matter ship or harvester

          • Ronnie Hill
            Ronnie Hill  1 months back

            Is it common for some of a farmer's fields to be 5 miles apart from each other? I know that doesn't sound that far really, but he's made reference to that in several videos.

            • D Grass
              D Grass  1 months back

              You guys are having just to much fun...I know i know.. Break downs ,flat tires , no sleep , pissed off people, cold, running noses, getting stuck, working shot handed, cleaning up the shops, freezing up tractors, and that's just a few ? Thank you farmers for letting us see just a little of what you go through.. Texas

              • Mark Jorgensen
                Mark Jorgensen  2 months back

                I'm not a farmer, I was raised on a farm in SE SD it's always in your blood.
                Last lived on a farm 1967

                • Barbara Stedillie
                  Barbara Stedillie  2 months back

                  Really enjoyed this one. I enjoy them all , but some a bit more than others!

                  • Bo Weavil
                    Bo Weavil  2 months back

                    And by the way..... I noticed the Ernest Goes to Camp reference of "Eeewwwww" with the jaw movement at 5:09. Good stuff.

                    • Massimo Pecile
                      Massimo Pecile  2 months back

                      For the first time me too i harvest corn in zero celcius condition, after 20 minutes i noticed i pick up the corn but the tank stay empty, i frozed up the sieves.. how mf keep going in those condition? Someone can help me?

                      • Sax Berlin
                        Sax Berlin  2 months back

                        So some kind of heating element inside the bar. That would be a good addition.

                        • Joe Blow
                          Joe Blow  3 months back

                          We had it bad, too. It was late planting I think for everybody. Had to wait a few days here and there for snow - got it all in before it got bad, though. Potatoes got a little frost bit, early spring rain was so hard it washed out the herbacides so there was tons of nightshade in the beans. The only thing that went right was the corn. Now there's 2ft plus of snow on the ground... Wyoming....

                          • FurryKing19
                            FurryKing19  3 months back

                            are there really cars buried out in those fields?

                            • Scott Bowyer
                              Scott Bowyer  3 months back

                              I still havent seen, where are these guys from?

                              • gone rydin
                                gone rydin  3 months back

                                The best corn we picked this year got snowed on twice after planting.

                                • CaliforniaCheez
                                  CaliforniaCheez  3 months back

                                  You have to start putting in some cover crops to take care of the mud. You have nothing growing between the corn rows. You will have better traction driving on plants that take up some of that moisture and help infiltration. Stop all tillage and you won't have those erosion problems.

                                  • Josh Hardyman
                                    Josh Hardyman  3 months back

                                    I was wondering how many acres you running?

                                    • Tom Hull
                                      Tom Hull  3 months back

                                      You should go all Canadian on the Deere and get the blow torch out and melt that ice.

                                      • David Kehoe
                                        David Kehoe  3 months back

                                        *sighs* OK BOOMER

                                        • James Hutt
                                          James Hutt  3 months back


                                          • Robert Jackson
                                            Robert Jackson  3 months back

                                            Micro climate impacts tree growth.

                                            National labs is doing. SoIL analysis. Many organisms they are finding that are new.

                                            Are seeing plant stock take in 40% less oxen e on and more co2. A change in global warming.

                                            Climate change - warmer climate moving north into Canada improving harvest cycle. Curious about your area yield do to climate. We have 4 salmon hatteries also that engineer five species of salmon we co manage with the state of WA. Habitat is is important for trees and salmon.

                                            • RIDICULOGAN
                                              RIDICULOGAN  3 months back

                                              My god that sing was loud

                                              • Hockey Playz
                                                Hockey Playz  3 months back

                                                Where inMontana are u located?

                                                • Diego020383
                                                  Diego020383  3 months back

                                                  Capello is made in Italy 🇮🇹
                                                  Not so far from me 👍

                                                  • caine lievens
                                                    caine lievens  3 months back

                                                    more food for the deer!

                                                    • Mike Sidebottom
                                                      Mike Sidebottom  3 months back

                                                      ERNEST WAS MY FAV

                                                      • Stanley

                                                        I think we are in for a tough winter here in MN, awesome video, thanks !

                                                        • Jordan Pieske
                                                          Jordan Pieske  3 months back

                                                          The ernest scared stupid "EwWwWwWwWwW" when staring at the dirty combine was the best part hahaha

                                                          • Jeff Schweitzer
                                                            Jeff Schweitzer  3 months back

                                                            Small Dairy Farmer 33 years old from Ohio. Glad you spotlighted dairy farms in your podcast. You are right a main issue is mega dairies hiring lower cost immigrant workers and flooding the market with to much milk which is knocking out a lot of good small family dairy farms. America does not have to have immigrant workers to do jobs in America. Pay an American a fair wage and they will work. The price of milk hasn't went up for many years. Look in the grocery store the price of water compared to the price of milk. There is way more value in milk than water but price doesn't reflect that. On sidenote I'm not a fan of potatoes either. Me and my boy love watching your videos keep them coming.

                                                            • Leandro Augusto Moraes De Mello

                                                              I'm from Brazil, I received a video on WhatsApp from the USA, as machines that were in the field and I spent the night in the fields and no video was shown as machines that were selected overnight with the industrial isolated.
                                                                Why do you do this so as not to break like cold parts and freeze machine fluids?

                                                              • Jake GSM
                                                                Jake GSM  3 months back

                                                                Great Ernest P Whorl!! Lol

                                                                • Ray crazyraysplace
                                                                  Ray crazyraysplace  3 months back

                                                                  Love watching your videos. As a young teen I worked on my uncle's farm in Wisc. I'm 70 Now. What a change. Open cabs no computers. Just fun to see the farming changes.

                                                                  • Riley Christian
                                                                    Riley Christian  3 months back

                                                                    it's amazing when you are so used to small the small 100 hp tractors, and 50-75 acres per day sounds like a ton, but for you it's nothing.

                                                                    • jon snow
                                                                      jon snow  3 months back

                                                                      Just found your channel.. i cant stop watching

                                                                      • Keith Krone
                                                                        Keith Krone  3 months back

                                                                        All of that shit looks so expensive.

                                                                        • ken birkin
                                                                          ken birkin  3 months back

                                                                          I WONDER IF J. DEERE stays open all night in harvest season ?

                                                                        • Kathy Malaspina
                                                                          Kathy Malaspina  3 months back

                                                                          Millennial Farmer Fan! You guys have it rough!! We were small family farmers...I cannot imagine a operation like you run.

                                                                        • jasonike13
                                                                          jasonike13  3 months back

                                                                          Anyone had experience with FlexFinger crop lifters or corn pans for downed corn?

                                                                          • Joe Horvath
                                                                            Joe Horvath  3 months back

                                                                            It would be interesting to hear about your tillage strategy and to give people an idea of how many passes you make total till/plant/spray/combine, etc.

                                                                            I vaguely remember being on my grandpa’s farm as a kid and I remember stalk chopping, rip, disk/harrow but he also did some no till stuff and seamed to have good luck with it

                                                                            • Mark R
                                                                              Mark R  3 months back

                                                                              8;53,,,looks ok but I would rather see a trump flag 🏁,,,

                                                                              • Stacey Ellis
                                                                                Stacey Ellis  3 months back

                                                                                If only John Deere had a twin rotor combine

                                                                                • BullArcher820
                                                                                  BullArcher820  3 months back

                                                                                  Agreed, the New Holland TR series worked well, and John Deere one could work well too.

                                                                              • Layton Anderson
                                                                                Layton Anderson  3 months back

                                                                                You should do a video where you’re only aloud to talk every 3 minutes and when you talk it has to be something stupid.

                                                                                • Kasey Okay
                                                                                  Kasey Okay  3 months back

                                                                                  The Ernest scared Stupid "Eweweww" 😄😄😄

                                                                                  • Everett
                                                                                    Everett  3 months back


                                                                                    • Marshall Simmers
                                                                                      Marshall Simmers  3 months back

                                                                                      Why isn’t he posting

                                                                                      • ProFett MohaMett
                                                                                        ProFett MohaMett  3 months back

                                                                                        Greata must be wrong.

                                                                                        • chris goodman
                                                                                          chris goodman  3 months back

                                                                                          I drove by your place today. How neat is that. Lots of corn still standing 11/10/19. #favchannel

                                                                                          • Somers Farm
                                                                                            Somers Farm  3 months back

                                                                                            I did some custom work for a neighbor several yrs ago, after his combine caught fire and was shelling corn on new yrs eve, with it snowing and sleeting. About every 100 yards, I would have to stop and clean the sieves off. The only time in my life, that I was kind of glad for harvest to be over, as harvest time and running the combine is my favorite time of yr. I enjoy planting, but Im also fine with someone else doing it, but I almost always ran the combine. We got a winter advisory for tomorrow here in Indiana, and there is still a lot of corn out, and there is still a few soybeans out, but for the most part they are done. Shelling down corn, along with snow isnt something I would wish on my worst enemy, 1 or the other is bad enough.