2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting
Kansas City, MO
A single-pass combine baler was operated in Central Iowa for the harvest of 2012 in a production scale setting. The combineâ€™s performance was monitored with a telemetry data logger. The combine was able to harvest 2227 bushels (62.4 tons) of grain per hour on average and 18.8 tons of stover per hour on average. A complete quality analysis system was evaluated for the single-pass combine through the harvest of 2012. On board baler scales were tested showing a less than 1% difference in average weight between calibrated platform scales and the baler scales. Also, a microwave moisture meter was evaluated on a separate baler which showed between the 10% and 29% moisture level an R2 value of 87%.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Webster, Keith E.; Darr, Matthew J.; Askey, Jeffrey C.; and Sprangers, Andrew D., "Production Scale Single-pass Corn Stover Large Square Baling Systems" (2013). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations. 335.