There are now more than 320 pictures on the 2008 Harvest Highlights Picture Gallery and it is growing by the hour.
They show the best and worst of harvest. Here’s a selection:
A bad day…It took seven hours to release Peter Goodwill’s Claas Lexion 580 TT which fell into a wetspot while harvesting Pearl winter barley at Robert Goodwill’s Farm near York last week. Chris Goodwill who sent in the pictures said they were quite happily harvesting 3t/acre at 15% moisture, when they came across a wet hole on 29 July. “It took 7hrs, five broken chains, one mini digger, five men, three tractors and two buried sleepers to recover her.”
Demo day…Cotswold Farm Machinery’s new Case IH AFX 8010 Axial Flow demonstrator c/w 30ft header, cutting oilseed rape on farm at Martin Day’s farm at Roel, Nr Winchcombe, Gloucestershire on 4 August at the start of CFM’s 2008 Combine Demonstration Roadshow.
Two’s company…two Lexion 580s (one on hire from a neighbour) working at Alan Hind’s Elm Tree Farm, Counthorpe, near Stamford, Lincs. They are cutting Excel winter OSR at 2t/acre and 8% moisture. The photo was taken on the 26th July 2008.
Barley boys…Maughan Contractors cutting winter barley at EC Spence and Sons at Frankham Farm, Fourstones, near Hexham Northumberland. Picture by Hodgson.
He’s the man…John Mann combining oats at Sherbourne, Warwickshire.
A day by the water…FWiSpace member dave8530 posted this picture of a John Deere combine at work.
Stripping…Stewart Campbell sent in this picture showing triticale being stripped for thatching straw on Dodson Bros farm in Cambs.
I’m so excited…(from l to r) Thomas (Philpot) Ben (Saunders) Emma (Philpot) and Mark (Saunders) couldn’t believe their eyes when the John Deere Tour 23 Roadshow came to the Philpot’s farm last Friday. The machines were in a crop of first wheat (Solstice) at Boyton Hall Farm, Chelmsford, Essex. The New Holland is the farm’s own combine.
The sequel…John Deere 9640 at work at Shandwick Mains, Tain, Ross-shire on 28 July cutting Sequel winter barley which yielded 9.04 t/ha. Jim Whiteford at the controls.
First outing… the new Lexion 530 22ft header cutting Lioness Rape on EV Hall (Farms) Ltd, Stratfield Saye, Reading, Berkshire. Photo by Nick Hall.
Want to make an appearance in the Harvest Highlights picture gallery? Either upload your pictures (with some caption details in the description) to the Harvest Highlights gallery or email them to us? We’ll be picking the best to run in next week’s Farmers Weekly and they will be more in future issues.
Note: Pictures uploaded to the gallery must be under 4MB. It may also be worth keeping an eye on the email address you register with, as if we have any more queries about the picture – or if we need a larger file size – we’ll reply to that address.