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Who picks corn anymore? also at what moisture do you pick it at?
Please post pictures of your picking rigs!! 0719181811.jpg 0719181811.jpg
 

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With and without power steering and hydro. PS and Hydro Win according to the driver and the Orange one is his.

As for moisture as low as possible, Ideally 14-15. Last year was a tough one so it was in the 20's. Ended up fine but there is a balance depending on the variety. Lower husks it much better, but you lose more kernels because it wants to shell it.

Here is a good guide.
https://graincrops.blogspot.com/2014/11/guidelines-for-harvesting-and-storing.html
 

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Wow thanks for the response! that picker looks really nice! How many hp is needed per row? just curious. it is a debated question i believe!
 

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My grandfather used to use a two row mounted picker on his Farmall M.

Wish I had some pics.
I can remember it taking a day to drag the thing out of the shed and mount it.

He always wanted an IH 234 but it never happened.




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Not sure on the hp but not many. The Wd is rated at 26hp pto but dang near 40 belt and I am not sure of the engine hp to be honest but I think it is close to forty. When the WD45 came out I believe that meant 45hp. I suspect the reason the pto is so much lower is because even though it is a 540pto it achieves that rpm at 1/4 -1/2 throttle, well out of the power curve. I don’t think the standards were that tight in 53.

The 2038r never works even a little running it. I was really more concerned about it pulling it and the wagon but that was not a problem either. My picker is a 1966 new idea and while the manual says you can run it 3 miles an hour corn yields today are much higher than they were then. It runs best at a full 540 rpm and 1 mile an hour, even then sometimes you have to slow up or stop to let the elevator keep up and that is why the hydrostatic is so much nicer than a hand clutch.

Hope that helps.
 

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wow! I am using a John Deere 40u to pull a 1950s Wood Bros. picker. i have heard it takes 20-25 hp per row so i will be maxing it out with a 20 hp tractor. just sounds better:tongue:
 

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Watch this video from 6 minutes to 8:51,,,

https://youtu.be/pYuKD2u3eyU?t=5m58s

They do get their seed back,,, I think,,,
Yanmar and Kubota machines,,
near the end, the ear picker is something I could use in the garden,,,:bigthumb:
 
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