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Production Scale Single-pass Corn Stover Large Square Baling Systems
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org
Citation: Paper number 131593241, 2013 Kansas City, Missouri, July 21 - July 24, 2013. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/aim.20131593241) @2013
Authors: Keith E Webster, Mathew Darr, Jeff Askey, Drew Sprangers
Keywords: Corn Stover, Single-pass baling, Microwave moisture sensing, baler scales, Gazeeka
Abstract. 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%.
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