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Off-topic: hillside harvesters in Switzerland

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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 1 week ago #239236 by neil
Hi all, I came across this video of a Deutz hillside operating in Emmental Switzerland. Although the cameraman played up the angles, it still looks pretty steep. The video shows a good range of the angling this machine is capable of. At the 3:20 mark, you can see where he didn't make it up the hill in a couple of spots on the outside round. It begs the question though is what measures does the farmer take to stop the migration of soil down the hill with year-on-year tilling (you'll need to click on the "watch on youtube" link as it won't play locally):


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Neil

Pittsford, NY
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2 months 2 weeks ago #239237 by gary in CA

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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #239242 by bursitis
that is an interesting vid. thanks for posting! where is the big grain cart being pulled by the 4wd tractor???? wink   it always interests me the difference in farming techniques in places with high energy prices.
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2 months 2 weeks ago #239247 by Ray54
This one seems to have disappeared from our site. But there are many on you tube from several countries in Europe.

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2 months 1 week ago #239249 by neil
Ray click on the link in the black square that says "watch on youtube" and you should be good to go

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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2 months 1 week ago #239252 by D4Jim
Neil, thanks for posting. I never realized us flatlanders in Kansas had it so good!! Can't imagine gong up a hill so steep that the combine wouldn't climb it. Our "Plains" combines would have their header in the dirt going down a hill like that.
Their rains must be gentle and slow as any hill in the plains area here erodes because we get a few heavy that erode a lot of top soil. I'm still amazed.

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2 months 1 week ago #239253 by neil
No problem Jim, I figured it might be of some interest as we've had a lot of posts about hillside harvesters in the North-West. Switzerland is a very hilly country and a lot of the small amount of flat land grows buildings instead of crops, so I guess they have to use whatever land they can. Still, it looked like a pretty healthy crop

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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2 months 1 week ago #239255 by Ray54
Jim nothing like sidehill harvesting to keep you awake some days. Two incidents in 40 years stand out. Making the first pass in place I had never seen before, on ground they farm the canyon and ridge tops. Instantly slide 8 or 10 feet below plow bank. We had a D6 in field to pull empty sets of double hopper to the ridge top. So went and got help and hocked the back axle to Cat. As I crawled up on wild oats and slapped my hand against the back of combine and the tail slides another 2 feet. The boss as he we get in and drive it, has his brother in law on Cat With instructions, don't stop pulling until we are on top or you have dug big ruts with the tracks to anchor this thing, Came out relatively easy. The other one I got header down hill but not low the ground, Thought it was going end over end. But the header held it. So lowered the header already on the ground which put back wheels down.

That was the worst, but have spun out many times but always knew I might and which way I want to go from there. All of this with a Gleaner MH or MH2. With hydro traction drive, But then after 7 years on a Gleaner I had to own my own and back up a few years worth to a JD 95H with gear drive and variable speed belt. Never got away but a bigger challenge than a hydrostatic drive.
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2 months 1 week ago #239256 by Rome K/G
They make cars like that too so the wifey can bring them milk and cookies, lol

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2 months 1 week ago #239264 by juiceman
Ray: You mention doubles UP hill, farmers around the Montezuma Hills SE of Fairfield,CA would drag empty ones up to the top with a D6C or D7 and dolly, but would expect the grain company truck drivers to to the top and bring them back down. I heard that the company drivers would turn off their two-way radios whenever the dispatcher would be looking for volunteers to go "fetch". JM

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