Harvesting Corn in the Snow is Problematic

  • Published: 07 November 2019
  • Harvesting Corn in the Snow is Problematic. We take a delivery of a new Capello Corn header to try in the downed corn. #HARVEST19

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Comments • 650

  • Massimo Pecile
    Massimo Pecile  4 days back

    For the first time me too i harvest corn in zero celcius condition, after 20 minutes i noticed i pick up the corn but the tank stay empty, i frozed up the sieves.. how mf keep going in those condition? Someone can help me?

    • Sax Berlin
      Sax Berlin  7 days back

      So some kind of heating element inside the bar. That would be a good addition.

      • Joe Blow
        Joe Blow  1 weeks back

        We had it bad, too. It was late planting I think for everybody. Had to wait a few days here and there for snow - got it all in before it got bad, though. Potatoes got a little frost bit, early spring rain was so hard it washed out the herbacides so there was tons of nightshade in the beans. The only thing that went right was the corn. Now there's 2ft plus of snow on the ground... Wyoming....

        • FurryKing19
          FurryKing19  2 weeks back

          are there really cars buried out in those fields?

          • Scott Bowyer
            Scott Bowyer  3 weeks back

            I still havent seen, where are these guys from?

            • CaliforniaCheez
              CaliforniaCheez  3 weeks back

              You have to start putting in some cover crops to take care of the mud. You have nothing growing between the corn rows. You will have better traction driving on plants that take up some of that moisture and help infiltration. Stop all tillage and you won't have those erosion problems.

              • Josh Hardyman
                Josh Hardyman  3 weeks back

                I was wondering how many acres you running?

                • Tom Hull
                  Tom Hull  3 weeks back

                  You should go all Canadian on the Deere and get the blow torch out and melt that ice.

                  • David Kehoe
                    David Kehoe  3 weeks back

                    *sighs* OK BOOMER

                    • James Hutt
                      James Hutt  3 weeks back


                      • Robert Jackson
                        Robert Jackson  3 weeks back

                        Micro climate impacts tree growth.

                        National labs is doing. SoIL analysis. Many organisms they are finding that are new.

                        Are seeing plant stock take in 40% less oxen e on and more co2. A change in global warming.

                        Climate change - warmer climate moving north into Canada improving harvest cycle. Curious about your area yield do to climate. We have 4 salmon hatteries also that engineer five species of salmon we co manage with the state of WA. Habitat is is important for trees and salmon.

                        • RIDICULOGAN
                          RIDICULOGAN  4 weeks back

                          My god that sing was loud

                          • Connor Gallagher
                            Connor Gallagher  4 weeks back

                            Where inMontana are u located?

                            • Diego020383
                              Diego020383  4 weeks back

                              Capello is made in Italy 🇮🇹
                              Not so far from me 👍

                              • caine lievens
                                caine lievens  4 weeks back

                                more food for the deer!

                                • Mike Sidebottom
                                  Mike Sidebottom  4 weeks back

                                  ERNEST WAS MY FAV

                                  • Stanley

                                    I think we are in for a tough winter here in MN, awesome video, thanks !

                                    • Jordan Pieske
                                      Jordan Pieske  4 weeks back

                                      The ernest scared stupid "EwWwWwWwWwW" when staring at the dirty combine was the best part hahaha

                                      • Jeff Schweitzer
                                        Jeff Schweitzer  4 weeks back

                                        Small Dairy Farmer 33 years old from Ohio. Glad you spotlighted dairy farms in your podcast. You are right a main issue is mega dairies hiring lower cost immigrant workers and flooding the market with to much milk which is knocking out a lot of good small family dairy farms. America does not have to have immigrant workers to do jobs in America. Pay an American a fair wage and they will work. The price of milk hasn't went up for many years. Look in the grocery store the price of water compared to the price of milk. There is way more value in milk than water but price doesn't reflect that. On sidenote I'm not a fan of potatoes either. Me and my boy love watching your videos keep them coming.

                                        • Leandro Augusto Moraes De Mello

                                          I'm from Brazil, I received a video on WhatsApp from the USA, as machines that were in the field and I spent the night in the fields and no video was shown as machines that were selected overnight with the industrial isolated.
                                            Why do you do this so as not to break like cold parts and freeze machine fluids?

                                          • Jake GSM
                                            Jake GSM  4 weeks back

                                            Great Ernest P Whorl!! Lol

                                            • Ray crazyraysplace
                                              Ray crazyraysplace  4 weeks back

                                              Love watching your videos. As a young teen I worked on my uncle's farm in Wisc. I'm 70 Now. What a change. Open cabs no computers. Just fun to see the farming changes.

                                              • Riley Christian
                                                Riley Christian  4 weeks back

                                                it's amazing when you are so used to small the small 100 hp tractors, and 50-75 acres per day sounds like a ton, but for you it's nothing.

                                                • jon snow
                                                  jon snow  4 weeks back

                                                  Just found your channel.. i cant stop watching

                                                  • Keith Krone
                                                    Keith Krone  4 weeks back

                                                    All of that shit looks so expensive.

                                                    • ken birkin
                                                      ken birkin  4 weeks back

                                                      I WONDER IF J. DEERE stays open all night in harvest season ?

                                                    • Kathy Malaspina
                                                      Kathy Malaspina  4 weeks back

                                                      Millennial Farmer Fan! You guys have it rough!! We were small family farmers...I cannot imagine a operation like you run.

                                                    • jasonike13
                                                      jasonike13  4 weeks back

                                                      Anyone had experience with FlexFinger crop lifters or corn pans for downed corn?

                                                      • Joe Horvath
                                                        Joe Horvath  4 weeks back

                                                        It would be interesting to hear about your tillage strategy and to give people an idea of how many passes you make total till/plant/spray/combine, etc.

                                                        I vaguely remember being on my grandpa’s farm as a kid and I remember stalk chopping, rip, disk/harrow but he also did some no till stuff and seamed to have good luck with it

                                                        • Mark Rykken
                                                          Mark Rykken  4 weeks back

                                                          8;53,,,looks ok but I would rather see a trump flag 🏁,,,

                                                          • Stacey Ellis
                                                            Stacey Ellis  4 weeks back

                                                            If only John Deere had a twin rotor combine

                                                            • BullArcher820
                                                              BullArcher820  4 weeks back

                                                              Agreed, the New Holland TR series worked well, and John Deere one could work well too.

                                                          • Layton Anderson
                                                            Layton Anderson  4 weeks back

                                                            You should do a video where you’re only aloud to talk every 3 minutes and when you talk it has to be something stupid.

                                                            • Kasey Okay
                                                              Kasey Okay  4 weeks back

                                                              The Ernest scared Stupid "Eweweww" 😄😄😄

                                                              • Everett
                                                                Everett  4 weeks back


                                                                • Marshall Simmers
                                                                  Marshall Simmers  4 weeks back

                                                                  Why isn’t he posting

                                                                  • ProFett MohaMett
                                                                    ProFett MohaMett  4 weeks back

                                                                    Greata must be wrong.

                                                                    • chris goodman
                                                                      chris goodman  4 weeks back

                                                                      I drove by your place today. How neat is that. Lots of corn still standing 11/10/19. #favchannel

                                                                      • Somers Farm
                                                                        Somers Farm  4 weeks back

                                                                        I did some custom work for a neighbor several yrs ago, after his combine caught fire and was shelling corn on new yrs eve, with it snowing and sleeting. About every 100 yards, I would have to stop and clean the sieves off. The only time in my life, that I was kind of glad for harvest to be over, as harvest time and running the combine is my favorite time of yr. I enjoy planting, but Im also fine with someone else doing it, but I almost always ran the combine. We got a winter advisory for tomorrow here in Indiana, and there is still a lot of corn out, and there is still a few soybeans out, but for the most part they are done. Shelling down corn, along with snow isnt something I would wish on my worst enemy, 1 or the other is bad enough.

                                                                        • Jr Barn
                                                                          Jr Barn  4 weeks back

                                                                          Go Cowboys!!

                                                                          • Paul Anderson
                                                                            Paul Anderson  4 weeks back

                                                                            The problem here in Northern Iowa is shortage of propane. Elevators are out and full of wet corn. Farmers with dryers are at a standstill. A lot of corn is still in the fields and was planted late and is wet. I'm waiting for our local to start taking corn, they been waiting 10 days to get propane and are completely out.

                                                                            • FashionalFlyer
                                                                              FashionalFlyer  4 weeks back

                                                                              Zach, A small tip that we found to help pick up/bring in down corn and reduce head plugging is to put your gathering chains in sync. I see yours are currently offset. I don't think there is an actual "correct"way to have them. But after putting ours in sync we had no more plugs between the snouts. #iowa2019harvestsuckstoo

                                                                              • Lyn Wessel
                                                                                Lyn Wessel  4 weeks back

                                                                                Last time we combined a lot in snow we had a 9770.
                                                                                23 degrees was about the temperature limit at night or when cloudy.Sunshine it probably needs to be colder.

                                                                                • iBelieve Gaming
                                                                                  iBelieve Gaming  4 weeks back


                                                                                  • Zero Quanta
                                                                                    Zero Quanta  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Do you have any info on YOUR state and whether "ALL" the crops are getting out of the Field?

                                                                                    • Zero Quanta
                                                                                      Zero Quanta  4 weeks back

                                                                                      @david crowe Central lower Michigan. I have been driving an Hour in four directions and 70 percent of fields NOT harvested, corn and bean. (3 inches of snow on ground, consistent under freezing temps.) WHY, crops still in the fields,,,,,, Because of a LOT of RAIN,,,!!! and because the smaller farmers NO longer have their own harvesters, they pay the BIG farms to come and do it. Soooo they are LAST on the list AFTER the Big Farmer does his. This is a BIG MISTAKE. Roller Coaster Weather WILL continue and get WORSE,,,, across the U.S .A and Everyone needs to get ready,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                    • david crowe
                                                                                      david crowe  4 weeks back

                                                                                      A week ago I went from mpls to granite falls mn. And I would say around 60 percent left to harvest

                                                                                  • Talisman1957
                                                                                    Talisman1957  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Did ja see - Leg Arms broke his Deere.... Good thing you didn't hire him :o)

                                                                                    • monkfoobar
                                                                                      monkfoobar  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Ole Posthole

                                                                                      • Boris Fett
                                                                                        Boris Fett  4 weeks back

                                                                                        When its so good to be cold

                                                                                        • Eli Schultes
                                                                                          Eli Schultes  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Brother is helping with sugar beets in western MN. He says it’s tough wet.

                                                                                          • BullArcher820
                                                                                            BullArcher820  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Sugar beets haven't been good where we are, we had a freeze which hurt, but didn't loose too much. We havent had a very reliable beet lifter which doesnt help.