Cutting a swathe through harvest

Cutting a swathe through harvest


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The fleet of nine Lexion harvesters in action last week near Rowena, NSW.

The fleet of nine Lexion harvesters in action last week near Rowena, NSW.

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A FLEET of nine Lexion harvesters made short work of the wheat harvest at a Rowena property in northern NSW last week.

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A FLEET of nine Lexion harvesters made short work of the wheat harvest on a large-scale cropping operation at Rowena in northern NSW last week.

Equipped with 13.5 metre variable cutter bars, or 12 metre draper fronts, the nine machines cut a 110 metre wide swathe through the crop at an average speed of 10 km/h.

The fleet harvested almost 4000 tonnes of wheat across 1300 hectares in a 12 hour period.

Chris and Peter Radford of Radford Harvesting contractors. Click on the image to see more images from the harvest at Rowena.

A fleet of four tractors and chaser bins shuttled grain to two mother bins, which in turn, filled a fleet of semi-trailers on a run to and from Moree.

Six of the harvesters belonged to contractor, Peter Radford of Radford Harvesting, which harvests more than 40,000 hectares of cereals, sorghum, rice, corn, poppies and pyrethrum in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania each year.

The story Cutting a swathe through harvest first appeared on Farm Online.

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