A good night’s sleep (irl as well as in-game) brought some clarity of thought. The additional cost of buying the Claas Axion or John Deere 6250R for a few extra horses does not make sense. The 280HP Massey-Ferguson 7726 will handle all of our current equipment and most future upgrades except in the case of ploughs. But to see a real increase in ploughed width would take a lot more than 300HP anyway. So I saved myself some money and bought the Massey. With the money I saved I was able to sell my 2.5m AgroMasz plough and replace it with a 3.0m Lemken VariOpal 8.
The Massey went straight to work cultivating both our recently harvested fields down by Coberley. During this work I found an escape from our harvesting work the previous night……so I called up the Massey 3090 to collect the errant bale and that gave a photo opportunity of the 2 Massey’s together……Cultivating on the steep section of 14 west showed the benefits of the extra horsepower over the Fendt’s 150HP with the Massey 7726 romping up the hill at the full rated speed for the AgroMasz BTC50H. With cultivating done, I dropped off the harrow and picked up the seeder. Again, the task was handled with ease……14 West is growing Canola while 14 east has Wheat, some of which will be used to stock up the supply for the Chickens.
The other decision I took was to sow a crop in our newly expanded field 4. But first it has to be ploughed. Here’s the pretty blue Lemken VariOpal 8……looking at a pristine field of grass – we’ve got to plough that lot in! And here we are a while later……Job done.
The Fendt still has an important role to play, in this case applying lime to the field……but also Fertilizing and applying Herbicide when necessary. The 7726 completed the cultivation and sowing of field 4. I’ve opted for Oats in this field and we’ll see what sort of return we get. Here’s the map of the fields in the area with their various crops……My fields are relatively small compared with most of the ones owned by other farmers but we’re gradually growing 🙂
That’s all for this post – Lets see what a new week brings 🙂