Agriculture’s aging fleet of combines will be put to the test this fall, consuming what looks to be a wetter than usual crop. This will test the capacities of combines and put stress on components that are often overlooked during preseason preparations. Successful Farming magazine’s Combine Doctor, Rodney Edgington, identifies these neglected components in this preseason preparation guide.
Higher-than-usual drying temperatures may also result in lower final test weight and boost breakage susceptibility. One way to increasing drying speed is to cool grain in the storage bin.