Harvesting Corn

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  • Published: 03 November 2019
  • We're back to harvesting corn. Things aren't going great... The amount of downed corn we have is a nightmare. It's still muddy with SNOW and RAIN on the way.

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Comments • 2 103

  • Mike Dillon
    Mike Dillon  2 weeks back

    I will say this. After watching this channel, and the other farming channels, being a farmer is way more complicated than I ever thought. It seems hard, expensive, trouble when you don't need it, dangerous a lot of the time, a high stress. Thank all you Farmers for doing this. I definitely don't take this for granted anymore. And all you all be safe no matter what part of the world you're in!

    • Robert Reznik
      Robert Reznik  4 days back

      @stludachris And if you are a farmer with irrigation systems in Texas you need to have studied engineering and geology...plus being an agronomist with degrees in science helps.

    • Kevin Collins
      Kevin Collins  5 days back

      Mad respect here too! Thanks for all you guys and gals do to put food on our tables and more 😉

    • Michael Monka
      Michael Monka  1 weeks back

      I think its media's fault for portraying farmers that way. Farming takes a lot some even take up meteorology to read weather better.

    • Shummy Race
      Shummy Race  2 weeks back

      @stludachris awesome people, thank God for all of them.

    • stludachris
      stludachris  2 weeks back

      Mike Dillon go watch smarter everydays channel about farming... he realized the same thing... they’re botanists, biologists, engineers, mechanics, mathematicians, accountants, business managers, and more!

  • Pete Miller
    Pete Miller  3 hours back

    Fossil fuels actually are ancient plants!

    • Erixx Haxx
      Erixx Haxx  7 hours back

      We run narrow rows now because of this. Seems to help hold the stalks up. Also headers with short snouts seem to work better. Some years have been so bad though, we have to walk beside with a rake.

      • Brian Rice
        Brian Rice  9 hours back

        Grease zirks

        • Jeremy Tauer
          Jeremy Tauer  14 hours back

          zerks!!!

          • Jacob Valenzia
            Jacob Valenzia  16 hours back

            Have yall heard about the tribine combine?

            • Jeff Dodd
              Jeff Dodd  16 hours back

              Nipples, because it is fun to say

              • Lionel Walton
                Lionel Walton  17 hours back

                Grease nipples

                • monkfoobar
                  monkfoobar  22 hours back

                  10:40 As a millennial farmer have you ever ordered a DoorDash from your phone and delivered to the combine in the field?

                  • bulletstop100
                    bulletstop100  2 days back

                    As a former Army airdale, we called them grease fittings, lol..

                    • Kewdo1
                      Kewdo1  2 days back

                      How does that harvester check moisture levels?

                      • Keith Perry
                        Keith Perry  2 days back

                        Grease zerks is what I call them.

                        • Reaper Gt500
                          Reaper Gt500  3 days back

                          We added a wheel, similar to what bean/milo headers have, to combat the fallen corn clogging up the row units.

                          • Reaper Gt500
                            Reaper Gt500  3 days back

                            We just got done with corn ourselves here in Texas. I’m ssooooo glad it wasn’t beans/milo. I do NOT miss that dang itch!!!

                            Oh, and I’m probably the only one, but we call them “grease balls”. Lol

                            Dang! I don’t think I’ve ever cut corn that wet. Our elevator won’t take anything over 18.

                            • Nikola Tesla
                              Nikola Tesla  3 days back

                              I feel embarrassed watching this channel. I'm a city slicker and I find it fascinating. I've learned a lot. I tip my cap to the farmers. Thanks for the food you grow.

                            • ron whittaker
                              ron whittaker  3 days back

                              Millennial and farmer are two words that don't go together that shit don't make sense

                              • iBelieve Gaming
                                iBelieve Gaming  3 days back

                                Hey

                                • Elvin Berndt
                                  Elvin Berndt  3 days back

                                  Grease fittings here in Texas😄🇺🇸

                                  • Brian Gold
                                    Brian Gold  4 days back

                                    what kind of grease gun was that and where can i get one..thanks

                                  • drdrisu
                                    drdrisu  4 days back

                                    Camera is a brilliant idea. My son's best description without a camera is, "Back up until you hear something expensive."
                                    Too often the truth.
                                    They are zerks.
                                    In "the old country" (Iowa), they're headlands.
                                    In my new home (wet, snowy, down corn MN) they're end rows.
                                    Keep plugging away and look down the road for the LP truck. Hope he comes today.

                                    • Rick Johnson
                                      Rick Johnson  4 days back

                                      Grease Certs.

                                      • muttlie9991
                                        muttlie9991  4 days back

                                        nippled

                                        • luke foster
                                          luke foster  4 days back

                                          If the corn lays down any more you would be able to use you flex Draper header but you would only be going slow. Had this happen to our Neighbour here in Australia

                                          • luke foster
                                            luke foster  4 days back

                                            Grease nipple for sure

                                            • Steven R Harris
                                              Steven R Harris  5 days back

                                              Nice work in snow storm

                                              • Robert Reznik
                                                Robert Reznik  5 days back

                                                We have very little corn down because of a lower plant population. We keep the ear size above 1/2 lb for a bigger stalk diameter.

                                                • Tim Sutherland
                                                  Tim Sutherland  5 days back

                                                  Grease fittings

                                                  • catkid 89
                                                    catkid 89  5 days back

                                                    With John deere

                                                    • catkid 89
                                                      catkid 89  5 days back

                                                      We started to harvest corn and my uncles farm and when we did our tracked auger wagon got full and clogged the pipe was just full of corn that’s when it snowed

                                                      • Jameson Quinn
                                                        Jameson Quinn  5 days back

                                                        Draco

                                                        • Jameson Quinn
                                                          Jameson Quinn  5 days back

                                                          is that 30 in rows

                                                          • Jameson Quinn
                                                            Jameson Quinn  5 days back

                                                            in north Carolina we call them grease fittings

                                                            • OutskirtsOutdoorsTV
                                                              OutskirtsOutdoorsTV  5 days back

                                                              They are grease zurks, if that’s how you even spell it.😂

                                                              • Freeman Hochstetler
                                                                Freeman Hochstetler  5 days back

                                                                Certs

                                                                • LanleSS games
                                                                  LanleSS games  5 days back

                                                                  Grease niples

                                                                  • dana edwards
                                                                    dana edwards  5 days back

                                                                    grease fittings

                                                                    • dana edwards
                                                                      dana edwards  5 days back

                                                                      grease fittings

                                                                      • Dreddip
                                                                        Dreddip  6 days back

                                                                        I only put the highest quality dinosaur seamen in my truck.

                                                                        • gerry6420
                                                                          gerry6420  6 days back

                                                                          Grease nipples

                                                                          • Dennis Murphey
                                                                            Dennis Murphey  6 days back

                                                                            What was your yield on Corn?? I don't think i heard you right??

                                                                            • Dustin Nelson
                                                                              Dustin Nelson  6 days back

                                                                              lost the family farm a few years ago when my uncle passed away in a accident, was only 62. love watching your videos.Really missing the farm life, this is a kind of therapy maybe.?

                                                                              • Rafael
                                                                                Rafael  6 days back

                                                                                Brasil whathing this

                                                                                • Superduker
                                                                                  Superduker  6 days back

                                                                                  Definitely Grease nipples Zac!

                                                                                  • bob div
                                                                                    bob div  6 days back

                                                                                    Greasy nipples

                                                                                    • Andrew_ da savage
                                                                                      Andrew_ da savage  6 days back

                                                                                      You probably won't like this but if you use the draper head on the downed corn in the past with out new Holland we use a draper head and it worked just fine on our corn. It might do different on yours thought

                                                                                      • eder helgemieux
                                                                                        eder helgemieux  6 days back

                                                                                        Grease nipples

                                                                                        • Daniel Abbring
                                                                                          Daniel Abbring  6 days back

                                                                                          Try using paddles on your gathering chains they help a bunch with corn that wont feed

                                                                                          • larrydD
                                                                                            larrydD  6 days back

                                                                                            GREASE FITTINGS WWW.GRAINGER.COM HAS ALL SORTS OF 90 DEGREE HEAD ANGLE GREASE FITTINGS