HP requirements for a IH 50 Stalk Chopper
Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:18 AM
I'm looking at a IH 50 stalk chopper and I was wondering what the HP requirement is on one of these choppers. I would like to run a IH 656 on it? Does this sound o.k. It would be used to cut corn stalks but also some CRP land.
How big is it? Crp is gonna pull alot harder then corn stalks. We bought a 9ft flailbine and used it in some crp this summer and it was too much for our 756D. Had to go get the 1256.
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:30 AM
Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:20 PM
Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:44 PM
I have never used a IH or mc cormick 50 is this a flail type or a hammer type and how wide is it . We have only had an old new idea 2 row hammer style , after we junked it out we got a brillion 15ft. If it's a flail type you definatly want a cab or some sort of protection behind you for your head . We could pull it in stalks with our 806d , which we had a m & w turbo and had it jacked up to about 120 hp . But in crp land depending on what you have it seeded to you are going to need something bigger . If it's flail and you go into stalks [ put something to protect you from flying corn cobs. ] Our 806 didn't have a cab and i had alot of corn cobs hit me and they do leave some serious bruises and head aches .
MEMORIES! I use to shred cotton stalks with a I.H.#27 pull behind cutter and a farmall 400. THose unopened cotton bolls in the back of the head and the dry boll bracks flicking off the ears. Man I knew there was a excuse for what I am today) Tony
P.S. Can you amagine one of todays safety cordenators conducting a tractor safety meeting at our farms in the 50'&60's, we would probably be in jail
I assume you guys have to do tractor safety meetings with employees as we do here?
Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:31 AM