Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Gold Member donais's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    347
    Location
    ramona ca
    Tractor
    mf 1547

    Default Pecks vs bushels

    I'm planting my oat hay and realized that I was putting WAY more seed than I planned on like 185 lbs per acre. I had it set at 12 pecks and that is where it went through the 185 lbs. so I moved it back to 8 peck and will try that. What do any of you oat hayers have to say? Oat is supposed to be 32 lbs per bushel... Thanks, Jon

  2. #2
    Platinum Member Reyer Farms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    641
    Location
    Lena, ms
    Tractor
    Mahindra 5010

    Default

    You should be good - 4 pecks to 1 bushel.
    Hope it does well.

  3. #3
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    583
    Location
    Inland Portugal
    Tractor
    NH TCE45

    Default Re: Pecks vs bushels

    I have grown fairly big acreages of oaten hay in Australia, and small acreages here in Portugal. I aim for 120 to 140 pounds per acre. I just did a bit of Googling on US sites because I thought your bushel weight was low. I note that 32lbs appears to be a US "standard". At the same time I saw quite a few references from current growers with bushel weights well in excess of 40 pounds, which is what I would expect, and at 40 pounds/bushel your 12 pecks should have given you 120lbs/acre. If it sowed 185 at that setting, then as Reyer Farms said "You should be good" at 8 pecks to give you 120lbs.

    A bushel actually varies in size in different countries, but not by much and one and a quarter cubic feet is very close to the ones I know of. An Imperial bushel is 1.28 cu ft and the Winchester one is 1.24 (I think that is the measurement used in US, but not sure). There is another called the Avery, and perhaps more. If you want to check your bushel weight, make a box 12"x12" and 15" deep. That gives you the 1.25 cu ft which is close enough to the bushels I know of.

    To complicate things still further for the farmer, the British grain industry still talks about bushel weights, yet measures the grain in kilograms per hectolitre, and a hectolitre is a great deal bigger than a bushel.

  4. #4
    Gold Member donais's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    347
    Location
    ramona ca
    Tractor
    mf 1547

    Default Re: Pecks vs bushels

    so to add to the equation even more i changed to 4 way oat wheat barley rye mix, they were out of it when i got the first pallet but at 2 bucks more a bag i went with it. so looking at wheat the bushel weight is listed at 60 lbs... i'm gonna keep it at the current setting and see what comes up.. thanks for the help.

  5. #5
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    583
    Location
    Inland Portugal
    Tractor
    NH TCE45

    Default Re: Pecks vs bushels

    I was never keen on awned grains like barley, rye and some wheats for hay. The awns can be very hard and "spikey" after drying.

  6. #6
    Gold Member donais's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    347
    Location
    ramona ca
    Tractor
    mf 1547

    Default Re: Pecks vs bushels

    i know the barley is a "beardless" type and i think the wheat is also but i could be wrong. prettimuch everyone out here either plants kanota / montezuma -oats or 4 way.. all dryland farming. i even have some little shoots coming up. have the rest to plant friday and saturday.

  7. #7
    Platinum Member Reyer Farms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    641
    Location
    Lena, ms
    Tractor
    Mahindra 5010

    Default

    Not to get off subject to far... How do you like the Massey 15xx ? Is that your hay tractor?

  8. #8
    Gold Member donais's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    347
    Location
    ramona ca
    Tractor
    mf 1547

    Default Re: Pecks vs bushels

    its my everything tractor!! i also last year got a allis chalmers d17ser.3 diesel. i made an 8 foot 3pt disc harrow, works the massey pretty hard. i made a 3pt to draw bar adapter and pull it with allis like its not even there. i have a jd 214t baler massey pulls it quite well. i have the hst trans in it and i can go any speed i want to....but over all i love the mf1547. been a real good tractor i am very surprised that i haven't killed it. the d17 is a way better "farm" tractor though.

  9. #9
    Platinum Member Reyer Farms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    641
    Location
    Lena, ms
    Tractor
    Mahindra 5010

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by donais
    its my everything tractor!! i also last year got a allis chalmers d17ser.3 diesel. i made an 8 foot 3pt disc harrow, works the massey pretty hard. i made a 3pt to draw bar adapter and pull it with allis like its not even there. i have a jd 214t baler massey pulls it quite well. i have the hst trans in it and i can go any speed i want to....but over all i love the mf1547. been a real good tractor i am very surprised that i haven't killed it. the d17 is a way better "farm" tractor though.
    That's awesome, glad to hear it is working out for you. I have always liked the Massey's, spent a lot of time at the dealership when I was a youngin. Daddy had a friend that was a dealer, and it was the closest thing I ever saw to a daycare. I would love to see that red rocket working that bailer and see your custom disc.

Similar Threads

  1. Spreader cone spreaders - lbs. to bushels conversion?
    By 44trxfun in forum Attachments
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-23-2004, 06:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.