It was only mid morning and there was real dust coming out of the combine as it traveled around the field. That is unusual in October, when the overnight dew is usually heavy. We were happy to start the combines and get rolling.
As I drove up, the combine stopped to unload into the grain cart.
The combine received a fuel fill while it is stopped. The pump runs on power from the pickup battery. We call this the field service unit in the fuel pickup. It means that we can fill our machines without a trip away from the field.
The soybeans are dry enough now, and there are few green beans. The vines are crisp, for the most part, but must be watched as green areas could plug the combine.
This proved to be a long day of combining for October. Ten hours of dry fields are more than we expect this time of year.
Moving from one field to the next, approximately in the order that we planted the soybeans is the plan as we continue harvest.
Grain is moving and soybeans are coming off the fields in GriggsDakota.