Think about harvest costs differently

CLAAS Harvest Centre, the Australian distributor of Lexion combine harvesters, has launched an innovative push to help grain producers reassess their harvesting costs.

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Claas Harvest Centre is asking grain growers to look carefully at their grain harvesting costs. Image courtesy Claas.

Claas Harvest Centre product manager - Lexion, Jono Ham, said the program aims to refocus current thinking from outright purchase price or operating cost per hour, to cost per tonne of grain harvested.

"Many grain producers look at purchase price or operating hours when in actual fact, neither of these measurements provide any indication of harvesting costs," Ham said.

"The only measurement that counts is the cost per tonne of grain harvested. This is a function of the harvesting efficiency of the harvester and the front, the amount of crop that can be covered each hour and the number of hours that you can work each day.

"At the end of the day, harvesting is about making sure you get your return on investment and minimise risk by getting your crop in the shed ...

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