Having the tools you need to make informed decisions, evaluate production, and keep track of the amount of grain harvested based on various factors all starts with having the right tools. Including a harvest scale provides immediate information on the weight of any load, allowing to more effectively manage grain storage and have an accurate understanding of just want you have to sell.
There are many different types of harvest scale models and designs available. These range from smaller systems or much larger units that are designed for use in commercial agricultural operations. Choosing the right size of system is really a factor of the usage requirements, which will vary by user needs.
Cost Saving Features
A harvest scale can quickly pay for itself through more accurate assessment of your production practices. When testing new seed, fertilizers, herbicides or other productions, the scale can be used to accurately and specifically weigh the harvest from different test fields or acres. This provides a direct comparison, allowing any farmer or farm manager to plan more effectively for production in the upcoming years.
In addition, if you are sharecropping, having an accurate readout of the weight right off of the combine or harvester is a big advantage. This data can be recorded and logged, providing a clear record of total weights, allowing for correct payments based on weight and not just guesswork or volume measurements of grain in the bin.
Yet another cost saving feature can be to have the exact weights of the crops going into storage and coming out. This can help you to identify, through the use of a very easy to use harvest scale, how much you are losing in waste with older storage bins or silos, more effectively allowing you evaluate storage facilities.
In times when crops are damaged from hail, drought or other types of natural environmental conditions, having a harvest scale can be critical in documenting losses. By having a history of the production of the land in question, and actually having readouts from the harvest, insurance claims can be more quickly processed and with greater accuracy for the producer.
With options to have a wide variety of displays, including on the implements as well as sent to a smartphone or other device, information from the harvest scale can be immediately available with each load.
These advances in technology, as well as the accuracy of the new harvest scale models, really makes a difference in the accuracy of modern farming practices for small and large operations.