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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Options include increasing the capacity or number of header(s) we own, bringing in contractors, starting harvest earlier with aeration drying through a large storage complex, and methods to improve harvesting efficiency (chaser and mother bins)... For many the extreme rainfall events over 2010 resulted in income losses similar to the value of a header, suggesting if they purchased a second header then it could have paid for itself in one year... In the base case of a class 8 header the total cost of harvesting is $13.22/tonne (from table 2) plus $3/tonne to increase harvest efficiency by 30% with a chaser bin for a total of $16.22/t...
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