Irish farmer runs a Fendt combine: All about timing

Unpredictable weather is one of the reasons John Dorey decided to upgrade his combine three years ago to a Fendt 5255L PL, to tackle a mix of home-grown and contract-harvested crops. We caught up with him while cutting oilseed rape with his five-walker machine

by Mervyn Bailey

12 Oct 2021

Timeliness is critical for John Dorey, which is one of the main reasons he upgraded his combine to an ex-demo Fendt 5255L PL in 2019. While the annual 200ha annual workload may well raise the eyebrows of some growers in the east of England drylands, in County Meath the Irish weather can be anything but certain ... apart from the fact that you're likely to get rained off several times during harvest.