Today I found out that the game has in-game radio and besides the built-in channels, there are several good internet streamed channels available. This helps a TON. I should have guessed based on Truck Simulator, etc, but just never thought to check. It isn’t on by default, “5,” turns it on and, “4 or 6,” changes the channel back or forth.
I’m in between harvests for what I’m growing so I decided to branch out on a few contracts of different things. I did multiple cultivating contracts last night. Today it’s attempts to see if harvesting of any kind works for a contract.
My first take was a small grain field right behind the farm. Strangely I used all my own gear but came up short somehow?
Fully harvested field 47. It’s not large.
Grain delivered as requested to Feed South. But … I can’t reach the correct finished state / percentage.
I had to fail it. Some things I did may have affected it, though. I used that new trailer, and I can see why Ginger mentioned it’s finicky about filling. Did I accidentally fill outside of the trailer? Second, I set the harvester to make hay rows, collected and baled that hay. Surely that wouldn’t be the missing though, it’s hay, not grain. At any rate, after failing, I DID get to keep the bales of hay. So … wasted time but made a little money.
Second contract, I decided I’d take the harvest contract for the biggest plot in Elk Creek, field #70. The pay was just over 14.5K, minus about 1200 if you borrowed the gear, which I did just to make sure I’d match anything needed. It was corn anyway, so I’d have needed a different header and a larger harvester.
I decided I’d try the drive along harvesting with the AI lady running the combine. So far so good …
This particular combine has some fantastic graphics and effects:
I decided I wasn’t cut out for ride-along combine emptying and switch to full-bin emptying instead. I think this screenshot speaks for itself on the prior row when I gave up.
Done and hauling the last load:
Sending them down the train and, “success,” noted:
Soooo, not sure what happened to the first harvest contract. Maybe I dropped things off at the wrong point? There’s only one drop in down there, but whatever. At least I proved I can harvest that large field. I’ve also purchased a bit of gear during all of that, a baler and a bale trailer with auto-loading.