Corn picker vs combine
How much corn what kind of budget, what kind of Labor support, current storage situation? Hundreds of Acres I would probably get a small combine.
Where did John Deere 300 with a 3 row corn head and you can pick pretty good Pace with that but you get less acres in a wagon then a combine. And less acres in a bin versus grain. But if you're going to store it for the year picking and having a hammer Mill blower to fill a silo is very economical because you're not drying the corn.
Or you can combine the corn wet and make a pile like Ted does.
Combine would be faster but more expensive to own and operate compared to a picker
- 7 acres you should be able to get a nice picker. 9 grand can go quick even with a 5k dollar combine. You have another engine and powertrain to take care of.
- A nice hammer mill blower will be the expensive part. But ground ear corn like that made food feed around here for many years.