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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #3, Page #18
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Custom Stripper Header

An extremely heavy crop of native grass seed inspired Wallace White to build a custom stripper header at Jay's Service Center, the business he and his brother, Walter, own in Clinton, Mo.
  "The crop was so heavy, a conventional header wouldn't work," he explains. "The Indian grass heads fell down and bunched up. There was too much material to separate from seed."
  He knew he needed a stripper head, which strips seed off the stems and keeps plant debris out of the header. However, stripper headers on the market are 20 and 25 ft. wide - too big for his older, small combine.
  White built a rotor, purchased combs, and bolted the stripper kit to the front of an existing header. "I modified it for a small combine, at 13 ft. wide."
  The smaller unit has worked well for harvesting his crops, and White has sold stripper headers to other producers, who also have older Gleaner and IH combines.
  "It works well to harvest fescue, wheat, rye, rice and native grasses," White says.
  Cost is $7,500, when the customer provides a header. Complete units, with headers, are also available for additional cost.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wallace White, Jay's Service Center, 1304 N. Washington, Clinton, Missouri 64735 (ph 660 885-3091; whitewalter@charter.net).
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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #3