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New Easy Lift Guards For Low Growing Crops
"They're great for soybeans, edible beans, peas and other low-growing or lodged crops," says Argis of its new "Easy Lift" guards.
Equipped a welded-on "lifter," they raise low-growing plants and branches off the ground, allowing the sickle to cut the main stem so the entire plant moves into the ' feederhouse. In most low-growing crops, the "lifters" allow you travel 1 or 2 mph faster and yet salvage virtually the entire crop, the manufacturer points out.
Spaced about 1 ft. apart, the "lifters" are for use with the Argis "upside down" Easy-Cut cutterbar (Featured in FARM SHOW's Vol. 10, No. 2, 1986 issue). It features special-made guards and every other sickle section is turned upside down to eliminate plugging and reduce wear and tear.
"Easy-Cut guards are built heavy enough to support the welded on steel lifters'. Conventional guards on conventional cutterbars aren't built heavy enough and would be difficult to weld," the manufacturer points out. Each welded-on "lifter" extends the point of the guard about 6 in. and lifts up the crop about 4 in.
Easy-Lift guards factory-equipped with welded-on "lifters" sell for right at $16 each (Canadian). "Lifters" alone sell for $2 each.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Argis Ltd., Rt. 3, Box 154, Listowel, Ont. N4W 3G8, Canada (ph 519 291-4205).

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1988 - Volume #12, Issue #2