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Combine loader
Grayville, Ill. farmer Dean Baker didn't like the balance and traction of conventional loaders so he took an old Case 600 combine and a commercial loader to make a rig to fit his specifications.
Baker stripped the combine of its threshing equipment and left the rest intact. He then added a Dunham-Lehr loader bucket to the base. He notes that the loader fit the combine's new 4 by 7-in. steel beam frame perfectly.
"The loader has terrific traction and it can lift the bucket just as high as a tractor. The loader's powered off the combine's hydraulic system although I should add another pump for faster action," says Baker.
"The Case combine worked well because it's small but, I think most combines could be converted over. Hydrostats would work especially well because you have just one lever to steer them with and no transmission problems."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dean Baker, Rt. 1, Grayville, Ill. 62844 (ph 618 382-8569).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #2