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Crop-Lifting Attachments Save Lodged Crops
These new rigid crop-lifting attachments for combines and swathers do a better job of lifting lodged crops than the flexible plastic fingers sold by other manufacturers, says Ben Groening, of Groening Industries, who introduced the attachments at the recent Fargo (N. Dak.) Farm Show.
Mounted 1 ft. apart on the header, the bolt-on "Grain Lifter Guards" consist of 18-in. long, 4 1/2-in. high half-moon-shaped pieces of 1/4-in. thick mild steel with half-moon undercut. They're designed to run 1/2 to 1-in. below the cutterbar.
"The size gives grain enough time to be lifted up and cut and the undercut clears dirt and trash with a gradual flow," Groening says. "The rigid design doesn't plug up like flexible lifters. They mount easily, in a few minutes, and are ideal for lodged cereal crops, peas and lentils."
They sell for $9 apiece (U.S.).
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Groening Industries Ltd., Box 291, 224 Rail-way Ave., Treherne, Manitoba, Canada R0G 2V0 (ph 888 866-4203 or 204 723-2079; fax 2874; E-mail http:// www.groening@treherne.com).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2