2000 - Volume #24, Issue #1, Page #12[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Custom Hopper Covers Designed To Fit Any Combine
Signature Seat Cover of Elm Creek, Manitoba, custom sews tarp covers to fit grain tanks on all makes and models of combines. They allow you to leave your combine in the field overnight without fear of rain. They also eliminate time spent cleaning wet grain out of the hoppers and they reduce grain loss since they can be left on while harvesting so grain can't blow out.
Darryl Enns of Signature Seat Cover has been manufacturing hopper covers for the past seven years. He makes them in yellow, grey, red, black, green or white, so they will match the color scheme of the combine.
They're made from tough 18 oz. PVC-coated nylon that's double-stitched and designed for easy snap-on installation and removal. Aluminum support tubing slides into nylon fittings.
"Before installation, the combine owner pre-drills holes in the top edge of the hopper and inserts the male end of the snaps into each hole. There are 20 snaps on each cover," he says. "From the front to the back, there's a five inch rise over the top of the extension hopper so that water can run off. On some models, there is a boot that goes around the unload auger, where it enters the hopper. On almost all combines, there's a section û about one-third of the hopper û that can be rolled up when combining so that the unload auger can be operated."
Signature Seat Cover warranties its workmanship and materials for one year after purchase and ships the grain tank tarps via the most practical carrier for prepaid orders. Most orders are filled within seven working days. Customers need to supply the year, make, and model of combine.
Prices range from $153.90 to $475.99.
Signature Seat Cover is currently looking for Canadian and U.S. distributors.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Darryl Enns, Signature Seat Cover, Box 10, Elm Creek, Manitoba, Canada R0G 0N0 (ph 204 436-2335).
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