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Add-On Rotor Kit For Case-IH Combines
"It prevents roping of green vines and keeps higher-moisture crop material moving through the rotor much better than anything Case-IH has to offer," says Russell Makeeff of Makeeff Enterprises about his rotor modification kit for Axial Flow combines.
  Makeeff started working on the add-on rotor kit three years ago as a specialty rotor for edible beans. But with the growth of BT beans which tend to ripen on green stems early users have discovered that it has the ability to keep higher-moisture residue from any crop moving through the combine without bunching up.
  "After three years of testing, we believe this is an all-purpose rotor that you can use in all crops to boost performance," says Makeeff. "Because it allows the combine to run more smoothly, it reduces horsepower required, uses less fuel, reduces crop damage, and lets you start earlier in the morning and work later at night."
  Makeeff's kit consists of add-on flighting that welds to the rotor. The flighting is fitted with wear plates that you can easily replace as they wear. The added flighting starts at about the center of the rotor where Makeeff says most wrapping problems start.
  "You won't notice the difference in dry conditions but it makes a tremendous difference on tough crops. Our modified rotor outperforms Case-IH's Specialty Rotor, which still tends to wrap vines."
  The rotor kit sells for $400. It comes as a do-it-yourself kit to fit 40, 60 and 80 Series machines.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Russell Makeeff, Makeeff Enterprises LLP, 1039 8th Ave. NW, Mercer, N. Dak. 58559 (ph 701 447-2467; fax 701 447-2470).

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