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Straw boss distributes chaff and straw together
Thanks to the new Straw Boss from Love Industries, International Axial Flow combines can be equipped to spread chaff and straw together for better distribution of crop residues.
"By adding the Straw Boss so chaff 'rides out' with the straw you get a 40% reduction in peak residue concentration," explains Steve Shoemaker, company sales manager.
The kit retrofits the Axial Flow's original straw spreaders, using many of the original parts. Key to the system is an aluminum chaff conveying pan added to the end of the shoe which moves with the sieve to carry chaff to the straw spreaders.
The existing straw spreaders are lowered 15-in. The same bearings and cones are used but larger platters with longer paddles are used, and the spreader is speeded up by using a different sized pulley. Using the larger platter and paddles prevents material from falling between the two spreaders, says Shoemaker.
The kit sells for about $700 and takes about 3 hrs. to install.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, J.E. Love Co., Garfield, Wash. 99130 (ph 509 635-1321).


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