2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #88[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Triple-Wheel CombineA North Dakota farmer was faced with some of the muddiest conditions he'd ever seen when he went to harvest his 2008 corn crop. In some places there was a foot of standing water in the fields.
He already had dual 20.8 by 42 wheels on his 2008 AGCO Gleaner R75 combine but he needed even more flotation. So he added one more wheel to each side.
"The triples let him get the crop off while doing a minimum of damage to fields," says Les Cabler, OK Tire Stores, Carrington, N. Dak. He had a local fabrication shop make the 39 1/2-in. long hub extensions used to add the extra wheels.
"He was able to go right through the standing water with no problem," says Cabler. "We charged $3,800 for the extra extension hubs, tires and wheels. The only limitation is that it extends the combine's drive system a long ways, so you have to be careful when turning," says Cabler.
Click here to download page story appeared in.
To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.