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Quick-Tach Kits For Combines
Business is booming for a Nebraska custom-operator and his Quick-Tach kits for adapting Deere headers to most popular makes of combines.

Harvey Bish, of Giltner, has been designing "mix and match" adapter kits for putting one company's header on another company's combine or field chopper for the past 20 years. Popularity of the new Deere headers has triggered nationwide demand for his tailor-made Bish Adapter Kit. It allows the new Deere headers to be used on other makes of combines without having to do any retooling or revamping of either the headers or your combine. Bish designs and markets the adapter kis which are made to his specifications by a local machine shop.

Kits now in production allow Deere headers (both cutter bar and row crop to be used on the following combines: Gleaner models L, M, G and C; International 815 and 915; Massey Ferguson 510, 750 and 760; and New Holland's new Twin Rotor and models 1400 and 1500. A kit adapting Deere headers to White combines is "in the research hopper."

Cost of Bish Adapter Kits for do-it-yourself installation is right at $700. Another popular custom conversion, which requires bringing the header to Giltner to alter the frame, is to offset Deere model 644 corn heads so the combine wheels run between the rows rather than on them.

Through the years, Bish has marketed Quick-Tach kits for a wide variety of "mix and match" combinations. One of the most popular several years ago, for example, was a kit which adapted older model Deere cutter bars to model 105, 95 and 55 Deere combines.

If you've considered a particular "marriage" of one company's header with another company's combine, chances are Bish either has designed a Quick-tach kit for the conversion, or he can tell you why the particular "marriage" isn't feasible.

For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Harvey Bish, Giltner, Neb. 68841 (ph 402 849 2261).

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