1985 - Volume #9, Issue #5, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Easy way to unplug combinesThat electric-over-hydraulic header reverser kit we told you about nearly two years ago is still "selling like hot-cakes" according to manufacturer Ed Mitzimberg, Garfield, Wash.
Distributed nationwide by Best Way, Inc., Clear Lake, Iowa, the reverser kit is now available to fit a wide range of machines. "When we first developed it, we concentrated on Deere hillside combines, the most popular combine in our area. We now make kits to fit all International 1440, 1460 and 1480 combines and all Deere 4400, 6600 and 7700 series combines. We also fit Gleaner M, Fand H combines as well as many other miscellaneous makes and models of machines," Mitzimberg told FARM SHOW.
The header reverser kit essentially reverses the hydraulic reel drive pump so that it runs in reverse, backing out any material that may be plugging the feederhouse or feeder auger.
"It'll reverse everything from the feederhouse on out to the combine reel," says Mitzimberg who began manufacturing the kit after a local farmer came up with the idea.
The kit taps into the reel drive witha diverter valve that turns it into a pump. A set of extra hoses reroutes the diverted fluid. A control mounts in the cab next to the clutch. To activate the reverse, you simply push the control lever.
The reverser kit ranges in pricefrom $700 to $995, depending on the model.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Best Way, Inc., Clear Lake, Iowa 50428 (ph toll-free 800 247 1045 or 515 357-6155).
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