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He Built His Own 40-ft Grain Head
"I was amazed. It worked much better than I ever anticipated," says Lowell Guyer, Goodland, Kan., who built his own 40-ft. grain head out of two 24-ft. heads to mount on his Case/IH self-propelled combine.
Guyer farms in eastern Colorado where straw conditions are often light and fields can be a mile long or longer with nothing in the way. He knew his combine could handle more capacity than was being delivered by a 30-ft head so he set out to build a bigger one.
"I took the ends off one of the 24-ft. heads and cut 8 ft. off each end of the second header. I then attached the 8-ft. sections to each end of the first head. I lengthened the auger and reel in the same manner, added extra bearings to the auger, and made a double sickle drive," says Guyer.
Once he got it into the field, Guyer says it did everything he'd expected and more. "I'm looking forward to next harvest when I'll be able to use it again."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lowell Guyer, 1419 Cattletrail, Goodland, Kan. 67735 (ph 913 899-5908).

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