Tag Along Blower
You don't have to do any "retooling" of your combine to salvage straw, stover or chaff with the Model 820 Residue Blower, manufactured by Besler Industries, Cambridge, Neb., and first featured in FARM SHOW last fall (Vol. 6, No. 5).
The 820 hitches onto the rear axle of most makes of combines with a special hitch that's included with the unit. The hitch pivots under the Residue Blower, enabling you to catch all of the straw, chaff, cobs, husks, weed seeds, and other material corning out of the combine ¨ even when making sharp 90? turns, according to Herb Besler, president. Material coming out of the combine falls onto the pan of the 820 and is pulled through by the suction power of rotating flails and propelled into the forage wagon trailing along behind the Residue Blower.
The 10 by 36 in. discharge spout is adjustable for directing the flow of residue into conventional forage wagons. "Thanks to the self-contained Residue Blower, your total investment for Štooling up' to salvage low-cost cattle feed is less since you don't have to mount anything on your combine, and you collect and haul the residue in the forage wagon you already own," explains Besler.
Powered by a 16 hp.,1 cyl. Kohler engine, the flail blower is 36 in. long and 24 in. in dia. A special design makes it easy to replace the belts and the metal flails if either become damaged, Besler points out.
The engine features an electric start and holds 11 gal. of gas, enough to last about 10 hours. Weighing 1,650 lbs., the unit requires very little extra power from the combine. The frame is made of heavy rectangular tubing.
Cost for the model 820 residue blower is right at $5,250. You'll need to provide a 12 volt battery and two 15 in. tires. Included in the cost is the combine hitch, a hitch for towing behind trucks and tractors, and a jack.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Besler Industries, Inc., P.O. Box B, Cambridge, Neb. 69022 (ph 308 697-4698).

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