2016 - Volume #40, Issue #1, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
“Deflector” Apron Stops Trash Buildup
“It’s a simple debris solution and money well spent. I say that because in dry calm conditions, debris close to a foot deep can build up on top of a feederhouse in less than an hour. Sure a person can push it off, but most guys don’t and I admit I usually didn’t take the time, either. From a safety standpoint, that’s not a good practice because the tinder dry leaves and trash often work their way under the cab. There are oil lines and orbit motors and other hot stuff under there that could easily start a fire.
“In addition to keeping trash off the top of the feederhouse, I noticed 3 other things that made me glad I bought it. Corn kernels and beans that used to land on top of the feederhouse instead landed on the vinyl. With a simple swipe of a gloved hand every couple hours they end up in the machine, not on the ground. Second, if there is a strong breeze, the apron cleans itself as I turn at the end of a field. Another plus I learned was that during the 2 times it rained and the combine sat outside, the tight apron funneled water into the head, not into the cracks, crannies and crevices of the feederhouse. For me the $349 was money well spent.” (www.wajohnson.com; ph 800 523-3979).
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lorn Manthey, Northfield, Minn. 55057 (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
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