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Portable Thresher Helps Decide When To Harvest
Now there's a simple, easy way to decide when small grain is ready to harvest. It's a portable thresher designed by two Canadian agricultural engineering students.
The thresher, called the Simpler Sampler, consists of a metal box (20 by 9 by 14 in.) that weighs only 8 lbs. A handful of grain heads is fed into the top and a clean sample of grain comes out the bottom. It runs on a 12-volt battery.
The thresher is small enough to carry in a pickup truck and can be run off the truck battery. Tests for moisture content still have to be run at the local elevator, or with a do-it-yourself moisture tester.
One of the designers, Garth Brehon, is now building and selling the thresher. He's sold a half dozen units and plans to be in full production for the 1982 harvest season. He expects to retail it for right at $275.
The thresher is designed for small grains but can be adjusted to sample finer grass seeds. It's not designed for corn and soybean sampling.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brehon Agrisystems, Box 3, Maymont, Sask. SOM 1 TO (ph 306 373-5646).

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1982 - Volume #6, Issue #4