1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Revolutionary combine shrouded in secrecy
Technical details remain shrouded in secrecy, pending the securing of patents. Meanwhile, trial work to date indicates that, when compared to a conventional combine, grain output at a given loss level can be increased by 60% or more, and that under most normal crop and harvesting conditions there is only minimal straw detachment. In difficult or over-mature crops, straw intake can still be less than half, reports Power Farming.
Wilf Klinner, NIAE design team leader, cautions that further development is needed to improve the header's performance in specific conditions and to extend the range of crops that can be harvested.
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