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Plastic Sprockets,Slats For Feederhouse Chains
New plastic sprockets for feederhouse chains last four to five times longer than steel sprockets and absorb shocks much better to help extend chain life, says manufacturer Harvest Services, Craik, Sask., which makes the sprockets for Case-IH and Deere combines. The company also makes plastic slats.
"The sprockets are self-lubricating. They stay slippery so they don't wear nearly as fast as steel sprockets and run much more smoothly and quietly," says Scott Jorissen, U.S. distributor.
Available in split or solid configurations. Deere models sell for $35 to $45 and IH models sell for $55 to $60 apiece.
The company says its plastic slats wear better than steel. "Unlike steel slats, when a rock bends a plastic slat, the slat automatically returns to its original shape," says Jorissen. "Plastic slats are 25 to 30% lighter than steel slats which reduces the weight of feederhouse chain by about 60%. The lighter weight extends the life of the feederhouse chain, floor, bearings, and drive unit. And plastic slats are easier to remove because they're bolted on, not riveted like steel slats."
Designed for Case-IH and Deere combines, plastic slats sell for $15 apiece. The company also sells a new "open end" fan kit and fan throat tin for Case-IH combines. The fan kit increases air intake area of the cleaning fan by over 40%, allowing the fan to breathe more freely under high rpm conditions. The fan throat tin directs air through the chaffer instead of over it to distribute air more evenly. Sells for $450.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jorissen Sales, Box 47, Rogers, N. Dak. 58479 (ph 800 227-1161, or Harvest Services Corp., Box 222, Hwy. no.11 S., Craik, Sask. Canada S0G 0V0 (ph 306 734-2601).

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