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Header augers saved his crop
Today there are several different attachments on the market for picking up down corn, but in the early 1960's, Gayle Brockelsby, Edinburg, 111., says he couldn't fmd anything to do the job so he came up with his own method.
Brockelsby had been experimenting with corn in 20-in. rows when bad weather knocked his crop to the ground. That's when he got the idea of installing external augers on his Gleaner header. "I needed both right and left hand augers. I found the right kind of augers in a 227 John Deere corn picker," he says.
To turn the augers, Brockelsby used Char-Lyn hydraulic motors. "Some of the corn was practically flat but this header put it all through."

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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1