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Combine Equipped For Zero Till Spreading
Illinois farmer Lynn Hasely, of Beason, equipped his 1480 International combine with an extra pair of spreaders to get better distribution of soybean residues coming off the sieves.
He's into zero tillage and feels it's important to eliminate the usual buildup of hulls you get directly behind the combine, with conventional, factory-equipped spreading. He bought a pair of International spreaders identical to those already on the machine and installed them directly below the original spreaders. Shafts driving the upper spreaders were extended to drive the lower spreaders.
Hasely built a support structure of angle iron and added a channel iron cross member. He then mounted bearings on the channel iron to support the bottom ends of the extended drive shafts. To help direct residue into the spreaders, he added belting strips to the sides of the discharge chute.

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3