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Snout Fingers For Lodged Crops
Special "fingers" made of steel rods, attached to the ends of header snouts, pick up down stalks to save nearly all of badly-lodged milo and other crops, according to the Nebraska manufacturer Heins Welding, of Sutton.
Designed for Deere's row crop head but sized to fit any snout, the fingers require just a couple drilled holes to slip quickly on or off, as needed. Row width is adjustable from 30 to 36-in. rows by sliding them in or out of a 1/2-in. center pipe held in place by 2 bolts.
The fingers reach out about 13 in. ahead of the snout and about 4 in. below, although Heins says they can be bent up or down as needed. The ends of the fingers are curled up to keep them from digging into the dirt.
Heins hasn't tried the crop fingers in soybeans or corn but says there's no reason they shouldn't work. "You might have to beef them up a little in corn to handle the heavier load," he says.
The header fingers sell for $70 per row and are shipped UPS.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Heins Welding, P.O. Box 108, Sutton, Neb. 68979 (ph 402 773-5256).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4