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Grain-Saving Combine Fingers
"It improves cleanliness as much as 50% in high-moisture grain," says Henri Moulet, manufacturer of an add-on attachment for combines that mounts just behind the shoe and above the cleaning screens.
The attachment consists of 3-ft. long metal fingers made from 3/8-in. dia. steel rod. The fingers are attached only at one end so they vibrate freely. Before grain coming out of the cylinder gets to the cleaning screens, it lands on the cleaning fingers. Grain tends to drop down through the vibrating fingers while leaves, stalks and other lightweight debris travels down the length of the fingers, falling off the end, past the bulk of the grain.
Moulet notes that while farmers leave the attachment in place at all times, it works particularly well under higher moisture conditions when it's harder to separate grain and trash. "It spreads everything out on the cleaning screen instead of dumping it all at the front. Prevents plug-ups and greatly reduces the amount of grain lost out the back with the trash."
The attachment, which has been used successfully in nearly all crops and will fit any combine, sells for $375 to $525, depending on the width of the combine. The company is looking for U.S. and Canadian distributors.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Moulet Betheniville, 51110 Bazancourt, France, (ph 26 48 74 25).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #3