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Chopper Chains Word Great On Combine
"Ten years ago when my two-row Case-IH silage chopper blew up in the field, it just so happened that my Massey combine needed new gathering chains. So I decided to try putting the gathering chains off the chopper on the combine head and made some fascinating discoveries," says Odessa, Minn., farmer Darrell Roehl.
For one thing, the chopper chains work great for picking up down corn. For an-other, they do a much cleaner job of combining standing corn.
"There are twice as many fingers on chopper gathering chains than on combine gathering chains, so you get twice the gathering action," notes Roehl. "You can really tell the difference."
Roehl put the two chopper gathering chains on the outside row units of his 6-row Massey 443 combine. He says he'd put them on other rows if he had them.
"I haven't seen any disadvantages, like getting too aggressive," Roehl says. "They're even the same number roller chains as on the combine so you don't have to modify anything. They fit perfectly on the combine head."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Darrell Roehl, R.R. 1, Box 55, Odessa, Minn. 56276 (ph 612 568-2378).

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1995 - Volume #19, Issue #3