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Combine Attachment Windrows Straw
Galen Miller, Arcanum, Ohio, built his own combine windrow attachment that mounts on the combine's tailboard to block straw coming out of the chopper fms, forcing it to drop onto the ground.
The attachment consists of three pieces of 3/4-in. plywood and two pieces of 1/4 by 1-in. angle iron.
`We used the attachment on our Deere 6620 combine last year and it worked really well," says Miller. "Chopped straw hits the attachment and falls straight down, forming a windrow of chopped straw. We could get the same results by removing the combine chopper, but this attachment is easier to get on and off and the chopped straw makes nicer livestock bedding than non-chopped straw."
The plywood consists of two end pieces about 12 in. wide and 16 in. long. The middle piece is 12 in. wide and 4 in. longer than the width of the tailboard. The ends of the middle piece are cut on a 10? angle. The two angle iron straps are about 32 in. long. They're bolted to the two outside corners of the box and to the top of the tailboard so that the attachment is perpendicular to the ground.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Galen Miller, 8314 Pitsburg Laura Rd., Arcanum, Ohio 45304 (ph 513 692-8062).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4