1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Corn Sheller Trails PickerIn 1958, before combine cornheads came on the market, Bernard Todt, Highland, Ill., got a lot of publicity when he came up with a hitch that let him pull a sheller directly behind his corn picker so he could shell corn in the field as it was harvested.
After the corn was shelled, it was augered up into a trailing wagon. "It was strung out pretty long, but it worked real well," Todt says. The sheller, which had a rotary shelling cylinder, was powered by an air-cooled Wisconsin engine. "I used it for 4 years."
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