1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Heavy Built Combine Replacement Parts
ù including a combine that's said to outlast conventional machines 5 to 1 ù has begun marketing combine replacement parts that they say far outlast original parts.
Sweco Products Inc. makes replacement elevators, boots, transition boxes, beaters (both new and rebuilt), beater replacement paddles, header augers, cell grates, tail grates, auger flighting, chromed cylinder bars, cylinder teeth, and half tracks. The parts fit Deere, IH and most other combine brands.
"We build replacements for parts that wear out fast. A good example are the bottom screen hangers on IH 1460 and 1480 combines. We build them out of heavier metal and sell them for $130 a set," says Robert Sankoff, Sweco representative.
Another example of Sweco parts are paddles for Deere combine beaters. Sweco sells an entire beater assembly or you can buy replacement paddles made out of heavy 7 ga., 3/16 in. steel that weld in place of the original 14 ga. metal paddles. The
Sweco paddles sell for $19 per paddle.
"Our parts are not necessarily cheaper but they last much longer," notes Sankoff.
One add-on part the company developed to modify combine headers is a curled "auger shield" that fits across the lower inside corner of the header table fitting snuggly up against the backside of the header auger. "I don't know why but most headers are designed with a dead spot behind the auger. This unit installs simply and eliminates backfeeding and ensures a constant flow of materials to the header," says Sankoff. The company also sells "speed flighting" for the center of the auger that helps aid the flow of material into the feederhouse.
The combine auger shield package, which fits behind 22 and 24 in. augers on most combines, sells for $175 to $205.
For more information on Sweco combine replacement parts, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sweco, 2455 Palm Street, Sutter, Calif. 95982 (ph 916 755-0521).
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