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Low cost attachment stops reel wrapping
A new crop-guiding attachment for combine headers, designed to prevent reel wrapping in viny crops, may be the simplest solution yet to a tough problem.
K & M Manufacturing Co., Renville, Minn., introduced the new low-cost finger guides at a recent Midwestern farm show. The product consists simply of four spring tine "fingers". The tines, mounted on the crop dividers, reach in toward the reel, filling the gap between the divider and the reel where wrapping usually starts.
"The fingers slide crop material over into the reel, which prevents it from jamming up at the side. It does as good a job or better than other devices on the market that cost twice as much," says Marvin Mulder, K & M president, noting that the crop guide fingers were invented by a farmer who's tested them over thousands of acres.
The crop guides attach in just minutes by bolting the bracket to the sidewalls of the divider.
A set of two attachments sells for $45. They'll fit all Deere 200 Series and IH 820 platforms.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, K & M Manufacturing Co., Renville, Minn. 56284 (ph toll-free 800 992-1702 or, in Minn., 800 328-1752).

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