1987 - Volume #11, Issue #5, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Swather adapts to tractor 3-pt"It cost only a fraction of the price of a factory unit," says Darwin Kirschenman, Menno, S. Dak., who adapted a Hesston draper header to the 3-pt. on his Versatile bi-directional tractor, rather than buy Versatile's factory-made head or a Hesston auger header that's specially designed for the 2-way tractor.
"The header adapter bracket, which we built in our shop, makes it easy to hook and unhook the head in 5 min. or less. Power to run the header comes from a hydraulic motor that's powered by the tractor hydraulic system. All hydraulic lines plug into the tractor's remote valves and are hooked up with quick couplers for easy removal," explains Kirschenman, adding that he likes the visibility and drivability of the backwards driving Versatile. He also uses the tractor, driving in the other direction, for loader work and to pull a round baler.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Darwin Kirschenman, Rt. 1, Box 90, Menno, S. Dak. 57045 (ph 605 387-5655).
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