Last year FARM SHOW told you about an Iowa farmer who mounted a 12-row Case-IH air planter on front of his 1990 New Holland combine (Vol. 15, No. 6). Now Claas of America, Inc., and Purdue University engineers have teamed up to mount a Great Plains 3-pt. 15-ft. grain drill on front of a Claas 228 combine equipped with Caterpillar rubber tracks. Two carrier arms attach to the combine feederhouse and run up and over drill to the front side. Engineers have also experimented with carrier brackets that attach to the back side of drill. Their goal is to come up with a simple system that requires no modification of either combine or drill so both can be quickly converted back to conventional use. Experiments continue but, if successful, Claas may eventually offer drill or planter mounting brackets as optional equipment on all their combines.