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Cribs Corn Harvest / John Deere 7280R 7430


Hey, I'm not sure if I'll hear back on this, but how did you make the screen or flute holes in the sheet metal to let the corn kernels to fall into an ice Chute there? I've been trying to figure that out myself try to do it to it an older combine to collect more corn cobs.

What city is this in? I've never seen a more astoundingly fantastic set up than that! Farmers in my area would still be gathering corn today if we had this years ago. I adore the vintage, hand-me-down gear we still use, but these ideas are incredible!!

In the middle of the 1960s, the Washington, Missouri-based Meerschaum Pipe Company produced corncob pipes. The cob was more suited for a pipe bowl because the maize had white kernels with a greater circumference and a larger cob overall. The company would hire farmers to grow the corn, and after that, the company would visit the farm with a special corn sheller (like this one), but special because it didn't cause as much damage to the cob. The farmer kept the grain, and they later purchased the cobs from him. For many years, my father raised crops for them.

Dad had 2 Minneapolis Molines.
fed a mound on the ground and one wooden corn crib in addition to two wire cribs. Any remaining maize from July was shelled and transported into town in 300 bu Walsh wagons drawn by a Farmall M. There were no skid steers available. Everyone who owned a White Sheller was wealthy! Back then, Farm Boys made up a football squad!

All the cribs in our region had a trough in the middle with boards covering it, and when the bin was empty, you removed the boards. A friend of mine had a truck-mounted sheller. difficult job and frequently a few rats at the end of each bin. I'm grateful for the memories. In the 1920s, my grandfather traveled to various farms to thresh wheat using a horse-drawn threshing machine.

I had the identical sheller, however it was an MM because it was a little older. However, I had constructed cribs that were long, tall, and narrow, with room between them for tractor storage and a roof over them. I made advantage of the drags to help the corn get into the sheller. Even though it required a lot of work, I did not have to dry the corn. It worked reasonably well when you only had a hundred or so acres, but it would be challenging to implement given how they grow it now. I formerly owned a large New Idea super picker, and while it performed admirably at the time, 150 bushels of corn per acre was considered to be a very high output.

When dad got a New Holland bale wagon, I was overjoyed. Although we still had to store it in the barn, taking up bales no longer required us to traverse the field. Some of the vintage tools you use are fantastic!


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