Sunday, July 11, 2010
This is a 1976 Gleaner combine. This seems really old, but it actually has very few working hours on it. In fact, it has less hours than most newer used combines. We can easily get parts, so why spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new one. This combine is larger than the old ones and should allow us to nearly double our output. It will definitely shorten all the ‘down time’ we had with old combines.
Colin is looking forward to harvesting his soybeans. This combine has a specialty header for soybeans. It has a large fan that blows the soybeans into the combine. This will greatly reduce soybeans falling on the ground. The combine even has air conditioning, a very nice luxury when combining in August!