This two-row John Deere Model 95 “Corn Special” combine got full treatment from CSM, whose work was featured on many episodes of the CMT program, “Trick My Truck” in 2006 and 2007. This is being boasted as the first unconventional antique combine restoration.
The back section of the combine articulates 90º upward to reveal a complete audio/visual system. Onlookers step inside to see the display of the MachineryLink website, videos and presentations. The CSM crew removed all the threshing iron, but the combine can still move in and out of farm show lots on its own with a tuned up engine.
The fabrication team received delivery of the combine on Sept. 15th,2008, and when it emerged from CSM’s shop on Jan. 5, 2009 it was a lot to take in. MachineryLink said they gave minimal specs to CSM to allow for their full artistic license with the project.
The 2009 Smarter Harvest Tour launched with the unveiling of the Renegade
shows across seven states and western Canada.