$200 Double Your Money Winner: The Ultimate Corn Ear Saver
In order to minimize corn ear loss, I fabricated a cage that mounts on my header above the auger. I cut a cattle panel down to 56"x21", made a 56"x24" frame using 3⁄4" conduit and attached the frame along with a flexible 8"-wide round baler belt to the header with U clamps. For extra support, I welded a triangle angle brace on each side of the frame. Finally, I made 2"x2½" metal U brackets, drilled holes and inserted cotter pins to attach the unit to the header.
Exhaust Fan Cover Up
In windy conditions, my exhaust fan louvers flap and heat escapes my shop. I hung a 31⁄4" rubber horse mat using a strip of angle iron at the top of the mat and small utility hinges. I attached a second piece of angle iron at the bottom, welded a chain to it and attached the chain to a cable and pulley system from the ceiling. Two wall magnets hold down the mat when the fan isn’t on.
Cheney Vander Top
Reflective Tape Helps With Night Work
Operating a combine at night and trying to find a truck on the other side of the field can be challenging without a strong visual compass. In order to make my grain trucks more visible at night, I applied highly reflective red and white highway stripe markers along both the vertical and horizontal edges of the truck beds.
It helps me keep an eye on the truck and the combine in line when journeying across the field.
Lou Wright Jr.
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