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    Default Pull type combine - small grain recommendations

    Hello,

    I'm looking to harvest grains on around an acre or less.

    I've got about 10 tillable acres and an acre of grain, or less, should provide more than enough grain for personal use and animals. I don't have a problem with cutting the grain and realistically could even cut an acre by hand; however, I don't want to thrash the grain by hand.

    Does anyone have experience with small pull-type combines or thrashing machines? Recommendations?

    Thanks for your help TBN.

    Joe

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    Default Re: Pull type combine - small grain recommendations

    I think they stopped making pull type combines over 50 years ago, and threashers almost 100 years ago. I think your best bet would be hireing someone to do the harvesting for you, although for one acre, it might not be worth it.
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    Default Re: Pull type combine - small grain recommendations

    For small combines or thresher type machines you may have to look at manufacturers in India or such places.

    Consider a small hammer mill for the feed and forget the combine or thresher.
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    Default Re: Pull type combine - small grain recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBiscuit View Post
    Hello,

    I'm looking to harvest grains on around an acre or less.

    I've got about 10 tillable acres and an acre of grain, or less, should provide more than enough grain for personal use and animals. I don't have a problem with cutting the grain and realistically could even cut an acre by hand; however, I don't want to thrash the grain by hand.

    Does anyone have experience with small pull-type combines or thrashing machines? Recommendations?

    Thanks for your help TBN.

    Joe



    Ferrari tractors in Calfornia has a lot of small farm tooling and can help you, you will find that an acre is not enough normally.

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    Default Re: Pull type combine - small grain recommendations

    You would be surprised how little grain you get off an acre, and how fast the animals would go through it.
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    Default Re: Pull type combine - small grain recommendations

    This guy blogged about a year ago about a small italian pto thresher he aquired. I couldn't find it among his listed posts, but you could probably get more details from him.

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    Default Re: Pull type combine - small grain recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by deereman75 View Post
    I think they stopped making pull type combines over 50 years ago
    deere (among other) built pull type combines well into the 1980's, albeit larger than what most people think of when you mention the subject. They were based on self propelled models.

    Here's a 6601, based on the classic Deere 6600 self propelled model. They were built as late as 1979. 20 series Titan combines were also offered in pull types. Those were offered well into the late 80's. It would take roughly a 100hp tractor to handle hp requirements of a 6601.
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    Default Re: Pull type combine - small grain recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBiscuit View Post
    Hello,

    I'm looking to harvest grains on around an acre or less.

    I've got about 10 tillable acres and an acre of grain, or less, should provide more than enough grain for personal use and animals. I don't have a problem with cutting the grain and realistically could even cut an acre by hand; however, I don't want to thrash the grain by hand.

    Does anyone have experience with small pull-type combines or thrashing machines? Recommendations?

    Thanks for your help TBN.

    Joe
    Your best bet to find one at a reasonable price would be to watch for something like an Allis Chalmers "All Crop", or maybe a deere 12A.....There are many still around, some restored, some just in good original shape. I'd watch yesterdays tractor's photo classified. They pop up there from time to time. Another option is a smaller self propelled combine. If you have a place to store on when not in use, they sell ridiculously cheap. I farmed with a Deere 4400 for years, before that, a Massey Ferguson 300. They are extremely productive little combines, and can often be had in the $1000 to $2500 range still in good working order.

    Here's a link to a page dealing with Allis Chalmers All Crop combines. Most common was the model 66. They would literally handle "all crops". Still thousands of them floating around....I spent a LOT of time around one of these when I was a kid.

    http://faracresfarm.com/jbvb/faf/ac_66.html
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    Default Re: Pull type combine - small grain recommendations

    There are a few of the old pull types around, you just have to find them. Last spring, a fellow had 2 listed on Columbus, Ohio Craigslist. A 60 and a 66. Both barn kept, and in really decent condition. He wanted like $400.00 ea.

    It stated in the ad, he put them on to see if someone was interested in them. If they did not sell, they were not going to scrap, he would keep them. Personally, I thought it was a steal, if a person truly needed one, and had a place to keep it in.

    Here is a link to a site that offers new All Crop parts. All-Crop Harvester

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    Default Re: Pull type combine - small grain recommendations

    i've got an allcrop 72 that needs to be restored if anyone is interested in it.

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