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#1 560Dennis

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:32 PM

What is a good Small Combine to buy for 15 to 50 acres a season . I want to combine grass seed Clover , Timothy and Birdsfoot. Small grains , wheat , oats , rye ,barley,buckwheat as an example.
I have a 560D to pull a pull type . I would also consider a self propelled.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:46 PM

An AC all crop 66 is the best of both worlds for small grains and any grass seeds. I do alot of red clover with mine. You get a very clean product, take it right outta the combine and put it in the grain drill.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:40 PM

An AC all crop 66 is the best of both worlds for small grains and any grass seeds. I do alot of red clover with mine. You get a very clean product, take it right outta the combine and put it in the grain drill.



I will second that Chris. I remember when the transistion to self propelled combines was going on , some of the guys kept their All-Crops just for running seed crops.

A good one at reasonable price will take some searching however.

Dennis, I will say an IH 80 OR 82 Pull Combine would be an awesome combination on the back of that 560. It would be great for wheat and soybeans also. With some practice and patience I bet it could also be set to run those seed crops.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:51 PM

i've seen old masseys good for all those crops if you wanna SP combine

would a 914 pull type work for grass seeds?? i have no clue
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:23 PM

i've seen old masseys good for all those crops if you wanna SP combine

would a 914 pull type work for grass seeds?? i have no clue



One of those little MF35 self propelled's would probably work pretty well for his operation. If I had a 560 like Dennis I personally would want to utilize that engine and not maintain another engine.

914, would probably doe the job but a huge combine for Dennis's acreage and could turn into an anchor behind a 560 if hilly or rolling ground.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:00 PM

I agree on the AC pull types ones not mentioned is the AC 72 and AC 90 both of these are auger feed and you don't have the canvas to mess with,only thing is finding one these days.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:04 AM

The AC all crops was the best at small seeds during there day. I have never here of one better by any one. But for wheat, oats and beans the others was just as good, grass seeds AC all crop.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:33 AM

If you wouldn't mind a small self propelled combine, any late model Gleaner F or K combine would be ideal. My in-laws use 2 F2's and a K2 for clover seed only, that's all these combines do as they are set up that way. Parts for these machines are still available too.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:09 AM

IH No. 140 would be a perfect match for a 560. Again, finding a good one could be a problem. IH 151, 403, 615, 402 or 715 are all good machines too. I agree that the 914 would be kinda big for a 560. We have one we use in wheat sometimes, but pull it with a MX 120. Good Luck.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:31 AM

for wheat, oats and beans the others was just as good,


Dad went from a pair of IH #62's (one to run and the other for parts) to a JD #25 then got a really nice #30 with the auger & draper chain feed. It compared real well to the IH 80, & 82 for running small grains, not seed.



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