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Just thought I’d share a few pics from outside the plant. I toured the plant back in Oct. 2017 on our way to National FFA Convention in Indianapolis IN. 

This weekend we are here in Grand Island for a livestock show named “Aksarben” (Nebraska spelled backwards) it is also the Nebraska State Fair Grounds. I have three hogs here to show and today is showday. 

The combine plant is only a few miles from the grounds so it was a must to go see at least the outside of it. 

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Original Axial Flow paint scheme. 

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This was a new 7250 leaving the plant we were going down the road so it’s not the best pic. 

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This is between the plant and the combine lot. The tracks on the left of the pic is where I saw rail cars loaded with combines two years ago. 

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Combine parts just beyond the driveway to go to the main office

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Two 8240’s and a WD2504 swather on display in front of the plant. Not sure why they didn’t have 50 series combines out. I think it would be cool to have a 50 series out plus the original Axial Flow paint scheme edition on display. 

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Better pic of my new profile pic 

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This was a tuck dealership just northeast (across the intersection) of the combine plant. I’d really like to have the IH truck that is cream and orange paint scheme. 

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Thanks for the great pictures. I used to hull combines out of the old east moline plant. I want to get out to grand island and tour it.

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2 hours ago, ihman1468 said:

Thanks for the great pictures. I used to hull combines out of the old east moline plant. I want to get out to grand island and tour it.

Very cool!  I wish I could have able to tour any of the IH plants, they were all huge and would have been awesome to see. What time period did you haul the combines out of East Moline? (Just out of curiosity) 

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I’ll be in GI at JBS in an hour 😩

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Should add the plant tour was fun and interesting when I went. I’ve never been to a plant tour before that one and I found it really educational. 

1 hour ago, ihrondiesel said:

I’ll be in GI at JBS in an hour 😩

Haha, well stop by the fairgrounds! Doubt you’ll have time tho with hauling cattle. Safe travels! 

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Very nice report with beautiful photos .
Thank you very much .
I love these machines 🥰
 

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Thanks for the pics. Toured East Moline plant years ago while 14 series were being built in 84

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Delivered a semi load of antifreeze to them several years ago. It was neat watching the new combines roll out the door. 1st thing they did was open and close the hopper extensions...kinda like a new butterfly opening its wings the first time. Random yellow and red machines came out. I would have thought the would build them in batches?

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1 hour ago, new guy said:

Random yellow and red machines came out. I would have thought the would build them in batches?

Can’t say that I have the definite answer but I don’t think there is an order for what (brand in this case), model, configuration was made on an assembly line. I believe that was like that at Farmall Plant i.e. a tractor with a cab, then no cab, narrow front, high crop, wide front. As we went down the line at the combine plant both there wasn’t an particular order like you had seen, CaseIH and New Holland’s were in a staggered order..... that may partly be dependent on what is ordered and the demand. They also make the swathers there I can’t remember if they were on the same line or not...

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Swathers and bale wagons are built in a different area. 

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dr E may know,  seasonal items may be batch,but tractors ,big ticket would be mainly order/line ticket in order as placed

and in order of raw parts delivery against keeping the line running 

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1 hour ago, striker782 said:

Swathers and bale wagons are built in a different area. 

Thanks for the correction, although some parts for the swather I know like the cabs and a few other parts are made at the GI plant 

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7 hours ago, IHhogfarmer said:

Thanks for the correction, although some parts for the swather I know like the cabs and a few other parts are made at the GI plant 

I should have explained it different. The swathers and bale wagons are built in the GI plant but not in the same area as the combines. 

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I will take some pictures inside if they alow  it. We’re going to watch our new one being built and then be the first to start it up. 

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My wife and I toured the plant in 2013, very impressive.  They were going to build 26 combines that day, red and yellow.  We toured with a couple from Australia who had a new one in transit.  At the end of the line he was able to participate with the testing of one just like his that he had not seen yet.  His wife said, she just writes the check. Photos were ok then, here are some.

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Thanks for the pics of inside the plant. I would have definitely posted some when I toured, but unfortunately all those pics as well as many others had gotten deleted off my phone by accident. 

9 hours ago, lorenzo said:

I will take some pictures inside if they alow  it. We’re going to watch our new one being built and then be the first to start it up. 

If I remember right I think we were at the testing area when the guide had told us that. I remember thinking, how awesome would that be to see your own be built and drive it out. 

If you don’t mind me asking out of curiosity, what model are you getting? 

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My cousins are trading in a John Deer for a 7250 with a build date in December . I will be following it along the assembly line as it is built and I guess we get to turn the key for the first time . 

15 hours ago, IHhogfarmer said:

If you don’t mind me asking out of curiosity, what model are you getting? 

 

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