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Anybody ever pick corn?
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the pink panther    Posted 10-04-2004 at 10:42:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
......we started first time.i could'nt hook my woods bro. one row picker up to my 1466 IH, the draw bar is to long. we hooked the picker up to our IH 234. it's a 18 hp compact tractor. it pulled the picker fine, till i got a half a load on the wagon. the little tractor just ain't got the weight to pull a wagon load of corn and the picker!
i guess we could hook the 1466 on to the front of the 234????? i'm sure a total of 170 hp would get the job done!!!!!!
it's neat to hear the old picker run. chains, belts,gears, and the rolls all running at the same don't sound anything like a combine. watching the ears running up the elevators is neat.
maybe next year i can get me a nice F-30 on steel to pick with, course i'll have to have a slick H to haul the wagons to the bin! then i'll need a good elevator to put the corn in the bin, that will have to be powered by a F-14 on full round spokes........i can see where this is headed!!!!
if you folks get time come on by and i'll let you go a round with the picker.

RayP(MI)    Posted 10-05-2004 at 18:26:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wife's uncle lost his left arm to the shoulder in one. One of my school teachers lost most of his right hand to one. THEY EAT BODY PARTS........

Yeah, picked corn, lots of it - still have all my limbs. Shoveled a lot more, back still aches.

MadMallard    Posted 10-05-2004 at 10:56:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yup! Use an IH 606 with a NI one row picker and gravity wagons which are pulled out of the field with an IH 330. Picker makes so much noise I wear my shooting earmuffs when picking.

Larry806    Posted 10-04-2004 at 19:47:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
43 SC case and New Idea 1 row I didn't get to run it very much. I was on the end of the scoop shovel I've got the SC in the shed

Farmall    Posted 10-04-2004 at 19:42:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]

heard of a guy, when I was a kid, got his right arm caught in a picker and it took it off, rubbed it off, I forget where, but, it didnt get all the cords and muscles, whatever, so he had to fish out his knife, which supposedly was in his right overhall pocket with his left hand, open it somhow, and finish cutting off the whatever holding his arm together. Then he shut off the tractor, and walked to the house, but fainted before he got there. I forgot how he got found, but thats more guts than id ever have, and ive lost 1 finger and got another put back on

Farmall    Posted 10-04-2004 at 19:36:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Im picking corn now also. Got my 1934 CC Case hooked to a late 50s/early 60s IHC 1 row picker, and a high wheeled iron tire d wagon. Got the flare boards onna sides and a scoop board onna the back. Made the irons myself and the scoop board, and the flare boards. The picker has white elevator flights on it so I know its a late model, but Its got no decals left on it at all. Dad bought a used 1 row WB picker in the late 50s, early 60s. We used it a year or 2 and then he got rid of it for a mounted #24 IHC 2 row picker for his 48 H. It was a bit mrore than the H needed. Later he got my uncles 41 M at his sale when he died and got a newer model mounted 2 row. We, my brother and me usta have to ride in the wagon and throw out any shucks or stalks that got into the wagon. Dad had an old WW1 looking construction hard hat, and we would take turns putting it on and wearing heavy coats and 2 pair of pants, would run up under the falling corn to throw out a shuck or stalk. They would beat the swell outa ya before you got back to the back of the wagon and safety

Chas in Me    Posted 10-04-2004 at 19:33:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know the feeling you described. I cut a field of grain with a binder this fall. It was great listening to all those things going around, back and forth and up and down.
I used a small Kubota and got elevenseventy bushels of grief from my BIL who has more than a dozen Farmalls. What made it worse is the binder is a McCormick. I bet next year there will be a red tractor pulling it. LOL
Chas, living a little bit of history, up here in Maine.

Old Coot    Posted 10-04-2004 at 18:34:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Picked many a acre of corn in my life....Lost a few fingers to a picker also....Watch out they bite.....make sure they are shut down before you unplug them

ennis    Posted 10-04-2004 at 15:31:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yea we do but it's at night only. Ooops

naw we don't

what ever you do!    Posted 10-04-2004 at 13:21:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
dont reach in to it when it jams up. neighbor lost an arm that way many moons ago. shut her down, its worth it in the longrun.

sure is good hearing you got stuff running your way. warm regards- mud

mojo    Posted 10-04-2004 at 11:49:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keep up the good work and you'll be ready to step up to those good PERSIAN ORANGE tractors!8^)

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