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Re: It's an Oliver picker...should I pass?

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09-27-2013 05:23:27
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Remember that the New Idea you looked at is nothing like they were when that Oliver was built in the 60 year ago time frame. That New Idea 323 was not yet built when the Oliver name dissapered.




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 Re: It's an Oliver picker...should I pass? in reply to Leroy, 09-27-2013 05:23:27  
Just happened to think about something for you to take into consideration in finding a picker. I have no idea how much corn you are wanting to pick but this New Idea will pick a lot heavier yeild than the Oliver and it will work with like the 350 or so in size to the Kill bros bed but the Oliver does not have elevator clearance for that type of bed, we had the first model Kill Bros beds that were rated at 125 bu. and at times the picker elevator would be riding on top of the front end of the wagon bed instead of the picker supports carrying the elevator. So that could be a consideration on what you can use, also the extra capacity if you have high yielding corn and of course the New Idea being years newer and if you want to pick any 5, 10 or 15 years down the road and how many acres you want to pick. The elevator on the Oliver runs slow enough it will not fill the back end of a wagon like the hopper beds so to overcome that Dad changed the pully on the elevator to get a faster speed and we always had extra picker boards on the sides and back end of the beds, once we got the speed up then it would without the higher back end just skip an ear every little while over the back end like someone skipping a stone on water. And with those beds we would get about 65 bu per load.

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