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John Deere toy combine (more than 50 years old)

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Linnie

06-09-2008 10:48:51
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IaGary--Thank you so much for your quick response to my question regarding the resale value of an old John Deere toy combine. I really hate to ask the obvious, but how do I tell if I have a #12 A or a #30? I only see a U.S.A. marking.




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Stan - Florida

06-09-2008 18:51:32
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 Re: John Deere toy combine (more than 50 years old) in reply to Linnie, 06-09-2008 10:48:51  
Not to steal Gary's thunder, but the 12A has a canvas platform/header and the 30 has an auger header.

Stan



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Linnie

06-09-2008 20:53:48
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 Re: John Deere toy combine (more than 50 years old) in reply to Stan - Florida, 06-09-2008 18:51:32  
My ignorance is blatant! My combine has a ribbed material which turns with the chain-driven mechanism, not what I think of as canvas. At the front of that is the yellow rotating bars which come down onto the wheat plant and feed it into the combine. Are those rotating yellow bars the auger? Thanks for your help, Gary and Stan. It is very appreciated! Let's face it--I wouldn't have made much of a farmer!!

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Stan - Florida

06-10-2008 03:29:14
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 Re: John Deere toy combine (more than 50 years old) in reply to Linnie, 06-09-2008 20:53:48  
Linnie,

Not ignorance at all! I just have an advantage because I'm older than dirt.

The cloth ribbed material represents the canvas that carried the cut grain upward to the threshing cylinder which separates the grain from the straw. This was the case on the 12-A and the 25 combine that replaced the 12-A.

The yellow rotating bars do indeed bend the wheat/oats/soybeans/clover seed, and, in one case some 55 years ago, a small patch of popcorn, down to enable cutting the grain. This is called the reel.

The "30" combine had an auger which moved the cut grain to the center of the platform and then into the threshing cylinder.

I'll send you a couple of pictures by separate e-mail which will clearly show the difference. Please send me an e-mail at stanhuff@aol.com so I can send you those pictures.

Stan

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IaGary

06-10-2008 03:21:28
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 Re: John Deere toy combine (more than 50 years old) in reply to Linnie, 06-09-2008 20:53:48  
That ribbed material is what would be a canvas on a full size working combine. So you have a 12A.

The reel (rotating bars) is what runs over the top of the sickle not an auger.

Both the 12A and the 30 will have a reel.

Gary



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Linnie

06-10-2008 05:48:14
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 Re: John Deere toy combine (more than 50 years old) in reply to IaGary, 06-10-2008 03:21:28  
Many thanks for the explanations! I so appreciate your help.



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IaGary

06-09-2008 19:31:00
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 Re: John Deere toy combine (more than 50 years old) in reply to Stan - Florida, 06-09-2008 18:51:32  
Glad you did Stan cause I have no clue how to tell them apart.

I just relayed what I read in a book that has no pictures.

Gary



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