The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 13, 1959 · Page 29
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 29

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 13, 1959
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NEW IDEA high capacity two row pull-type picker for today's big-yield corn harvests. You don't know yonr yield per acre until yon pick with this Ni£ Suddenly you're getting 2, 3 and 4 more bushels pec acre. v /Because NEW IDEA'S floating points are hinged above ^gathering chains to hug the ground more closely. Because NEW IDJEA'S low-reaching gathering chaitjs pick ' up more down and tangled corn. Because NEW IDEA'S 2-level corn saver catches more loose kernels . ... stops waste. • And look what's standard equipment on this NEW IDEA two row picker: • For your safety, permanent full length shield for PTOshaft .« Quick snap-on PTO coupling '• High velocity fan for trash clean out • Bank of grease fittings for upper husking'roll bearings • Liberal use of greaseless bearings cuts your lubricating time • Your choice of spring-loaded hand lift or hydraulic lift for snapping unit • Wide right wheel shjeld to prevent down corn from being run over by picker wheel • Safe and convenient snapping roll adjustment • Ear deflector atop wagon elevator controlled from tractor seat Your NEW IDEA picker will last longer because heavy tight-coated galvanized sheet steel is used to withstand weather and rubbing between stalks and pickerc Sturdy NEW IDEA box type frame keeps working parts in efficient alignment year after year. You expect more- '. . . you get more . . . when you buy a NEW IDEA. See this NEW IDEA two row.picker with high capacity husking bed at your NEW IDEA dealer's now. Ask him about the special financing arrangements available when you buy a NEW IDEA. Big, high-capacity husking bed will husk clean in your heaviest corn. Presser wheels operate at proper speed for most, efficient husking. Tension screw adjusts easily to assure clean husking with a minimum of shelling for large or small ears, da'mp or dry corn. Only EW IDEA offers a K FULL GUARANTEE on Its Corn Pickers ___ Mail Coupon for Free Literature EW ¥PEA F A RM EQUIPMENT COMPANY DIVISION >fttBO DISTRIBUTING CORP. Dept. 107, Cold-water, Ohio Please send me FREE literature checked / D 2-row pull-type picker D 1-row pull-type picker D 2-row mounted snapper D 2-row mounted picker D 1-row semi-mounted picker D 1-row pull-type snapper .-.---•, D Field Sheller Name Addret Town- -State man a g e m e:n JifciCJj \ wjhenyou're sforirtg I THE practice of storing high'moisture corneas proved, to be practical for livestock feeders when proper eqtin)- ment and methods are used. Research has shown that 'cattle and hogs can make more efficient gains on gram that has 20 to 30$ moisture than on dry corn,. Pound tor pound, the wet corn doesn't have as high feeding value; but when converted to a dry matter basis it takes less high moisture corn per pound of gain. This, plus the fact that storage usually is in silos that can be fitted with automatic unloaders, has resulted in high interest in this new practice. Last year'some farmers had sad experiences with high moisture corn. Spoilage seemed excessive to a good many operators. Most of the 'trouble occurred in'grain stored in conventi9nal upright silos. But, the fault in most cases should not be attributed to the silo nor the system of handling corn. - ... With airtight, glass-lined silos, one needn't be so fussy. The grain can be placed in them at 25 to ,40% moisture and fed out as needed. Since they are sealed tight, little if any air gets in to cause spoilage. Illinois research shows that construction costs per bushel capacity for, 3 silos of similar size (slightly over 8,000 bushels) were: glass-lined steel — $1.03 galvanized steel — $.76, and. concrete stave — $.62. The annual costs, which included unloaders and plastic , caps for the conventional silo, were 9.4c, 7.0c and 6.7c per . bushel for the S.respective silos. This lower cost makes the conventional silos very practical if the spoilage problem can be whipped. Researchers have indicated that there is little differenced visible spoilage between the conventional and airtight silos when proper storing procedures are taken. -The grain should be between 25 and 30% moisture for best results. If you need to add water, do so sparingly . . 1 . too much water will settle to the bottom and reduce the quality of the grain. The easiest way to get the correct moisture content is to harvest the grain early. You get added benefits from early harvest since it reduces field loss and allows greater utilization of stalk fields. The corn can be either ground ear corn, cracked shell corn or whole shell corn.. The first two will pack best. - " Before placing >any grain in a, conventional silo, make certain the silo is clean. It might be wise to coat the side walls with some of the new silo sealing compounds. Air^is the greatest pause of spoilage. As the silo is filled, seal all the doors. .Take every precaution possible to stop additional air from reaching the grain after.the silo has been topped out. When you finish filling a conventional silo, cap it with a sheet of 6 mil polyethylene plastic or a special plastic silo cap, particularly if you don't plan to start feeding immediately. Another big loss of .conventional silos comes from not taking enough of the grain out each day. The glass-lined silos have bottom unloaders and are hermetically sealed so this problem.' But at least 2 and preferably 3 inches of the grain should be fed out of a standard sflo to keep spoilage to a minimum; This means that the diameter, of the silo must be considered when you fill it. In a 16- foot silo, each inch will contain about 13& bushels. To keep losses down, this means you'd have to feed between 25 and 40 bushels daily. If your feeding demands ^ are not great enough to remove the minimum amount of grain from the • top, expect trouble! Use a smaller diameter silo. Make a resealdble port in the bottom door slat,, like the one pictured here, if you convert your small bin for high moisture grain storage. An 8-inch-diameter pipe 4 inches long is about the right size, When you're ready to feed out the grain, cut the plastic at the opening and insert a grain auger; -The grain-is resealed-with an expansion-plug as shown here. Drawing up the .bolt pulls the plyboard against-the rubber and causes it to expand, forming an airtight seal. • ' ,

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