The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 13, 1956 · Page 80
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 80

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CUT-and-THROW FORAGE HARVESTER CYLINDER SIDE DELIVERY FORAGE •LOWER • conts p«c ton or $2.00 per day covered my total operating and maintenance cost with the Forage Harvester. We chopped ten tons of alfalfa per hour for green feeding, 2,900 tons for the season," writes one livestock man. itfl-throated action of the 3- foot-widc cylinder — with exclusive, spiraled, cut-and-throw knives — makes the difference. Less power .. . and fuel... are required. Knives are power- sharpened right in the machine. Sid* Delivery Attachment is available if desired. Slide-Lock Mounting principle permits easy interchange of row-crop or grass-cutting attachments. Windrow pickup also available. •LOW-ond'THROW action of the Allis-Chalmers Forage Blower tosses heavy tonnage into high silos at low cost. Rubber conveyor handles forage or grain. S CARCE labor and the trend to larger farms have brought a dazzling spotlight into focus on farm power. The tractor, and all of the equipment that goes vvith it, now is a necessity in all phases of field work — tillage, planting, cultivating, and harvesting. The widespread use of power is having a dramatic effect on farm practices. Nowadays we hear of planting corn in meadows without plowing — all in one operation. Green pastures are harvested and taken directly to livestock that never leave the barnyard. Forage crops are harvested and stored within a matter of minutes — without touching a pitchfork. Corn is harvested and shelled in the field with an attachment on the conventional grain combine. Row crops are cultivated and fertilized with chemicals in one operation, The weed hoe has given way to the chopping action of chemical sprays. Many inventions have made it pos. sible for Amercians to apply farm power in a way that is unbelievable to most parts of the world. Some of these inventions are rubber tires, V-belts, high- strength light-weight metals, grease- sealed bearings, and plastics that never need oiling. Development engineers tell us this is only the beginning. During the past ten years the demand for larger, more powerful tractors is markedly up. Power is consistently making it more convenient for the operator. This is particularly true of hydraulic systems which not only lift, lower, and maneuver implements and harvesting machines, but are also used for steering the tractor and transferring weight from implement to the tractor drive wheels when needed. A promising new application of tractor power in the field is the electric generator. In the future, an electric plug-in cord may replace the power take-off of today. Field work is becoming easier. Farmers are now directors of power, not a source of it. Probably most important of all is that field work doesn't take all of our time and energy. Some is left for vacations, education, and worship. Let the Cut-and-Throw principle make low-coat forage for you . . . see your Allis-Chalmers dealer. MUS CHAIMMS. fAiM EQUIPMENT WV1SION. MILWAUKEE I. WISCONSIN ALLIS-CHALMERS Strange as it seems, field work can also be made easier in the barnyard. Not many years ago, the hard work of livestock chores made farmers tired before they started for the field. Gasoline engines and electric motors now make choring relatively quick and easy, leaving more time for the field. WHERE TO BUY IT. Products advertised in the Farm and Home section are sold only thru local dealers. If you do not know the name of the dealer for any product, phone or write the office of this newspaper. Probably.the biggest farm labor saver ever devised was the tractor's hydraulic lift. This disk harrow can be picked up to cross waterways, for quick field turns, or for road transport. The long, wasted hours between jobs are nearly eliminated. Time is saved for other important jobs that have to be done before planting. Lasts Longer b«caus« CONTINENTAL is th« ONLY FENCE •gainst rvst CONTINENTAL •Till COBPOBATIO* •HOKOMO, INDIANA With hydraulics as a new element of wheel traction, the weight built into a tractor is no longer a measure of the Implements it can handle. It is the power in the engine that counts. Here a relatively small tractor is pulling a four-bottom plow, using hydraulically transferred weight for extra traction.

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