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I harvest most of my crops with the old reliable Case IH 1660 axial flow but it won't handle flax for some reason . So a couple of years ago I bought this well preserved late eighties model John Deere 7721 pull type combine. It handles flax with no problem at all. In fact it worked so well that I used it on oats too this past year. My Case IH magnum tractor does a good job pulling the combine.
This photo from the fall of 2010.
 

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post card quality pic

nice to see the different colours playing nice together
 

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My SIL with her SLR digital camera took that (and a bunch more) photo of me working. The crop was not a big yielder of seed, more straw which is typical of flax. Sad part is we have to burn the straw after harvest as there is no market for it and it is almost indestructible if left in the field.
This shot is from September 2011 picking up oat swaths. The grain tank filled up a lot faster on that crop. :eek:
 

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Do those have alot of the features of self propelled.......bin level monitor, automatic header height control, shaft speed readouts?????
Nice pics. Thanks for sharing :D :D
 

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Do those have alot of the features of self propelled.......bin level monitor, automatic header height control, shaft speed readouts?????
Nice pics. Thanks for sharing :D :D
Yes, this pull type is just the same as the 7720 self propelled JD so it has what was state of the art in the late 1980s. No header height control but it has the shaft monitors, grain loss monitor, pickup speed and cylinder variable on the go. I think I might have already posted the link to a youtube video of the combine working but maybe not this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvZhHcZVeLM
 

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Learned something here. The late eighties was over 20 years ago, and I would have not thought that anyone was making pull type combines that recent.
 

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rusty6 said:
prwttsh said:
Do those have alot of the features of self propelled.......bin level monitor, automatic header height control, shaft speed readouts?????
Nice pics. Thanks for sharing :D :D
Yes, this pull type is just the same as the 7720 self propelled JD so it has what was state of the art in the late 1980s. No header height control but it has the shaft monitors, grain loss monitor, pickup speed and cylinder variable on the go. I think I might have already posted the link to a youtube video of the combine working but maybe not this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvZhHcZVeLM
Thanks Rusty :D :D
 
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