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mcmanigal 121454 103 Spring Barley either
Spring Barley
A Case IH 1470 hillside combine cutting spring barley on
SRS Ranches near The Dalles, Oregon. One of the truck
drivers is along for a ride to check things out. Never want
them to ride too long, as they get used to the air
conditioning and start whining about wanting it in their
trucks. ;-) Here the "70" is leveled out about half way,
coming back to the landing to dump the grain tank. :-D
Re: Spring Barley
Truck drivers. Ya give 'em an inch and they take a mile.
Always goofing off when there is work to be done. ;-)
Re: Spring Barley
Hi John,

Awesome pics as usual!! Do the turf tires give more traction
in these " HILLSIDE " applications than AG tires would?

Take care

Re: Spring Barley
Will: The "turf" tires as you call them don't give any
better traction for climbing, but they do stick the combine
on the hillsides. On a true hillside machine such as the
1470, the leveling system keeps the tires ( fore & aft)
parallel to the separator. The tires are run with low air
pressure; less than 30 psi in the case of the drivers. This
makes them "bite" in on the slopes and not slide. ;-)
Re: Spring Barley
Will: Unfortunately, the full leveling system used on the
1470 is no longer made. The system used now does not keep
the tires parallel and most of the machines are set up with
dual tractor tires. This picture shows my son in laws 2388
with Hillco leveling, which only levels to about 28% ( the
1470 levels to 48%) One of our neighbors has 2388's with
dual diamond treads ( turf tires to you) that gives better
bite on the hills. It also is hard on final drive bearings.
Re: Spring Barley
Still, you can cut some pretty nasty ground with the new
machines. They are so wide that when they do run out of
leveler you still feel pretty comfortable. The biggest
problem comes when you turn down hill; they are way too
light in the rear end. All of them around here have a lot
of extra weights on the rear axle and calcium filled rear
tires. :-D
Re: Spring Barley
Awesome pics John. Keep posting that stuff and I may move
east yet:-D
The other thing that makes the turf tires stick so well, is
the stability of the lugs. On a bar lug tractor tire, the
cleats are to unstable and will roll under. When you're
running on the corner edge of the tire, a bar lug tire seems
to want to slide down hill. Not so good.
Re: Spring Barley
Hi John,

Thanks for the info. Just like driving in alot of snow, let
soe air out and you will be ok !! Oh Crap, speakin' of
snow, old man winter is sneakin up on us again!! Man it

Always the case!! You get an awesome leveling kit like that,
and then for whatever reason they stop producing them!!
What are they thinking , eh?

Thanks for the info, and keep those aswesome pics coming!!

Take care

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