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1965 ZMAJ 780
This combine was built in 1965 and was working on a big, state owned, farm. From there, one guy bought it very, very cheap, because that farm bought new combines, and theese were very well used. That guy worked with it for quite some years, and then sold it to my friend few years ago...

This combine didn't miss a season of harvesting, it was always in use, and is working happilly till this day.

It is licenced from a MF combine. This one has a "Rakovica" 5.0 liter, 6-cylinder engine, with 62.5HP, max 1850 rpm ;-) Never touched, and still works well, some blue smoke here and there, but that is still well, especially for a Yugoslavian Rakovica factory, whoose engines barely go up to 10 000 hours, and fall apart...

Today, this combine had it's first engine start of this season, and it started, "like a landmine", without any delay ;-)

It developed some "illnesses" for it's time, so my friend has a rather big toolbox behined his seat...
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From behined...
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The "dashboard"

From left to right: start button, oil pressure, turn light switch, light switch, coolant temperature, "contact" switch, electric power, horn button...
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British technology, the Yugoslavian way...

First work of the year, barley hervest.
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It doesn't even overheat, which is common for ZMAJ combines older over 20 years...

ZMAJ in action. Filmed today ;-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCrsKCgzQ94
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is the quality of the work still good?
and how much does it harvest every year?
to bad it doesn't have a hour counter:-P
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Is the quality of work sitll good? See for yourself. I find it very good...

How much does it harvest? About 30 35 acres. Friend bought it for his needs only, and he goes to harvest for other people only to cover the fuel, and grease expenses, maybe if he had a bigger breakdown, it needs to be cought up with...

Hour counter was not standard equipment thoose days...
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verry nice harvester and movie! :-)
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Yes a wonderful thread and movie plz post some more of this machine in the future!:-)
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What to post more about it, because all has allready been said. Now we wait for it to fall apart, so we can burn it in the middle of the field. My friend lives for that day.

2 more of thoose combines were very near to my place, and one was bought for 100€ yes, 100€ and it was in working condition. The guy that bought it lost his nerves and dtove it to the scrapyard, and the combine was sold by weight. He got more money than he gave for it ;-)

Other ( the third combine) is ar a close friend of mine, but he doesn' t like his machinery to be photographed, so i didnt take any pictures. It is in horrific state, but is still functional...
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well that could be a handy sideline buying old machines and selling them for scrap;-)
will you get insurance money if it burns??:-P
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People here do it for years! One guy bought the same type of combine, which had a tree growing from under it and through the whole combine.

It could drive, and he drove it to the scrapyard and doubbled his money ;)

Gipsys over here collect allmost every piece of scrap metal, and sell it by the kg...
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