Farmers’ new invention makes combining faster, cleaner, and safer
Farmers dealing with trash and fluff on corn heads will find a new product from Shelton/Hay LLC quite useful. Called the TRASH REEL™ the device was developed by two Iowa farmers, Britt Shelton and Darrel Hay, who have found an answer to this frustrating problem…and they guarantee it to work.
The TRASH REEL™ is designed to fold — an important aspect of the design since the reel isn’t needed until corn leaves and stalks dry out. This is especially true with certain hybrids. The convenience of leaving the reel folded up keeps it out of the way until needed. To activate the reel, simply fold it down, turn it on with the included valve, and continue to combine corn. The reel turns slowly keeping the trash stirred and moving until it enters the combine feederhouse.
Without the reel, farmers have to slow down, or worse yet, completely stop to clear the trash, reducing productivity. Additionally, the TRASH REEL™ makes your job safer. Without a reel, farmers have to stop frequently to clean the trash out of their corn heads – a slow, dirty, and unsafe situation.