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This was built by a Mr.Wrestler in Hartford City In. in 1972,and they say John Deere came to look at his invention of a horizonal seperator,and were not impress and had no interest in buying his idea,but guess what ?they turned around and made there own copy, and as far as I know most combines are still useing this idea today!poor old farmer could sue such a big company.I saw this combine sell a few years ago for scrap!

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    A prime example of a farmer's ingenuity, the long hours in the field give you plenty of time think about how can I make this better.
    Mr Wrestler was one of many working on this idea, it's too bad he didn't find financial reward.
    From the design & workmanship on the rotor & the working prototype he could be proud of a job well done.

    Link to John Deere patent 1962
    http://talk.newagtalk.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=208224&DisplayType=flat&setCookie=1

    1975 Sperry New Holland introduced the world's first twin-rotor combine

    International Harvester produced their first "axial flow" in 1977

    John Deere didn't produce their own version until apx. 30 years later.
  2. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 2 years ago
    Thanks adkmetalman,mani,packrat,walksoftly,officialfuel,and bellin!Agreed to all!
  3. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 2 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel!

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