Cheap/Vintage edible bean equipment
I'm a beginning farmer. I currently direct market mixed vegetables.
I'm looking to get into edible bean production on a relatively small scale (30 acres).
I am having trouble finding much info on vintage pickup heads / compatible combines.
I don't have a combine yet, as I am still trying to identify my options. As with all my equipment, the budget is tight.
Looking for something of the busted knuckle and a good set of tools variety to get me going.
Grew up working on JD 3300s and the occasional 1470.
Don't care what color it is, so long as I can fix it when I break it.
If I know anything about old combines, I know I'm gonna break it about the time the rain is coming and the windrows need combining, so a rare beast is probably not my ideal.
That said, the older it is, the better chance I can weld up a fixit.
Anyway, Y'all got any suggestions (besides don't do it, run for the hills?).