20 years ago i was thinking an articulated frame design would be the future as this would move the clean grain tank to the rear. My thinking was a lot of compromises were being made with layout of engine, cooling and locations of clean grain drives and many other drives in relation to other components in order to accommodate the tank mid frame. I always thought of ways to make things easier to access and work on.
The only draw back i see to the articulated design is evenly spreading residue, the rest of the mechanics seem easily solved and the new found space on the front section could perhaps be used to house a second cleaning fan or something such to aid seperation. I dont think a 1000 bu is necessary, perhaps 500 and use the extra space on the back for a low slung powertrain engine and fuel tank.
While i dont like the way the Tribine was executed, i will be curious to see if the articulated design gets adapted in the future as a means to make more room available to implement new ideas.
Last edited by kenmb; 09-06-2016 at 11:27 AM.