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Hi there. I'm hoping its ok to ask about these machines here. I chose this page cause the threshing system is a twin type. If not, moderators please move it where it belongs, thanks.

Does anyone here have any pictures and stories about the old Braud combines? Any info or pictures, especially of the workings of the machine would be great.
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Are you talking about the French made combines ?
Theses are small straw-walkers combines, Braud stopped building them in 1983, focusing on their grape harvesters line of machines, now sold under the New Holland brand.
Laverda used the same treshing system for some time.
The plant was in Angers, France. When they stopped building this combine, the plant was used as the assembly line for IH Axial Flow combines, and now is making Scania trucks.

For pictures just look here :
http://www.agriaffaires.co.uk/annonces.a....reurSaisieRech=

Some nice pics at GrosTracteursPassion :
http://forum.grostracteurspassion.com/se....&ch=-1&start=20

I really like this one, it will take forever to fill the bins in the background :


Braud 650 and AF 1660 :
 

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Yes, thank you, those are the machines I was looking into. Especially the 108. I believe it is a twin rotor of sorts? Would really like to learn more of its threshing, seperating, and cleaning system. Thanks for the pictures, and I will be checking out those links right now.
 

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Braud twin tresher LOL !



The Braud 108 is a corn sheller. It has most of his wheight on the front wheels, and outperformed 4WD combines of that time, in swampy areas. With twin tyres, it can almost run on water...
The bunker and unloading auger were too small.
Some farmers still use them today, but years after years, more of them get scrapped.
They have a 4 or 5 rows header. I will ask some questions about the treshing system on the GTP forum.
Mr Braud was also the founder of MANITOU (forklifts and telehandlers) wich later bought GEHL. In 1958 he invented the all-terrain forklift.

Manitou Group's president and CEO Marcel-Claude Braud serves on Gehl's board of directors.
 

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Doing some more google searching, I found some of the history about Braud and found it quite interesting.

The little I heard about the 108 was just as you say, it is a corn sheller. Supposed to be really a high capacity machine for its physical size I hear.

I cant sem to find out who owns the patents nowdays to the machine concepts. I'll have to keep digging on that I guess.

Thanks. Any new info you find, would be great.
 

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Re: Braud combines

My neighbour here(Ontario) has 2 of the corn combines. Last I heard he would sell them to make shed space. Perhaps he is reading this and will chime in.
P.s you could bring the whole family out with you in that cab, it's huge!
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I noticed that about the cabs. I was amazed at that.

E.Ontario might be a little far to haul, but if they are in good shape.......I wonder if they are low enough to fit on a regular flatbed trailer. Maybe a single drop would be easier but how wide are they?
 

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I do know that they were both used up till a few yrs ago when grreenies took their place ~ They are both clean and shedded.
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Very interesting pictures. Not only of the Braud, but it looked like the NH was harvesting corn around the field. Of course that is likely just getting things opened up, but it sure lookedlike some huge headlands. The Claas allmost looked like it was taking the whole plant through the machine. ?
 
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