I had an old G years back and it handled canola fine, even better after I rigged up a reverser for the header. Back then we had a 15 foot swather.Hey All,
We have a customer looking for a small, easily moveable combine. They grow canola seed and windrow it for harvest.
They expressed interest in a K or F series Gleaner.
Which one would be best for canola?
I personally think that a Straight F with the diesel would be the best choice, as the cylinder and throat are much bigger, and the 301 NA would have a bunch of "grunt" to power through slugs, and the twin fans would offer excellent adjustability for precise cleaning. Finding a rare hydrostat machine would be even better.
Is that logic flawed? does a guy need the long shoe and walkers of the 78 or newer 2 series? if a guy does go with a 78+, do you need a small seed kit for the fan?
If the customer is really hung up on the ultra narrow width, will a K or K2 handle swathed canola?
Any input appreciated,