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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:09 pm 
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Looking at this today.

A 'Tribine'. Maybe Graybo should Trimble one up????

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The first commercial Tribine combine harvester has finally rolled off the production line in Kansas, USA, after four generations of prototypes and almost 20 years of planning.

The articulated monster comes with the threshing components in the front half of the machine and grain storage in the rear.

It is described as the first new harvesting concept since the Second World War.

As a result, it is enormous. To give a sense of scale, it weighs 4t more than Claas’s biggest combine, the Lexion 780TT, but the designers justify the extra bulk by eliminating the need for a separate grain trailer or chaser.

The central articulation and pivoting rear axle also allow it to spread its 22t mass by crabbing across the field on its four equal-sized wheels.

The 1,900-litre fuel tank feeds two Cummins powerplants that can provide 590hp for up to 24 hours straight.

The first engine, at 9.0 litres, drives the combine part of the machine, while the second 6.7-litre block is dedicated to driving the rear hopper and all the associated components.

Grain tank capacity is just over 36,000 litres, which is almost three times that of the Lexion, and it can be emptied in less than two minutes through an 8m-long auger.

The manufacturer also claims that the Tribine has the world’s largest threshing and cleaning system, and fires chopped straw and chaff 8-10m either side of the body.

Unusually, there is no steering wheel. Direction is controlled via a single joystick, while a glass floor in the cab is designed to improve visibility.

The new machine is set to work in the fields at two upcoming agricultural shows in the USA. The company hasn’t named its price, but suggests it will cost the equivalent of a combine and chaser bin.

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Very limited market. Most people want extra capacity and IIRC it's a pretty mid range combine.

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What use is it tho if you want to bale your straw ?.


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HESSTON4860s wrote:
What use is it tho if you want to bale your straw ?.


In the parts of the world which will use it they dont care about the straw. Its biggest advantage is the hopper capacity which for broadacre users in places where they might only harvest 1t/ac on a good day.

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Chaff Bandit wrote:
HESSTON4860s wrote:
What use is it tho if you want to bale your straw ?.


In the parts of the world which will use it they dont care about the straw. Its biggest advantage is the hopper capacity which for broadacre users in places where they might only harvest 1t/ac on a good day.


It's actually for the corn belt so the farmer could make it from one end of the field to the other without unloading.

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The Pretender wrote:
Chaff Bandit wrote:
HESSTON4860s wrote:
What use is it tho if you want to bale your straw ?.


In the parts of the world which will use it they dont care about the straw. Its biggest advantage is the hopper capacity which for broadacre users in places where they might only harvest 1t/ac on a good day.


It's actually for the corn belt so the farmer could make it from one end of the field to the other without unloading.

I thought it was for Suffik farmers. They could cut all day on a tank full. :D

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NQIT wrote:
The Pretender wrote:
Chaff Bandit wrote:
HESSTON4860s wrote:
What use is it tho if you want to bale your straw ?.


In the parts of the world which will use it they dont care about the straw. Its biggest advantage is the hopper capacity which for broadacre users in places where they might only harvest 1t/ac on a good day.


It's actually for the corn belt so the farmer could make it from one end of the field to the other without unloading.

I thought it was for Suffik farmers. They could cut all day on a tank full. :D


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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NQIT wrote:
The Pretender wrote:
Chaff Bandit wrote:
HESSTON4860s wrote:
What use is it tho if you want to bale your straw ?.


In the parts of the world which will use it they dont care about the straw. Its biggest advantage is the hopper capacity which for broadacre users in places where they might only harvest 1t/ac on a good day.


It's actually for the corn belt so the farmer could make it from one end of the field to the other without unloading.

I thought it was for Suffik farmers. They could cut all day on a tank full. :D


Well, you could if the grain tank held a thousand tonnes .....off 200 acres......of blowing sand.......drilled in January after a 40 tonne an acre crop of beet.

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