Just married, Randy & Carol West started custom harvesting in the Northwest in 1975. We have used over the years JD,CIH, NH and Gleaner combines. All of these machines have for the most part done a pretty good job of harvesting wheat and corn. Some specialty crops require modifying the machine to produce acceptable results.
Since we are custom harvesting, production is always a factor to being financially viable. When a manufacturer brings a new model combine to the market it is of course the best thing that ever happened, it will eliminate all the problems ever faced with a combine in the past. Sometimes that is true, but most often not the case. Every machine has flaws. It is this quest for more production without compromising quality that has been ever present in our thinking.
We have had the great good fortune to be influenced by some great combine minds-men who did not accept a combine manufacturer's offering as perfect. In the 70's and 80's we were influenced by the great Ray Stueckle, as well as Bill Schwerin and Eddie Maughn. In later years Dan Hurrt and Mike Ellingson have been very influential in our thinking. The best thing gleaned from these individuals is the thought that you need to think outside the box, and that there is a cure for almost any problem with a combine.
In recent years the JD rotary machines have presented many opportunities for modification as evidenced by the large aftermarket business that has sprung up for these and other brand machines. As no one currently offers the products we needed, we have decided to join that aftermarket. Our products have been well received and are helping owners have better results with their harvesting efforts.
We are not perfect, nor do we know everything. It is our firm belief that if you don't learn something everyday, you are not paying attention.
Give us a call. We look forward to being of help in solving your harvest problems.