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Gleaner Super Series Combines With Natural Flow

Introduced in North America in 2010, and soon to be launched in Australia, the Gleaner continues to be a big success. One of the main things that makes a Gleaner Super Series combine unique is Natural Flow™ feeding and threshing. With the rotor setting the width of the combine, the crop does not compress or change directions when moving from the feeder house to the rotor.

The process begins as grain enters the machine through the 69-inch (1,752 mm) long by 39.5-inch (1,003 mm) wide feeder house that is powered by an 8 5/8-inch (219 mm) diameterGleaner Natural Flow Technology front feed drum. The feeder house can be reversed with the touch of a button from the operator’s seat in the event of a plug.

The feeder house pivots vertically at the first chain, anchoring the rear chain on a fixed angle regardless of header height. The second chain outpaces the first by 6 percent to prevent bunching. Four-strand undershot feed chains offer 33 percent more chain support than competitive three-strand feed chains to help prevent bent feeder slats.

In addition to keeping the crop moving in a smooth ribbon from feeding to threshing, the Natural Flow system has an additional feature that distinguishes it from competitors’ designs. Because the rotor is moving in line with the way the crop is fed into the machine, material is pulled into the rotor rather than being pushed in from the feeding system. This is a significant advantage in ensuring smooth feeding and reducing plugs. Bottlenecks are reduced because a Gleaner does not narrow the crop mat when moving from the feeder house to the rotor. The width of crop mat remains the same from the time it enters the feeder house to the time it enters the rotor, also reducing plugs and increasing threshing efficiency.

Stay tuned for an announcement of some live AGCO Chats with Kevin Bien, AGCO’s Product Marketing Manager for Combines in North America. What questions do you want Kevin to answer about the Super Series combines?

One Response to “Gleaner Super Series Combines With Natural Flow”

  • John Strode:

    My name is John Strode. My farm is in Southern Kentucky in Barren County.

    I was just hoping you might have a minute to give some advice. I’m needing to purchase a combine for our family farm. The only combines we have ever used are 66 & 72 all crop harvesters – until now these vintage machines have taken care of our needs but I’m changing our farming model in hopes of being able to produce enough grain to pay the bills and keep the farm in our family for another generation.

    Instead of 40 or 50 acres we are now harvesting 70 to 140. Now I realize this is very small in comparison to most folks you engage in conversation but I truly desire an honest opinion and I’m hoping and praying you are just the guy to give me some direction.

    Unfortunately farming isn’t my only occupation but it has always been my passion and as soon as I can retire it is my desire to spend the rest of my life taking care of the place I grew up. Because I’m limited on the amount of time I can take off at work, I’m looking for a combine that will harvest my grain quickly and since I’ve been used to a 72″ cut I guess that would be just about anything with a 16′ or greater head. I want a Gleaner but there are so many models to choose from I don’t know which is the best. Financially I’m limited to $15,000 or less but there are plenty of late 70′s and early 80′s to choose from in that price range.

    I’m guessing the less hours the better but I’m also speculating that the later the model the better it might hold up.

    We grow wheat (and bale the straw) and beans. I’ve never raised much corn but if it becomes profitable I’m not ruling it out.
    I’m looking for a combine that will last for years to come, with aftermarket parts, and something I can use for hire to help pay for.

    So with the information I’ve provided (and I do apologize for being so long winded), which Gleaner would you recommend.

    Again thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond to this email.