There are almost always times during harvest where you’re racing to beat some weather event. You’re either combining through what you hope is a short period of rain or in some cases, sadly, snow, and you’re forced to shut down and wait it out or shut down until next morning.
You don’t want to get a truck to haul that little bit of grain out, but you also don’t want it to sit in the hopper and soak either. Even if you do get it out or you do finish the last part of that field before you move on to the next, cleaning out a wet combine sucks!
Michels Industries thought about that when they developed their electric combine hopper cover. It’s an easy fit to most combines and allows farmers to leave their combines in the field without fear of getting soaked. I talked to Brad Michels about it at the 2012 Crop Production Week Show.
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