Showing posts from August, 2011

Update your Feeder House Chain to Save Wear and Tear on Your Combine

On the drive to work this morning, I saw a couple of corn fields that are starting to show signs of drying down. It won't be long before the combines are rolling here in Central Iowa and other parts of the country. What a perfect time to talk about feederhouse chain. It seems to us that most feeder chains were designed in Fred Flintstone's day. They are heavy and cause premature wear on the drive mechanism and feeder house bottom. They often wear out sprockets and stretch chains prematurely because of their weight. The slats are virtually impossible to straighten and because they are riveted, you are almost forced into buying a new feeder chain every time a slat bends. At All States Ag Parts we offer a better solution in feederhouse chain. Our Feeder Chain will handle today's larger crops, improve feeding, last longer and reduce maintenance costs. It all starts with 557 chain. With heavier rollers and side links it will outlast the original chain by hundreds

Our After-Market Concaves are better than the OEM's!

August 23, 2011 ROTARY CONCAVES Although a rotary combine uses a rotor instead of a cylinder and even if the concaves do look a bit different, the concaves on conventional and rotary combines both have to perform the same two functions--threshing and separating.   To allow for threshing and separation in different crops you can use wide wire or narrow wire concaves or any combination. Round bar concaves are also available.   All States Ag Parts carries precison bored concaves so they fit better and are easier to properly adjust. The wire holes are drilled with state of the art, computer controlled, multiple head drills. This ensures the precision alignment of holes, and a snug wire fit. With an All States Ag Parts precision built concave there's no wire-to-hole gap to trap straw.  Rotary combines are achieving very high capacity figures. Along with higher capacities, rotary combines tend to have higher wear factors. To help control maintenan

Plastic sieves? Here's why you should be using one in your combine.

August 23, 2011 - As farmers throughout the midwest start preparing for this fall's corn and soybean harvest, I thought I'd take this opportunity to talk a little about plastic sieves. Plastic louvered sieves have been on the market for several years with several brands of sieves available . Unfortunately, not all brands are created equally and buyers must be wary of inferior brands. At All States Ag Parts we carry a Canadian brand, and feel this is the cream of the crop as far as quality goes.   There are several advantages to installing a plastic sieve in your combine. The most important to me is the ability to replace the plastic louvers should a louver become damaged. Unlike the old metal louvers that bend and break, plastic louvers are flexible and pop back in place should a rock or other foreign object go through your combine. Even if you have the misfortune of breaking one of the louvers they are easily replaceable. Here's some additional advantages o