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Here are some pics of our harvest which runs late July-September

JD 6622 and 6602 hillside combines





So what makes our combines hillside combines?
Well a regular combine looks like this on hills.



The body of the hillside combines stays vertical to ensure the grain is cleaned and the machine has higher capacity and is safer to operate. An automatic hydraulic leveling system is used which has the main frame tied into the axles so it can pivot either way. The tires have diamond treads for better sidehill grip.
I didn't get any pics on our steepest slopes



Here is one from John Mcmanigal to show how it works on steep ground.



back to our gently rolling hills





maybe some are more than gently rolling



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well thats it feel free to ask questions, most people don't understand leveling combines so I could explain it more.
 

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Great pics! Thanks for sharing them. And that is some beautiful countryside you have there in Idaho! :)
 

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:congrats: :thanku: Excellent shots. As always, love the photos. :thThumbsU
 

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Thanks again for the Great pics. Good looking combines, I had a 6600 sh at one time dont think it has the articulation yours have but were not farmin the slopes as steep as yours.
 

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Great pics! I always enjoy looking at your pics.

I had no idea that there was such a thing as a "hillside combine."

We learn something every day.
 

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Just plain WOW!
 

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Simply amazing!
 

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Here is one of our two old pretty much antique combines. This one hangs in the office of our local grain elevator.

The mighty John Deere 95H a popular combine produced from 1958-1970
A 67' and 68' model here, still have one sitting in a shed.

 

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Beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing. Truly spectacular.
 

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Great pictures...WOW!!!! What a great view that must be!!!!

I've spent many hours behind the wheel of a tractor pulling a grain cart. Never ran a combine, although I have spent some time in the "buddy" seat. Our hills, around here, are few and far between and don't even come close to what some of your pictures show! That has to be an incredibly scary ride...couldn't imagine what that would be like without a hillside machine!!!
Looks odd to see those diamond treads, but I bet they do grip a lot better.
 

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Thanks for the fantastic pictures. Those hillside shots are awesome.
 

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great Pics. Almost as good as being there:trink39:
 

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Incredible ! Both the pictues and the combines.

Any chance you could add some pictures of the axles/hydraulics on those combines so we can have a good look.The one picture shows the wheel way up, which makes me wonder how they did that.

Thanks for the pics :thThumbsU
 

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Can't believe I missed this post!
Great pics and thank you very much for sharing them. It's great to see how "large" (in my opinion anyway) farms operate around the country. Beautiful country out there also!
 
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