Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

corn pickers


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Charlie M
Long Time User


Joined: 25 Dec 2007
Posts: 1399


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:15 am    Post subject: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In the days of doing ear corn and the old tow behind corn pickers was any bodies picker considered better than others? I know lots of guys like the NI pickers and I have a NI 323 that I can't complain about. I also have a IH 1PR picker and between the two I like the IH picker better. I think it shells less corn and has a better elevator to the wagon. I can get through the mud better with the NI picker.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
rrlund
Tractor Guru


Joined: 21 Dec 2006
Posts: 22119


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You've hit on a couple of them already. The 1PR was a good one,Oliver number 5,New Ideas were popular with some folks,cursed by others on the early ones because of all the moving parts.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
NY 986
Tractor Expert


Joined: 05 Mar 2009
Posts: 2200


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Most IH guys seemed to prefer the New Ideas here. There used to be a fair amount of Minneapolis Moline pickers sitting around.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
oliver fan
Long Time User


Joined: 09 Mar 2000
Posts: 1122


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In the 1950's and early 1960's most mid-west states had corn picking contests. The winner would go to the national contest.

I'm not going to look up the winners, but I remember the New Idea one row winning the most contests. The Moline Uni-Harvester won a lot of the two row contests. There were several Moline two row pull type, Oliver one row pull type and two row mounted, and Ford mounted one and two row pickers that were winners.

Never see any John Deere, Case, Allis Chalmers, or Massey Harris pickers that were winners in the 50's. I don't remember any Internationals being a national winner, but they may have won a state title or two. In the 1960's Allis Chalmers came out with new mounted pickers and they won several contests,

Shelled corn was becoming popular in the 60's and Gleaner self propelled combines and the Moline Uni-Shellers were about the only winners. I don't know when they stopped the contests. I am guessing in about 1966.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
gmccool
Long Time User


Joined: 07 Dec 2009
Posts: 514


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I remember the neighbor having a mounted Ford picker & I remember that when you drove by his place & saw the ears in his wire crib there were a lot of shucks on it compared to our 234 IH picker.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
casecollectorsc
Tractor Expert


Joined: 24 Dec 2011
Posts: 2636


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Corn picking contests around here were hand picking contests, not machine.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
dboll
Guest






Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

neighbor of mine picked in SD mechanical contests and went to the national contest at least once as an alternate, IH pickers were notorious corn butchers whereas a Case would save the smaller ears but Case never improved their design from the 30's on, many including my dad considered the MM to be the best until they came out with the bronze snooted 250, the 6A New Idea was also good except when the key ways got worn, the 324 NI became the king of the hill and stayed there,jd never did make much of a picker except maybe the 300,the older ac's picked dirty, I used an Oliver 83 once and wasn't impressed much, it also was hard on the corn.
 
Back to top
Mike Aylward
Tractor Guru


Joined: 24 Feb 1999
Posts: 4551


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Interesting. In my area there were hundreds of 227 corn pickers mounted on other brand tractors. New Idea pickers were mounted on many tractors as well. Hardly any other brands of pickers around. Many people that didn't have any other Deere machinery had a Deere corn planter and a Deere corn picker. Mike
 
Back to top
View user's profile
randy hall
Long Time User


Joined: 03 Apr 2008
Posts: 1114


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

around here there were lots of new idea pull type pickers.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Leroy
Tractor Guru


Joined: 09 Jan 1998
Posts: 11272
Location: Wapakoneta, Ohio

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Around here, northwest Ouio it wasNew Idea, Oliver, John Deere, Allis Chalmers, Wood Bros., GI, Belle City, in single row pickers, NO IHC, MH or MM pickers. 2 row some MM in the line but there were no IHC single row pickers around and IHC McCormick was second to Deere for everything else. If I have ever seen a single row McCormick pull type it was at a show. They just did not exist on the farms here.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Super-H-Mike
Long Time User


Joined: 12 Aug 2010
Posts: 750


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have two IH 1PRs, and have owned New Ideas also. The New Idea is a great machine, and the most popular in my area. But, I preffer the 1PR, it is simple , rugged, and compact. It wont husk as well unless everything is right, including the corn itself, moisture, and weather. I hit it just right this year, and there are almost no husks in the crib at all. It will shell off the butt of the cob too much also if the corn is too dry.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Super-H-Mike
Long Time User


Joined: 12 Aug 2010
Posts: 750


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I remeber a couple Belle City 1 rows we had when I was a kid. granpa said they were a good unit also.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
dboll
Guest






Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:47 am    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

one of the reasons many liked the #7 NI one row for contests was that they have 6 husking rolls whereas most two rows of the day had 8 rolls
 
Back to top
dboll
Guest






Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:52 am    Post subject: Re: corn pickers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

maybe a regional thing around here the die hard jd guys had a jd picker otherwise most ran something else, jd never seemed to get all of the good traits combined into one model
 
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Implement Alley All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters