PONTIAC – We are barely into July, but it is never too early to start thinking about harvest.
Stoller International recently held a series of combine clinics to teach farmers useful tips when it comes to harvest machinery. Clark Stoller believes it is important to make sure combine heads are in tip-top shape since that is the point of entry for crops.
“You want to make sure your platform has the right clearance on sickles,” Stoller explained.
“Make sure that your grease points have all been hit and make sure you run the machine.”
During the series of clinics in Central Illinois, company representatives discussed settings and maintenance on machines.
“We decided to go a little earlier in June this year when it was not so hot and people were able to come. The good Lord gave us three nice days in a row so we had a clinic in Ottawa, Herscher and today here in Pontiac,” said Stoller.
In the Stoller International shops, crews are already busy getting combines ready for fall. With the $250 combine inspection special, Stoller customers can have their machines properly prepared for the field.
“Now is a great time especially if you get a little bit of wheat done and see some problems you have,” employee Katrina Reinhard explained.
Lynn Stoller says with the number of heat degree days we have experienced so far this year, it could be an early fall since the crops seem to be farther along than normal. He encourages everyone to have the equipment ready when harvest hits.