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  • Tractor of the Week #36

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    The tractor for this week is the Case IH 2633 Axial-Flow by ERTL.

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    Originally posted by Wikipedia.com
    Axial flow combines (also known as rotary harvesters) are a type of combine harvester that has been manufactured by International Harvester, and later Case International, Case Corporation and CNH Global, used by farmers to harvest a wide range of grains around the world.

    Introduced in 1977, these harvesters marked a departure from traditional combine harvester design, in that threshing and separation was performed mainly by a rotor, as opposed to the drum and straw walker type models used previously. This is shown in the image at right, where the bulk of the processing area is devoted to a cylinder, that spins and threshes grain from the grain heads and allows for far greater capacity than the previous drum and walker design of harvester. This increase in capacity has led to a significant productivity increase of harvesters and therefore farmers who use them.

    The rotary design by International Harvester was the first of its kind to be mass-produced and its patent over the design gave IH a competitive advantage over its rivals, including John Deere, Massey Ferguson, New Holland and others.

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    Originally posted by Wikipedia.com
    Making incremental improvements on the 21 series, the 23 series were quite similar to the 21 series featuring more upgrades to engine power and other improvements to harvester operation. The series featured the 2344, 2366, 2377 and 2388 models. The 2377 was intended to replace the 2366, though the 2366 remained popular.
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    The 2366 was produced from the late 1990s through about 2005. An 8.3 liter six cylinder Cummins diesel provided power. A hydrostatic transmission was offered with three select gears. Six and eight row corn heads were common to see though the combine could handle larger attachments.

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    I think ERTL issued this model in the early aughts to celebrate the 100,000 Axial-Flow combine being built. This was a recent purchase from our very own PJedsel up in North Dakota. With wheat harvest recently completed in downstate Illinois I thought now would be a good time to showcase a combine.

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  • #2
    Is that a Marmut sucker too?

    Good write up!
    The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jt3 View Post
      Is that a Marmut sucker too?

      Good write up!
      Good memory Wes! For those who don't know what Wes is referring to - think it was back in 2016 out at my cousin Ken's farm in eastern Washington wheat country - at the edge of the farm yard sat one of his combines that had some serious damage to the chopper section. He had sucked up a marmot (also known as a rock chuck. I had posted a picture of it way back (photo long gone as it was in photobucket.

      The combine that Zach now has came from another Ken - manager of the CaseIH dealership where I got a lot of my farm toys when I lived in the northwest part of ND in the '80's and early '90's. He had a real one on display that made appearances in the area small town parades and sat out in front of the dealership for everyone to over. Wheat harvest here has yet to begin

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
        photo long gone as it was in photobucket.
        "I'm tellin' ya kid, it is one major good thing that we got off that picturepit place."

        You don't hafta tell me, Officer!
        Bert sez...
        "Wanna sell more?
        MAKE IT 1/64!!!"

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        • #5
          Zach, thanks for the pictures and write-up.
          And the little history lesson (rotor vs. drum and straw walker).
          Technology has come a long ways in a relative short period of time.

          Cheers. Cobra

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