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Although a few were produced earlier, self-propelled combines made their first big splash in the 1940s. Most of these combines were large and expensive for their day and usually only appealed to larger farmers and custom operators. In an effort to increase sales some manufacturers designed combines in a size and price range affordable for those farming a quarter section or less, while others were content to stay out of that segment of the market.

To be eligible for this competition the combine had to have either started or ended its production in the 1960s. Since Oliver, Minneapolis Moline and Ford tended to sell the same combines with different paint jobs, rather than have a three way tie somewhere in the middle, we’ve included three different models.

We’ve used three criteria to judge the size of these combines. The first is engine cubic inch displacement. While horsepower might have been a better benchmark, ratings from these engines are in many cases nearly impossible to find. The second test is cylinder width. As you will see this varies widely in this group of combines. Grain bin, or as some prefer to call them “tank” capacity is the third test.
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Jonathan Rice is a sports writer, having written at least a dozen books on cricket, football, golf, bridge and sports history. Among his recent books are 1953: The Crowning Year Of Sport and One Hundred Lord's Tests. He is an authority on popular...

Following on from the hugely successful Best After-Dinner Sports Tales, yet more rousing stories from the after-dinner speaking circuit, from some of the biggest names in sport as well as celebrities from the world of entertainment.

The book will take a look at the cricket world, with stories from Australia, West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand and the sub-continent, and go on to cover many other sports, with contributions from the world of rugby, football, golf, racing and athletics.

Alongside some the biggest names in sport, there will be other celebrities amusing the reader with their favourite anecdotes, including Sir David Frost, Dickie Davies, Sir Patrick Moore, Julian Wilson and well-established Lord's Taverners like Richard Stilgoe, Ronnie Corbett, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Rory Bremner.

Although a few were produced earlier, self-propelled combines made their first big splash in the 1940s. Most of these combines were large and expensive for their day and usually only appealed to larger farmers and custom operators. In an effort to increase sales some manufacturers designed combines in a size and price range affordable for those farming a quarter section or less, while others were content to stay out of that segment of the market.

To be eligible for this competition the combine had to have either started or ended its production in the 1960s. Since Oliver, Minneapolis Moline and Ford tended to sell the same combines with different paint jobs, rather than have a three way tie somewhere in the middle, we’ve included three different models.

We’ve used three criteria to judge the size of these combines. The first is engine cubic inch displacement. While horsepower might have been a better benchmark, ratings from these engines are in many cases nearly impossible to find. The second test is cylinder width. As you will see this varies widely in this group of combines. Grain bin, or as some prefer to call them “tank” capacity is the third test.
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Although a few were produced earlier, self-propelled combines made their first big splash in the 1940s. Most of these combines were large and expensive for their day and usually only appealed to larger farmers and custom operators. In an effort to increase sales some manufacturers designed combines in a size and price range affordable for those farming a quarter section or less, while others were content to stay out of that segment of the market.

To be eligible for this competition the combine had to have either started or ended its production in the 1960s. Since Oliver, Minneapolis Moline and Ford tended to sell the same combines with different paint jobs, rather than have a three way tie somewhere in the middle, we’ve included three different models.

We’ve used three criteria to judge the size of these combines. The first is engine cubic inch displacement. While horsepower might have been a better benchmark, ratings from these engines are in many cases nearly impossible to find. The second test is cylinder width. As you will see this varies widely in this group of combines. Grain bin, or as some prefer to call them “tank” capacity is the third test.
Full Article

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

Jonathan Rice is a sports writer, having written at least a dozen books on cricket, football, golf, bridge and sports history. Among his recent books are 1953: The Crowning Year Of Sport and One Hundred Lord's Tests. He is an authority on popular...


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