I have for sale a late model 1243 corn head. It is a 12 row 30” head. It is in good mechanical condition. The head has the convertible high tin/low tin center dividers. We ran it with the high tin most of the time but did run it low tin once in wind damaged corn and saved quite a few more ears. This head has the auger slowdown kit and factory ear saver. You won’t see it throw an ear.
We have owned the head for 9 years now. Every fall before harvest we go over the head and replace anything that is needed and top off the row unit gearboxes with corn head grease. It is not uncommon to completely fill the gearboxes and not even use 3 tubes of grease. It has the greasable idler sprockets on the gathering chains. This head weighs less than any similar sized head with poly snouts.
Cosmetically the head is pretty straight. The only problem with the appearance of this head is that a previous owner had a red combine and while he was smart enough to buy a green head he couldn’t let the neighbors see it. It has been painted red at some point as there is some red paint showing on the snouts and auger.
This corn head is wired for a 50 series Deere combine + it has an adapter to go to the single point hookup on a newer combine. The warning lights both work as they should. It has LED stubble lights. There is a wire harness on it to hook up a header height sensor but it does not have a sensor on it. It has the PTO shaft drives to hook onto a combine with contour master.
This corn head has never let us down during harvest.