Posted 4/8/2021 05:47 (#8939162 - in reply to #8939118) Subject: RE: Gleaner F and K
central - east central Minnesota -
TheGleaner - 4/8/2021 02:26 So going off of the people I've talked to, the F was a small machine when it came out, and the K was smaller yet, a few say about as big as an A. Was there really that much demand for a combine that small? May be its because I'm in the land of Ls and Ms, but a K just seems...really small. Not saying it's bad, nothing against it or those who run them, just...I'm curious on where they fit in.
You are just too young to know . . . In that era, all the manufactures had similar sized machines. The K's / F's had 2,3 and 4row heads and for the era/time was considered big. Remember, big is not having to "pick" ear corn and shelling it and binning it was the in thing. They were the size for all farms under 500 acres in the midwest. Out west and the large dry land small grain farms, that was different. The K's and F's were the machine to have for a midwest livestock/grain farm.