Posted 4/8/2021 07:04 (#8939268 - in reply to #8939183) Subject: RE: Gleaner F and K
Sanilac Co. Michigan
Man, the F and F2 were really popular around here back in the 70's. Tons of 20 to 50(that was big!) dairies that ran enough acres of cash crops to justify a combine. Too, there were a lot more dry beans and soy's really hadn't caught on, so a machine that could easily set up to handle edibles as well as corn and small grains was pretty desirable. You can swap the rasp bar cylinder out of a F or K pretty fast for a spike cylinder.
About the same time 45 and 55 Deere machines were very common..a 95 was pretty big. Lots of small fields with small entrances and no quick detach heads means a 10' platform might be about ideal.
What's remarkable is the number of those old Gleaner F and K's still working while most of their contemporaries got scrapped out long ago.