Originally Posted by White Gardens
In a previous post it was explained on a bean/wheat head for a combine. All the reel does is feed the plant material into the machine. A pull behind hay conditioner/mower is the same concept.
A corn head is a different animal. It grabs the stalk and pulls it down and there are plates that strip the ear off the stalk, then there are feeder chains in each row that pull the ear into the head. The feeder chain also doubles as a way to help pull the corn stalk into the head.
Don't forget on corn heads they have chopping knives now under each row. It kinda bush hogs the grass. The knives are similar to the meg mo
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