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Pickup Forage Harvester
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: Equipment, Harvesting and BalingEra: 1930-1949DateCreated: 1931Agricultural Engineering Laboratory, University of WisconsinMadisonState: WIZip: 53911Country: USAWebsite: Saiberlich, Erwin W.

William J. Conroy Of Aylmer, Quebec, Received Patent No. 465,127 On The First Field Hay Chopper On 15 December, 1891. Its Sickle Cut The Crop, Which Was Elevated Directly Into A Cylindrical Curved-Bar Cutterhead. It Was Not Commercially Successful, But It Recognized The Need.

Professor Floyd Waldo Duffee, Agricultural Engineering Department, University Of Wisconsin, Built And Field Tested A Silo Filler With An Attached Hay Loader In 1926. He Presented The Specifications Of A Complete Unified Harvester To The National Asabe Meeting In 1927.

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Bob Adams (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Claas Jaguar 870 forage harvester with pickup header
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