Corn Picker Day 2018

   River Hills Antique Tractor Club on September 29, 2018 had their first Corn Picker Day. The Corn was planted in May 2018. Andrew Huber planted the corn in 36” or wide rows. Tim Davis planted the rest of the field in 30” or narrow rows. There was about 30 acres of corn planted.   The corn was on the Seminary Ground just across from the Miraculous Medal Office and the main church. It is just past the Seminary Ground on Highway T.
   There was six tractors and pickers and an IH corn binder. An IH model M tractor with a 2 row mounted picker owned by Mark Heberlie. Marty and Matthew Conrad had a John Deere 530 tractor with a John Deere 2-row mounted 227 picker. Chase Davis had a Ford 961 tractor with old one row pull type Woodsbros Dearborn Picker. The picker was made in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s. The picker is owned by Jay Fischer of Jeff City, MO. Jerry Davis had his Ford 4000 cylinder tractor with a Ford mounted 601 one row picker. Tom Davis had a Ford 4000 Row Crop with a Ford 2 row mounted picker. Tom Davis also drove a Ford 8630 tractor with a 3 row pull type picker.
   The club has a one row IH corn binder cutting corn stalks. The corn stalks were put onto a wagon. The stalks and ears are to be used on Old Timers Day in May of 2019. The Geisler Bros., Larry and Joe, bring to the show and run through the corn shredder to grind up the stalks for fodder and remove the ears for feed. The binder was pulled by a Ford NAA tractor with Doug McMillian. Also helping with binder was Paul Ruehling, Dale Bronenkant and Norman Smith. 
   Tim Davis, Austin Davis, Jesse Landford, Marty Conrad and other club members and friends were busy keeping corn put in the corn cribs.
   The club is planning on trying to do this in 2019. Lots of young people had never seen a corn binder and old corn picker work. ∆

 Two Ford tractors, 1 row mounted picker and a 2 row mounted picker.

 IH corn binder with Doug Miller on Ford tractor. Paul Ruehling and Dale Bronenkant help with the bundles.
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