The very first successful corn combine that used corn gathering chains was manufactured in 1929 by the Gleaner-Baldwin Company. However, major developments didn't begin until after World War II when the engineers at John Deere produced and successfully offered a corn head combine mount in 1954. John Deere got their start in Grand Detour, Illinois which happens to be about 10 miles from our store front in Dixon, Illinois. Corn head gathers using chains (known as corn head gathering chain) running in a ramp mechanism to gather the stalks and then cut them with pairs of circular saw blades, then an auger-type mechanism feeds the plants into a threshing cylinder. Since then a few things have changed, but the general concept and operation has remained the same.
At farmchains.com we recognize the importance of the chain in a corn head gathering assembly. That is why the corn head gathering chain we offer is manufactured using high-quality steel that has been heat-treated for maximum strength and durability. These chains manufacturing process is done using the latest techniques and implement a solid-roller design for increased performance. We can also supply corn head gathering chain sprockets! To get a quote or for more information on corn head gathering chain please contact us 800-648-5429 and we will be happy to assist you.
Farmchains.com maintains complete stocks on all standard Corn Picker Gathering Chains and Flight Assemblies. Contact us today for a complete listing of all Corn Head Gathering Chains. We will assist you in developing new designs for any special, experimental applications, or finding that hard to find chain.
Conveyor, elevator, spreader and forage wagon flights are available completely assembled on chains for greater convenience in installation-saving both time and money. Double-strand chains arecarefully matched to ensure uniform length and proper alignment of the attachments. Our engineering department will assist you in developing new designs for any special or experimental applications.
Farmchains.com offers a wide selection of gathering chains all made to OEM specs. We offer black pin and chrome pin gathering chains.