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Start-up: $824,829.00

34,000 Acres Total 6yr Contract

5,667 Acres Wheat/Soybeans a Yr.

I'm trying to get into custom harvesting. I'm looking for local farmers (Rush Hill, Laddonia, Benton City, Mexico, Vandalia, & Martinsburg) that can't afford to buy a new combine but would like or need to. I will be doing custom harvesting at the going Missouri rates per MU Extension after enough contracts are made to keep up with payments for a Gleaner S88 with a 40' draper head and a 12 row corn head. I need 5,667 Acres of Soybeans/Wheat a year for 6 yrs. contracted for a total of 34,000 Acres to be able to know I would be able to make the payments every year and on time!.

2016 Rates were:

Soybeans/Wheat: $40/Acre

Corn: $42.50/Acre

Let's look at the cost difference of hiring me versus buying a new combine:

600 Acres Soybeans+200 Acres Wheat+400 Acres Corn=1,200 Acres=$44,000 a year

New Fully Loaded Gleaner S88=$144,000 a year

New Fairly Loaded Case IH 8240=$167,000 a year

New Semi Loaded John Deere S680 =$155,000 a year

If interested in having me harvest your crops for you please contact me with the average acreage of each crop!

William Dahl

Dahl Motorsports: Custom Harvesting Division



Any and all trade items are welcome as it would bring the cost down meaning fewer acres I would have to contract in order to get the new combine paid off. Meaning better customer service! It does not have to be a combine.

Reasons for you to let me harvest your crops for you:

Cleaner Grain-

Gleaner is renowned for its ability to clean grain and reduce loss on slopes because of the patented accelerator rolls and two-stage cleaning process. The cleaning process begins with distribution augers just underneath the threshing and separating system, distributing the material flow into a smooth and even cascade into the accelerator rolls.

Two larger-diameter five-fluted rubber accelerator rolls accelerate grain and chaff downward at four times the speed of free fall. The grain is then propelled through an evenly distributed air curtain from a larger 13-inch in diameter, cab-controlled transverse fan. Dual-stage outlets provide air for pre-cleaning at the upper duct and final cleaning at the lower duct. The two-stage, high-velocity cleaning provides a high-quality clean tank sample, even at the highest harvesting rates. The separated grain lands on a cushion of grain on the louvered grain pan just ahead of the chaffer.

The cascade pan has a 6-degree angle to move crop quickly to the pneumatic shoe for greater capacity in higher-moisture crops and on downhill operation.


Extra weight requires more horsepower to achieve the same result as a lighter machine. Unfortunately, the John Deere S670 weighs almost 9,500 lbs more than a Gleaner S78. This extra weight requires 18 HP just to move the laden weight difference of the two machines through the field. That's the equivalent of pulling a John Deere 6230, two-wheel drive tractor behind your Gleaner.

For the CaseIH 7230 you'll have to hook up a CaseIH Farmall Series 65A, twowheel drive tractor behind your Gleaner to travel up every hill, through every mud puddle and down every road.

And for the New Holland 9060, you're looking at pulling a New Holland Workmaster 55 tractor equipped with two-wheel drive behind your Gleaner everywhere you go.

Being lighter also means less soil compaction and tracking for for No-Til.

Grain handling-
The unique DirectFlow swivel unloader on all Gleaner S8 Series accomplishes the marvel of an average unloading speed of 4 bushels per second throughout the entire unloading process with a larger 12-inch grain bin cross auger that feeds a massive 14-inch unloader auger. This DirectFlow two-auger design is the basis for our S8 Series unloading system.

Because we only use two augers rather than three or more, like our competition, Gleaner provides more efficient unloading with better grain quality and less wear. No gearboxes. No open drives. No vertical augers.

With the transition angle between the grain bin cross auger and swivel auger reduced, it takes less horsepower and less fuel to achieve this impressive unloading rate.

The unloading auger provides a 15-foot discharge height and a 24.8-foot reach from center.

The S68, S78 and S88 have one of the largest grain bin capacities of any Class 6 through Class 8 combine, at 390 bushels, with power foldable bin extensions that fold down in less than 20 seconds to the lowest overall transport height of 12 feet, 4 inches.

They also unload the entire grain bin in 98 seconds.

Most competitive designs have a four-auger unloading system, with two horizontal cross augers that feed the clean grain to the vertical auger and then to the unloading auger. These two 90-degree angles require excessive horsepower while unloading. They also make grain more susceptible to cracking, and the multiple transition points create high wear areas that have required manufacturers to offer costly optional packages to minimize wear. The Gleaner exclusive two-auger system can achieve a 4 bushel-per-second average unloading rate all while creating less wear, better grain quality and lower startup horsepower requirements than the competition.

Threshing Area-
Gleaner S8 Series Threshing Area. Once crop enters our rotor and threshing begins, it separates and falls from the rotor through a 360-degree cage. The wrap of this cage is important because it is crucial that crop be threshed only long enough to release it from heads, pods or cobs. Crop that remains in the threshing area can be damaged. Our 360-degree wrap means grain exits the rotor cage once it is threshed. Our competitors' designs are closed on top, keeping free grain inside where it continues to contact the rotor's threshing elements.

One of the main things that makes the Gleaner Super Series unique is the Natural Flow feeding and threshing. With the rotor setting the width of the combine, the crop does not compress or change directions when moving from the feeder house to the rotor.
The process begins as grain enters the machine through the 69-inch long by 39 -inch wide feeder house that is powered by an 8 inch in diameter front feed drum. The feeder house can be reversed with the touch of a button from the operator’s seat in the event of a plug.
The feeder house pivots vertically at the first chain, anchoring the rear chain on a fixed angle regardless of header height. The second chain outpaces the first by 10% to prevent bunching. Four-strand undershot feed chains offer 33% more chain support than competitive three-strand feed chains to help prevent bent feeder slats.
In addition to keeping the crop moving in a smooth ribbon from feeding to threshing, the Natural Flow system has an additional feature that distinguishes it from competitors' designs. Because the rotor moves in line with the way the crop is fed into the machine, material is pulled into the rotor rather than being pushed in from the feeding system. This method ensures smooth feeding and minimizes plugs. Bottlenecks are reduced because a Gleaner does not narrow the crop mat when moving from the feeder house to the rotor. The width of crop mat remains the same from the time it enters the feeder house to the time it enters the rotor, also reducing plugs and increasing threshing efficiency.

Residue management-
The standard integral chaff spreader on the Gleaner S8 Super Series uses the high volume of air passing below the accelerator rolls to blow chaff out the back of the combine. It features an adjustable tailboard and fins to help spread shoe material into a wider swath as it leaves the machine. There is no stripping of material and no mechanical drives.
The standard hydraulic dual chaff spreader on all S8 Super Series combines delivers the ultimate in chaff spreading and, when used with the hydraulic straw spreader and redesigned spreader curtain, provides an even wider spread of residue for tillage, planting and chemical applications. Straw, corn stalks and stems exit the rotor discharge where non-grain material is handled by either an impeller or chopper. To bale the straw or stover, simply remove the standard hydraulic spreader and drop the residue into a clean, compact windrow. The Tritura processor delivers one of the highest quality straw samples because the material spends less time in the processor, creating longer, undamaged straw, perfect for baling.