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Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:42 AM CDT

WICHITA, Kan. (DTN) -- With much fanfare, Gleaner took the leap at a recent dealer event in Wichita and introduced its first ever Class 8 combine.

Gleaner has long been a combine club of one. When it produced its first transverse rotor machine in 1979, every other manufacturer used traditional straw walker designs or axial rotors. Knowing the pride Gleaner has in its uniqueness, it should be no surprise that it took Gleaner a while to join other manufacturers in the Class 8 club.

The brand wanted to be sure that it was able to "increase capacity [to Class 8] ...

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