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"I am extremely happy with the longevity of my fronts from Midwest. As a contractor my machines do a lot of road travel as well as paddock work and my Midwest fronts have always stood up well to the rigours they have seen. The Midwest reel is streets ahead of any other front I have ever used before, especially in terms of strength and reliability. Visibility around the centre drive of the reel is by far the most user friendly of any other front I have used. The no step ledge from the knife to the belt is easily the best part of the machine, and the thing that keeps me coming back to Midwest Fronts, I can't praise this highly enough.
I see many varieties of crops and landscapes, I have harvested on the ground with no issues what so ever, I have never had any dramas feeding any variety of crop in, and the narrow platform end walls means having no grain loss off the next row keeps my customers happy not to mention the header driver.
I recently purchased another brand of front and have sold it and gone back to a Midwest front all within the same harvest season. I can honestly say I will never again buy anything other than Midwest.
Even my wife agrees☺"
“We purchased a 60ft Durus Premium Midwest in 2014 with the aim to increase productivity on our John Deere S690 combine and reduce fuel and labour costs at the same time.
Essentially it’s a 33% increase in efficiency over a 45 ft. We were pleased with the performance of the platform and purchased a second 60ft in 2015.
Midwest has a good product that works very well and suits our harvesting requirements. On most jobs we go to, instead of having two headers we now have one, and on three header jobs, we have two.”
"Even in light short crops at higher speeds, the platform follows the ground really well, especially the 60ft platforms with 4 ground wheels behind the platform.
It has very little knife loss to none due to its level from the knife to the draper belt, therefore no heads of grain sit on the knife to thrash out and drop on the ground. It has really good positive feed from knife to the draper belt. Midwest is very good here.
The timed knife works really well and the simple clutch systems are forgiving when picking any foreign material.
The cost of running a 60ft platform is very economical especially when looking at fuel, labour and maintenance on a cost per ha. We are very happy with the Midwest platform and I feel it’s the only way to use the combine efficiently in the light conditions."