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AgLife: Harvest history

HISTORY: A 1949 Model D John Deere pulls a 1938 Big E Harvester at Paul Schilling’s Katyil property to harvest a paddock of wheat.

While farmers across the Wimmera, Mallee and Grampians were using large, modern equipment during the 2023-24 harvest season, one Wimmera farmer took a step back in time.

Mr Schilling used a 74-year-old tractor to pull an 85-year-old harvester to harvest a paddock of wheat in mid-January. The crop made about 20 bags an acre.

The entire January 31, 2024 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

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