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The Windstacker

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In our trade and agricultnral exchangea we note sonie discussion concerning the merits of the Pneumatic or Wind stacker. We believe the farmers of Johnson County, situated as they are, in one of the best agricultura! regiems in the world, are to be felicitated for their excellent judgmeut in adopting improved methods in farming without being governed by prejudice or hearsay. To the farmers of Johnson County, who have been familiar with the Wind stacker siuce its introduction in 1891, discussions at this time concerning the merits of the Wind stacker must be amusing. When they know that they have straw stacks that have stood for three, four and flve years with the straw bright and clean a few inches below the sur f ace, they certainly cannot help wondering why the Wind stacker could anywhere be condemned because the straw would not keep. The geographical position of the County, the whole of which lies within forty miles of the capital City of the State, makes it readily accessable to the agents of all the agricultural implement manufacturera. For that reason, this County is particularly favored in baving the first opportunity to receive and jndge of new inventions. We suppose the contests by agents for sales of machinery are as keen here as the}' could possibly be anywhere. If, therefore, there should be any weaknesses or defects in a machine, the agents of competing machinery would be swift to discover them and point thetn out to buyers. The fact is, that a thresherman in this County to-day without a Wind stacker, has very little to do, and none of them thinks of buying a new machine without it. Farmers will 110 longer en" dure the disagreeable and arduous labor required in stacking straw, nor can they secure bands in a busy season to dosuch work. The manufacturar of a threshiug machine in this day, which is not adapted to work in connection with the Wind stacker, has no sale for bis goods in this County, and we are surprised that farmers or threshermen in any locality would tliink of using old time methods or machinery not adapted for the best use of


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