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Agronomic Design Insights: Putting More Beans in the Bank


In this installment of our Agronomic Design Insights video series, Terry Snack, a Case IH Combine Product Specialist, focuses on how the agronomic design principles of the Case IH Axial-Flow combines and draper headers have helped producers reduce soybean harvest losses to a half bushel or less.            How did soybean harvest turn out in your area?

University experts say that a loss of 1-2 bushels per acre is acceptable, but some producers are beating that average with Case IH Axial-Flow combines and the new 3162 draper head. The new Case IH 3162 draper header’s Agronomic Design elements include:

Case IH Agronomic Design principles are built in to the Axial-Flow combine and new 3100 series draper heads help growers minimize soybean loss during harvest and maximize their return on investment.

Case IH Agronomic Design principles are built in to the Axial-Flow combine and new 3100 series draper heads help growers minimize soybean loss during harvest and maximize their return on investment.

  • Uniform Crop Flow – Smooth crop flow and even feeding mean minimal loss at the back of the combine and more uniform residue distribution.
  • Improved Cutting Force – Growers have three times the cutting force to evenly cut and lay beans down for head-first feeding with the CentraCut center knife.
  • Built-in Seed Saver – A Seed Saver Channel on the bottom edge of the draper captures loose beans.

Case IH customers also minimize their harvest loss with the help of the Axial-Flow combine’s key Agronomic Design features:

  • High-Capacity Feeding – A high-capacity feeder is designed to handle bigger crop volumes. The Power Plus CVT drives provide automatic header-to-ground speed control regardless of crop conditions.
  • Gentle Threshing – The Case IH-patented transition cone allows for gentle crop acceleration, while the rotor provides dependable crop feeding with gentle grain-on-grain threshing.

Watch the video above to learn how additional Agronomic Design features of the Axial-Flow combines and draper heads are setting an industry standard for soybean harvest loss.

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