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Former Deere Dealership Owner Buys 100th Case IH Combine

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Case IH is proud to introduce another member of the Case IH Axial-Flow 100 Owner Club. Arlynn Johnson of Evansville, Minn., bought his 100th Case IH combine on January 27. The former John Deere dealership owner bought his first combine 32 years ago. Now, he and his sons, Brent, Shawn and Lance run eight combines harvesting wheat, canola, peas, barley, soybeans, corn and other grains.

The productivity and reliability of the Case IH combines are what keep the Johnsons coming back. They purchase six new combines each year and drive each for about 1,000 hours per year.  The machine’s simplicity allows them to easily train new employees and reduces maintenance.

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Arlynn has been farming as long as he can remember. He bought his first threshing machine in 1951 and formed Johnson Harvesting in 1960. In 1980, Brent was introduced to an International Axial Flow rotary combine and the family has “bled red” ever since.

Brent and his wife, Deb, farm on their own now, but he still owns a part of the combines. Shawn and Lance help operate the farm and Lance’s three sons (Trey, Ty and Tanner) help drive the combines. Johnson Harvesting is the newest operation to be members of the Axial-Flow 100 Owner Club, which Case IH introduced in 2007.

How many Case IH combines have you owned? Do you hope to be a member of the Axial-Flow 100 Owner Club? Comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

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  • Rudy Letkeman3.7.2012 Reply

    I’ve never been fortunate enough to run a new combine, But we run the red color because of, first, Grain Quality especially in Red Kidney beans, second, Ease and cost of Maintenance, Third, fuel economy. We run a 2388 and a 1680. The only downside that i hope to beat yet is harvesting black eyed peas, or cow peas. out here they don’t always get well dry enough and they start tying up on the rotor and beat up the concave.

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