During harvest, Kevin Knapp gets to hear comments from customers about how their Case IH Axial-Flow® combines perform in the field. Read his comments to find out why this is one of the favorite parts of his job, and tell us what you like best about your Axial-Flow combine! (more…)
As the harvest season comes to a close, we’re reminded once again of the resilience and optimism of America’s farmers. Tell us about your harvest experience this year, and what you anticipate for next year. (more…)
Ryan Braun provides this season’s final Harvest Report. He is the Case IH Combine Product Specialist for Alberta and western Saskatchewan in Canada. Look for our summary of the Harvest Reports next week, and tell us how the harvest progressed in your area. (more…)
This week’s harvest blogger is Dan Renaud (“the guy with the suspenders”), Case IH Combine Product Specialist for Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Renaud has been with the company for 32 years. He has spent the last 16 years as a Case IH Product Specialist and has focused solely on combines for the last 11 years. Like all Case IH Product Specialists, Renaud is based in the field, where he can most efficiently support Case IH customers and dealers. (more…)
Recently, we told you about the exclusive Case IH Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. We continue that discussion in this guest blog by David Stark, Case IH North American Sales and Product Trainer. Stark discusses more of the benefits of SCR-only technology. (more…)
With this post, we begin a new series featuring Harvest Reports from Case IH Combine Product Specialists based throughout North America. Case IH Product Specialists are located in the field, close to the customers and dealers they support. They bring a unique level of local, specialized product expertise and do everything they can to help their customers Be Ready. To kick off the series, we feature guest blogger Ryan G. Miller, the Case IH Combine Product Specialist for customers and dealers in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Ryan, who originally is from western Kansas, is in his third full harvest season with Case IH. (more…)
As harvest comes to an end, many producers are getting ready to put away the combine for the year. Taking small steps and making sure the combine is clean, well-maintained and adjusted can provide big benefits for next fall. Our guest blogger is Kevin Breneman, who leads our combine technical services group. Kevin has been with Case IH for 13 years. He and his team of 10 provide crop production, harvesting and precision farming support to dealers across the U.S. and Canada. He grew up north of Madison, Wis. and has always been drawn to equipment and agricultural engineering.
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As harvest comes to a close, we’re reminded once again of nature’s power. The drought in Texas that devastated crops and livestock. The excessive spring moisture that prevented 30 percent of Manitoba from even being seeded.
Yet something else also stands out in the 2011 harvest reports from throughout North America. And that is, thanks to continuous innovations in big iron, farmers are increasingly able to work around Mother Nature. Obviously we’ll never defeat her completely, but we’re definitely winning more battles.
Harvest season is over in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, says Ryan Braun, the Case IH combine product specialist who covers the area. Braun – no relation to the Milwaukee Brewers slugger/MVP candidate of the same name – has served as a combine specialist for about a year and a half. Before joining Case IH, he spent three years working on a Syngenta research farm, and another six years at MacDon industries in Winnipeg. Braun grew up on a small grains farm just outside of Winnipeg, which his family still operates. He says he’s a big fan of farm equipment in general, but that he’s always been fascinated with combines “because of the incredible job they do.”
Canola and wheat are all done – even the stragglers are off. There are a couple inches of snow on the ground now. Some guys had a wet spring so they seeded late. But even those guys are done, and harvest went well.
This week’s guest blogger, Kevin Knapp, says harvest progress and yields are all over in his territory, depending on where on the map you’re located. Knapp is the Case IH combine product specialist serving northern Illinois, northern Indiana, northwest Ohio, nearly all of Wisconsin and Michigan. Prior to becoming the area’s combine specialist, Knapp spent six years as a combine test engineer for Case IH, travelling the world to test Case IH Axial-Flow combine technology in just about every imaginable crop and condition. Knapp grew up on a farm in Henry, Ill., and has been intrigued by combines for as long as he can remember. (“My mom could tell you stories,” he says.)