As harvest season concludes, we are amazed by the different harvesting conditions across North America. In many areas, yield averages were higher than expected, despite the wet, cold spring that stalled getting crops into the ground followed by a hot, dry summer.
We’d like to hear your harvest report. Tell us about your harvest experience this year. Did yields come in as you anticipated? (more…)
At the 2013 Farm Progress Show, Case IH introduced the new lineup of combine draper heads and corn heads, resulting from a $60 million investment in manufacturing improvements, research and development. (more…)
Case IH has unveiled a new lineup of harvest equipment – the Axial-Flow® 140 series, plus new draper and corn heads. Today’s post focuses on the new Axial-Flow 7140, 6140 and 5140, which are the result of years of engineering, testing and asking operators what they need to get the job done during harvest season. Tomorrow, we’ll feature the enhanced draper heads and corn heads. (more…)
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.
It’s not nearly as serious as what Texas is suffering through, but drought in the Midwest remains moderate to severe, and corn yields are lower. The lack of moisture isn’t critical yet, but it’s getting there, says guest blogger Terry Snack, the Case IH combine product specialist for Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. Born and raised on a farm in east central Illinois, Snack went to work for International Harvester at about the same time the first Axial-Flow combine was introduced 35 years ago. In his three-plus decades with the company, Snack still “lives and breathes” combines.