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Harvest Report: Nebraska Running Full Speed

The Schott family in Osceola, Nebraska, runs an Axial-Flow® 8230 combine with 35-foot 3162 TerraFlex™ draper head and a Magnum™ 290 on the grain cart.

Rain and late-maturing crops have created challenging harvest conditions in Nebraska. Case IH Combine Specialist Jesse Williams shares his perspective on this year’s crop.

“Harvest in Nebraska is running full speed,” says Williams, who has a family farm in Osceola, Nebraska, and has been with Case IH for 8 years. “We are seeing soybean yields around 60 to 70 bushels per acre and corn yields in the 200 to 280 bushel-per-acre range.”

Despite the strong yields, the widespread rainfall and late-maturing fields are testing producers. Fortunately, owners of Case IH Axial-Flow® combines have been able to meet the challenge of getting the crop out of the field. With a variety of options for rotor and concave configurations and ease of performing these changes, this equipment provides maximum performance and ensures excellent grain quality while minimizing loss.

“Some areas of the state have seen more than 20 inches of rain in the last month,” Williams says. “To manage the difficult harvest conditions, some producers purchased track machines to get the crop out of the field with minimal rutting and compaction.”

A late harvest demands long days, and producers are enjoying the comfort and quiet of the new Axial-Flow 130 and 230 series cab. Features such as AFS RowGuide, AFS AccuGuide and HID lighting packages help them harvest late into the evening. With six models to choose from and peak horsepower up to 625, customers are ready and prepared to meet every harvest challenge.

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