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:
- 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.