Equipment

How To (Inexpensively!) Increase Your Combine’s Efficiency and Capture more Yield

How To (Inexpensively!) Increase Your Combine’s Efficiency and Capture more Yield

Inside your combine there are a LOT of moving parts and some of those parts — specifically your machine’s concaves — might not be pulling their weight. What if an inexpensive change got you through harvest 25% faster, or allowed you to increase the size of your combine head — without changing out your combine? What if your combine’s concaves are losing a bushel per acre out the rear end of the machine? Or worse yet, grinding and splitting your crop or allowing too much foreign matter to end up in the hopper? Chances are, you don’t think a lot about the belly of your machine but you should. Chad Henderson discusses the benefits he’s seen on his Alabama farm since making the simple switch to the XPR2 Concaves by Estes Performance Concaves.

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Chad's XPR2 Concaves Deliver in Wheat

Chad's XPR2 Concaves Deliver in Wheat

Just finished with his 2021 wheat harvest, Chad talks about the productivity, grain samples and how easy it was to change the settings on his XPR2 concaves.

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Grain Bin Safety: A Matter of Life and Death

Grain Bin Safety: A Matter of Life and Death

The large grain augers of today can move a lot of grain in a short amount of time, meaning conditions in a grain bin can change fast and become a life or death situation in a matter of seconds. According to Purdue University, there were 35 reported grain-related entrapments in 2020, and 20 of them were fatal. Matt Miles had the opportunity to attend a grain bin safety training seminar this year and talk with rescue workers and area farmers about their first hand accounts of grain bin accidents.

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Being Equipped to Seize Opportunities 

Being Equipped to Seize Opportunities 

The marketplace is in constant motion. Weather events, foreign trade and production occurrences, crop reports, and other factors create opportunities for gains (and losses!). Seasoned farm operators understand the need to exploit higher returns when the marketplace allows an opportunity to do so. Matt Miles discusses his grain facility expansion and dryer addition. The upgrade creates grain handling efficiencies and this year it’s making him an extra dollar or so per bushel by selling into an inverted market.

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Tale of the Tape: How did the XPR2 Concaves Stack up against the OEM's? Kevin Breaks it down

Tale of the Tape: How did the XPR2 Concaves Stack up against the OEM's? Kevin Breaks it down

The XtremeAg team put the Estes XPR2 Concaves to the test last season. The initial "eye-test" results were impressive, but did they really outperform the OEMs enough to deliver a solid ROI? Kevin breaks it down with data from the 2020 barley, wheat, corn and soybean harvest.

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Lee's Soybean Tender Operation

Lee's Soybean Tender Operation

Take an up close tour of Lee's Soybean tender operation and learn about the changes and additions he has made to the 2009 Kenworth based trailer.

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Rice Hauling

Rice Hauling

Matt Miles is spending some off-season time moving his rice crop out of bin storage and onto a barge. This is where he really appreciates the unique bin storage system he developed that allows for easier movement of grain and multiple offload points.

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2020 Member Webinar

2020 Member Webinar

It's the XtremeAg.farm member webinar where the team unveils results from various trials, discusses key learnings and insights from the 2020 season. Topics discussed include, foliar and starter fertilizer trials, population research, soybean desiccation, late season nitrogen applications, seed selection, tillage, fungicide, biologicals, boron, sulfur, fertility, and much more.

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A 15 Inch Corn Head For The Derecho Devastation

A 15 Inch Corn Head For The Derecho Devastation

Kelly Garrett saved the worst for last this harvest season but now he is about to face the devastation caused by the derecho in August as he prepares to combine the acres of corn that were flattened by the high winds and hail that came with the freak storm.

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