Equipment

Dan Loves The Stalk Devastators and Really Hates Laptops

Dan Loves The Stalk Devastators and Really Hates Laptops

Dan is waiting for the grain cart so he is out of the combine taking a look at one of his favorite aftermarket attachments, the Stalk Devastator. Great job shredding the stalks and a great ROI for his combine. But, guess what he loves most about them?

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Subsoil and Productivity

Subsoil and Productivity

You can learn a lot from a row of corn. In this case, Dan is down to one of his last rows of corn and he is noticing some dramatic differences in the growth patterns of the plants in a single row of corn. Dan takes stops combining for a minute to share his thoughts on the reason for the non-uniform growth.

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Picking Up Downed Corn With the Geringhoff 15-Inch Corn Head

Picking Up Downed Corn With the Geringhoff 15-Inch Corn Head

Kelly takes the Geringhoff 15-inch corn head to the scene of the derecho crime to see if it performs as promised. He's not winning any races running at 1.2 mph, but if it helps him get the most out of this downed corn then it is well worth it.

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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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Chad Picks Up A Full Day in Harvest Efficiency with the XPR2 Concaves

Chad Picks Up A Full Day in Harvest Efficiency with the XPR2 Concaves

Chad Henderson farms a lot of land in north Alabama and Georgia. So if he can run at the same speeds with a 16 row head that he can with his 12-row, then that means he will get back home a lot faster. Chad ran some tests on the XPR2 concaves and he shares the results.

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The Cost of High Yield Corn on Soybeans

The Cost of High Yield Corn on Soybeans

Kelly has been focusing on driving higher corn yields every year and it has paid off in both ROI and 4 straight NCGA Iowa yield titles. But, unforeseen was the effect his higher yields and no-till operation would have on soybean emergence the following spring.

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Leave Nothing on the Field

Leave Nothing on the Field

In sports they tell you to leave it all on the field. In farming the goal is to leave nothing on the field. Kelly's field was hit hard by the derecho earlier this summer and final yield totals suffered greatly as a result.

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Prevent Bearing Burnout With The Right Return Elevator Chain Settings

Prevent Bearing Burnout With The Right Return Elevator Chain Settings

Dan shows us a simple way to free wheel the elevator chain on his John Deere 9770 combine without needing to turn the entire machine. He also uses the opportunity to show how he sets his return elevator chain drive to prevent bearing burnout by reducing torque on the drive.

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Can You Improve Bean Emergence With Your Combine Head?

Can You Improve Bean Emergence With Your Combine Head?

As a no-till operation, one of the challenges Kelly has always had is getting his early beans to emerge through the thick layer of residue left behind from the previous year’s corn crop. This year, he thinks he may have found a fix for that issue.

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