Kelly takes his new Honeybee Airflex Header for a spin during wheat harvest. There are a few things he immediately likes about it.
Chad brought his combines into the shop this week to get them ready for wheat harvest in June. He walks through a few of the maintenance items he looks for.
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.
Matt Miles once believed a yield monitor was a nice — although not completely necessary — gadget for the combine. Today, he won’t let the combines roll if the yield monitor isn’t working properly. Matt and next generation son, Layne Miles, explain the adaptations their farm has made since Layne joined the farm full time in 2016. Technology and data analysis allows the Miles to reduce water use, manage resources, and even keep an eye on straying employees. They explain how they go about gathering and applying data and how you can do the same on your farm to achieve better — more profitable — outcomes!
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.
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.
Dan is maximizing a 40 acre field to supply feed for his cow-calve operation and then finish the field with a corn crop. Today he is cutting a rye blend and making room to plant corn in a few days.
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.