Equipment

Is the Honeybee Header the real deal?

Is the Honeybee Header the real deal?

On a recent webinar, Kelly mentioned how much he really liked the new Honeybee header that he purchased before this season started. Here is a quick breakdown of the reasons why he is considering buying another one for next season.

Read full story

TRIALING A NEW HEADER

TRIALING A NEW HEADER

Kelly takes his new Honeybee Airflex Header for a spin during wheat harvest. There are a few things he immediately likes about it.

Read full story

It's Almost Planting Season. So Chad is Working on His Combines

It's Almost Planting Season. So Chad is Working on His Combines

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.

Read full story

Something New That Works Good

Something New That Works Good

It has been a tough season that Dan will be happy is over. So, no surprise that when he finds something that is actually working well for him, he's gonna tell us about it. In this case, Dan talks about his favorite "Yield Saving" features on his new Drago GT corn head.

Read full story

Chop it up and Spit it out: Residue breakdown Starts Here

Chop it up and Spit it out: Residue breakdown Starts Here

In a no-till environment, residue is an issue. Dan jumps out of the combine to show you why he loves the Stalk Devastator™ from Yetter when it comes to that first step to achieving residue breakdown.

Read full story

Inside the Narrow Band

Inside the Narrow Band

Dan is at the end of another farming season and it has been one spent almost entirely in a narrow band of Northern Illinois that has been dry and hot all year. Despite the intensive field management, Dan is off to a rough start in his first soybean field.

Read full story

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.

Read full story

Soybean Desiccation: A hot knife through butter

Soybean Desiccation: A hot knife through butter

Soybean desiccation is not a standard practice in Kelly's part of the world, but that doesn't mean it should not be. Kelly has implemented a desiccation strategy this year on his soybeans and he is already seeing the benefits. In this member video, Kelly talks about soybean desiccation and top benefits he expects to see this fall.

Read full story

Kevin's NCGA Wedding Corn

Kevin's NCGA Wedding Corn

The wedding is over and now Kevin hopes the honeymoon phase begins as he cuts his NCGA contest corn. He breaks down what he likes about it and the field management practices that he used to get it to this point. Corn is in the hopper and it's safe to say based on the yield monitor that the "Wedding Corn" has done its job.

Read full story