On the first day of 2020 corn harvest, Kelly is combining some 26% moisture corn When you are combining higher moisture corn it helps to have a concave that is gentle on the crop. The XPR2 Concaves keep delivering as advertised with reduced loss, and nice clean corn in the grain tank.
Soybean desiccation can improve soybean harvest efficiency, but applying desiccants at the appropriate growth stage is key to success. Matt Miles, Robb Dedman and Kevin Matthews discuss their method for determining the right time to apply desiccants. In this member video, they discuss the importance of monitoring seed development and membrane detachment as a guide for maturity and desiccant application.
Dan Luepkes takes you into his corn field to show you what he scouts for later in the season. Dan looks for indicators of biological activity, root structure, stalk shape, and more.
Matt has always been skeptical as to the real ROI of aftermarket concaves when compared to the factory concaves on his John Deere combines. This year he is running a few in-field comparison tests to see how the new XPR2 Concaves compare to the OEM Concaves in terms of yield loss, combine speed and ROI.
Dan is loading out some beans from last year and he really like what he sees in the grain sample straight from the discharge auger. No cracking, no breaks, no pods. Just clean beans.
Kelly Garrett changed out his factory concaves and installed the new XPR2 Concaves from Estes Performance Concaves. He saw an immediate difference in combine efficiency and he is even more excited that he doesn't have to change them out for bean and corn harvest.
Kevin gives us a look at some of the key features and design attribute of the new XPR2 Performance Concaves from Estes Performance Concaves. Yield loss has been an issue for Kevin with factory concaves and he these new concaves from Estes are the right solution. Not to mention they allow him to thresh all crops with one concave.
Probably one of the more complex pieces of machinery on the farm, Kevin Matthews, and Chad Henderson join Matt Miles to take a look at the essential maintenance areas of a cotton picker. Do’s and Don’ts that will keep you baling.
Chad and Kevin discuss the latest developments in John Deere Guidance Systems and tips for keeping your RTK operating at peak performance with Shannon Norwood of TriGreen Equipment.