Chad Bought A New Combine For His Farm| Here is Why.
27 Oct 238 min 35 sec

Chad made a big change this season when he bought a new


 combine for his farm. He talks about the learning curve and the features he really likes so far.

00:00 Hey y'all, this is Chad Henderson from Extreme Ag and here we go again. We out here. It's sweaty, we nasty. Like Ryan showed up from cloth, 00:08 he's gonna help me run through this machine. We've put about, I don't know, I think I put four or 500 acres through it, you know, 00:13 so we've really enjoyed running this thing and it's just a whole learning curve. So let's take a look Ryan. Let's 00:19 Do it. So let's talk about this track system. You know, that's something that's viewed our, our farm and I was kind of concerned about it to start with, 00:28 you know, when you talk about tracks, you know, and you hear a lot of horror stories about people throwing talc in 'em and throwing dirt in them to get 'em broke in. Yep. And I asked, 00:37 I asked them about it, you know, and I said, what do you need to do about breaking? He said, whatcha you talking about? We'll just run down the road. I'm like, 00:42 That's new. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. So our tracks are designed to be weight carrying tracks. A lot of our competition are using pulling tracks. Because of that, 00:50 we're able to distribute that heat a lot better. That's why it's so long. Um, and that takes care of a lot of those issues that you'd see with alkin breaking. 00:58 It's also fully suspended, so that really helps a lot with your ride comfort. And then we also upgraded features for this model year. 01:05 We've got some clear caps right here as well where you can check those oil levels in there. Just by site. 01:10 Just by site. And I was scrolling through the stuff in the screen and I noticed it had like a highway miles on it. 01:17 Absolutely. You know, And it had a highway. I'm like, what is this? I got looking and I'd been like 40 miles and I hadn't been over about a eight 01:23 mile stretch, you know? So I'm like, man, I really need to either get in the field or get outta the field, but quit going to and from the field, you 01:29 Know? Yeah. Yeah. When the road travel switching there, that activates that counter and you are able to see exactly how many road miles you've done, um, on these tracks as well. So you can keep our eye on that data. 01:40 So We'll talk about the ride just a second. You know, I've never, like I said, I've never experienced this and when I took off down the road the first time I 01:47 was like, oh, this is different. And it was in a good way. One way is we do a lot of traveling. 01:52 The other machines that we have right now are currently from 17 to 18 foot wide. Right. This one's a little over 14. Exactly. 01:58 Yeah. So I really noticed that. And then the next thing is our roads don't have a real good shoulder, you know? So a lot of times you get a dual off edge of the road and it gets real rough on 02:06 the machine in the cab, you know? And so I noticed that out of it too. The road travel on it was really nice. 02:12 Yep. Obviously not having that dual narrowing up we're able to go a lot of places of us can't. 02:17 And then that 25 mile an hour road speed really gets you where you need to go as well. Yeah. 02:20 Yeah. It runs 25, 26 mile an hour. What about the threshing system? Let's get to the guts of this one. 02:24 Yeah, let's talk about the crop flow. So crop comes through the feeder house, immediately moves into our, uh, hybrid system here. 02:32 So conventional machines, rotors, or freshing drum, we have both. So we're fresh in the crop right at the front with our a p s drum. It's, uh, 02:42 initial first stop. 30% of the freshen is done right there. Yep. That frees up a lot of capacity of this machine. 02:48 That's where we're able to run a lot faster than some of the competition. We then have our main freshen drum that takes care of all of the freshen, 02:56 absolutely no separation done right there. Our impeller then feeds our twin rotors, which are at the back of the machine. Those twin rotors take care of all of the separation. 03:05 We also have rotor cover flaps under those that they adjust hydraulically from within the cam. So if you need to separate that crop a little better, 03:12 you can open and close those. One of the big takeaways we always want customers to know on this is the freshen system and the rotor system can be set independently of each other. 03:23 So we're able to do a really nice job of freshen through that. Yeah. Yep. So, so like I said, you know, 03:28 when you first come down and Ryan come down for the, for the first day when we run, you know, and I told him, I said, man, look, you have just, there's, 03:35 there's so much difference here from the machines we've been running, you know, the way you set 'em and the way they run, um, you know, it's still the same. 03:42 A a, a combine is a is is a machine regardless. And, and the concept is the same, you know, with the screens and the air and the separation is the same. But man, 03:51 it's just a little learning curve. And when he come down and he talked me through these learning curves and we set the machine on the first a hundred acres we run, you know, 03:58 and to be now back when we run four or 500 acres now I understand a lot more because I couldn't take him. I told him, I said, look man, you gotta stop. 04:05 I can't take him with so much. And so we've got to run it. And now I understand a lot more about how to, how to set it and what it wants, 04:11 you know? Right. Yep. Definitely a little information load. Load. Yep. First thing. But once you run a little bit, it's, it's makes a lot of sense. 04:18 It's very intuitive to take care of the controls. She definitely gets real happy about 5,000 bushel an hour. Yeah, that's kind of the sweet spot there. 04:27 We can go up to 8,000 bushel per hour if we're really pushing. So a couple things Chad, we'll look at over here. 04:34 Take a look at the auto greaser. Yeah. That, that has been, that's been something that's been new to me for sure. You know, uh, 04:40 we hadn't had auto greasing on anything from back in the cotton picker days, you know. Sure. 04:44 Yep. So auto greases right here, um, that goes ahead and it greases lots of components, almost every component on this machine, 04:52 anywhere from 10 to two minutes intervals. And I noticed, I noticed in that, that it had a setting in there where we could, we could be like less normal, aggressive or what, 05:01 what's the name of the setting? It's like three different settings that we can set the greasing system up on. Yeah. 05:05 So you can do normal less greasing or more greasing and that all depends as to how often you want this CE system to pump grease into the depose. Any 05:13 Pumps per it pumps a little bit every how many seconds? It depends on how you got it set. But anywhere from every two minutes to every 10 minutes, 05:22 Two minutes to 10 minutes. So maintenance on this is obviously a lot less than what it would be on machines without grease. So Yeah, 05:29 I noticed, you know, when we, when we purchased the machine, I was looking at the greasing on it, you know, and it was like, 05:34 like how many fittings? Zero. I'm like, whoa, whoa. You know, but I noticed, you know, we do have a few fittings degrees at like 102 hundred 50 hours, 05:42 you know, some stuff like that. Right. I tell you something I've really enjoyed and we're gonna, we may be skipping gears right here, but I have really enjoyed the unloading. 05:50 Unloading. Yeah, absolutely Man. So 5.1 bushel per second unload speed and 510 bushel tanks. So we were able to get the corn out of there real fast. 06:01 So, all right. What else you wanna talk about? I kind of know what I think's coming from you and it's definitely the biggest learning cover curve for me. I know my son Jackson, 06:09 he would just smoke right through it. But us as the, I would say, I wouldn't say I'm an older farmer, but I'm definitely an older farmer. 06:16 You know, I would definitely say that this is something that's gonna be my biggest learning curve. 06:20 Yep. So it'd be CMOs automatic and it's our automated combine setting system. So it goes through and it can set everything from the freshing drum, 06:29 the cleaning system, um, the separation system takes care of all of that for you. Runs a mile an hours if you want to. 06:36 Right. And also have cruise pilot as well, which is our Ford speed automation system too. So cruise pilots measuring the thickness of the crop mat coming into the machine 06:46 and adjusting the Ford speed accordingly. And then CMASS is a self-learning software. So it's always going through reevaluating what it's done, um, 06:54 in order to make sure it's doing the best job. So if I keep cutting that off, it's not learning anything. No, No. Let it be, you have some adjustments in there. 07:04 We call 'em optimization sliders. Yeah. You can then tell that CMAs system what you see as an operator in order to help make it do a better job so you can make it be gentler. 07:13 You can even make it do a less good job so that you can have more throughput. Yeah. 07:18 So we getting ready to fire up, but I wanted to ask one more thing of you, Ryan. Sure. 07:22 So I figured out the other day that you can turn this machine on with a top completely closed. Yeah, 07:27 That's correct. Why is that? In Europe and here as well. If you get in a situation where you are limited on height trees, power lines, 07:36 what it be, you can go ahead and run a certain percentage of the tank with the bins closed so you don't get tangled up in anything. 07:43 That's amazing. Like, I'd never thought of that. I'm like, I, I was going to talk you about like making a checklist of stuff not to do and I 07:50 was, that was on my checklist, like, don't turn on with the top down. Well you can erase that one, 07:53 But now I can erase that. Well, it's been a good day. It's been, it hadn't been real eventful. So that's always a good thing. I'm, that's 08:01 Always a good thing. Um, We learned some new settings today or I learned some new settings. You taught me some more settings because when we first started, you know, 08:08 it was just information overload Right. For me. But, uh, we're happy with a machine, it's running good. And then, uh, 08:16 we're shelling some corn, so it's been a good day. Good. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. Glad you learned something. 08:20 Glad I could come out help you out with it. So you'll be down every week. You'll have to take that up with the other guy.

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