New attachments

Companies continue scrambling to provide big operators more size and volume at harvesting. The new products at the fall farm shows were proof positive that companies are looking for ways to help farmers get grain into the elevator or storage faster.

See if there’s a product here that fits your needs. Company websites also provide information on other products in these companies’ sales lineups.

Biggest folding corn header

Geringhoff’s has one of the biggest folding corn headers on the market. The new 41-foot-wide Northstar header (24 rows on 20-inch spacing or 16 rows on 30-inch spacing) folds down to 21 feet. Suggested list price: $180,000. Call Aemsco, Minot, N.D., at 701-852-1876, or visit www.cornheader.com or www.geringhoff.com.

Get Capello corn heads in U.S.

Capello corn heads are available now from Worthington Ag Parts. A stalk-chopping system is standard on these folding European corn heads. Each row has its own independent clutch that can be engaged from the cab. The hoods are made from a polymer material. Husks and stalks glide over the hoods without sticking, even in bad weather. The new hood fitting absorbs the cob impact and limits cob bounce, reducing material loss and husking. The hood weighs one-third or less than a standard metal hood, and is stronger and more flexible. Suggested list price: approximately $10,000 per row. Call Worthington Ag Parts, Worthington, Minn., at 888-845-8456, or visit www.worthingtonagparts.com.

Abilene offers Case/IH rotors

For Case/IH owners who have a 60 or 80 Series machine in need of rotors, Abilene Machine offers hardened bars and hardened spike bars. The parts are dynamically balanced, offer the latest in rotary technology, have increased capacity, eliminate slugging and provide better fuel economy. The parts interchange with OEM. The suggested list price for the 60 Series rotors is $3,950. The 80 Series runs $4,450. Call Abilene Machine, Abilene, Kan., 800-255-0337, or visit www.abilenemachine.com.


This article published in the January, 2011 edition of INDIANA PRAIRIE FARMER.

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