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New Drago Corn Head with Kernel Capture Technology

12/05/2012 @ 2:05pm

Kernel Capture Technology in the new Drago Series II Corn Head aims to help farmers put more grain in the bin.

“Whether the goal is 150 or 300 bushels per acre, farmers want to harvest everything they grow,” says Tom Shafer, VP Sales Director for Dragotec USA, Inc. “The Drago Series II Corn Head with Kernel Capture Technology gives them the best chance to harvest every bit of their genetic investment, because when corn is paying the bills, every kernel counts.”

The Kernel Capture Technology is designed to help prevent grain escape, reduce bounce and shelling, and capture more grain.

The new, precision-fit Kernel Barrier, placed at the base of the redesigned, snug bonnet and snout, helps smooth grain flow to prevent kernel loss. In addition, the Drago corn heads have automatic self-adjusting deck plates. With each pass through the field, the self-adjusting deck plates automatically make decisions for the operator — decisions that could add up to bushels per acre of yield savings.  Shafer points to university studies that show deck-plate gaps as slight as one-eighth of an inch can result in yield losses of up to 4 bushels an acre.

Drago’s low-velocity knife rollers on this model are up to 50% longer than traditional corn heads, giving the Drago corn heads more time to process the plant without reducing speed. The knife-to-knife design also reduces bounce and shelling by pinching stalks and pulling them to the auger at slower speeds.

Corn heads are positioned up to 6 degrees lower than the industry standard, allowing the heads to travel closer to down or tangled crops. New, wrench-free adjustment knobs are spring loaded to add extra down pressure to the snout for lodged corn.

Drago Corn Heads are available for all combine makes and models in 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, and 18 rows with 20- to 36-inch spacing depending upon row size.

For more information on the Drago Series II Corn Heads, visit www.dragotec.com.

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