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BrentinND 124253 103 Soybean Harvest either
Soybean Harvest
'03 2388 and '04 30' 1020 Flexhead with Crary Air Reel, this
is the last of the beans for 2004. Soybeans were direct
seeded into wheat stubble. Received a frost on August 20
that set them back, field averaged in the high teens.
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This shows the fan system for the air reel
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View of air system from cab, also ya can see all of last
years wheat stubble remaining. These were some short and
sad beans
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Here you can see the air nozzles extending from the center
tube of the reel. The nozzle position is adjustable from
inside the cab as well as the air pressure.
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1020 on trailer, a better veiw of the reel and air nozzles.
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Interesting pictures. Does CaseIH manufacture this air
system integrated header? Is this air system significant
regarding cost and performance?
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Hey sharp

No, CIH only makes the 1020, the reel is made by Crary and
added as a dealer installed option. As far as cost, it is
very significant adding $7500 to a $28000 head (full list
price) As far as performance, after having one i would not
go without it. In short to very short beans it blows the
plants in that the reel can not reach, in average to tall
beans it blows the seeds in that the cutterbar shatters. My
goal was to save 2 bushels an acre on short beans and 1 on
average beans, I feel it did better than that. In one
extreme case of short beans i shut the air off for one
round, the yield monitor showed close to 7 bu loss. Also
the air greatly impoves the feeding into the auger. After
this year I feel the Crary Air Reel more than paid for
itself. Hope this answered your questions, if you have more
feel free to ask!

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