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Husker Harvest Days showcases mobile office tractor
Husker Harvest Days is primarily the place where farmers go to learn about new products for a better farm. News 5's Lauren Conley has the latest on how hopping in your combine can be your new mobile office.
At Husker Harvest Days not only can you see the latest and greatest technology in agriculture, but you can actually see it at work in the fields. This year there's lots to look forward to including Case IH's mobile office.
Combines harvest 88 types of crops in North America. It seems simple enough, but there's always a new way to improve how it's done. People want efficiency.
"Efficient data transfer as well as efficient harvest capacity for our growers," said farmer Brian Bohnhoff.
One company is featuring its most recent upgrades to its combines. They're like luxury vehicles.
"We've benchmarked over the next four years the industry trends of what customer's are looking for. That's where we talk about productivity," said Case IH Marketing Manager Nathan Weinkauf.
They're calling it a mobile office because of all the features the cab offers like a foot rest, cell phone dock and blue tooth. Though they're still appealing to efficiency with a new transmission.
"A variable ground drive, which gives you 22% more tractive effort," said Weinkauf.
In a year of drought efficiency is important. And people are looking to make the most bang for their buck.
"You gotta be able to adjust 'em down to get what little grain is there, because there's gonna be quite a bit less this year than normal," said farmer Richard Koepke. "From a fuel efficiency standpoint, they're getting that gain, that benefit with axial flow combines."
So far, It's getting glowing reviews.
"It makes the operation a lot smoother and there's a lot of belts and chains that you don't have to tighten and do a lot of work with," said Koepke.
You can check out their combine and other companies products at the demonstration field.
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