Central IL Crop Conditions and High Moisture Settings for your Combine

by Lucas Veale, Assumption, IL 

Some much needed heat arrived this past week to help push the corn crop towards black layer. Very few reports,if any, of any crop currently at this stage sets up for a delayed harvest.  It also lends itself for a higher moisture content.  Overall the crop looks to be really good and most everyone is expecting a good crop.

Setting your combine in high moisture corn can present a challenge.  Make sure that you have your chopper in the up and disengaged position.  Second, make sure that your concave has been leveled and zeroed. Now you are ready to do a power shut down so you can see what the combine is doing or not doing. Don’t forget to evaluate how your header is performing and take that into account before making an adjustment to the combine.  As a general rule, concave position threshes and cyl speed separates. With the wet corn you will want to start at the high end of your recommended fan range listed in the crop settings section of the OM.

Our customer expo had an excellent turnout. Thanks to all of the customers who came out for the meeting and to the instructors for providing insights to help maximize your equipment.

John Deere Operations Center on myjohndeere.com has many new features added to help customers analyze and manage their data.

We have updated our help videos on sloans.com. They can be viewed by clicking here.  Please check those out before harvest to answer any last minute questions or to refresh your memory of all the harvest operations.

Sunrise in Assumption, IL

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