by the AMS Product Support Team
The wheat crop is being harvested in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin. Wheat yield have been really good. We have heard this from many areas including the wheat belt out West. Damp conditions have slowed it a bit, but the rains are certainly welcome with the forecast of extreme heat that is on the way.
Some of the storms have led to some corn crop damage from wind and hail. This has peaked some interest in drones as customers and insurance agents are interested in surveying the damage in a more efficient manner. You can learn more about our drone packages here. It has also spiked some interest in rowsense autotrac steering systems to help harvest the tangled crop. Soybeans overall appear to be very good.
The Sloan 12F folding corn heads are also generating quite a bit of conversation as customers look for ways to reduce needed manpower by leaving the header on the combine for transport. We are starting to see some of these heads roll out of manufacturing and hopefully will have some for show and tell at our local combine clinics late this summer. You can learn more about the Sloan 12F here.
Exactemerge planters and retrofits were very hot topics these last few weeks as the planter program deadline was approaching quickly. We had several customers update their existing planters as well as purchase new. This technology is really gaining traction. Not just for the increased acres per day, but also for the incredible spacing. You can learn more about these retrofit kits here.
Jared and Austin have been pumping out the data folders for customers this past week. If anyone has not brought in their data for processing, please do so soon so we will have you set up and ready to roll for fall harvest.
Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin. Learn more at www.sloans.com