360 Yield Saver Brushes vs OEM Gathering Chains on JD 612C Cornhead

by Andy Syrcle, Assumption, IL

Sloan Implement became a Yield 360 dealer this summer.  We now sell all Yield 360 products to include Y-drops, chain rolls, yield savers, bullet plow points, soil scan, and undercover fungicide.

It this video we show how the yield saver brushes can prevent header loss when harvesting corn.  We took a 2012 John Deere 612c corn head and installed yield savers on rows 1-6.  We left regular OEM gathering chains on rows 7-12.  We did two separate tests from the afternoon when it was dry and windy to the next morning when there was a very light dew on the corn.  The difference is clear in both tests, but the savings on the dewy morning was approximately 1.25 bushels per acres with the yield savers vs OEM gathering chains.

 

There is cost involved in switching to yield 360 yield savers, however there is an immediate return on investment by saving bushels. The brushes you see in the video are known to last for approximately one year.  The initial set up for yield savers is $600 per row.  This includes new gathering chains and a set of brushes.  The gathering chains will last the same as John Deere OEM chains, but you will need to change the brushes yearly depending on acres harvested.  The cost to change brushes is $275 per row.

If you have any questions on Yield 360 products please contact Sloan Implement.

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

 

 

 

Yield 360 Chain Rolls vs Deere Intermeshing Knife Rolls

by Andy Syrcle, Assumption, IL

Sloan Implement became a Yield 360 dealer this summer.  We now sell all Yield 360 products to include Y-drops, chain rolls, yield savers, bullet plow points, soil scan, and undercover fungicide.

This video shows the difference between John Deere opposed rolls, intermeshing rolls, and Yield 360 chain rolls.   The first major difference is that the John Deere opposed rolls leave long crimped pieces of stalk.  John Deere intermeshing rolls leave a lot smaller pieces of stalk for better break down and ability to plow the ground sooner without worry of the plow or ripper plugging/balling up.  The Yield 360 chain rolls leave smaller pieces as well as crimp the smaller pieces, split the pieces of stalk long ways, and ripping open the top of stalk still standing.  This crimping and splitting allows for quicker better break down to get the nutrients of the stalk back in the ground faster.

Note: opposed rolls are the best for “fluffing” on the header.

If you have any questions regarding the different type stalk rolls for your corn head please contact Sloan Implement.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Calibrating the TCM on a 2600/2630 Display

by Andy Syrcle, Assumption, IL

As you move your 2600 or 2630 Display into your combine this fall, you will need to calibrate your TCM to make sure you have the most accurate GPS signal and A/B Lines.  This Youtube video will help explain how to properly calibrate your TCM to assure your autotrac works properly in your Tractor, Combine, Sprayer, or any other self propelled vehicle.  Have a safe fall!

 

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

 

 

 

John Deere ExactEmerge Meter Maintenance Video

by Lucas Veale, Assumption, IL

The John Deere ExactEmerge high speed planter produced excellent results in its its very first planting season.  After helping growers plant thousands of acres with the new meter, we have an excellent understanding of how it functions.  This video explains meter maintenance and how to optimize the performance of the your planter while utilizing the ExactEmerge meter.

John Deere ExactEmerge Meter Maintenance Video by Sloan Implement

 

The Sloan Support blog 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

 

 

 

John Deere L300 Large Square Balers

by Bill Kletecka, Cuba CIty, WI

John Deere has once again joined the large square baler market, with two models available for shipment this year.  These new balers are numbered L330 which makes a 3’x3’ sized bale, and L340 which makes a 3’x4’ bale.  The L300 series balers are double tie balers, holding the bale together with a set of knots at each end of the bale. The L330 has four knotters, while the larger L340 has six to accommodate the wider bale.  Both models can be ordered with pre-cutters, but must be done out of the factory.  Pre-cutters are a set of knives that can be raised and lowered inside the baler’s throat to cut and size the crop for easier bale break up.

Some of you may remember the John Deere 100 balers, and these are more than likely not pleasant memories.  Well, we can finally put those nightmares to rest, because these balers are completely redesigned. You may have heard that these are just a Kuhn baler painted green. Well, that is only about 15% true.  Deere did indeed purchase the patents from Kuhn on their baler, but 85% of the parts have been reengineered for added strength, increased reliability, and better longevity to meet the extreme baling demands in the United States. It is my understanding that the only parts of the baler that haven’t been changed are those dealing with the under carriage and axles of the baler.

Sloan Implement was fortunate enough to take delivery of a demonstration machine for our Wisconsin stores at the end of July.  After a short pre-delivery inspection of the baler, we hit the small grain fields in our area to start baling straw.  From the first demonstration through all subsequent demos, customers commented as to how easy it was to see the entire pick up from the tractor seat, how simple the monitor was to run, how “cool” the electronic flags on the display inside the cab were versus the mechanical knotter flags on the back of the baler (they show if there was a missed knot, which we have yet encounter with this baler), and also how dense and square-edged the bales were made.

We have baled alongside of several Hesston, Massey Ferguson, Case IH, and even a Krone baler with very favorable results for the new John Deere.  Customers have experimented with everything from an hour long race to see the baler’s capacity and a slow speed test to check for the most uniform bale flake, to weighing our bales against theirs.  One could not ask for more appropriate validation as proof that this baler will be a baler that lasts in the marketplace. All in all, we have gone head-to-head with the competition, and customers have had a very positive response to the baler.  If you are in or around Sloans northern stores and would like to see it in action, please contact one of your local AMS personnel or salesman to set up a demo.  Here are some pictures from a few of our demos.

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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

 

 

 

JD 4020 AutoTrac Planting Soybeans

Here’s a video of Larry Probst, store manager at Sloan Implement in Effingham, IL, planting soybeans with his Autotrac ready 4020 and 7000 12 row planter.

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 19 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.   Learn more at www.sloans.com

Sloan Winter Technology Expo in Atwood, IL Feb 3

You are invited to attend Sloan’s Sprayer Clinic on Tuesday March 3 at our Atwood, IL Training Facility.

Classes will begin at 9 am and finish at 2 pm.

Our sprayer experts will provide training on the following topics:

  • Set-up and operation of Spraystar monitor
  • Section control and Documentation
  • Solution system changes from 30 series to R’s
  • Service and maintenance
  • Sprayer walk around
  • And answer any questions you might have about your John Deere sprayer
  • You can view more info and register at sloans.com by clicking this link

You can view more info and register at sloans.com by clicking this link.