Combine Demonstration


Kelcy Schroder With all the new technologies out, many of the people who come to the Farm Progress Show come to see the field demonstrations.

Me getting into the Combine On Tuesday, the demonstrations were canceled due to all the rain but they started up yesterday in full force! I was able to see the combines harvest the corn; it was really nice to see the operation set up for the public to watch the demonstrations. All the combines all line up along the right side of the field and it is all roped off so people can watch them slowly. A combine runs about every 3-4 minutes so you are able to see each combine by itself.

With the media pass I have, I was able to ride in one of the combines. Amazing, how nice the combines are in the inside; way nicer than most cars I’ve ridden in! There was a rider seat next to the driver I got to sit in so I got the chance to watch the computer controlling the combine and be up close with the operation.

I was able to ride in a CAT Lexion combine, and Jeff Gray was the driver. Jeff Gray works for Claas and has for many years. I was able to do a short interview with him about his job and what he does. Also, I have a short video of the process of the combine harvesting the corn.

If I could recommend anything here at the Farm Progress Show, I would go see the demonstrations. The tractors/combines are enormous! It is amazing to see how the style, functions, and over quality changes over time.

Listen to my interview with Jeff Gray here: Listen to MP3 Jeff Gray (1 min. MP3)

Here’s the video: Watch WMV File Harvesting Corn (2 min WMV)

Coverage of the Farm Progress Show is sponsored by Monsanto: Monsanto

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