Case IH 3000H grain anal­yser

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Case IH 3000H On-Com­bine Grain Anal­yser un­veiled

The Case IH 3000H On-Com­bine Grain Anal­yser, which mon­i­tors grain pro­tein in ce­re­als and oil per­cent­age in oilseeds when fit­ted to a com­bine dur­ing har­vest, is now avail­able in Aus­tralia.

Real-time qual­ity map­ping in­for­ma­tion from the unit on the out­side of the com­bine har­vester is fed to a 10-inch touch­screen dis­play in­side the cabin.

The anal­yser is avail­able for delivery with new MY16 Ax­ial-Flow 140 and 240 Se­ries com­bines, and can also be retro­fit­ted to older Case IH har­vesters.

South Aus­tralian farmer Terry Sch­mucker has al­ready used the anal­yser and says the data it pro­vides can help to com­pare yield maps to grain pro­tein maps, and as­sess the ef­fi­ciency of fer­tiliser.

“The data’s been re­ally ex­cit­ing be­cause it’s showed up ar­eas that have high-yield high-pro­tein, high-yield low-pro­tein, low-yield high-pro­tein, and low-yield low­pro­tein,” Sch­mucker says. “With in­for­ma­tion from the 3000H, we can bet­ter un­der­stand what’s go­ing on and tar­get our fer­tiliser more ef­fec­tively.”

The area that Sch­mucker farms is in has a long his­tory of drought, so he says it’s even more im­por­tant to know what’s go­ing on in terms of nu­tri­ent lev­els within the crop. The Case IH 3000H On-Com­bine Grain Anal­yser also pro­vides farm­ers the abil­ity to seg­re­gate grain in the pad­dock based on its qual­ity, and to blend grain to max­imise farm gate pric­ing. The 3000H On-Com­bine Grain Anal­yser also mea­sures grain mois­ture, a fea­ture that Sch­mucker has found to be use­ful.

“The mois­ture cal­cu­la­tor on the 3000H is very ac­cu­rate and con­sis­tent with the lo­cal si­los,” Sch­mucker says.

“With the 3000H, we have con­fi­dence that when we reap, we know ex­actly what the mois­ture level is.”

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