The best way to learn about new technology is to see it firsthand. The next best option is hearing from someone who has experienced it in person. Here’s an up-close look at the Case IH Axial-Flow 9250 combine. It operated in the field during harvest demonstrations at Boone, Iowa, in preparation for the Farm Progress Virtual Experience.
You can see this combine and many other machines in action by visiting FPVExp.com. Demonstrations, the virtual trade show, informative sessions and more are all online, waiting for you to check them out. Under the “Demos” tab, you can watch the Case IH Axial-Flow 9250 in action, driven by Jesse Williams of Case IH with narration by Max Armstrong of Farm Progress.
After the demonstration, Williams provided a walk-around tour of the machine. One of the first things he did was open the side panel on the left side of the combine and access the rotor. He wanted to point out the transition vane that Case IH uses to adjust material flow through the threshing mechanism.
“If material is dry, you may want to speed up how fast the mat of material is flowing through the machine,” he explained. “If you’re in a situation where a considerable amount of greener material is going through the machine, you may want to slow the flow of material through the machine down to get better results.”
This combine was equipped with PowerFlex Trax available for the Case IH Axial-Flow 250 Series combines. Williams noted that the suspension delivers a smoother ride for the operator in the cab.
Precision farming functions
AFS Harvest Command is an option available on the Case IH Axial-Flow 250 Series combines, Williams said. It provides a higher degree of automation when operating the machine. Instead of adjusting several different systems manually, usually from the cab, the AFS Harvest Command system does this for you.
“You set the parameters you’re comfortable with for such things as minimum and maximum variance for grain quality and maximum ground speed, and it does the rest,” he said. It can adjust sieves, fans, rotor speed and the transition vane to keep you within your set parameters.
Learn more about the Case IH Axial-Flow 250 Series combines at caseih.com.
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