Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I noticed this combine harvesting soybeans in the field next to me today. What is unusual about it? The head is designed specifically for soybeans. These were popular 20 years ago. As narrow row soybeans have become more popular, most people now use a standard small grain head. Improvements in sickle bars and header controls have helped with the grain heads too. A standard Grain head is also more versatile because you can harvest more than one crop with it.