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AIM features first-ever combine demo

Six machines will make daily passes through a field of fall rye

There’s never been anything like this in Western Canada before. See, first hand, how a fall rye crop feeds into and passes through six machines as they line up side by side to harvest in the Ag in Motion demonstration field.

Fall rye has been seeded at the Ag in Motion site and has been growing all summer long in order for it to be as mature as possible for July’s demonstrations and to best simulate fall harvest conditions. The 15-acre plot will be straight cut by the participating combines.

This demonstration will feature examples of these monstrous machines from manufacturers like Claas, Versatile, New Holland, John Deere and Massey. Redekop will also have a presence in the demo, showcasing its unique combine header.

The combine demonstration will kick off the Ag in Motion field demos at 12:30 p.m. Directly following, at 1:30 p.m., the tillage demonstration will highlight and compare equipment for one-pass seedbed preparation. An interactive Sprayer Ride ’n’ Drive will be ongoing daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well.

This article was presented as an Ag in Motion Special Event Feature in the July 3, 2017 issue of the Alberta Farmer Express.

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