ABOVE: AGCO 3300 Command Series Corn Head
At the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., AGCO introduced its all-new 3300 Command Series corn heads, designed for higher capacity corn harvest with a 20% reduction in overall power requirements compared with competing models.
AGCO’s Kevin Bien says the four models of the 3300 Command corn head are the result of more than 4 years of design and field testing and include chopping and non-chopping models in 8- and 12-row configurations for Gleaner, Massey Ferguson and Challenger combines.
“This new corn head is designed to reduce header losses to both cobs and overall corn loss in the harvesting process,” he explains. “The new models use roto-molded snouts, which allow the crop a smoother feeding transition without butt shelling. Also, the row units pull the stalks straight down without stripping the leaves to better position the ears for harvest and reduce the amount of residue flowing through the harvester.”
A 20-inch auger efficiently moves higher capacities of corn to the feeder house with better control than competing models, he says.
The 3300 Command Series heads also feature a from-the-cab fore and aft tilt control and upgraded gathering chains and lugs.
Bien says the energy savings over competing chopper heads come from overall engineering designs to efficiently move the crop from the snap rolls to the feeder house and a proven, efficient mechanical power system.
More Product Introductions from AGCO...
Farm Equipment staff has been hitting the road all summer covering various media events to get the scoop on the latest new product introductions. Last week at the Farm Progress Show, AGCO rolled out its new products. Find our coverage below: