John Marshall and Jim Droll from Kunau Implement attended the recent unveiling of the Drago GT Corn Head in Fenton, IA—headquarters of Drago North America. During the event, John and Jim saw the unveiling of the new configurations—including the single knife and double knife—as well as the nuts and bolts of how this new machine can help our growers get the most out of the kernels and their combine.
“This is a great product,” said John Marshall. “I’m most excited about the potential savings it will bring to our growers, helping them get the most out of each yield. This is something that Drago has always focused on and this is a testament to that ongoing goal.”
Some of the industry-firsts and advances in the GT Corn Head include:
- The industry’s largest auger and 28-inch pitch fin move more corn faster, yet more gently. It also handles more trash to help keep you harvesting through tough conditions
- Automatic deck plates with quadsuspenion have revolutionized the entry point where the corn meets the machine, greatly reducing butt-shelling and preventing yield loss
- The industry’s longest knife rollers mean the ability to capture even more corn
- The single chop option gives users an on and off lever for field-to-field residue management flexibility
- Independent component protection means that each part of the equipment is protected individually including the knife rollers, auger, choppers and more
“This has been some time in the making for Drago,” said Jim Droll. “They did substantial testing and product development, and last fall they did in-field testing in Iowa fields for performance and training.”
At Kunau Implement, we expect to have the first Drago GT Corn Heads in stock in the early part of December for our customers to have a first look and learn more about the machine. Our expert teams in DeWitt and Preston will be prepared to answer questions and share more on the differentiating new features of this product.