Introducing the Drago GT Corn Head

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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.

The Many Uses of Skid Steers

By John Marshall, Sales Manager

Mustang Skid Steer
At Kunau Implement, our team of experts not only understand the skid steer product, but we know how to fit the best brand and product to your needs and desired application. Our staff in DeWitt and Preston are well-educated about the variety of skid steer options available, and can tailor your options based on your preferences and your intended use for the equipment.

One of the many reasons that skid steers are popular is due to their extreme versatility, allowing you to complete your job more quickly and efficiently—especially for jobs like:

  • Livestock
  • Landscape
  • Snow Removal
  • Building and Construction
  • Farm Maintenance
  • Forestry

The team at Kunau can help you find the skid steer that’s right for your needs while giving you a turn-key experience—providing a stress-free customer service experience through financing, set-up, delivery, warranties, service and training.

Here are just a few highlights of the skid steer products available at Kunau Implement:

New Holland 200 Series Skid Steer—With rock-solid stability and unmatched dump height and reach, the 200 Series skid steers from New Holland were designed from the ground up to allow operators to move bigger loads with greater confidence.

Mustang 2086 Skid Steer—The 2086 Skid Steer from Mustang delivers raw power and strength with high-flow auxiliary hydraulics and fast ground speeds up to 12.3 mph. With an attachment mounting system, dual-hand controls and a load capacity of 2,900 pounds, operators will experience added strength and stability during their work.

 

Visit our website to find more of the skid steer options we have available from great brands like Case IH, New Holland and Mustang. Remember that the experts at Kunau Implement are available in DeWitt and Preston to help you find the right skid steer to get your job done right.

 

Year End Sale at Kunau

Iron Sale
It’s time for our year-end inventory clearance! Visit Kunau to take advantage of red hot deals on our new and pre-owned inventory, like Case IH combines. The expert team at Kunau Implement will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have and help you find the right equipment to get the job done right!

View a complete listing here: Kunau Implement Year-End Inventory Clearance

Contact the experts at Kunau Implement for more information!

Rest In Peace, Dan Kunau

Dan KunauDaniel “Dan” Barclay Kunau, age 76, of Preston, Iowa died peacefully at home after a long illness on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston, Iowa. There will be visitation at the church from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2015. Burial of ashes will take place in the Sterling Cemetery. Memorials may be given in Dan’s honor either for the Foods Resource Bank, which is an Ecumenical Christian Response to World Hunger or to the Kunau Scholarship at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. Friends may leave condolences at lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

Dan was born to Robert and Margaret (Mommsen) Kunau on October 23, 1938, in Clinton, Iowa. He lived as a child in Miles, Iowa, moving with his family to Preston, Iowa, the new location for the Kunau Implement Company, which his parents had established in 1936. Dan’s widely recognized ability to fix things, to make things work, was surely honed growing up in a family in which all children had tasks to do every day before and after school. Dan’s memorable love of food—often preferring rhubarb pie for breakfast rather than more normal options—also had its beginning in his youth.

A 1956 graduate of Preston High School, at the age of twenty he initiated the Preston Little League Program—the first of many community-building projects he undertook throughout his life. Dan graduated from St. Olaf College in 1960 with degrees in economics and accounting, an educational background that equipped him well in returning to Preston to work with his father selling and repairing farm implements. At St. Olaf, he met his future wife, Janet “Jan” McKeeby; they were married at Boe Chapel on the campus on June 23, 1962. Jan was the love of his life and they were a team for more than 53 years. St. Olaf College has continued to be a central part of Jan and Dan’s life together, enhancing their joint love of music, a love their children share. Singing in the St Olaf Choir was one of the joys of Dan’s life.

Dan worked many years in partnership with his brother, Dick, operating Kunau Implement in Preston and DeWitt. He enjoyed the respect and relationships of customers and competitors alike. Dan was proud to build his father’s business and help pass it on to the next generation. He loved his work, thinking of it as “helping to feed the world.”

Dan was passionate about his faith, family and community. Like his father before him, Dan deeply loved his children and grandchildren, nieces, nephews, including his adopted Ekka family in India. Throughout his life he championed many church, school and community development projects. He drew attention to needs and opportunities within the community of Preston and worked together with others to tackle them. Dan was an active member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Preston volunteer Fire Department, Preston School Board, Preston Library Board, Pearson Foundation Board, national Dealer Advisory Boards and served many years on the Board of Regents at Waldorf College.

Dan will be dearly missed by his wife, Jan of Preston; four children, Timothy (Sarah) Kunau of Minneapolis, MN, Todd (Mary Beth) Kunau of Davenport; Martha Kunau of Minneapolis, and Sara Kunau of Minneapolis; five grandchildren, Rebecca, Christian, David, Adam and Anna; three brothers, Robert Kunau, Jr. of San Antonio, TX, Richard (Brenda) Kunau of Preston and William (Renelle) Kunau of Maple Grove, MN; and two sisters, Jeanne Narum of Washington D.C. and Audrey (Philip) Dybahl of Madison, WI, and by his nieces and nephews, his adopted Ekka family and his many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother in-law, William H. K. Narum and sister in-law, Mary Brammerlo Kunau.

New Holland FR Self-Propelled Forage Harvester

New Holland FR Harvester

 

Todd Kunau and Rodney Bratthauer traveled to Madison, Wisconsin recently for the global introduction of the 2016 New Holland FR Self-Propelled Forage Harvester. As one of 56 dealers from North America and Canada who attended, Todd and Rodney learned about the impressive changes to both the machine and the cab of the 2016 model. Some of the improvements growers should expect in this model include:

  • A new 16 liter engine, exceeding the old, 13.9 liter engine
  • More intuitive internal controls
  • Best-in-class ease of use and serviceability
  • Increased quality of feed produced from the chopper
  • Better torque curves

The 2016 model is truly built with the customer in mind, with quality features to ensure your harvest is as efficient as possible. Rodney and Todd were excited to have a sneak peak of this product before its public release on, Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Be one of the first to check out the new model by clicking here.

At Kunau Implement, our expert team is educated on the newest products available and has been selling New Holland Self-Propelled equipment since the 1970s. We’re the true leaders in Eastern Iowa when it comes to finding the right equipment for your needs, educating you on their innovative features, providing timely service and maintenance and exceeding your expectations when it comes to customer service.

Look to Kunau for all of your 2016 product needs—especially the New Holland FR Self-Propelled Forage Harvester.

2015 Harvest Technology Conference

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This year’s Harvest Technology Conference is another example of that expertise and commitment, as Kunau Implement has held more than 30 years of continuous, free combine clinics to our operators.

Join the experts at Kunau Implement for a free Harvest Technology Conference—an event where you’ll learn about inspection tips, maintenance advice, support kits, new products and more! Attend our Harvest Technology Conference on September 9 in DeWitt or September 10 in Preston and our Kunau experts will ensure you’re prepared to maximize your harvest this season!

One of the many facets that makes Kunau Implement different from the competition is our commitment to the customer. Our knowledgeable team are truly the regional combine experts, and are here year-round to ensure your equipment is running effectively and efficiently to produce maximum results.

Presenters and experts you know include:

  • Mark Henningsen
  • Ryan Heilig
  • Rodney Bratthauer
  • Rich Anderson
  • Craig Preloger
  • Peter Kunau
  • Mike Portz
  • Steve Boremann

And more!

Join us September 9 or 10 and see why Kunau has been the leader in Eastern Iowa for nearly 80 years! To reserve your space at the 2015 Harvest Technology Conference, call Kunau at 563.659.2866.

 

Precision Farming at Kunau Implement

By Ryan Heilig, Precision Farming Specialist
Kunau Implement cares about our customer’s business success and we are dedicated to help growers learn the latest equipment and technologies. That’s why we’re hosting a Precision Farming Day on Tuesday, August 11th at our DeWitt location. This event is a chance for you to see new products that will help you become more productive, saving you time and money in the long run.

Our expert staff will be on hand showcasing products, technology and providing product demonstrations to assist you in all of your Precision Farming needs. Starting at 11:30 a.m., we will have lunch, and then offer hands-on demonstrations of equipment to give you the opportunity to see things in motion and get more information about technology options offered by Kunau Implement.

A few of the products and demonstrations that will be featured at our Precision Farming Day are:

1.  A Magnum with an XCN 2050 Display showcasing the new NextSwath (end of row automatic turn around) feature from Trimble.

2.  Our Precision Planting Row Unit with live demos of how the vSet/vDrive meter works and a demonstration of the new Wave Vision sensors that are available. The wave vision sensors are extremely accurate and use microwaves to measure seeds instead of light!

3.  A T8.390 showcasing our new guidance pattern, (MultiSwath Plus available for anyone with CNH AccuGuide/PLM Intelisteer, and an updated 700Pro/NavII).

4.  A Demo flight with our AgriImage UAV’s.

5.  We will also have the new AFS Connect AM53 modem in the T8.390, and a John Deere 8360RT showcasing our new telematics solution available for full OEM integration and even competitive integration.

At the end of our event, our knowledgeable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to help you determine your needs and develop a solution for you!

To reserve your place at Kunau Implement’s Precision Farming day, RSVP to Connie or Deb by calling 563.659.2866.

Ryan Heilig has been with Kunau Implement for two years as a Precision Farming Specialist. Ryan grew up on his family’s farm and continues to help them with their Precision Farming needs. He has even equipped his father with precision technology, including auto-steering, and has seen first-hand the improvement that Precision Farming can make. 

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Five things to love about the Case IH Quadtrac

Case IH Steiger & Quadtrac machines are equipped with technology that has set records in the industry for fuel-efficient power. Besides the long-standing assurance of being a Case IH product, the Quadtrac features efficiency, technology and operator ease that rivals the competition.

Quadtrac balances power with efficiency. Emissions standards are getting stricter all the time, and the Quadtrac is prepared. Quadtracs use FBT power systems, which are simple, highly efficient and meet Tier 4 EPA guidelines. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology means higher engine responsiveness, fuel economy and reliability. Competitor engines are often more complex than necessary, leading to inefficiency, but the Quadtrac shines when it comes to simplicity and power.

Four tracks make for a better ride. The four-track system offers more traction, ground pressure and flotation, all with less ground compactation. The Quadtrac also decreases slippage, reducing the amount of fuel burned for no benefit and translating directly into an increase in productivity. More turning power on the tracks also means less of the berming seen in the two-track systems.

Quadtrac technology and innovation extends to the cab. At the operator’s fingertips is the multifunction handle, where the majority of the Quadtrac’s functions can be easily handled at a single point. Quadtracs are also equipped with autotracking, which insures more accurate use of implements for maximum productivity.

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You can see the difference. The cab of the Quadtrac is spacious, with plenty of leg room and a 40-degree swivel chair. Surrounded by glass, the operator has an optimal view of the field and one of the highest degrees of visibility in the industry. Besides taking the comfort of the operator into account, the Quadtrac is also equipped in other ways to handle long hours in the field with lighting available in a 360-degree radius for high visibility—even when the workday lasts into the night.

The Quadtrac is designed for long days and less downtime. The machine is also simple to maintain, outfitted with easy-to-check gauges and supported by engine oil changes from your Kunau Implement service team for just $600. The ease of service means more working time in the field and less time spent maintaining equipment.

For more information on the Quadtrac from Case IH and to see the models for sale, stop by our DeWitt or Preston locations in Iowa, or visit Kunau at www.kunauimplement.com.

More Uptime = More Savings

Uptime
Kunau Implement is proud to provide Uptime Action Maintenance Programs to help our customers experience the advantages of properly conducted, professionally provided maintenance and inspection services, such as:

  • Increased productivity
  • Less costly downtimeUptime Action
  • Improved fuel economy
  • Identification of problems and repair before failure
  • Documented maintenance / inspection services
  • Service by OEM trained technical
  • Use of genuine OEM lubricants, filters and parts

With the Uptime Action Maintenance Program at Kunau Implement, you should experience higher resale values compared to equipment that does not have documented inspection services.

Program PricingCall the Kunau Service Department today to set up an appointment to discuss pricing and programs for your equipment.

Kunau DeWitt—563.659.2866

Kunau Preston—563.689.3311

Precision Planting at Kunau Implement

As a certified Precision Planting dealer, Kunau Implement is your one-stop shop for all Precision Planting needs. Our expert team can provide you with an assortment of Precision Planting options to fit your personal needs as well as provide best-in-class support from our Precision Support Team to keep your operation up and running.

Some of the products we offer at Kunau Implement include:

Case IH Advanced Farming Systems

Case IH AIM Command® Spray System

Trimble® CenterPoint™ RTX™

Farm Works Software

OmniStar

AgriImage Unmanned Aerial Systems

Visit Kunau in DeWitt or Preston or give us a call (DeWitt: 563.659.2866, Preston: 563.689.3311) to learn more about the Precision Planting products we offer.