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Folding Corn Heads

When did Case come out with their 8 row folding chopping corn head? 2007 or so? You don't see much literature on it; I suppose it's a pretty small market. Anyone have any experience with one? How do they perform?
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2006 actually is when i first saw it never used one though and dont see many guys with the folding version especially here in america because the header cart seems to still be king in areas that you cant road with the head on the combine
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Most combines are as wide as an 8 row so yes a very small market.
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The funny part is they make a folding 8 rows but not 12....
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The funny part is they make a folding 8 rows but not 12....
i made the same comment to the corporate guys about that they would sell more 12 row heads if they fold rather than 8 row heads
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i made the same comment to the corporate guys about that they would sell more 12 row heads if they fold rather than 8 row heads
did they listen??
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I'm sure they did listen. I bet they did market research as well. Just because they never did it doesn't mean they didn't listen. There could have been other factors too. Cost/benefit, etc.

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did they listen??
wether they did or did not when i said it that was the first year introducing a folding corn head so until then they heard me but once it affects thier bank account then they will do something
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We heard they were concerned about weight and road travel. We hounded them for years for a folding 12 row and nothing. Went to Geringhoff and won't go back. Its a much better head than Case. They did the same thing with a 24 row planter, drug their feet long enough we went to Kinze. Ended up going back to Case when they finally came out with a 24 row because we really like their planters but we won't go back on corn heads unless they make major changes but I doubt they will ever make a better head than Geringhoff or another company that concentrates on corn heads.
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Capello cornheads offer a great 12-30 folding head. It can be ordered as chopping or non chopping. The compound hinge and short ram cylinder are very well built and makes for a nice clean fold. They can do Case IH, John Deere, New Holland, Massey Ferguson, Gleaner applications. Plus it has a 2 year parts and labor warranty!
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