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Posting from the Southern hemisphere, and was wondering if there were any updates on the new corn front from Gerinhoff. When are they due for release? Is there any ideas on price? And are there any thoughts out there on this type of concept?.... it seems like a nice idea to me.
 

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Seen it again at the booth at Farmfest early part of August, still just says release date 2015... They have had the prototype there the past 3 years, only change that stood out was the snouts were a gray color this year instead of red, wish I had the time to look at it more think they could have been made out of metal now?

Betting the price is going to be a fair bit higher than other chopping heads for the first couple years at least.

Row units are on a 30" spacing or so but the snouts are very narrow, maybe 8" at the butt end. Should do good in almost any row spacing, no idea how it will handle down corn though.
 

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About like a Kemper head in down corn would be my guess. Just as well get a bulldozer out then.
 

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The reason this head hasnt been released is issues with down corn. Header cuts like a dream in standing corn I am told at any angle. They are talking of making narrower row units for it and working on a number of other changes. All heads for 2015 are going to established customers on trial basis is what individual at booth told me.
 

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Thanks for the replies. Regarding the comparison with Kemper, its interesting that in NZ I thought they have a good reputation for handling down corn silage compared to the likes of the Claas row independent fronts... Some years we can have a lot of heavy down crops and the Kempers rake it well I'm told

On the Independence it looks like there are circular knives under the front idler sprockets, similar to silage fronts, does this mean more of the crop passes thru the combine.

Whats the general attitude among anyone interested in North America to these fronts? Are they being anticipated with any enthusiasm? I assume they will make folding models.
 
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