Next-generation DewEze Bale Beds announced

Harper Industries is proud to announce the launch of the latest evolution in the DewEze Bale Bed line, building on the legacy initiated by the original 1984 model. Available in parallel and pivot squeeze models, the new 800 and 900 series bale beds offer improved productivity, storage, visibility and serviceability, as well as enhanced styling. The new models mark four decades of the DewEze Bale Bed series, designed to meet the needs of today’s cattlemen.

To accommodate customer preferences, the new bale beds have available front and rear toolboxes, resulting in greater storage capacity than previous models, which only offered front toolboxes. This update provides extra space for holding tools, net wrap and other items.

Additionally, rub rails are now optional for conveniently tying down cargo on the bed.

The next-generation bale beds also boast greater flexibility with new accessories to improve productivity. These include optional spikes, which easily install on the cross tube for stacking and pulling bales in or out of rows. More innovative options will be announced at a future date.

Other updates have been made to improve visibility. A redesigned headache rack offers a clear view through the back window and for rear-facing cameras. The taillights have also been repositioned for better line-of-sight throughout all arm positions.


During the redesign, engineers updated the styling to create an even more attractive-looking product for customers. Serviceability was improved, too, with easier access to the hydraulic reservoir and an improved pin design.

New models were available for order in May 2024, with products being delivered starting in the summer of 2024.


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Case IH unveils precision technology updates at Agrishow featuring new Case IH FieldOps app

Case IH is unveiling the FieldOps app, a new all-in-one mobile and web solution purposefully designed for farmers to connect, view and manage their operations. FieldOps provides real-time access to agronomic, machine and operational data, connecting farmers to their machines, fields, teams and partners and empowering them with actionable insights.

The new FieldOps app comes at a critical time with the exponential growth of connected machines. Driven by the digitization of agriculture, connected machines allow farmers to access vehicles through the cloud to drive more profitable and productive operations. These also allow dealers additional access to better service machines, minimizing downtime and maximizing operational efficiency.

There are still, however, severe limitations for those in remote areas of the globe in connecting their machines and operations. Without a mature cellular or terrestrial network for these remote operators to utilize, their options for digitization and connected fleets are significantly restricted.

Case IH has taken a significant step in enhancing connectivity options for operators worldwide. Through a strategic collaboration with Intelsat, a renowned leader in satellite communications for over 60 years, Case IH is ensuring that operators, regardless of their location, can fully utilize the functionalities of Case IH FieldOps with consistent and reliable internet access.


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Case IH goes big with AF11 combine introduction

Each year, farmers are challenged to accomplish more within tighter windows. In order to get the most out of every engine hour, Case IH is launching the AF11 combine, an industry-leading powerhouse purposefully redesigned from the ground up to maximize time in the field.

The AF11 brings together runtime advancements through speed and technology to maximize in-field productivity in this 775-HP machine. By coupling Case IH’s first-ever dual rotor, the AFXL2, with an active and dynamic cleaning system, the AF11 delivers industry-leading capacity.

“We recognize growers have an increasing amount of ground to cover while facing unpredictable harvest windows and labor shortages. With the AF11, Case IH addresses these variables head-on,” says Leo Bose, harvesting segment leader. “We see this machine as a way to drive capacity, bring state-of-the-art technology and bottom-line benefits for our customers, while also providing the reliability customers have come to expect from Case IH.”

The AF11 builds upon axial-flow strength and heritage, providing matched capacity from header to spreader. The speed and throughput are delivered with consistent crop flow, reduced grain loss and radar-controlled residue management. The AF11 boasts a 567-bushel grain tank and a 6-bushel-per-second unload rate, leading stats for a Class 10+ combine. Plus, it delivers improved fuel efficiency and a large fuel tank to keep runtime at a maximum.

The AF11 is the first in the AF Series and will offer a number of top-of-the-line technology-focused features, including Case IH’s combine automation solution, Harvest Command.

Case IH offers a suite of precision technology and connectivity products that not only simplify harvest operations but also solve ongoing issues, such as labor and operating windows by opening doors to less experienced labor, and help an operation improve its ROI through shared analytics and diagnostics.

“The AF11 is offering technology-driven efficiencies to growers,” adds Bose. “It’s about elevating control – even if the farmer isn’t in the driver's seat. We’re providing technology that can optimize machine settings in real time to navigate even the toughest conditions harvest can throw your way."

The AF11 will only be available in North America, and more information about specifications and pricing will be released at a later date.