Looking for the latest in corn harvest technology? Drago has just introduced the Drago GT. This head opens doors for many industry firsts and focuses exclusively on maximum yield and return.
Drago set a new standard for harvest efficiency when it introduced Automatic Self-Adjusting Deck Plates. The Drago GT now pairs that innovation with yet another industry first called QuadSuspension™ – integrated “ear shocks” under deck plates that work to reduce ear “butt shelling,” a significant source of yield loss at harvest.
“We’re talking about deck plates that can actually absorb the terrific energy of ears as they are pulled down by knife rollers,” says Dragotec USA president and Fenton, Iowa, farmer Dennis Bollig. “This is especially important with today’s hybrids that dry down faster in the field. When those ears hit deck plates, the impact results in excessive shelling leading to yield loss. QuadSuspension helps deck plates absorb that energy, reduce shelling and capture more corn at harvest.”
The Drago GT also features the industry’s largest auger, designed to move grain quickly and gently with limited loss from backfeed. Another highlight is the Twin Chop+ feature, which provides two counter-cutting chopping knives to maximize reside management but a slower run speed to maintain yield retention. Additionally the head comes with a power train system called Endura Drive. This delivers chinless power to the head components and eliminates two gears per row.
“These components help you spend less time on maintenance and more time in the field during harvest,” Bollig adds. “The Drago GT is designed to save downtime.”
This new corn head is available in models ranging from 4- to 18-rows and 30-inch to 40-inch spacing. You can also purchase eight and 12 row folding models.