Case IH has invested $60 million in R&D and manufacturing facilities to launch new headers that will operate at higher speeds, cover more acres in a day, produce maximum yields, minimize grain loss and provide top quality grain.

The new 3152 and 3162 draper heads offer easy, in-cab deployment of a low-speed transportation system. The 3162 flex draper also has an easy-to-use, in-cab cutterbar control option that follows ground contours more closely.

The exclusive center-mounted knife drive – called CentraCut – improves headerbalance as the head is driven from the center. This increases performance and minimizes vibration across the cutterbar. The CentraCut design also enables narrow end dividers, which reduce crop knockdown and improvesgrain savings. In addition, all 3152 and 3162 frames have been designed from the ground up, with fully welded construction.

The new Case IH 4400 and 4200 corn heads include several features that allow them to pick more corn at higher ground speeds, like heavy-duty drives engineered for high-speed harvest and high-yielding corn hybrids. These heads have high-capacity gathering chains to pull in large crop volumes, and matched capacity stalk roll to gathering chain speeds for superior feeding. They also have larger stalk rolls that increase stalk processing, and longer stalk roll knives that give you a wider operating range. And they’re built with patented corn saver louvers that maximize grain savings.         

The company has also engineered a 12-row folding corn head version.