jwehrspann, Senior Editor

November 12, 2015

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<p><span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="DragoTec">DragoTec</span> president Dennis Bollig shows how a new suspension system in the Drago GT corn head reduces bounce and improves harvest efficiency.</p>

DragoTec, the company that brought one of the first chopping corn heads to the U.S. market in 2001, this week unveiled a new corn head called the Drago GT. The GT stands for “grand technology,” used in reference to a four-corner or “quad” suspension system built underneath the corn head’s self-adjusting deck plates.

The quad suspension acts like mini shock absorbers, absorbing the impact of the ear of corn as it hits the deck plate prior to being fed into the feederhouse, reducing the tendency for cobs to bounce out of instead of roll in. And less impact reduces shatter loss and lost kernels.  

DragoTec president Dennis Bollig gave media a live demo of this shock absorbing system during the product launch event at company headquarters in Fenton, IA. You can check out the live demo on our facebook page.

The company also redesigned its chopping system with a unique direct-drive setup that is available in a single or double-blade design.


About the Author(s)


Senior Editor, Farm Industry News

Jodie has been a journalist for 15 years, specializing in machinery, technology and precision farming. Prior to Farm Industry News, she worked as a research analyst/editor for Rockwood Research, the former research arm of Farm Journal Media.

Jodie has won numerous writing awards including the Master Writer Program Award, Level IV, from the American Agricultural Editor's Association (AAEA). She has also been recognized for her technical writing skills by the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Minnesota Magazines and Publications Association. Jodie is an active member of AAEA and currently serves on the board.

A former native of Montevideo, MN, Jodie earned a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters degree in Business Communications from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

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