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.