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CCX770 Cob Harvester


August 7, 2009
By Canadian Poultry

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cobb_harvester1NEW PRODUCT

CCX770 Cob Harvester
Vermeer Corporation will offer a limited number of CCX770 Cob Harvesters to North American farmers for the 2009 harvest season.

cobb_harvester1August 7, 2009 – Vermeer Corporation will offer a
limited number of CCX770 Cob Harvesters to North American farmers for
the 2009 harvest season.  The CCX770 Cob Harvester is designed to tow
directly behind select corn harvesting combines to collect and unload
cobs.  It is a wagon-style cob collection system manufactured at
Vermeer headquarters in Pella, Iowa.

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The Vermeer CCX770 is a self-contained unit. Farmers use a bolt-on hitch that is added to the combine to connect the CCX770. As a result, it makes switching from crop to crop easy and timely. Because the CCX770 has its own engine, it minimizes undue stress on qualified combines. 

The new Vermeer CCX770 cob harvester includes the patented separation system which redistributes leaves and husks back to the soil for a sustainable approach to harvest agricultural biomass.  The CCX770 offers flexible unloading capabilities from 9'7" to 15'6" maximum dump height to unload cobs into high-box semi trailers or wagons. The CCX770 holds up to 8,000 pounds of material per load and unloads in approximately 90 seconds.

cobb_harvester2Corn cobs are far from being an unknown commodity. There are many opportunities for the use of corn cobs outside of cellulosic ethanol production, such as livestock feed supplement for mixed rations, livestock and pet animal bedding, blending cobs with coal to co-generate electricity, gasification to create several types of energy for industrial processes, and other industrial applications including construction materials, abrasives and absorbents.

For more information, contact Jay Van Roekel, Product Manager, Vermeer Corporation
P.O. Box 368
Pella, Iowa 50219 USA
Phone: 800.370.3659
Fax: 641.621.7881
vermeerag.com


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