Kamal Hassan Mahmoud’s new Axial Flow 4088 combine harvester was the star of the show at a Case IH demo day on 26 March. Sixty farmers from around the region attended the display on Mr Mahmoud’s farm in New Halfa, in Kassala state in eastern Sudan.
The new combine performed in a wheat crop with a 2060 Series 20-foot (6.10m) grain header, with the straw being finely chopped and spread for integration into the soil.
“I have always been at the forefront of new technology,” said Mr Kamal “I am very glad to be the first owner of Axial-Flow 4088 in Sudan. I immediately understood that this combine harvester could give to my farm the chance to improve the productivity every day. And after having seen the quality of the output, I confirm my expectations were met.”
With a rated power of 210hp and a maximum power of 240hp, the 4088 has a horizontal twin disk spreader system, with two speed spread control, that distributes the chopped straw evenly onto the field. A straw beater is also available for baled straw.
The high capacity 2060 Series grain headers are also available in 4.57m and 5.18m widths. All have robust mechanical reel drive providing state-of-the-art, proven grain header technology. New Axial-Flow 4000 Series combines can be also fitted with flex headers, pick-up header for windrowed crop and corn headers.
Ten staff from local Case IH distributor Central Trading CO. LTD. organised the day. They were joined by Valerio Domenici, Case IH’s Business Manager for Sudan and Harvester specialist for Africa, who stated “I first gave a short class to explain the simplicity and versatility of the Axial-Flow 4088. Everybody was very interested. But it was only when I showed the same concepts under the hood of the harvester that they were impressed by the few moving parts of this threshing design. And when they sampled the output grains, there were no doubts any longer. Another Axial-Flow has made its way to a new market.”