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Capture More Bushels With Operation Harvest Sweep
Last fall, Jeff Kippley was amazed at the numbers he saw on his yield monitors. For the first time, his combine with an older John Deere 1290 head was capturing more bushels than the newer John Deere 612 corn head.
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New product cuts grain loss in field
In a world of $3 corn, farmers looking for higher yields may not have to look much further than what's already in their field. Operation Harvest Sweep, a product sold by Leading Edge Industries based in Groton, is a chain that can be attached to a combine and has been found to reduce up to 85 percent of shatter loss during harvest, according to the company's vice president of marketing and sales, Lucas Pearson.
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2016 FinOvation Award Winners
The readers of Farm Industry News selected Operation Harvest Sweep as one of the top product introductions of 2015. This is the second year in a row for Leading Edge Industries, which earned a FinOvation award last year for the Load Judge.
Read More > – South Dakota Company Offers Corn Head Kits
Leading Edge Industries Inc. of Groton, S.D., this year launched a new product - Operation Harvest Sweep - an attachment kit that installs on corn headers to reduce shatter loss.
Read More > – Reduce Shatter Loss with Operation Harvest Sweep
Since the corn header was invented in 1954, shatter loss has been an issue during harvest. In the best of conditions, the loss may be minimal. But in stressed corn, it can result in a 7- to 8-bushel-per-acre loss. Shawn Gengerke, CEO and founder of Leading Edge Industries, decided this loss was no longer acceptable.
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KSFY – New technology helps corn farmers with harvest
For the past sixty years, farmers have dealt with corn shatter. This is when the kernels fall off the cob when they are removed from the earth, leading to financial losses.
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Emerge – Entrepreneur Focuses on Efficiency, Problem Solving
Shawn Gengerke doesn’t want to build a better mousetrap. Instead, the fourth-generation South Dakota farmer’s focus is on building first-of-a-kind products that can solve decades-old problems.
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Meet Us

Visit Leading Edge and learn about Harvest Sweep at these upcoming trade shows:

August 20-22, 2019
Mitchell, South Dakota

Farm Progress Show
August 27-29, 2019
Decatur, Illinois

Big Iron Farm Show
September 10-12, 2019
West Fargo, North Dakota

Nebraska Power Farming Show
December 10-12, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska

Iowa Power Farming Show
January 28-30, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa