2000 Horsepower On The Move
Krone’s BiG X 1000 Self-Propelled Forage Harvester is able to harvest 420 tons of corn per hour with help from its 1020 horsepower twin engines. No wonder it is the largest chopper on the market!
Troy Burnside is the owner of Burnside Custom Harvesting, which is based out of Vallonia, Ind. His company recently purchased two Krone BiG X 1000, two 12-row EasyCollect 903 tri-fold corn heads, and two EasyFlow hay heads. Burnside’s company keeps a busy schedule following the harvesting season, traveling from Indiana all the way south to Florida.
The season for them begins the first of March, chopping rye grass in Georgia and Florida. During the spring they travel to the Midwest to harvest wheat and rye. In the summer there is an abundance of corn throughout any state they are in. Once fall arrives they head back south to finish up the season with sorghum.
This is the first year Burnside Custom Harvesting is operating their own Krone machines and so far all the operators are enjoying the power and ease the BiG X has to offer. The narrow transport width of the EasyCollect 903 corn head was essential, explains Burnside, because most of the machines are put on trucks for travel. Burnside was sold on the BiG X because of its durability. “Krone machines are built heavy. I will no longer have to ‘rebuild’ my machine in the middle of season.” He has also been impressed with the output of the BiG X 1000. Burnside said “after running both of them it is obvious they are in a league above the rest.”