Vermeer unveils corncob harvester

Vermeer Corp. is offering a limited number of CCX770 Cob Harvesters to North American farmers for the 2009 harvest. The cob harvester is designed to tow directly behind select corn harvesting combines to collect and unload cobs. It is a wagon-style system manufactured at Vermeer headquarters in Pella, Iowa. 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.