Case IH AFS Harvest Command reduces grain loss for first time operator

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Case IH is introducing it’s AFS Harvest Command automation to many first-time operators with great success
Case IH AFS Harvest Command
Tim McClelland has formed a strong bond with O’Connors – a market leader for farm machinery with 10 Case IH dealerships across three states in Birchip, Bordertown, Condobolin, Corowa, Forbes, Grenfell, Horsham, Shepparton, Warracknabeal and West Wyalong.

Reduced grain loss is the main advantage of Case IH’s AFS Harvest Command automation on his 7250 Axial-Flow Combine Harvester, according to Victorian southern Mallee mixed farmer Tim McClelland, who achieved sub 2% grain loss at harvest in late 2020. 

Tim McClelland, a long-time O’Connors customer, purchased the new machine in November 2020 just prior to the 2020-21 winter harvest.

The AFS Harvest Command is designed to improve grain quality and grain savings through sensing and optimising machine settings. 

Rotor speed, engine load, federate control and sieve settings are all monitored and adjusted as conditions change, without operator intervention. 

The AFS Harvest Command automatically adjusts based on feedback from the sensors and targets the maximum ground speed and engine load as set by the operator.

The high level of automation enables less experienced operators to achieve similar levels of productivity and performance to those more experienced. 

Tim employed an operator for harvest 2020 who had no experience with combines. “The AFS Harvest Command requires much less knowledge about harvesting to achieve great results,” said Tim.

Tim added that it was helpful to have a moderate level of computer literacy to enable correct set-up to ensure the machine operated as efficiently as possible. 

O’Connors, the largest Case IH dealer network in Australia, focus on staff training to ensure they are well positioned to assist customers to maximise the potential of the technology.

“The O’Connors team are very knowledgeable and helped us set up and understand the new system. We were working with a new machine and new technology and were learning along the way,” Tim said.

“O’Connors are great to work with, which is why we have stuck with them for many years.”

To learn more about the AFS Harvest Command on the Axial-Flow 250 Series, contact your nearest O’Connors branch or go to