Russell E. Koeller Family Farms

We plant our soybeans with the same planter that we use to plant corn.

We now use a self-propelled sprayer instead of this mounted boom.

12 years ago we were using JD 9610 combines (above)and now we use JD 9870STS models (below).

Together these two combines will almost fill a tractor trailer truck when they each empty their grain tanks.

1919 soybean harvest. This field is at the very edge of the Mississippi River Valley...and directly across from
our center of operations. The combine on the right is a John Deere S780.

One big load of soybeans ready to head out and another 900 bushels on the grain cart ready for the next truck.

We used row-crop headers for many years...even though they look similar to a corn head, they are much different. The primary drawback was the maximun size was only 20 feet wide. Now we are nearly twice that wide.