Two odd-looking antennas adorn the regular header of Case IH’s latest Axial Flow 7160 combine on show at Agritechnica.

These parasol-like frames loop over the reel and, at their tips, carry radars capable of monitoring the density of the approaching crop.

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The information they collect is used to regulate the machine’s forward speed, matching it with the expected volume of material to maintain consistent threshing performance without risking a blockage.

The Advanced Feedrate Control system differs from most others on the market, which tend to adjust threshing settings after the crop has entered the combine.