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Farmers are currently in the fields, fighting the elements, to finish planting this year’s crop. As we wish everyone a very safe, weather happy and uneventful planting season, we would be remiss if we didn’t think about what all this hard work is going to produce in the coming months.

John Deere Service

While you are in your tractor planting, putting in those long days and nights to get your crop into the ground, we want to put a bug in your ear to focus on what the result of all this work is – the harvest of your grains.

We want to be there to help you get every kernel you can from your hard work.

Ihle Fabrications wear parts help you minimize grain loss on your combine. Our parts are designed to fit the OEM and to line that part of your combine where extreme wear and tear and damage are done by the grains, dirt, chaff and even rocks. Before you think about replacing a worn section of your combine, look to Ihle to see what tools we have up our sleeves to help you save some time and money this fall.

Rotor Puller Installation

Ihle’s focus is on creating parts that line your most heavily grain hit areas on the combine, combating holes which can lead to grain loss. Our bubble-up steel liners are one of our best-selling items. This tube is a fraction of the cost of replacing your entire auger tube system, covers all holes worn into this area, plus can stand in place of missing metal in your auger tube area!

Another heavy area of grain loss is in the feeder house section. Due to the constant abrasion and impact from rocks, soil and other crop material, feeder house floors can be deteriorated by wear and tear. Our Hardox® wear plate steel floor liner simply lays onto of the old floor and is plug-welded in. A nice easy fix to keep the grain flowing into your grain tank this fall.

Our sales team is standing by to answer your questions about combine wear and how you can use Ihle parts to combat grain loss this fall.

More acres. Less worry. More money in your pocket. Arm your combine with Ihle Fabrications wear parts today!


Laser cutting Hardox

At Ihle Fabrications, we take pride in delivering high-quality products that stand the test of time. That’s why we trust an advanced high-strength steel, Hardox® wear plate, the world’s leading abrasion-resistant (AR) steel. Here are the top five reasons why Hardox® wear plate is our go-to choice:

  1. Consistent Properties: Hardox® wear steel is like that friend who’s always reliable. Every plate, in every direction, is consistent in hardness, thickness, and all those nitty-gritty details. Say goodbye to inconsistencies like soft spots or cracking – Hardox® wear steel keeps it solid every time.
  2. Clean Steel: Picture this: a steel plate with a perfect, homogenous martensitic matrix. That’s Hardox® wear plate for you! It’s pure, with no random inclusions messing things up. The Hardox®Guarantees include tight thickness tolerances, tight flatness tolerances, as well as tight bending guarantees. Hard and tough for the most extreme applications.
  3. Lasting Value: Hardox® steel is the rockstar of wear-resistant materials. It’s hard and tough, which means products made from it hold their value like a champ. Field tested and proved – investing in Hardox® pays off big time in the long harvest.
  4. Crack Resistant: Hardox® wear plate is like the superhero of steel – super resistant to cracks, impacts, and all sorts of rough treatment. You can throw anything at it (we see you grain and small rocks), and it’ll still stand strong. Now, that’s what we call durability!
  5. Decades of Experience: With Hardox® Wearparts global network backing you up, you’re in good hands. These folks know their stuff when it comes to working with advanced steel materials. We’re talking decades of experience ensuring our products are long lasting!

At Ihle Fabrications, we understand the importance of using materials that deliver superior performance and reliability. With Hardox® wear steel, we can confidently produce products that exceed expectations, offering our customers unmatched durability, longevity, and value.

To learn more about our relationship with Hardox®, click this link to be directed to their website.


Polk City, Iowa – Feb. 2024

Ihle Fabrications, a renowned name in agricultural engineering and wear part fabrication, is thrilled to announce its participation in the National Farm Machinery Show, set to take place in Louisville, KY from February 14 – February 17, 2024. This premier event brings together industry leaders, farmers, and enthusiasts to explore the latest advancements in agriculture.

Ihle Fabrications will be showcasing a range of wear parts products designed for Case IH, New Holland and John Deere combines to help enhance efficiency and productivity of these machines during harvest. Attendees can view firsthand the company’s state-of-the-art wear parts, including our transition cone liner kit, our feeder house floors, our bubble up auger tube liners, which are all manufactured right in the heart of Central Iowa.

“We are excited to be a part of the National Show and to connect with the global agricultural community that attends this event each year,” said Todd Harmeyer, Sales Manager at Ihle Fabrications. “Our goal is to provide farmers with innovative combine solutions that address their evolving needs, and the National Show is the perfect platform to showcase our latest products and seek new ideas.”

Visit the Ihle Fabrications booth 3274 at the National Farm Machinery Show to:

  • Explore the cutting-edge solutions which can elevate your equipment’s performance and durability.
  • Engage with our knowledgeable team to discuss your specific harvest or combine challenges.
  • Learn how our wear parts help farmers reduce time away from the field during harvest and keeps them up and running until harvest is complete.

Ihle Fabrications is dedicated to empowering farmers with reliable, cost effective and efficient solutions. The company’s participation in the National Farm Machinery Show underscores its commitment to advancing the agricultural industry.



Ihle Fabrications Unveils User-Centric Website Redesign for January 2024 Launch

[Polk City, January 2024] – Ihle Fabrications, a renowned name in agricultural engineering and wear part fabrication, is delighted to announce the launch of its redesigned website in January 2024. The refreshed site is designed with the end user in mind, boasting a simpler and more intuitive design while providing an arsenal of information about the company’s history, manufacturing capabilities, and commitment to excellence.

Key Highlights of the Redesigned Ihle Fabrications Website:

Simplified User Experience: Ihle Fabrications recognizes the importance of user-friendly design in the digital age. The redesigned website features a simplified user interface, ensuring that visitors can effortlessly navigate through the site to find the information they need on our wear parts.

Modern and Functional Design: The new website reflects Ihle Fabrications’ commitment to innovation with a modern and intuitive design. The clean layout and improved functionality contribute to a seamless browsing experience, catering to both new and returning visitors.

Comprehensive Company Information: Ihle Fabrications has expanded the content on its website to provide users with a comprehensive understanding of the company. Peer into our warehouse and manufacturing floor. Visitors will also have a front row seat to the tools we use to create our parts, and the Ihle expertise and capabilities that go into each part.

Enhanced Multimedia Content: The redesigned website incorporates multimedia elements such as videos, images, and an installation training center to bring the company’s vision and achievements to life.

Ihle Fabrications invites our customers, industry partners, and the public to explore the new website upon its launch in January 2024. The company believes that the redesigned platform will not only enhance our online presence, but also serve as a valuable resource for those seeking information about wear parts and our fabrication solutions.

For more information about Ihle Fabrications and its website launch, please contact:

Sarah Hoodjer, Director of Marketing
515-329-8067 or

About Ihle Fabrications:
Ihle Fabrications is a leading provider of wear parts and fabrication solutions for combine equipment, serving the ag industry with a commitment to quality and innovation. With years of experience, the company continues to push boundaries in metal fabrication.