ZONE TILLAGE

BRILLION designed its new ST30 strip-till system for vertical tillage and precise placement of fertilizer in the root zone. The company reports that because the new implement places fertilizer in the root zone, fertilizer needs are reduced by 30%.

Brillion built the implement with heavy-duty parts to handle all field conditions. It first cuts and sizes residue with 20-in. double wavy coulters. Then ST shanks till the soil in a vertical zone. The shanks are designed for high-speed operation at depths from 6 to 11 in., with an 11-in. trip height. A 1,000-gal. tank with saddle places fertilizer in the root zone. Then 20-in. wavy coulters close the ground and 21-in.-dia. baskets break up clods and firm the seedbed.

The ST30 is available in a 12-row, 30-in. unit for a base list price of $74,500 and a 16-row, 30-in. unit for a base list price of $88,750. Contact Brillion Iron Works, Dept. FIN, Box 127, Brillion, WI 54110-0127, 800/409-9749, visit www.brillionfarmeq.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 200.

PIVOTING TRACKS

GRAIN CARTS, sprayers and other field implements may be outfitted with a new mobile rubber track undercarriage called the Landluvr. The track system keeps even weight distribution on each wheel at all times, even through rough terrain. The wheels pivot front to back and side to side, keeping equal pressure on both sides of the guide blocks. When Landluvr runs over an obstacle, the main cross axle rises only a fraction of the height of the obstacle, which maintains a smooth ride. Landluvr is available with 12, 16 and 24 rollers and belt widths from 16 to 36 in. Weight capacity ranges from 30,000 lbs. on 12-roller tracks to 100,000 lbs. on the 24-roller model.

Prices for the Landluvr range from $12,500 to $40,000, which includes model sizes from 1,600 sq. in. of contact to 7,500 sq. in. Contact Systems by LAR, Dept. FIN, 841 East 3000 North, Clifton, IL 60927, 815/694-3141, visit www.landluvr.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 201.

VERTICAL TILLAGE

CUT AND distribute crop residue while warming the soil and preparing it for a seedbed with Salford's new Residue Tillage Specialist (RTS) implement. The RTS features wavy coulter blades with a coil tech design that handle high speeds in the field. The tool is built with a hydraulic self-leveling frame and hitch. It is available in sizes from 12 to 50 ft. List price per working foot is $1,550. Circle 202.

Salford also introduces a new 9200 in-line ripper that will break up layers of compaction to improve drainage and crop yield potential. The ripper is available with three, four, five, six or seven shanks at 22- or 30-in. spacing. A five-shank model with 30-in. spacing and auto-reset retails for $10,504. Circle 203.

Contact Salford Farm Machinery, Dept. FIN, 364018 McBeth Rd., Salford, Ontario N0J 1W0, Canada, 519/485-1293, or visit www.salfordmachine.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin.

STRIP-TILL UNIT

REMLINGER has redesigned its new strip-till row unit to make it more versatile. The new units feature more distance between the ripper point and coulter for better residue flow. The units are built with heavier mounting hardware and parallel linkages for durability.

Cost per row unit is $1,730. A 12-row implement with markers and conditioning rollers like the model shown retails for $35,300. Contact Remlinger Mfg. Co., Dept. FIN, Box 299, Kalida, OH 45853, 800/537-7370, visit www.remlingermfg.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 205.

ROTARY HARROW

PHILLIPS has added a 15-ft. model to its line of 30- and 43-ft. rotary harrows designed for minimum tillage surface operations prior to planting. The 15 footer is designed for smaller fields, reduced turning area and transport down narrow roads by folding to a width of 8 ft. A wing-up design allows the operator to change the harrow from working to transport position in seconds, without leaving the tractor seat. The smaller harrow is able to operate with lower-horsepower tractors and is priced less than the larger models.

Prices are $12,700 for the 15-ft. model, $21,800 for the 30-ft. model, and $26,900 for the 43-ft. model. Contact Precision Metal Fabricating, Dept. FIN, 240 103rd St. E., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 1Y7, Canada, 800/667-6845, visit www.phillipsrotaryharrow.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 207.

FERTILIZER SYSTEM

FRAME-MOUNTED fertilizer coulters often have insufficient clearance to work with residue managers that often are required for no-till planting. Yetter Manufacturing Company offers a trailing fertilizer system that mounts an extension bar on the planter frame to provide the needed clearance. The heavy-duty wrap-around mount attaches to rear pivot points and allows injection coulter spacing adjacent to or up to several inches off the row. The unit is available with either small-diameter tines that run directly into the slot cut by the coulter blade or liquid injectors that inject a stream of fertilizer into the slot.

Prices range from $450 to $500/row. Contact Yetter Mfg. Co., Dept. FIN, Box 358, Colchester, IL 62326, 800/447-5777, visit www.yetterco.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 208.

PULL-TYPE GRADER

A PULL-BEHIND grader can maintain terraces and waterways, level ground, clean out feedlots, build ponds, grade roads, clean ditches, remove snow, level headlands…well, you get the picture.

Art's Way Company builds these graders in three sizes. The 9-ft. model works best with tractors with 40 to 150 hp. The 12-ft. model pairs up with 60- to 180-hp tractors, and the 14-ft. blade works with 60- to 200-hp tractors. Each model includes a weight box, hydraulic blade tilt and replaceable high-carbon-steel cutting edge.

Prices range from $8,400 to $9,000. Contact Art's Way Mfg., Dept. FIN, Armstrong, IA 50514, 712/864-3131, visit www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 209.

REDESIGNED SHIELDS

GVL unveiled a redesign of its poly gatherer shields available for John Deere 40 series and Case IH 800, 900 and 1000 series corn heads. The shields feature a new folding design that allows for better flow into the corn head. In addition, the end shields now extend to the back of the corn head for a more finished look.

The new design is available on 20-, 22- and 30-in. row units. Prices start at $339/unit. Contact GVL, Dept. FIN, 59711 U.S. Hwy 12, Litchfield, MN 55355, 888/722-8198, visit www.gvlpoly.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 204.

GRAIN CART

The new 1820 dual-auger grain cart from Killbros will unload up to 400 bu. of grain a minute. The cart holds 975 bu. of grain. It features an auger with 8 ft. 4 in. of reach and 14 ft. 1 in. of height for easy unloading into tracks. The low-profile cart is designed to handle large amounts of grain. It retails for $31,400. Contact Alliance Product Group, Dept. FIN, P.O. Box 357, Kalida, OH 45853, 419/532-2585, visit www.allianceag.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 206.

PLASMA CUTTERS

The bright flash of plasma cutter demonstrations drew a lot of attention at the show.

Plasma cutters work by applying an electric arc to gas that passes through a constricted opening. The electric arc heats the gas until it enters a fourth state of matter called plasma. The business end of a plasma cutter is basically a handheld trigger-activated torch that contains an electrode and a nozzle that directs the plasma. The heart of the cutter is its electric power supply, which looks and functions much like that of an arc welder. The best plasma cutters provide durable and easily controlled torch components as well as ample and consistent power.

Hypertherm and Thermal Dynamics displayed machines that cut cleanly through 1/2-in. to 1-in. steel plate. Prices ranged from $1,700 to $2,200. Contact Hypertherm, Dept. FIN, Box 5010, Hanover, NH 03755, 800/643-0030, visit www.hypertherm.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 210. Or contact Thermadyne, Dept. FIN, 82 Benning St., West Lebanon, NH 03784, 800/752-7621, visit www.thermal-dynamics.com, or circle 211.