A new electric hopper cover for a combine is now available from Crary Industries in a partnership with Michel’s Industries. The hopper cover will protect harvested crop from rain, snow and other weather problems. It also provides extra storage in the hopper.
The tarp cover is easy to install and can be removed in less than 10 min. with no tools, according to the company. Most of the electric cover's metal components are constructed of aluminum, making it lightweight.
The new electric hopper covers retail for $3,300 to $3,600. For more information, call 800/247-7333 or visit
The popular FourTrax Rancher ATV series is again in Honda's lineup of models for 2012. The Rancher ATV line is designed for hard work and play with its 420cc, torque-laden, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine. Transmission options include manual, electric shift or fully automatic transmission and 2-wd or 4-wd. Owners also may select electric power steering for ease of operation.
The new models will be available this summer. For more information, visit
The new Kuhn PZ 170 drum mower is designed for small to medium-sized farms with its 5-ft. 5-in. cutting width. The mower requires minimal horsepower to operate and will handle mowing fields and cutting hay.
The mower is equipped with two flat-sided drums to help eliminate blockage during crop transport. Rotating skids work to reduce crop contamination by rotating over the ground rather than sliding in uneven conditions. The blade can be changed in seconds with a special tool.
For more information, visit
Onset Computer’s Hobo U30 weather stations now have the capability to feed live weather data to Weather Underground, which provides free online weather information to Web users. Users of the Hobo U30 can display their live data on Weather Underground and share them with others.
“By enabling live data feeds from our Web-based weather stations to our Weather Underground, we have expanded the live data display options for our customers,” said Paul Gannett, Onset. “This not only gives users a more customizable way to look at their data, but it provides another way for them to share data with other researchers.”
The Hobo U30 Weather Station is a plug-and-play system of sensors designed for crop management. For more information, visit
An industrial strength hand cleaner called Grease Grabber is now available from Permatex. The new hand cleaner offers “exceptional scrubbing action and cleaning performance, yet is very gentle on the hands,” Permatex states. The Grease Grabber is a paste-style hand cleaner with no harsh solvents. Emollients for moisturizing are included to prevent hands from drying and cracking.
Permatex says the product works on grease, tar, asphalt, hydraulic fluids, adhesives, silicone, cement, glues and foul smells like fuel and oil. Two scents are available: lemon lime and coconut. Suggested retail price of Grease Grabber in a 12-oz. tub os $3.99 and in a 4-lb. tub $13.99.
The product is sold in many automotive stores and retail outlets including Ace Hardware, Lowes, Do-it-Best, Family Dollar, True Value Hardware, and Dollar General. For more information, visit
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