Geringhoff displayed its impressive Northstar Elite corn head at an interesting angle. The corn head is available in 4- to 24-row configurations, 20- to 40-in. spacing. New to the Elite Series is Geringhoff’s Integrated Crop Flow System. Six standard features work together along with two optional features to create an environment for optimal crop flow and maximum yield retention.
Two farmers enjoy tooling around the show in a golf cart designed like the classic '57 Chevy Bel-Air.
The BinManager uses digital moisture and temperature sensors arrayed every 4 ft. to monitor and control natural air and heat-supplemented drying and long-term storage. A 48-ft.-dia. bin typically is outfitted with six sensor cables, each with multiple sensors to detect moisture and temperature levels in the bin. These sensors, as well as temperature and humidity sensors in the fan plenum, and temperature and humidity sensors in an on-site weather station, feed into a bin-mounted controller.
The BinManager system includes a weather station that is attached to the bin.
The BinManager system monitors the moisture content and temperature of not just the grain itself, but also the outside air. This way the system automatically knows when to run drying fans, which will kick on only at optimal times. The use of the moisture cable technology allows farmers to supervise the moisture content of the grain without climbing up the exterior of the bin to probe the grain. In addition, BinManager allows a grower to manage grain from anywhere by logging in on the Internet. Visit: http://farmindustrynews.com/grain-handling/bins-brains
The Turbo-Max from Great Plains is equipped with two coulter gangs like previous Turbo-Till models, but with 7.5 in. between each blade. It also has the ability to angle the gangs hydraulically from zero to six degrees, which offers more options to a vertical-till farmer for preparing seedbeds. Visit: http://farmindustrynews.com/tillage/great-plains-announces-turbo-max-vertical-tillage-tool
A popular model in the Hagie STS series of sprayers is the 1200 gallon STS12. Here’s the latest version of Hagie’s workhorse in the large farmer, custom applicator market. It is capable of spraying full season, injecting nitrogen fertilizer with the Hagie NTB (nitrogen toolbar) and detasseling seed corn with the Hagie DTB (detasseler toolbar).
The new Commander 8500 pull-type sprayer from Hardi Sprayer features a 2,250-gal. tank. Available boom widths range from 80 to 132 ft.
The booms on the Hardi Commander 8500 sprayer have self-stabilizing suspension with anti-yaw dampening and are fully adjustable to suit both rough and steep terrain.
The Quick Disconnect Stalk Stompers from May Wes were released in 2011 and allow for ease with installing, adjusting and removal. The Stalk Stompers are used to flatten soybean and corn stubble in the field and reduce tire damage. Visit http://farmindustrynews.com/combines/new-stalk-stomper-may-wes-protection-against-stubble-damage
The New Holland CR9070 combine is upgraded with tracks.
The Gleaner S77 is a Class 7 combine with 370 hp, a transverse rotor and a 390 bu. grain tank. A new rear feed-conveyor drive eliminates slip and provides 50% more drive capability. Visit http://farmindustrynews.com/combines/new-stalk-stomper-may-wes-protection-against-stubble-damage
Combines and corn heads, in-bin grain monitoring equipment, sprayers, tillage implements, and a downsized '57 Bel Air car were popular items at the Big Iron Show held recently in Fargo, North Dakota.
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