The new Case IH Axial-Flow 30 Series combines were introduced at Farm Progress. Six new models all with Tier 4-compliant engines are included in the series and range from the smallest model 5130 with a 6.7-liter engine to the largest model 9230 with a 12.9-liter engine. The 9230 model, shown, is a Class 9 combine and retails for $440,000.
The new Case IH Patriot 4430 sprayer with 1,200-gal. capacity features a Tier 4-compliant, 8.7-liter engine with 325 hp, which is 12% more horsepower than its predecessor had. It has an updated cab design based on the Steiger tractor cab with 132 cu. ft. of space for top operator comfort and visibility. The retail price of the model at Farm Progress is $378,00.
The new Farmall B Series tractors made their appearance at the show. This line joins Case IH's other legacy tractors, including the Farmall A and Farmall C utility tractors. The B series is the company's new compact tractor line ranging from 28 to 47 hp. All models are equipped with 4-cyl. diesel engines and are available in hydrostatic and gear transmissions.
Claas introduced its new telematics program that is an option for the Lexion 700 Series combines. The telematics program allows operators to view on the Internet and in real time the combine's machine and harvest data. The Lexion 700 combines will transmit the information via the telematics program. The information will include information like bushels per hour, idle time, engine RPM and ground speed.
Five new models of the CR Series twin rotor combines were introduced by New Holland. The CR7090 combine (shown) retails for $358,000. The new line features the company's Tier 4A-compliant engine with SCR technology that delivers up to a 9% fuel savings, according to the company. The new Dynamic Stone Protection system is available on the larger models.
Blu-Jet's new Galaxy 3-pt. strip-till implement with lift assist may be configured from narrow- and wide-row spacing to different toolbar widths up to 45 ft. Suggested retail pricing: 12-row, 20-in spacing (with lift assist): $54,848; 18 row, 22-in. spacing (with lift assist): $68,594; 16-row, 30-in. spacing (with lift assist): $73,495; and 8-row, 36-in. spacing (no lift assist): $30,349.
The new bulk seed tenders from Meridian feature a self-filling conveyor that allows the operator to easily load and unload without an additional conveyor source. The two models 275 and 375 also feature a new cleated belt for fast fill times. Retail prices range from $23,600 to $40,000, depending on options.
The White planter 8936-30 LF (large-frame) planter is AGCO's first entry into the large-frame planter business. This model has 36 row units spaced 30 in. apart and mounted on a 90-ft.-wide frame. It is equipped with factory-installed tracks and two 75-bu.seed tanks. Base list price is $262,000, not including optional 750-gal. fertilizer tanks and a fill auger.
Among the new equipment and technology introduced at the Farm Progress Show were products from Case IH, Claas, New Holland, AGCO White, Meridian and Blu-Jet. The show was held recently in Decatur, IL.
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