Miller St. Nazianz introduces exclusive Spray-Air air boom technology on the Nitro 4000 Series sprayers as well as a four-wheel steer option. Spray-Air technology is available on all Nitro 4000 Series sprayers with a minimum of 275 hp. The Spray-Air truss boom comes in a dual fan configuration in widths of 90, 100 and 120 ft. The 120-ft. width is only available on the 4275 and up chassis and is ideally suited to the 365-hp Nitro 4365. The four-wheel steer feature maintains the original tight turning radius, while ensuring the front and rear wheels track together to easily line up to enter rows and to minimize crop trampling at headlands.
For more information, visit www.millerstn.com.
Michelin introduces the Michelin CerexBib as the latest addition to the Michelin Ultraflex Technologies family of products. The Michelin CerexBib tire has increased flexion and cyclic field operation (IF CFO) for the front tire. The IF CFO technology enables the Michelin CerexBib to carry the same load as standard tires without the required 25% increase in air pressure. This reduction in pressure lengthens the footprint, improves traction and reduces soil compaction. A very high flexion (VF) designation for the rear tire allows for a reduction in air pressure of 40% compared to standard technology tires, improving handling, traction and ride comfort. The Michelin CerexBib combines the best attributes of the Michelin AxioBib with IF technology and the Michelin SprayBib with VF technology for harvesting applications. For more information, visit www.michelinag.com/agx/en-US/index.jsp.
The new Bale Band-It model 200, manufactured by GFC, offers more than 30 innovations designed to increase productivity, reduce maintenance time, and provide options to maximize a grower’s operation by 20 bales at a time. A shorter bale option allows operators to bundle bales as low as 35 in., and a pickup attachment is designed for use directly behind the tractor. For more information, call 217/285-6487 or visit www.balebandit.com.
The new Kubota RTV400Ci is a 16-hp utility vehicle that fits into the bed of a full-sized pickup truck. The new utility vehicle is powered by a variable hydro transmission and electronic fuel injection, single-cylinder Subaru gasoline engine for excellent performance climbing hills, overcoming obstacles and working in high altitudes. At a maximum speed of 25 mph, operators and passengers can ride in comfort with ergonomic and conveniently placed controls, comfortable contoured bench seat and low operator platform with ample legroom. The RTV 400Ci is available in Kubota Orange and Realtree Hardwoods Camouflage. To learn more, visit www.kubota.com.
The TeeJet RX610 GPS receiver offers RTK accuracy in a simple, easy-to-use package. This receiver provides 1- to 2-in. pass-to-pass accuracy, year-to-year repeatability and fast field acquisition, making it suitable for a variety of high-precision field operations such as row-crop planting and strip-till. The RX610 features an internal cellular modem capable of supporting either GSM or CDMA network configurations that provide CORS/Network RTK capability. The RX610 is compatible with all Matrix consoles and a wide range of guidance and control products that accept an external GPS signal. To learn more, visit www.teejet.com.
Seed Consultants will release a new corn hybrid for the eastern Corn Belt for spring planting in 2012. According to Seed Consultants, the SC 1092 hybrid demonstrated a 12.1- to 29.2-bu./acre yield advantage over industry-leading hybrids in replicated testing over the last two years. The new hybrid has good stalks and roots, good dry down and excellent seedling vigor. SC 1092 was developed, bred and tested for eastern Corn Belt diseases, soils and growing conditions.
Learn more at www.seedconsultants.com.
The Shur-Co LiteALL LED Work Light Package directs the light exactly where you need it most. LiteALL is a 12v system specifically designed for use with Shur-Co’s SMARTransmitter wireless remote. The high-intensity flood beams are set into hinged brackets for easy adjustment. The specs include a IP67 waterproof rating, 24W output, 1.8-amp draw, 1,600 lumens and 30,000 hrs. estimated life. The kit includes two work lights, control module, five-channel SMARTransmitter and 20-ft. extension cable.
Learn more at www.ShopShurCo.com.
The Blizzard Buster from MDS Manufacturing is a snow pusher that is also designed to fill many voids in an attachment line. It can be used not only as a snow pusher, but also as a silage pusher, manure pusher and all-around front-mounted box blade. MDS has three different models available: skid steer, tractor loader/telehandler and wheel loaders. Skid loader models can be ordered with an integrated mounting system. All other models will have the unique bolt-on mounting system. MDS has more than 75 loader mounts available. If your loader does not have a “quick tach” bucket, MDS has universal bucket edge mounting kits with binders that allow the use of a Blizzard Buster with a pin-on-style bucket.
For more information, call 800/658-4703 or visit www.mdsmfg.com.
Visitors come to the National Farm Machinery Show to see the latest new products and technology in agriculture, and this year's show didn't disappoint. Here are eight new products that were on display at the show, held Feb. 15-18 in Louisville, Ky.
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