Raven's new assisted steering system is simple to install, and it offers faster operating speeds and twice the torque. It also features 3D terrain compensation and improved line acquire. Smartrax MD is one of several updates Raven has made to its steering and Slingshot product lines. Price: $4,500. For more information, visit ravenprecision.com.
The new Precision Super Seeder from Woods Equipment Company was launched to the public for the first time at the show. It allows for handling primary seeding, over-seeding and other applications such as native grasses and food plots. The company says the seeder has become popular with hunters, and therefore offers it in camouflage. List pricing on the Precision Super Seeder is $13,900. For more information, visit www.woodsequipment.com
Farm King introduced for the first time this week a new liquid fertilizer applicator. Two tank configurations are available: The 1860 model which has an 1,800 gallon tank; the 2460 model has a 2,400 gallon tank. The toolbar boasts 36 in. crop clearance, which allows for later season liquid application. The Farm King 1860 and 2460 will be available on a laminated basis in spring 2013 and in full production this summer.
Price on the 2460 model displayed at the show is $96,100. Visit farm-king.com
The Genesis tractor, introduced in 1993, became part of the Buhler tractor line in 2000 and was then reintroduced as a Versatile in 2008, featuring a Cummins engine. Now Versatile has unveiled its brand new lone of front-wheel assist row crop tractors at the show for the first time this year. They feature larger cabs and all-new styling, including a sloped hood for visibility and an increased grille area. The tractor is available in 260, 290 and 310 hp. The 310 is shown. Versatile says the majority of servicing on the tractor can be done without even lifting the hood. Price of the Versatile 310 shown: $285,730 (fully loaded). Base price: $251,776. Visit versatile-ag.com
The new Loftness Windrow Draper 30 uses a conveyor belt to move the stover to the end of the machine. The benefit is that you can put two rows together to minimize the trips the baler needs to make through the field. They introduced the 20-ft. model at the Farm Progress Show last fall and here at NFMS, they introduced the 30-ft. model. Pricing: $75,000. Visit loftness.com
The FZ22K zero-turn radius mower feature cutting desk mounted in from of the tractor and operator, which allows for greater visibility and cutting under low growing trees. The fully-loaded model shown here at the show is listed at $10,300. Pricing varies based on add-on options requested by the owner. Visit woodsequipment.com
The new Workmas 800D utility vehicle was released from JCB in 2012 and is a newcomer to the ATV and UTV market in North America. The company says the ride is much smoother than competitor utility vehicles due to its enhanced suspension system and even weight distribution. The Workmax is powered by a Tier 4 784cc Yanmar diesel engine. The cargo deck can carry up to 881 lbs. The base price on the Workmax 800D is $12,400. Visit jcbna.com
Vermeer launched its new VR1428/VR2040 high-capacity wheel rakes at the show for the first time this year. The new rakes are able to handle more acres in less time. The larger rake handles like a smaller capacity rake due to its close positioning to the tractor. The VR1428 is 28 ft. wide and the VR2040 is 40 ft. wide. The VR2040 (shown here) is listed at $35,967. Visit vermeer.com
Salford debuted its brand new I-2100 vertical tillage tool this year at the show. The company also unveiled new attachments for seed and fertilizer application. The company has developed three attachment types for the new tool: a shank with spring or hydraulic auto reset, a broadcast distribution kit and banding tubes designed to place seed or fertilizer in the trench opened by the tillage coulter. The price on the 24 ft. base model is $68,383. Visit salfordmachine.com
Farm Industry News editors hit the show floor early on the first day of the National Farm Machinery Show to find the newest and most popular products. Here's a sampling of what they found.
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