Stripper for small grains
Shelbourne Reynolds' stripper header is a new concept in grain headers: It strips only the grain and leaves the straw in the field. According to the company, this header is more efficient than a sickle bar header.
With the new Cereal Variable Speed (CVC), 32-ft. stripper header, you can nearly double your ground speed, and because straw doesn't run through the combine, it suffers less wear and tear. A new variable-speed belt drive (inset) allows you to change the speed of the stripping rotor from the cab; no more adjusting at the gearbox is required.
All headers are fitted with stainless steel, seed-saver stripping fingers and harvest all small grains. Price: $36,500. Contact Shelbourne Reynolds Inc., Dept. FIN, Box 607, Colby, KS 67701, 888/895-0947, www.shelbourne.com or circle 191.
New utility tractors
Accomplish primary or light tillage, haying, hauling and other chores with one of Massey Ferguson's new utility tractors: the MF 271X with 59 PTO hp or the MF 281X with 69 PTO hp.
Model 271X is a 2-wd machine and 281X is a 2- or 4-wd unit. Both are powered by a 1000 series Perkins, 4-cyl. engine equipped with a Fastram combustion system. Fastram's manufacturer claims that the system converts more fuel to energy, improves power and torque and is quieter during operation.
An 8F2R manual transmission offers two speeds for slow operations, four speeds for field operations and two high speeds for transport.
Both machines have a Cat. II, 3-pt. hitch with interchangeable ball ends. Rear axle housings offer a 10,000-lb. capacity for loading and lifting. Contact Massey Ferguson, AGCO Corp., Dept. FIN, 4205 River Green Pkwy., Duluth, GA 30096, 770/813-6185 or circle 190.
High-performance forage harvesters
Touting one of the largest horsepowers in the world its model 900 offers 605 hp Claas of America's new Jaguar-series self-propelled forage harvesters deliver high performance with optimum processing in rough conditions.
The 830-, 850-, 870-, 890- and 900-series machines feature a 29-in.-wide chopping cylinder with 20 or 24 knives arranged in V-formation. This provides a scissor cut for quality chop.
Compared with others on the market, the Jaguar series offers five different models instead of just three or four. The line also has a unique cooling system: The engine is mounted transverse to leave more room in the center of the machine. This allows cooling air from above the machine to flow across the rotary air screen and the engine.
Models 830, 850 and 870 have in-line, 6-cyl. engines that deliver 321, 389 and 438 hp, respectively. Models 890 and 900 have a V8 that delivers 503 and 605 hp, respectively. Prices range from $177,055 for model 830 to $263,342 for the 900. Contact Claas of America Inc., Dept. FIN, 3030 Norcross Dr., Columbus, IN 47202, 812/342-4441, www.claasofamerica.com or circle 189.