The next generation Lower-horsepower tractors that are lightweight and versatile for light soil working, road transport, transplanting, mowing and forage harvesting are available from Landini Globus. The series consists of the Globus 50 (42-hp PTO), the Globus 60 (52-hp PTO) and the Globus 70 (581/2-hp PTO). All of the models feature a platform and safety frame, or you can get the new Landini Concept Cab in 4-wd versions of the 60 and 70. The Globus 50 uses the 3-cyl., 2.5-liter, direct-injection AD3-152 Perkins engine. The 60 and 70 models use the 4-cyl. 704-30 engines. The 60 uses the 3.0-liter direct-injection version reaching 55 hp at 2,600 rpm, and the 70 model features the 62-hp engine at 2,600 rpm. The tractors feature standard 12 forward and 12 reverse speeds plus synchronized reverse shuttle and a maximum speed of 19 mph as standard. Contact AGCO, Dept. FIN, 4205 River Green Pkwy., Duluth, GA 30096-2568, 770/813-9200.
High-capacity, high-rate seeding is possible with the Turfmaker II grass seeder from Brillion. A main hopper delivers tough-to-handle fine fescues at rates of up to 350 lbs./acre without bridging, claims the company. The 12-ft. seeder can hold 23 bu. of seed in its main hopper. Contact Brillion Iron Works Inc., Dept. FIN, Box 127, Brillion, WI 54110-0127, 800/409-9749.
More tire, more power
Michelin introduces the 18.4 R 46 Agribib radial designed for traditional 30-in. row crops. The tire is 78 in. in diameter and fits front-wheel assist, higher horsepower tractors. It can also be used as rear duals. A deep tread and large, flat tread area reduce wear to give the tires long life and lower cost per acre. A deep, sharp vertical lug design allows the tires to retain traction up to 70% worn. Flexible sidewalls give the tire a long footprint for increased traction, and they put the tires' R1W lugs in direct contact with the soil for more pulling power. Contact Michelin, Dept. FIN, Box 19001, Greenville, SC 29602, 888/552-1213.
Slice and drill
Crustbuster's new Trash Shank drills are designed to knife through and into the ground, yielding precise, single seed placement. Featuring the Wobble Slot seed cup, the drills provide accurate planting, according to the manufacturer. Trash Shank openers knife through trash, and narrow slicing locks the seed in place. Trash does not climb or catch due to the rounded design of the shanks, 20-in. vertical clearance and 20- to 21-in. diagonal clearance. The drills unique hinging system allows it to flex for even planting on rough terrain. The units fold to the front for easy transport. Contact Crustbuster/Speed King Inc., Dept. FIN, Box 1438, Dodge City, KS 67801, 316/227-7106.
All in a name
Worthington Tractor Parts Inc., a.k.a. Audubon Tractor Parts, Bettis Tractor Parts, Central Michigan Tractor Parts, Evansville Tractor Parts, Iowa Falls Tractor Parts, Leesburg Tractor Parts, Mid-East Tractor Parts, Mid-South Tractor Parts, Rempel Tractor Parts, South Central Tractor Parts and Watertown Tractor Parts has a new name: Worthington Ag Parts.
The company also now has its own network system. You dial one toll-free number, 1-888/845-8456, and you are connected to the store nearest you.