Spray-Ready protection package

While spraying, ride free and easy without a respirator when you install the Spray-Ready package, from John Deere, in 6000 TEN, 7000 TEN and 9000 series tractor cabs. The package is comprised of special UltraGard XL cab filters and a cab pressure indicator that lets you know that the cab environment is in compliance and warns when the filters need servicing.

New books

How Agricultural Policy Affects You is an overview of past and current U.S. domestic agricultural trade, food, conservation and environmental policies; Managing Price Risk in Ag Commodity Markets offers marketing skills and savvy; Managing Wildlife as an Agricultural Enterprise shows how managing wildlife for economic gain can be a means of increasing farm revenue; Hydraulic System Diagnostics covers the different types of hydraulic systems and components. Call the John Deere Publishing Group at 800/522-7448.

Hay and forage line expanded

Deere adds a new line of rakes: The 705 handles 9-, 12-, 14- or 16-ft. swaths and features a hydraulic windrow width adjustment that changes from 3 to 6 ft.

The 702 is a carted rake offered in 8- or 10-wheel versions; either side of the rake may be locked in a raised position to turn a single windrow.

The 704 pull-style rake, available in 10-, 12-, or 14-wheel versions, has independent raking wheels with a hydraulically adjustable raking width.

Parts promise

Owners of 8000T and 9000 series tractors have a new CounterParts promise guarantee. It's aimed at offering faster turnaround to keep your new Deeres running. The program covers most maintenance items, and wear and repair parts are available within 2 hrs. If your certified CounterPart dealer cannot supply your part, it's free. Your part then will be located and delivered to the dealership the next day, at no charge. Contact Deere & Company, Dept. FIN, John Deere Rd., Moline, IL 61265, 309/ 765-4714.

Fertilizer applicator

Inject fertilizer into crops with the new mid-mount 8000L applicator from Fast. The toolbar is available as 20- through 40-ft. toolbars in 8 through 16 rows, with 30-in. spacing and fitted with 20-in.-dia. coulters that can place fertilizer up to 4 in. deep. It measures 61/2 ft. from the ground to the top of its 1,000-gal., rear-mounted tank. Price range: ¤11,000 to ¤14, 000. Contact Fast Distributing Inc., Dept. FIN, RR 2, Box 325, Mountain Lake, MN 56159, 800/772-9279.

Wide treads

The 8000T series tractors now are available with factory-installed wide treads. The 120-in. wide axle provides eight different tread settings from 92 to 120 in. to permit straddling of four 30-in. or six 20-in. rows.

Economical cultivator

Orthman adds a new, more economical row crop cultivator to its extensive line of equipment. The 8325 boasts some of the same features as the company's 8000 series, including wraparound parallel linkage, heavy wall mainframe, depth gauge tire wheel mechanism, cutaway disc center coulter and a single sweep. The unit is available in sizes ranging from 4-wheel to 16-wheel configurations with row spacing from 30 in. on up and has a base price range of ¤7,500 to ¤29.000. Contact Orthman, Dept. FIN, Box B, Lexington, NE 68850, 800/ 658-3270.