FARMTRAC INTRODUCES six new utility tractors to handle jobs around the farm. The tractors are all equipped with 4-wd and range from 28 to 41 hp. All have 4-stroke, indirect-injection, water-cooled, 4-cyl. engines. They feature a switch-operated electrohydraulic PTO, two sets of remote valves and a foldable rollbar.
The tractor models are the 3130DT with 28 hp and a 12-speed shuttle drive ($16,233); the 3130DTH with 28 hp and a three-speed hydrostatic transmission ($17,233); the 3140DT with 38.5 hp and a 12-speed shuttle drive ($18,051); the 3140DTH with 38.5 hp and a three-speed hydrostatic transmission ($19,051); the 3145DT with 41 hp and a 16-speed shuttle drive ($19,220); and the 3145DTH with 41 hp and a three-speed hydrostatic transmission ($20,220).
THE MODELS in Branson's newest compact and utility tractor lines run from 21 to 47 hp. The tractors with 3-cyl. diesel engines in the “00” line are the 2100, 2400, 2400h, 2800 and 2800h. They include 4-wd, power steering and a Cat. I 3-pt. hitch. Prices start at $12,161 for the 2100. Circle 102.
The company's new 3510h model with 35 hp and 4720h model with 47 hp have 4-wd with hydrostatic transmission and a large operator's platform with easy access levers. The 3510h retails for $18,216, and the 4720h retails for $21,928. Circle 103.
Heavy utility tractors
MAHINDRA OFFERS three new models of 30 series utility tractors. The 5530 with 55 hp, the 6030 with 60 hp, and the 6530 with 65 hp are equipped with 4-stroke, 4-cyl. diesel engines with direct injection and water cooling.
Prices are $21,975 for the 5530, $32,100 for the 6030, and $24,800 for the 6530. Contact Mahindra USA, Dept. FIN, 17723 FM 2920, Tomball, TX 77377, 800/887-2286, visit www.mahindrausa.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 105.
Loaded 90-hp tractor
KIOTI'S NEW 90-hp DK90 tractor is equipped with a creep-speed gear, hydraulic power steering, rear differential lock and hydraulic brakes. Operator comforts in the cab include a tilt-steering wheel, power outlet and iPod cable for MP3. The DK90 is powered by a 4-cyl., in-line vertical, water-cooled, turbo diesel engine.
A NEW cattle feeder from Century Livestock Feeders is constructed of polyethylene and weighs only 100 lbs. It will handle temperatures from -180 to 260°F. The standard feeder is 8 ft. in diameter and 46 in. high. According to the company, the feeder is extremely durable and works well even for bison.
Price of the company's newest feeder is $260. Contact Century Livestock Feeders, Dept. FIN, Box 501, Shidler, OK 74652, 918/793-3382, visit www.centurylivestockfeeders.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 106.
ALEXANDER EQUIPMENT Company introduces a self-aligning 3-pt. hitch. The Delta-Hook Rapid Hitch System is made of solid formed steel. The Cat. I hitch is designed for tractors with up to 60 hp, and the Cat. II size handles 60- to 120-hp tractors.
To use the DeltaHook, the tractor operator lowers the control plate and backs it into the implement with a receiver plate until the two plates meet. The operator uses a hydraulic lever to raise the control plate up and into the receiver plate, which lifts the implement. The DeltaHook automatically aligns and locks into place.
The Cat. I control plate costs $345 and the receiver plate costs $340. The Cat. II control plate costs $485 and the receiver plate costs $475. Contact Alexander Equipment Co., Dept. FIN, Box 694, Greenville, SC 29601, 866/833-1160, visit www.deltahook.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 107.
BUSH HOG introduces the Razorback, an economically priced rotary cutter that features a quick hitch, fabricated reinforced deck and 3-pt. mounted tail wheel. The Razorback will cut a swath 60 in. wide and 2 to 10 in. tall. It also features powder-coat painting.
Efficient hay raking
KRONE NOW offers a trailed rotary tedder with 12 rotors and a 43-ft. working width. The KW 13.02/12T tedder will work at a rate of up to 32 acres/hr. It folds to a transport width of 9 ft. 5 in. and can travel down the road at 25 mph. According to the company, tractors with very little lift capacity may still be used to pull the tedder because a folding mechanism and transport carriages are not included on this model. Instead, this tedder uses double-acting cylinders to power the wings into place. The operator doesn't need to leave the tractor seat to move the tedder from a transport to a working position.
THE NEW Trooper fertilizer spreader from Barron & Brothers International (BBI) produces a wide swath. The ground-drive spreader features a new manual-engage ground-wheel pump and hydraulic quick connect. To fine-tune application rates, the spreader is equipped with an adjustable gate and new adjustable flow divider and fin placement. The hopper holds 5 tons of product.