New hitches Haul 7,000 or 12,500 lbs. of trailer weight when you add one of these Bulldog hitches to your towing trailer. This system allows you to adjust the height of the trailer tongue to the height of the towing vehicle, keeping a level load when towing.
Two styles fit inside a 2 7/8-in.-wide channel: Model 3B6M for a 2-in. ball is rated to haul 7,000 lbs. total trailer weight, and model 4B6M for a 2 5/16-in. ball is rated for up to 12,500 lbs. of total trailer weight. Prices: $67 for 3B6M and $80 for 4B6M. Contact HammerBlow Corp., Dept. FIN, 1000 1st St., Wausau, WI 54402, 715/842-0561, www.hammerblow.com.
The Quick Change Hitch from Tebben is a retrofit, universal attachment that mounts directly to the hydraulic loader of any skid-steer. Hydraulic lock-in pins slip easily into place to secure various universal attachments. "The operator doesn't have to climb in and out of the loader to change attachments," Mike Tebben explains. "It's all done right from the cab. And the Quick Change Hitch takes up only 2 1/2 in. between the loader and the attachment." Contact Tebben Enterprises, Dept. FIN, 10009 Hwy. 7 S.E., Clara City, MN 56222, 320/847- 3512.
Penetrate deep for hardpan The new Brent Tremor subsoiler from Unverferth fractures hardpan down to 20 in. deep for maximum soil shattering. Parabolic-style shanks are constructed with a heavy-duty, all welded, double-frame design with a 6-x6-in. rear bar for durability.
Swivel coulters with 20-in.-dia. ripple blades cut residue in front of the shanks for residue flow and feature 1,500 lbs. of down pressure for consistent penetration. Shanks are 1 1/4 in. wide by 5 in. deep and are set on 30-in. spacings with 35-in. underframe clearance. Contact Unverferth Mfg. Co. Inc., Dept. FIN, Box 357, Kalida, OH 45853, 800/322-6301, www.unverferth.com.
(according to requirements for identity preserved grain) 1 Give the machine a rough cleaning in the field. Unload the grain tank; drop the trap doors; clean off the feederhouse and reel; and clean the ledges in the grain tank. Run the separator and unloading auger a second time. Drop the unloading auger trap door where you can catch the seed in a pail from the grain tank.
2 In the shop, remove and open all remaining traps on return legs and remove housings around the cylinder. Take out the sieves and straw chopper assembly; make sure to open everything around the cylinder and on the bottom of the machine to dislodge seed.
3 Roughly clean the machine with an air hose. Start with major cleaning in the cylinder area; blow out the cylinder cage while running the separator; blow out the straw chopper area with the machine off.
4 Clean the cylinder, concave cages and adjacent areas with high-pressure air with the machine off. Pry out wedged seed in these areas; reattach concaves and run the separator while using high-pressure air; clean the feederhouse by blowing backwards down the feederhouse toward the header; clean the entire header, including platform and sickle guards.
5 Clean the top of the machine in the grain tank and unloading auger; blow seed out of unloading auger while reversing the auger by hand.
6 Reexamine the cylinder and blow out any seed drop from the grain tank; vacuum the auger below the cylinder, then vacuum the augers on the return end grain leg below the sieves.
7 Run the machine to remove the dust and loose seed.
8 Reassemble the parts removed while vacuuming out any additional dislodged seed, while the machine is running. - South Dakota State University
Machinery haulers New heavy-duty machinery trailers will help you get implements and equipment from site to site quickly and easily.
From Trail-Eze, the 100DG (detachable gooseneck) hauls heavy equipment and connects in less than a minute. Overall length is 48 1/2 ft. to 50 ft.; load deck is 22 ft. long and 102 in. wide; and a detachable hydraulic neck is 12 ft. 8 in. Three axles carry 22,500 lbs. and are spaced 50 to 60 in. apart. The trailer features ABS brakes. Base price: $44,500. Contact Trail-Eze Trailers, Dept. FIN, Box 1188, Mitchell, SD 57301, 800/232-5682, www.traileze.com.
Landoll offers two new utility trailers designed to haul equipment such as backhoes, loaders or ATVs. Both are 20-ft. trailers with load capacities of 10,000 lbs. The LT1016+4 features a 16-ft. tilt deck plus a 4-ft. stationary deck for attachments, pallets or supplies. A cushion cylinder tilts the deck for easy loading and unloading; a heavy-duty bed lockdown secures the bed in transport position. Model LT1020 has a tilt control system that holds the deck in a tilted position during loading operations. Prices: $6,495 for LT1020 and $6,695 for LT1016+4. Contact Landoll Corp., Dept. FIN, 1900 North St., Marysville KS 66508, 800/428-5655, www.landoll.com.