IMPROVED COMBINE REEL
NEW REEL CARRIES CROP RIGHT INTO AUGER
HCC CLAIMS its new combine reel improves combine performance, increases crop yield and reduces frustration. The Orbit reel eliminates the gap between the combine's reel and auger, allowing continuous crop flow right into the auger. The company spent 10 years developing the reel, which is constructed of steel and a tough polymer. The reel is equipped with rollers at each end that follow cam-style tracks to adjust the reel path to specific header depth and auger size.
Suggested retail price of a single-eccentric reel shorter than 22 ft. is $970. Reels 22 ft. and longer are double eccentric and have a suggested retail price of $1,840. Contact HCC Inc., Dept. FIN, 1501 First Ave., Mendota, IL 61342-0952, 815/539-9371, ext. 223, visit www.hccincorporated.com or www.free productinfo.net/fin, or circle 198.
NEW VERSION IMPROVES STEERING PERFORMANCE
OUTBACK GUIDANCE has updated its software with a 2.14 version for the eDrive GPS assisted steering systems. The 2.14 version is now standard on all new eDrive units. All current eDrive owners will receive a copy of the software for free from the factory under the extended service plan.
The new software features enhanced performance that allows smooth operation in straight and contour modes at speeds up to 20 mph. It also includes an automatic steering switch for auto-engage and auto-disengage of the system.
JOHN DEERE ADDS TO BALER LINE
A ROUND BALER suited for smaller farm operations is now available from John Deere. The 457 standard baler produces a bale that is 46 in. wide and up to 60 in. tall and weighs up to 1,000 lbs. in dry crop.
The baler cleanly picks up the crop with a small-diameter, low-profile hay pickup that is mounted close to the baler wheels. The double hydraulic twine arms quickly wrap the bale and are adjustable from 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-in. spacings.
Price: $15,843. Contact your John Deere dealer or contact John Deere, Dept. FIN, 11145 Thompson Ave., Lenexa, KS 66219, 866/993-3373, visit www.johndeereag.com or www.freeproduct info.net/fin, or circle 196.
RADAR TO GPS
ADD-ON DEVICE FROM LOUP
THE SKY SPEED interface/converter connects an existing GPS lightbar to the ground speed input of any radar-compatible monitor such as a planter monitor, drill monitor or spray controller. The $130 device, which consists of a small black box with cables, converts a lightbar's GPS signal data into a signal that is recognizable by radar-compatible controllers.
HEADER HEIGHT CONTROL
SENSORS PROVIDE AUTOMATIC CONTROL
HEADSIGHT has designed an automatic header height control for combining wheat and other standing grains. The new auto control fits on most brands of headers and combines made in the past 30 years. The Headsight system includes sensor units that are mounted in front of the cutterbar on the crop dividers and/or mounted inches behind the sickle.
The new sensor design features adjustable down pressure and forward sensing, while the sensor arms are both flexible and rigid. Prices for the sensors start at $1,095. Contact Headsight Inc., Dept. FIN, 3529 Fir Rd., Bremen, IN 46506, 574/546-5022, visit www.headsight.com or www.freeproduct info.net/fin, or circle 194.