MANAGE RESIDUE

YETTER INTRODUCES NARROW-ROW RESIDUE OPTIONS

TWO NEW RESIDUE management products from Yetter will help growers who plant narrow rows. The new Ultra Narrow Titan is built just like the original Titan but fits in narrow rows. It features the QuikAdjust system for depth control and adjustable front and back arms to wrap around any planter attachment. It may be used with or without a coulter. Prices for the new Titan with a coulter range from $445 to $540.

Yetter also manufactures a narrow-row residue manager for CaseIH planters. The 2967-036 residue manager is designed exclusively for 15- and 20-in. rows. It moves a narrow strip of residue to ensure proper seed placement without hairpinning, according to Yetter. Prices range from $276 to $300.

Contact Yetter Mfg. Co., Dept. FIN, Box 358, Colchester, IL 62326-0358, 800/447-5777, visit www.yetterco.com.

SYNTHETIC OIL

NEW OIL FOR HEAVY FARM USES

A NEW synthetic tractor hydraulic and transmission oil for all-weather conditions is now available from Amsoil. The new product is designed to meet the demands of heavy-duty, hydraulic-powered farm and commercial equipment.

It is formulated of synthetic base stocks and additives to provide all-weather protection, which eliminates seasonal fluid change-outs.

Price: $5.35/qt. For more information, contact your nearest Amsoil distributor, call 800/777-8491, visit www.amsoil.com.

50,000 STEIGERS

NORTH DAKOTA BRAND STANDS TEST OF TIME

CASE IH RECENTLY announced the sale of the 50,000th Steiger brand tractor. The history-making tractor was a STX500 Quadtrac model that went to a customer whose father had purchased an original Steiger model.

John Steiger created the Steiger brand in 1957 when he built a tractor for his Red Lake Falls, MN, farm. After producing another 100 models, Steiger moved the manufacturing into a Fargo, ND, facility. In 1986, CNH, the parent company of Case IH, purchased Steiger. Today, Case IH manufactures Steiger models with engine ratings of 275 to 500 hp.

BOLT-TOGETHER HARROW

WINGFIELD OFFERS ECONOMICAL IMPLEMENT

WINGFIELD introduces its new Premier bolt-together harrow cart in widths from 16 to 28 ft. The unit may be purchased as a 3-pt. hitch, and then a tongue and wheels may be added to create a pull-type cart.

A 25-ft. harrow with tires, cylinder and hoses retails for $6,500. Hydraulic folding wings may be added as an option. Contact Wingfield Distributors, Dept. FIN, 4712 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana, IL 61802, 800/637-6712, visit www.wingfields.com.

WIDE RAKING

NEW RAKE FITS COMMERCIAL NEEDS

A NEW HIGH-CAPACITY wheel rake from Frontier Equipment rakes a 30-ft. width of hay into consistent windrows, even under difficult field conditions. The WR1417 rake is designed in an offset V to eliminate the need for center kicker wheels. Seventeen 60-in. raking wheels with solid plastic panels reduce hay climb and hay loss from poor windrow formation. Heavy-duty shocks reduce wheel bounce, which cuts windrow skips. In addition, quick adjustments on the rake can eliminate picking up rocks and sticks in windrows. Most rake adjustments are make hydraulically from the tractor cab.

Price: $29,396. Frontier Equipment is sold exclusively by John Deere dealers. For more information, contact your local John Deere dealer, visit www.BuyFrontier.com.

SPRAYER COMMAND

CONTROL SPRAY APPLICATIONS FROM INSIGHT DISPLAY

AG LEADER has added a new control module for spraying to its popular Insight display. As a result, applicators will not need an extra controller in the cab for the sprayer.

Called DirectCommand, the new module connects directly to supported brands of flowmeters and valves and controls up to 10 boom valves for either manual or automatic boom section control. DirectCommand includes the new AutoSwath control feature that allows the Insight display to automatically shut off individual boom sections. A map is displayed that shows skips and overlaps. This feature also works on applicators without booms.

Prices range from $2,600 to $3,134. Contact Ag Leader Technology, Dept. FIN, 2202 S. Riverside Dr., Ames, IA 50010, 515/232-5363, visit www.agleader.com.

SECURE CLAMPING

SPLIT-TOP GRAPPLE RAKE HOLDS UNEVEN LOADS

WORKSAVER IS coming to the market with a versatile grapple rake that fits on skid-steer or tractor-front loaders. The new Split-top grapple rake features a split-top design for handling uneven loads of material. The rake will pick up brush and other debris while leaving dirt on the ground. Two hydraulic cylinders open and close the grapple.

The Split-top is available in two sizes: 62 in. for $2,850, and 77 in. for $3,350. Contact Worksaver Inc., Dept. FIN, Box 100, Litchfield, IL 62056-0100, 217/324-5973, visit www.worksaver.com.

HITCH HIKING

PLANTER HITCH RAISES IMPLEMENT FOR TRANSPORT

THE NEW DANDI planter hitch will raise front-fold planters for transport. It replaces a planter's factory drawbar and is controlled from the tractor cab. The Dandi hitch raises the planter 20 in., which produces an additional 12 in. of height under the front row units. The additional height for transport will reduce damage that can occur when planters enter and exit fields or cross railroad tracks. The new hitch will fit Cat. II and III hitches and 12-, 16- and 24-row planters.

Suggested retail price: $3,495. Contact Dandi Products, Dept. FIN, Box 922, Kendallville, IN 46755, 260/347-6830, visit www.dandiproducts.com.