Equipment

Bobcat announces non-DPF Tier 4 engine offering

Bobcat Company has announced a plan for Tier 4 solutions that include a Doosan-built engine added to some of its equipment lineup for 2014. Development of the new Tier 4-compliant engine was a collaboration between Bobcat, Doosan and some of the world’s top engineering consultants and engine design firms — Ricardo, FEV and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).

“These new Tier 4 solutions combine Doosan’s 50 years of engine-building experience with Bobcat’s 50 years of compact equipment leadership,” said Rich Goldsbury, Bobcat president. “Add to that the combined experience of our other partners, and you have more than 200 years of experience in engine design and development, and compact equipment expertise.”

The Doosan-built engine is a non-DPF (diesel particulate filter) engine. Bobcat engineers have worked together with Doosan, and the engineering consultants and engine design firms to develop these engines that offer non-DPF Tier 4 technology.

“With these additional engines, Bobcat will be a market leader in non-DPF Tier 4 technology,” Goldsbury said.… Continue reading

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Universal skid steer adapter for standard pin-on loaders

A Universal Skid Steer Adapter for standard pin-on loaders is now available from Worksaver, Inc., to increase pin-on loader productivity by converting to the skid steer attachment.  The unit is 54” wide and 21.5” high and can be paired with standard pin-on brackets or interfacing brackets from Worksaver.

This adapter features an all welded design, plates handles, springs and locking pins.  The universal skid steer adapter allows older loaders with pin-on buckets to be updated to the skid steer attaching method.  Customers can easily switch attachments between a skid steer loader and a tractor loader.

For more information, contact Worksaver, Inc., P.O. Box 100, Litchfield, IL 62056-0100.  Phone: 217-324-5973.  Fax: 217-234-3356.  Website: www.worksaver.com.  E-mail: sales@worksaver.com.… Continue reading

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Yetter adds toolbar gauge wheel to product lineup

A new gauge wheel assembly available for toolbars will save time for farmers and make adjustment easier when setting toolbar depth as they encounter changing field conditions. The new 3500-113 Gauge Wheels operate using ratcheting screw jacks with 1¼-inch Acme threads, and all adjusting parts are zinc plated for rust prevention.

“In addition to quick depth adjustment, these gauge wheels beat the competition in terms of placement,” said Yetter Territory Manager Jared Head. The narrow mounting bracket profile allows them to be toolbar-mounted between narrowly spaced attachments without a spacer unit.

According to Head, gauge wheels are important to maintaining toolbar frame height. They support the weight of the toolbar and keep attachments operating at the proper depth. “Whether you’re using a toolbar for fertilizer application, strip-tillage, or any other reason, you’ll get a more consistent working depth with these gauge wheels.”

Other features of the 3500-113 Gauge Wheels from Yetter include:

  • 15×5-inch 5-bolt rims
  • ¾-inch plate steel constructed mounting bracket
  • 4x4x¼-inch steel tubing shank construction
  • Spindle tube mount-welded on both sides for shank stability

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Challenger® Expands Offering of Agile, Fuel-Efficient MT500D Series Tractors

Four new MT500D Series tractors offer more horsepower and industry-leading high-efficiency emissions technology

Challenger®, a global brand of AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), is adding four new models to the MT500D Series of wheeled tractors for professional agricultural producers across North America. The new, fully redesigned tractors, with 110 to 125 PTO horsepower, complement the Challenger lineup of tractors designed to meet the intense demands and challenging environments of today’s farming operations.

“The new Challenger MT500D Series tractors expand the Challenger line by offering even more choices in power, comfort and innovation,” says Conor Bergin, AGCO senior product specialist for high-horsepower tractors. “These tractors are more powerful than the previous Series and also are 6 to 8 percent more fuel-efficient, for a great blend of power and fuel economy. This makes them ideal for tough chores in the field and around the farmyard, whether chopping stalks, loading hay, mowing ditches, blading dirt or moving snow.”… Continue reading

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Case IH Patriot 4430 Sprayer Wins 2012 CropLife Iron Showstopper Award

Case IH is excited to announce the selection of the Case IH Patriot® 4430 sprayer for the 2012 CropLife® IRON ShowStopper award at the Midwest Ag Industries Exposition (MAGIE) in Bloomington, Ill.

“We are honored to have the industry recognize the Patriot 4430 and its performance and efficiency that allow operators to cover more acres with less fuel,” says Mark Burns, Case IH Application Equipment Marketing Manager. The Case IH Patriot 4430 is the first sprayer to join the Case IH Efficient Power family, using Selective Catalytic Reduction technology to meet EPA Tier 4A compliance while providing more fuel efficiency and power.

CropLife IRON ShowStopper Award

The Midwest Ag Industries Exposition showcases the best application equipment and products in agriculture each August.

The ShowStopper award “is given to that one product at the MAGIE show that literally stops attendee traffic, keeping everyone buzzing all day long,” explains Eric Sfiligoj, Editor of CropLife IRON.… Continue reading

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Ohio farmer wins runner-up prize in Case IH Field of Deals Sweepstakes

Keith Schroeder of Ottawa, Ohio, recently won $10,000 in credit as a runner-up winner in the Case IH Field of Deals Sweepstakes. Schroeder – a corn, soybean and wheat farmer – registered for the contest at his local Case IH dealership, Archbold Equipment Company in Ottawa, Ohio.

“We’ve always used Case IH equipment on our farm, but I didn’t think I’d ever win,” says Schroeder. “There are many good Case IH products to choose from, but I plan to use the credit on a Scout XL, which will be useful on our multigenerational farm.”

Schroeder, who also enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Aubrianna Connelly,  and dabbling in heritage ironwork, says he’s thankful to Case IH for this prize.

The Case IH Field of Deals Sweepstakes awarded a grand prize of a 2012 Ram truck and free fuel for one year, and two runner-up prizes of $10,000 in credit.

Kyle Russell, Senior Director of Marketing, Case IH North America, says many of their customers benefited from the Field of Deals sweepstakes and sales event because so many took advantage of the special offers on the full line of Case IH Farmall®, Puma® and Maxxum® tractors, as well as balers and windrowers.… Continue reading

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Combine adjustments for harvesting drought-stricken soybeans

A few simple tweaks can help get the most out of stressed crops

 Drought-stricken soybeans present a number of challenges at harvest. Grain with very low moisture content is difficult to keep clean and intact. However, a few simple combine adjustments can help to prevent grain damage and loss.

John Keller, product performance manager for Gleaner® combines, located in Hesston, Kan., points out the combine settings that may need to be modified to deal with the drought-related harvesting conditions of 2012.

Short soybeans are especially difficult to feed into the header and through the combine. “The way you feed the combine is going to be the biggest factor impacting grain quality, and it always is,” says Keller. “There are some simple tricks to keep in mind to prevent excessive damage to soybeans, especially when pods are brittle and prone to shattering.”

He offers this advice:

  • Cylinder speed should be set slower than normal, and it’s critical under drought conditions that the concave is level to the cylinder to prevent brittle beans from splitting.
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Haying equipment end-of-season inspection and maintenance checklists

A few simple steps before storing for the winter are keys to machine performance and long life

After a long summer in the hayfield, it’s tempting to simply back haying equipment into the shed for the winter without giving it a second thought. However, conducting a thorough end-of-season inspection and writing down maintenance needs while they are still top of mind can be time well spent.

That’s the advice of Dean Morrell, product marketing manager for Hesston by Massey Ferguson® hay products and 35-year-veteran of the quality hay business.

“A full end-of-season visual inspection helps ensure you’re well prepared to complete needed repair and maintenance projects during winter downtime,” says Morrell. “Months down the road it can be hard to remember that noise you wanted to check out before next season. By writing it down, you have a big head start on maintenance that will leave your equipment in top condition, ready for another productive season.”… Continue reading

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Take precautions to prevent combine fires

The recent rains have helped alleviate some concerns about the extreme dry conditions and the potential for fires during harvest, but there is always potential for problems when equipment is in operation around dry crop fodder.

Farmers can greatly reduce the risk of starting field fires with proper, regular maintenance of combines and other equipment they use to harvest their crops, a Purdue Extension farm safety expert says.

Combines are especially vulnerable to fires because of the many hours they operate at a time and the dry crop fodder that can collect on them, said Gail Deboy.

“During hot, dry weather, very dry fodder provides an excellent source to fuel a flame whenever a fire is ignited,” he said.

Combine fires can easily spread to crops or remaining corn stover, rapidly igniting acres of farmland. Field fires can spread to nearby farm equipment, trees and buildings, including homes. Smoke from fires can create health problems for nearby residents and reduce visibility on roads.… Continue reading

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Slow Down for Safety During the Hustle of Harvest

Kubota Reinforces Tractor and Heavy Equipment Safety for the Whole Family during National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 16 – 22, 2012

The hustle of harvest is nearly upon us, and farmers and ranchers across the country will be working at full-speed to get important work done. Harvest undoubtedly requires a speedy execution, which increases the risk of injury for tractor operators. This harvest season, Kubota Tractor Corporation is reminding all tractor and heavy equipment users to slow down and invest the time to create safe operating habits in observance of the National Education Center for Agriculture’s “National Farm and Safety Health Week,” September 16 – 22, 2012.

“At Kubota, safety is a top priority and this harvest we are encouraging all those who operate tractors and heavy equipment to take a step back and talk to the entire family about slowing down for safety,” said Greg Embury, vice president of sales and marketing, Kubota Tractor Corporation.… Continue reading

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Ohio CAT Acquires Mitchell Farm Equipment

Ohio CAT, the authorized Caterpillar equipment and engine dealer for the state of Ohio and an established agriculture equipment dealer headquartered in Broadview Heights, Ohio, is acquiring a Henry County AGCO dealer, Mitchell Farm Equipment, effective October 1, 2012.  The acquisition of Mitchell Farm Equipment by Ohio CAT will combine the strengths of both organizations to provide customers with an even better selection of equipment, parts and services.  The combined organization will be called Ohio Ag Equipment to demonstrate Ohio CAT’s serious and long-term commitment to agriculture.

“We commend the Mitchell family for the many years of superior service they have provided to agriculture in this area,” said Kelly Love, Vice President, Ohio Ag Equipment.  “We plan to build on that reputation and make Ohio Ag Equipment the ag producer’s preferred choice for high quality machinery, parts and service.”

In addition to the products offered by Mitchell Farm Equipment, Ohio CAT will distribute Challenger, RoGator, TerraGator, Willmar, SpraCoupe, Wrangler, Diamond, Cat and LEXION combinesContinue reading

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Kinze Fine Tunes Autonomous Harvest System

Kinze® Manufacturing, Inc. has continued its progress on Kinze Autonomy, refining the capabilities of its groundbreaking autonomous row-crop solution and undertaking release previews on three large Illinois farms this harvest season.

As the world’s first large-scale, truly autonomous row-crop solution, Kinze’s autonomous system is capable of completing many tasks with minimal direct human input, including planting, nourishing, maintaining and harvesting crops. Farmers at the event demonstrated the system’s harvesting capabilities, showcasing four primary modes of operation:

  • Follow: The autonomous grain cart system follows the combine through the field at a safe distance.
  • Unload: When the combine operator is ready to unload the grain into the cart, they press the “Unload” button on their tablet. The autonomous grain cart system then speeds up and pulls alongside the combine, matching its speed to the combine’s and positioning the cart under the combine unload auger. The combine operator can then start filling the cart.
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Extendable arms for Bobcat compact excavators add more versatility

Bobcat Company, a leader in compact equipment innovations, has added more versatility to three machines with a new extendable arm option for the M-Series E42, E45 and E55 compact excavators.

The extendable arm is a telescoping arm that provides the best of both worlds — power and reach — and will appeal to customers working in space-restricted areas, allowing them more flexibility to clean out trenches and to place soil further away from an excavation.

Bobcat E42 and E45 excavators with the extendable-arm option feature a 24-inch range of motion with maximum dig depths of 12 feet 6 inches and 12 feet 10 inches, respectively. The extendable-arm option includes an additional counterweight. The Bobcat E55 excavator with extendable-arm option has a 30-inch range of motion and a maximum dig depth of 14 feet 7 inches; approximately 22 inches more dig depth than an E55 with the standard arm configuration.

Ultimate performance
The new Bobcat extendable arm provides operators ultimate reach where and when it’s needed, without having to upsize the machine.… Continue reading

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Larger 1910 Commodity Air Cart now available from John Deere

With increased demand from small grain farmers wanting to plant more acres faster, John Deere introduces a larger 1910 Commodity Air Cart to its air seeding equipment lineup for 2013. The new 550-bushel tow-behind 1910 Commodity Carts give operators the ability to accurately apply seed and fertilizer with fewer refilling stops.


The newest model 1910 Commodity Cart features three tanks: 200-bushel front and rear tanks, plus a 150-bushel center tank, making it 22 percent larger than the previous 430-bushel model. In addition, the 550-bushel model has hydraulic meter drives, variable-rate drive and hydraulic calibration as standard equipment, which reduces the number of mechanical and electrical components and provides more durable, consistent and accurate metering and seeding.


According to Aubrey Grove, product specialist at John Deere Seeding, the new, larger 1910 cart reduces fill time and increases seeding time during the busy planting season. “For all of our larger John Deere carts, customers have a choice of a 10-inch auger or 12-inch conveyor for loading product in the cart.
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Vermeer Introduces 504 PRO Baler

The all-new 504 PRO Baler from Vermeer is built to handle the demands of heavy, wet material for frequent silage baling. The 5’ x 4’ variable chamber baler has the heavy drive components necessary for effective silage baling, and also offers the features and flexibility to produce high quality bales in a variety of materials. With the standard, color touchscreen E-Link Pro monitor, baling operations can be easily controlled from the cab.

“Features such as Hydroflexcontrol and the Xtracut17 chopper system have proven to be very effective in baling silage, and we’re excited to offer those features in this all-new 5’ x 4’ baler,” says Phil Chrisman, Vermeer Product Manger. “The 504 PRO Baler has many of the same components found in our 404 PRO Silage Baler, but in a variable chamber with a standard wide pick-up that gives producers more flexibility to bale wet or dry hay.

With Hydroflexcontrol, the floor of the 504 PRO Baler can flex up and down to minimize blockage in the pick-up.… Continue reading

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New KernelStar technology represents next phase in advanced forage processing from John Deere

John Deere announces that it will further advance its biomass and livestock feed processing systems through the acquisition of the innovative KernelStar kernel and forage processing technology for self-propelled forage harvesters. The company has acquired the intellectual property rights for the technology from the German company CAWI. The technology has already established very strong customer acceptance for enhancing forage quality for livestock and biogas producers.


“The new John Deere KernelStar technology will add significant value to John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters and should further improve machine productivity in the field. The integration of this new kernel processor is the result of intensive customer research and reflects the growing demand for the best possible forage and substrate quality,” says Chris Wigger, vice president of sales and marketing. “Following the HarvestLab technology, which has established itself in the last five years as the leading ingredient sensing technology for self propelled forage harvesters, KernelStar is the second pillar of forage technology innovation.”
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Vermeer Expands High-Capacity Wheel Rake Line with the VR2040 High-Capacity Wheel Rake

Forage producers can now harness the power and innovation of the Vermeer high-capacity wheel rake in an even larger package with the VR2040 High-Capacity Wheel Rake. With a 40’ (12.19m) raking width and 20 rake wheels each equipped with individual wheel suspension, the VR2040 High-Capacity Wheel Rake helps maximize raking efficiency.

“When we announced our high-capacity wheel rake line with the VR1428 last year, we introduced some unique features to the wheel rake. With the VR2040, we’re offering those features to producers in an even larger capacity,” says Phil Egging, Vermeer Product Manager. “The VR2040 has the individual cylinders on each wheel, the same solid rake arm design – those things that have made the VR1428 able to cover ground and rake effectively are now available in a 40’ (12.19m) raking width.”

The VR2040 features a dual-purpose lift and suspension cylinder on each rake wheel, coupled with a nitrogen-charged accumulator, for easily changing rake wheel settings and pressure.… Continue reading

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John Deere launches new 9 Series Round Balers

Building on the reliability and popularity of its 8 Series Round Balers, John Deere introduces 12 new models of its 9 Series Round Balers for 2013. The new large round balers, which include additional Class III and IV models, have larger cams and bearings in the pickup on premium models, Diamond® chains, and many other enhancements that increase durability and productivity of the balers while making service and maintenance easier.

According to Laura Cobb, senior marketing representative at John Deere Ottumwa Works, the new 9 Series Round Balers offer customers a larger selection of machines that will handle a wide variety of forage and silage baling needs.  The current round baler line-up is listed below:

Class
Models
Bale Size
Max wt. dry
Max wt wet

Class I
449
4’X4′
750 lb
1250 lb

Class II
459 Standard
4’X5′
1000 lb
dry only
459
4’X5′
1100 lb
1750 lb
459 Silage Special
4’X5′
1100 lb
1750 lb

Class III

559
5’X5′
1450 lb
1750 lb
559 Silage Special
5’X5′
1450 lb
2200 lb
469
4’X6′
1650 lb
2200 lb
469 Silage Special
4’X6′
1650 lb
2200 lb
469 Premium
4’X6′
1650 lb
2200 lb

Class IV
569
5’X6′
2200 lb
2400 lb
569 Premium
5’X6′
2200 lb
2400 lb
569 Silage Special
5’X6′
2200 lb
2400 lb
“We’ve also added silage-special balers to the Class III and Class IV baler line-up, giving customers options for larger bale sizes in silage, especially new five-by-six-foot bales,” Cobb says.
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New CASE IH LB4 square balers redesigned for style and function

It’s not often that a familiar silhouette changes so dramatically: Case IH has redesigned the new LB4 Series large square baler for both style and function. The new design changes encompass both internal and external changes that make the new LB4 series large square balers significantly more efficient than previous models.

“We are very excited about the performance of this new baler series,” says Brett DeVries, Case IH Hay and Forage Marketing Manager.

DeVries continued: “The goal is to help producers maximize short baling windows. The new design has increased capacity by as much as 20 percent.”

Inside, the LB4 Series balers feature a new, high-inertia flywheel that is 19 percent larger than previous models and results in improved performance in uneven windrows. The new, high-capacity pickup features a roller windguard, feed-assist roller and faster rpm’s to maximize crop flow into the baler. The gearbox runs at an astonishing 48 strokes per minute to put crop through the machine quicker and more efficiently.… Continue reading

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Mahindra USA Salutes our Military with a Special Offer

The Mahindra Pride Military Appreciation Program is in recognition of the daily sacrifices made by military personnel volunteering their service to our country. Mahindra USAreaches out to the individuals working in all five branches of the U.S. armed forces with this special Appreciation Program offering a $250 rebate to all current and retired military personnel. Effective immediately, this rebate is available on the purchase of any new Mahindra, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume.

“Mahindra USA is proud of our armed forces and this Appreciation Program is our way of giving back to our nation’s true heroes for all they have done and continue to do to safeguard our freedoms,” said Cleo Franklin, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning, Mahindra USA. “This program goes beyond our ongoing support of the military through Operation Finally Home, to connect directly to the individuals who stand up for our rights every day, and provides Mahindra USA the opportunity to show our appreciation.”… Continue reading

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