Hagie

Hagie Mfg. HsTB High-Speed Toolbar

With narrowing application windows, performing split nitrogen applications on broad acres can present challenges during the application season. Hagie’s new High-Speed Toolbar (HsTB) is a low-draft front toolbar that offers a solution for efficiently applying nitrogen at a higher application speed during early growth stages.

Hagie Mfg., Clarion, Iowa


John Deere 2730 Combination Ripper

John Deere 2730 Combination Ripper

The 2730 Combination Ripper has been designed to meet tillage needs by incorporating four operational systems into one machine, with adjustments to optimize residue management and leave a customizable field finish. Maintenance-free bearings and minimized grease points across the machine provide the customer with more uptime. The frame size of the 2730 allows for greater performance and reliability. The 2730 delivers improved residue flow by increasing the overall frame length, under-frame clearance and fore-aft spacing of the ripper shanks. An innovative closing system provides uniform performance across a field and in all working conditions, while allowing a user-defined field finish with hydraulic adjustments. The 2730 is available in working widths of 14-, 18-, 22- and 26-feet, delivering a 44% increase in productivity over the previous John Deere 2700.

John Deere, Moline, Ill.


New Holland Triple-Clean Cleaning Shoe Technology  for CX5000 and CX6000 Elevation Combines

New Holland Triple-Clean Cleaning Shoe Technology
for CX5000 and CX6000 Elevation Combines

The new Triple-Clean cleaning shoe increases the cleaning capacity by as much as 15% on New Holland CX5000 and CX6000 elevation combines. Through the extra cascade in the center of the grain pan, an additional air blast from the new Triple-Clean cleaning fan removes large volumes of chaff and short straw before final cleaning even starts on the main sieves. This means the grain is almost completely cleaned in the first 50 centimeters of the cleaning shoe, resulting in excellent grain quality. This triple cascade approach maintains the highest quality of cleaning even when the machine is working at its highest capacity. The Triple-Clean cleaning technology is offered as standard equipment on all New Holland CX midrange combines, including models CX5080, CX5090, CX6080 and CX6090.

New Holland, Turin, Italy


Danfoss

Danfoss Power Solutions Reverse Displacement Motor

The Reverse Displacement Motor (RDM) is a two-position reversing motor designed for use in mobile open-circuit applications. The primary application target is fan drive cooling systems. The RDM offers reverse functionality without the need for a directional control valve anywhere in the system, as the motor swashplate reverses angle to give reversed rotation. The RDM also includes an integrated electric shift valve that uses system pressure for shifting, eliminating the need for an external pressure supply to shift the motor. Eliminating the need for a directional control valve, and the associated fittings and hoses, greatly simplifies reversing circuit system architecture. Additionally, the RDM is available with an integrated anti-cavitation and shock valve for system protection, as well as robust fan drive application options.

Danfoss Power Solutions, Ames, Iowa


Seed Hawk iCon Wireless Control System

Seed Hawk iCon Wireless Control System

The iCon Wireless Control System controls and monitors the new line of Seed Hawk air carts and toolbars. The iCon Control System uses an iPad as the display and features a downloadable Seed Hawk specific app that allows for wireless communication with the Gateway located on the air cart. The system uses new technology to control individual electric drive meter motors and read individual load cells, enabling iCon to give on-the-go product weights and be used for calibration. The iCon has many unique features, such as Sectional Control Technology (SCT), integrated run blockage, field boundary and obstacle creation, on-the-go calibration, Fit to Field rate adjustment and the ability to control up to six products (four granular and two liquid/NH3), all combined in an intuitive user interface. Full wireless control of a towed seeding implement by Seed Hawk is a first in seeding technology.

Seed Hawk Inc., Langbank, Saskatchewan


John Deere Harvester Works Platform Tilt Feederhouse

John Deere Harvester Works Platform Tilt Feederhouse

The model year 2015 S-Series Combines provide an optional Platform Tilt Feederhouse. The Platform Tilt Feederhouse allows the operator to adapt to changing soil and ground conditions and extend the harvesting day in any crop by hydraulically changing the header cutting angle 17 degrees from the cab. This feature also improves feeding the combine in field conditions where the crop could be down or lodged.

John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, Ill.


Oxbo International 6120 Grape Harvester

Oxbo International 6120 Grape Harvester

The 6120 is Oxbo’s first grape harvester with a modular design specifically for ease of manufacturing. The conveyors, frame, operator station and cleaning systems are built as smaller subassemblies that are bolted together after painting in order to increase manufacturing throughput. The harvester can be broken down to be driven into a 40-foot container for overseas shipping. The four-wheeled drive chassis is highly maneuverable to increase uptime, while the operator station is placed directly above the row that is being harvested for optimum visibility. The harvester was designed with a low center of gravity for easy maintenance and stability in hilly terrain; the 6120 has side-slope capability of up to 25% and an optional road speed of 20 mph. Integrating feedback from growers before, during and after the design process, the 6120 was designed from the ground up to meet and surpass customer needs and expectations.

Oxbo International Corp., Lynden, Wash.


Hutchinson/Mayrath Dual Hopper Chain Conveyor

Hutchinson/Mayrath Dual Hopper Chain Conveyor

The Hutchinson/Mayrath Dual Hopper Chain Conveyor (DHCC) is a stationary, high-efficiency receiving conveyor that allows multi-hopper semi-trucks to discharge an entire load without repositioning over a receiving pit during operation. The modular design can be configured for site-specific layouts and has a capacity of 10,000- 20,000 bushels per hour. The DHCC requires as little as 42 inches of depth, compared to depths of 12 feet or more for conventional receiving pits, eliminating the risk of groundwater infiltration that often occurs with deep pits. The DHCC has been designed for safety, ease of service and longevity with features such as OSHA 1910.272 removable grating, spring-loaded chain tensioners, a beltless C-face drive motor, accessible bearings and commercial-grade gearboxes. The DHCC removes a hazardous confined space by eliminating the need for deep receiving pits, underground conveyors and associated maintenance activities.

Hutchinson/Mayrath, a Division of Global Industries Inc., Clay Center, Kan.


John Deere CP20 Cotton Picker

John Deere CP20 Cotton Picker

The CP20 Cotton Picker is a one-row, low-cost mechanical cotton harvesting solution designed for smaller growers and contractors in emerging markets. Capable of harvesting as much cotton in one hour as 250 labor hours with hand picking, the CP20 significantly increases productivity and lowers the cost of harvest. It’s the industry’s first semi-integral, tractor-hitched design delivering high maneuverability in small fields and easy attachment with tractors commonly used in the target markets. Integrating current proven cotton picker technology in a minimum-cost, market-appropriate solution, the key features include a John Deere Pro-Series picking unit, a 94-liter spindle cleaning solution tank, a high-capacity cotton delivery air system and a 4.5-meter-cubed basket. A manual lever basket unloading system is standard, with an optional hydraulic basket opener for fast unloading with cab tractors.

John Deere Des Moines Works, Ankeny, Iowa


New Holland Agriculture QuickMax Disc Cutterbar Quick-Change Knife System

New Holland Agriculture QuickMax Disc Cutterbar Quick-Change Knife System

The optional QuickMax quick-change knife system provides a method to quickly and easily flip or replace the cutterbar knives on Durabine disc headers and Discbine 313 and 316 disc mower-conditioners. Knife replacement can be accomplished in about a third of the time required to change knives on the standard, bolted retention system. This feature is an industry exclusive on disc headers for self-propelled windrowers. The system uses a spring plate under each of the knives to hold them on their anchor points. The New Holland system has a patent-pending knife anchor nut that includes an asymmetric step at the bottom of the knife-bearing surface on the nut. During operation, centrifugal force prevents the knife from disengaging from the nut, even if the spring plate should be forced downward by contact with a foreign object. When stationary, the spring plate is pried downward with a special tool, and the operator can easily push the knife toward the center of the arc to disengage the step on the knife anchor to change or flip the knife.

New Holland Agriculture, New Holland, Pa.


Forest Concepts Crumbles Precision Feedstocks

Forest Concepts Crumbles Precision Feedstocks

Understanding the structural biology and mechanics of natural failure within plants, Forest Concepts devised a novel method to produce uniform precision feedstocks at minimal energy consumption. Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Forest Concepts invented a proprietary machine that shears high-moisture feedstocks into Crumbles, which are uniform particles as small as 1/16-inch, for conversion to biofuels and biochemicals. The particles are flowable using standard grain handling equipment without the need to pre-dry. The technology has been successfully used on wood chips, corn stover, switchgrass, bamboo, sage and other biofuel feedstocks with moisture levels ranging from less than 10% to more than 80%. If drying is necessary, as with pyrolysis or gasification, drying small Crumbles particles requires significantly less energy than pre-drying chips.

Forest Concepts LLC, Auburn, Wash


John Deere L300 Series Large Square Baler

John Deere L300 Series Large Square Baler

The L300 Series Large Square Baler offers the John Deere exclusive Double Tie Knotter and Knotter Blower System, which allow for greater performance, fewer missed knots and higher blower speed. The Double Tie Knotter System enables customers to achieve bales with optimal shape, consistent size and consistent density. The L300 Series also features functional styling with single-row twine boxes and open walk platforms, hydraulically controlled bale chamber and true look-ahead baling with electronic knotter flags and an integrated ISOBUS electrical system.

John Deere, Ottumwa, Iowa


Case IH Flip-Up Tall Corn Attachment for 4400 Series Corn Heads

Case IH Flip-Up Tall Corn Attachment for 4400 Series Corn Heads

The Flip-Up Tall Corn Attachment is an all-new option available for Case IH 4400 Series corn heads. The function of this attachment is to prevent the loss of corn ears over the ends of the header when harvesting in tall stands of corn. This attachment is unique in that it is an integral part of the end divider and needs no tools to deploy. It incorporates the CIH CornLouvers, which ensure that any loose grain makes it into the combine, and it is made from rotationally molded plastic for light weight and superior structure. This option is available from the factory or can be installed by the dealer on both rigid and folding Case IH 4400 Series corn heads.

Case IH, Racine, Wis.

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John Deere 1910 Commodity Cart

John Deere 1910 Commodity Cart

Hydraulically powered conveyance along with a flip-over hopper allows for easy loading and unloading of the 1910 Commodity Cart. Deployment of the conveyance system has been made easier with the addition of hydraulic cylinders to power the positioning of the conveyance. This feature reduces the effort required by the operator to manipulate the system as compared to the previous manually operated system. The control of the motion is further enhanced by the addition of a wireless transmitter. Pushbutton control of all conveyance functions gives the operator greater flexibility in loading. The new flip-over hopper allows for a compact package for transport and storage on the cart while providing the needed span to reach under semi-trailers for unloading.

John Deere, Moline, Ill.


DICKEY-john Hy Rate Plus LED Seed Sensor

DICKEY-john Hy Rate Plus LED Seed Sensor

The Hy Rate Plus LED seed sensor is an accurate and intelligent seed tube-mounted sensor for detecting row-crop planting populations at high rates on a wide variety of seeds. The sensor uses an advanced proprietary software algorithm and an improved light source to detect virtually every seed that passes through the sensing area. The intelligence of the sensor allows it to quickly learn the type of seed that is being planted in order to distinguish between multiple seeds as well as dirt, dust and other debris. Additionally, a uniform light field is created through the use of two to three times more light-emitting diodes than in other sensors on the market. This addition nearly eliminates the gaps that allow small seeds to pass by other sensors undetected.

DICKEY-john Corp., Auburn, Ill


AGCO Perforated Cascade Pan on 2015 Gleaner S8 Super Series Combines

AGCO Perforated Cascade Pan on 2015 Gleaner S8 Super Series Combines

The 2015 Gleaner combines have increased shoe capacity with a new perforated cascade pan in the front of the cleaning shoe that is slanted at a 6 degree angle, and an additional 992-inches-squared has been converted to pneumatic cleaning area. This provides additional cleaning capacity and allows high-moisture corn and other high-moisture crops to fall through sooner, after coming through the exclusive accelerator rolls, and reach the sieve and clean grain cross auger faster. This design increases the capacity by approximately 10% in high-moisture conditions. In addition, the air duct has been moved forward 1.5-inches to redirect air to the crop that is falling through this area to the sieve and clean grain cross auger. The entire cleaning shoe area is now pneumatic and provides a 12.8% increase in measurable shoe area to 8,721-inches-squared. This also improves hillside operation and capacity with high-moisture crops.

AGCO, Duluth, Ga.


John Deere W260 Self-Propelled Windrower and 500R Rotary Platform

John Deere W260 Self-Propelled Windrower and 500R Rotary Platform

The W260 Self-Propelled Windrower and 500R Rotary Platform are new additions to the John Deere windrower product line. These models bring new features such as Pivot Pro, independent float, an industry-leading 260 rated horsepower with 285 maximum horsepower, increased platform capacity and improved crop flow performance. The 500R Rotary Platform delivers uniform windrows, allowing John Deere’s single-conditioner system to perform as well as dual-conditioner platforms available today. Pivot Pro brings the productivity of integrated AutoTrac, with field operating speeds up to 18 mph and a line acquisition consistency of plus or minus 4 inches, to customers with center-pivot irrigation. The ability to independently adjust float suspension results in less dirt in the windrow, delivering higher-quality hay and forage. These new products deliver a significant increase in productivity and were developed through close collaboration with a broad base of customers.

John Deere, Ottumwa, Iowa


Unverferth Mfg. Equalizer Track Undercarriage

Unverferth Mfg. Equalizer Track Undercarriage

The Equalizer tracked undercarriage for grain carts offers a footprint of over 60 square feet for added flotation and trunion mounting of the track attachment for more consistent ground contact over uneven terrain. The 42-inch wide belt with shallow lug design provides a 15% greater footprint than any other agricultural grain cart track, yet retains a length of just 148-inches for easier turning around corners and minimized berming. The shallower tread design provides less rolling resistance for easier grain cart transport. Trunion mounting of the track assembly provides an additional point of oscillation of up to plus or minus 8 degrees for more even ground contact while decreasing high bearing loads. Carts equipped with the track include a standard auto-greaser for reducing maintenance of the system.

Unverferth Mfg., Kalida, Ohio


Case IH Ecolo-Tiger 875 Disk Ripper

Case IH Ecolo-Tiger 875 Disk Ripper

With narrowing application windows, performing split nitrogen applications on broad acres can present challenges during the application season. Hagie’s new High-Speed Toolbar (HsTB) is a low-draft front toolbar that offers a solution for efficiently applying nitrogen at a higher application speed during early growth stages.

Case IH, Goodfield, Ill.


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John Deere 7400A TerrainCut Mower & 8800A TerrainCut Rough Mower

The 7400A TerrainCut Trim and Surrounds Mower and 8800A TerrainCut Rough Mower are equipped with an electronic servo-controlled hydrostatic drive pump combined with large-displacement wheel motors and LoadMatch power regulating control systems for improved hill climbing and cut quality even in the most adverse conditions. The LoadMatch control system senses changing load conditions and automatically regulates the ground speed to maintain cut quality whether climbing a hill or cutting in tough turf conditions.

John Deere, Moline, Ill.


Great Plains Mfg. Anhydrous Ammonia Fertilizer Coulter

Great Plains Mfg. Anhydrous Ammonia Fertilizer Coulter

The Great Plains Anhydrous Ammonia Coulter promises to be a game changer in fertilizer application. In the past, most ammonia was applied with shanks in the fall, leaving the ground rough and then mellowing out over the winter. The new Anhydrous Ammonia Coulter allows the anhydrous ammonia to be applied pre-plant in the spring, with minimum ground disturbance, reducing nitrogen loss and allowing for RTK GPS precision placement. In addition, productivity is increased by using ground speeds of up to 8 mph, as compared to shank unit speeds of 5 mph. The double SPIDER closers have also proven to seal better than the disk sealers used behind shanks, further reducing ammonia loss to the atmosphere.

Great Plains Mfg., Salina, Kan.


Case IH Magnum Rowtrac Tractor

Case IH Magnum Rowtrac Tractor

The Case IH Magnum Rowtrac tractor is the first high-horsepower tracked row-crop tractor with a steerable front wheel axle designed specifically for use in row-crop applications under a wide range of working conditions. This new tractor combines the low ground pressure of a tracked vehicle with the maneuverability and low soil disturbance of a wheeled tractor. The Magnum Rowtrac is available with four track widths (16, 18, 24 and 30 inches), seven tread settings (76, 80, 88, 120, 136, 144 and 152 inches), and two engine-horsepower models (340 and 380 horsepower) to meet a multitude of applications. The Model 380 has a peak horsepower of 435 horsepower using Case IH SCR-only Tier 4 Final technology to meet Tier 4 Final emissions requirements. The Case IH Magnum Rowtrac includes a new rear-axle system to accommodate either a narrow or optional wide undercarriage system that follows the contour of the ground and road.

Case IH, Racine, Wis.


John Deere Harvester Works 645FD HydraFlex Draper Platform

John Deere Harvester Works 645FD HydraFlex Draper Platform

The 645FD HydraFlex Draper Platform provides increased combine productivity in soybeans and other small grains by providing an additional 5 feet of width over the 640FD HydraFlex, by increasing the capacity of the reel and center feed section and by improving the crop dividers at the ends of the platform. All of these features enable customers to harvest up to 10% more acres per harvest day. The high-speed, high-capacity center feed section optimizes crop handoff from the draper side belt, which provides improved material flow to the combine at high feed rates. A new reel design provides more available drive torque to enhance crop lifting, improved forward visibility through a sleeker reel finger design, more durable bat tube bearings and (in the optional flip kit) higher-strength arms. The profile and attachment method of the end crop dividers enhance crop dividing, reduce crop losses, improve ground-following capability and minimize conversion time for transport between fields. When paired with the Platform Tilt feederhouse, the operator can make fore/aft tilt adjustments from the cab, which ensures proper cutterbar position during challenging conditions and enables customers to operate an hour or more longer during the harvest day.

John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, Ill.


Michigan Agri-Business Assn. Michigan Agricultural Mapping Tool

Michigan Agri-Business Assn. Michigan Agricultural Mapping Tool

This mapping tool provides access to key agricultural and geographical information in order to guide strategic agricultural production decisions. This online tool coalesces fragmented geographical information from various sources into an effective and simple format. Soils, topography, geographical features, weather, climate, infrastructure, land use, crop history and a plethora of geographically referenced data are brought together into an interactive and easy-to-use tool. Agricultural production systems are ever changing in order to meet the demands of consumers, the environment and the climate. Decision makers can use this tool to seize new opportunities for economic growth, increased efficiency and smaller environmental footprint.

Michigan Agri-Business Assn., Lansing, Mich.


New Holland Integration of LIN  Remote-Control Actuators on CR Flagship Combines

New Holland Integration of LIN
Remote-Control Actuators on CR Flagship Combines

The integration of electrical LIN remote-control actuators as standard equipment in New Holland CR flagship combines enhances the accuracy and reliability of the CR8000 and CR9000 harvesters. In addition to automating the operation and diagnostics of functions such as threshing concave position, sieve opening, unloading tube pivot point position, unloading spout position, straw chopper deflector plate position, etc., using smart actuators eliminates 25% of the 4.5 km electronic harness that was used in the CR combines. A single data wire replaces heavy power cables, small electronic actuators replace hydraulic distributors, cylinders and hoses, and productive time in the field replaces downtime and increases efficiency. This technology is offered as standard equipment on all New Holland CR flagship combines and will be adapted to even more of the combine functions in the future.

New Holland, Turin, Italy


John Deere Harvester Works Active Concave Isolation

John Deere Harvester Works Active Concave Isolation

The Active Concave Isolation (ACI) system contains hydraulically supported combine concaves that yield more harvest capacity in tough separating and threshing conditions while maintaining desired loss level. When inclement weather is on the way and crops need to be harvested, the ACI system provides the capability to harvest at a faster rate. The ACI system maintains the threshing clearance to the rotor, which provides smooth material flow, reduces separator distress and improves in-field harvest time through the elimination of concave shear bolts.

John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, Ill.


Case IH Indirect Engine Cooling System for Case IH Steiger 620 HD Tractor

Case IH Indirect Engine Cooling System for Case IH Steiger 620 HD Tractor

The Indirect Engine Cooling System in the new Case IH Steiger 620 HD tractor delivers more effective horsepower for the same operating cost as a 600 horsepower model while improving the performance that producers have come to expect from Case IH. Each turbocharger stage of the Case IH FPT engine has its own optimally sized cooling system, giving the operator faster response under dynamic loads. Independent control of the low-temperature coolant flow allows the Case IH FPT engine to manage after-treatment conversion efficiency in low-load and low-temperature environments. Patented SCR technology allows for maximum horsepower without compromising efficiency, resulting in lower operating cost, lower operating temperatures and greater reliability and durability.

Case IH, Racine, Wis


New Holland 41-foot 760CG Varifeed Grain Header

New Holland 41-foot 760CG Varifeed Grain Header

The New Holland 41-foot 760CG Varifeed grain header is a major modification to the New Holland stable of combine headers. Its cutting width of 41-feet was developed specifically for operators who are using a controlled-traffic harvesting method to limit ground compaction to specific tracks in the field. This header enables this practice, which increases yields and reduces or eliminates the need for tillage to break up compacted soil. A 41-foot header is ideal to work in combination with a 120-foot sprayer, which is compatible with 40- or 60-foot seeders, ensuring that only three defined paths are needed to plant, care for and harvest the crop in a 120-foot swath.

New Holland, New Holland, Pa.


Spectrum Technologies WatchDog Retriever & Pups

Spectrum Technologies WatchDog Retriever & Pups

The WatchDog Retriever & Pups wireless sensor network is a solution that gives growers the ability to affordably capture real-time, site-specific data in various microclimates. Retriever & Pups transmit field data via a wireless mesh network to one central location for logging and communication. Each network node (Pup) contains four sensor ports and is compatible with a diverse number of sensors, offering flexibility by allowing growers to monitor desired sensor inputs from the locations important to them. All data acquired by the Pups is communicated wirelessly back to the Retriever, which collects the data and communicates the information via numerous options, including cellular modem, Wi-Fi and USB drive. Growers can monitor their crops on their computer or smartphone and make real-time decisions to improve yield and quality, conserve resources and increase profits.

Spectrum Technologies Inc., Aurora, Ill.


Case IH Intermediate Wing Hinge for Precision Disk 500 Disk Drill

Case IH Intermediate Wing Hinge for Precision Disk 500 Disk Drill

With the new Intermediate Wing Hinge on the 50- and 60-foot Case IH Precision Disk 500 disc drills, Case IH has optimized transport size, keeping the 50-foot unit under 14-feet tall and the 60-foot unit under 15-feet tall. This relatively compact size is important in order to move field equipment safely on narrow roads and bridges and in heavily traveled areas. The patented wing-fold technology lets the outer wings fold in tighter for transport, while the unique center-section frame design means that the front caster wheels are pulled in tighter for turning.

Case IH, Racine, Wis.