Big equipment draws a crowd
IF IT'S BIGGER, wider and has a higher capacity, chances are it got a lot of looks at this year's farm shows. Robust commodity prices had ag equipment dealers optimistic that better returns will translate into a surge in buying throughout 2008.
Landoll coulter chisel
LANDOLL DESIGNED its new 2100 series coulter chisel to handle tough residue conditions like corn on corn. Front coulter gangs are on 7½-in. spacings with 50-lb. cast spools. Heavy-duty shanks on 15-in. spacings help eliminate compaction. Landoll says the new system is designed to help destroy the previous year's root systems. The 2100 is available in seven- to 23-shank models. Prices start at $19,780 for the seven-shank model and $57,420 for the 23-shank model. Contact Landoll Corp., Dept. FIN, Box 111, Marysville, KS 66508, 800/428-5655, visit www.landoll.com or www.free productinfo.net/fin, or circle 101.
Brent grain carts
THE BRENT 82 series grain carts have high capacity and a fast unloading rate. The patent-pending 22-20 turbocharged augers feature a fully recessed, 22-in.-dia. lower portion feeding the 20-in.-dia. upper portion for maximum grain-movement efficiency and double-auger speed. The result is unloading speeds of up to 625 bu./min. The 1382 model has a 1,350-bu. capacity, and the 1182 model has a 1,150-bu. capacity. Prices start at $48,540 for the 1182 and $57,500 for the 1382. Contact Unverferth, Dept. FIN, Box 357, Kalida, OH 45853, 800/322-6301, visit www.unverfeth.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 102.
Case IH Steiger tractors
CASE IH ADDS five new models to its Steiger lineup — from the 335-hp model 335 to the 535-hp model 535. Standard in the new Steiger 485 is a new compound turbocharger technology, which involves two turbo sets working in a series, providing fuel efficiency gains of up to 3%. B5 biodiesel is fully approved for all 2008 model Steiger tractors. Higher blends also can be used — B20 in all models and B100 in the 385, 435 and 485 — with use of required Case IH biodiesel maintenance practices. All 2008 models come with the complete AFS AccuGuide autoguidance system factory installed. Suggested retail starting prices range from $233,104 for the 335 to $325,655 for the 535. Contact Case IH, Dept. FIN, 700 State St., Racine, WI 53404, 262/636-6011, visit www.caseih.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 103.
Killbros dual-auger cart, head carrier
THE NEW 1950 dual-auger cart from Killbros boasts a 1,100-bu. capacity and an unloading rate of more than 400 bu./min., cutting total unloading time to less than 3 min. An 8-ft. 2-in. auger reach and a 14-ft. 2-in. auger height provide easy unloading into the center of trucks. Suggested retail price is $35,470.
Also from Killbros is a six-wheel head carrier (shown) that provides convenient transportation of combine headers. It is available in 32-, 38-, 42 and 47-ft. sizes. A walking tandem rear axle is designed for smooth transport. Suggested retail price starts at $7,200. Contact Alliance, Dept. FIN, Box 357, Kalida, OH 45853, 419/532-2585, visit www.allianceag.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 104.
Sunflower ripper disk
SUNFLOWER'S NEW 4412 ripper disk is available with five or seven heavy-duty auto-reset shanks spaced on 30-in. centers. It uses a staggered, overlapping front and staggered rear disc gang to uniformly cut the working width and leave the field surface smooth and ridge free. Suggested retail prices start at $34,898 for the five-shank model and $41,779 for the seven-shank model. Contact Sunflower Mfg. Co., Dept. FIN, Box 566, Beloit, KS 67420, 800/748-8481, visit wwwsunflowermfg.com or www.free productinfo.net/fin, or circle 105.
Blu-Jet fertilizer injection applicator
THE BLU-JET AT6010 fertilizer injection applicator is designed for high nitrogen rate, high acreage and high residue applications. A heavy-duty 6- x 6-in. mainframe has a downward and upward flex capability of nearly 12 vertical feet on 60-ft. swath widths. Row unit options include configurations for preplant, sidedress and strip-till operations. On 30-in. spacing, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 or 25 row units are available. For 20-in. spacing, 24, 25 or 36 rows are offered, and on 15-in. spacing, 35, 37 and 45 rows are offered. Suggested retail prices are $52,000 for the 40-ft. unit and $70,000 for the 60-ft. unit. Contact Thurston Mfg., Dept. FIN, Box 218, Thurston, NE 68062, 800/658-3127, visit www.thurstonmfgco.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 106.
NEW WHITE 8800 series planters have a three-section frame that flexes 21° up or down at each wing to provide consistent depth of planting and slims down to a narrow 12-ft. transport width when folded. Models 8816 and 8824 carry 90 bu. of seed in the Central Fill System hopper or can be equipped with either 2- or 3-bu. individual seed hoppers. Prices start at $97,000 for the 16-row unit and $140,000 for the 24-row unit. Contact AGCO Corp., Dept. FIN, 4205 River Green Pkwy., Duluth, GA 30096, 800/767-3221, visit www.whiteplanters.agcocorp.com or www.free productinfo.net/fin, or circle 107.
THE UNVERFERTH Zone-Stripper features independently mounted, parallel-link strip-till units for maximum tillage action without the skips. Each sear-bolt-free, auto-reset shank has 6,000 lbs. of trip pressure and releases rearward and upward from a single point for on-the-go tripping. The tillage tool is available in six-, eight- and 12-row models. Standard 30-in.-row settings are width adjustable. Prices start at $17,000 for the six-row unit. Contact Unverferth, Dept. FIN, Box 357, Kalida, OH 45853, 800/322-6301, visit www.unverferth.com or www.freeproduct info.net/fin, or circle 108.
OFFERED IN 7- and 10-ft. drilling widths, the Sunflower 9000 series drills are designed for pasture maintenance, wildlife food plots and roadside maintenance. A heavy-duty mainframe provides superior strength for the 2.4-bu./ft. grain box. Tillage coulters are an integral part of the drill and are positioned close to the double disc seed trench openers. Prices start at $21,264 for the 9007 model and $26,014 for the 9010 model. Contact Sunflower Mfg. Co., Dept. FIN, Box 566, Beloit, KS 67420, 800/748-8481, visit www.sunflowermfg.com or www.freeproduct info.net/fin, or circle 109.
Hagie STS14 sprayer
HAGIE'S NEW addition to its STS line of sprayers — the STS14 — provides a 1,400-gal. solution tank, 19¼-in.-wide wheel package, 6 ft. of under clearance and a 275-hp engine. The 6-ft. clearance allows spraying well into the growing season for chemical or fertilizer application. A new 120-ft. boom option has nine spray sections for increased spraying precision. Spacing is available in either 15 or 20 in. in a choice of high volume or standard volume. Suggested retail price for the STS14 is $240,000. The 120-ft. boom option costs $17,000. Contact Hagie Mfg. Co., Dept. FIN, Clarion, IA 50525, 800/247-4885, visit www.hagie.com or www.free productinfo.net/fin, or circle 110.
TWO NEW Fendt tractors were on display at the shows this year, with the Fendt 820 Vario making its first North American appearance. The 820 Vario is the new top model in the 800 series, rated at 205 hp. The 900 series features the Fendt 933 Vario, with 275 PTO hp. It's the best-selling high-horsepower series in Europe and is now available in the U.S. Suggested retail prices are $175,000 for the 820 Vario and $250,000 for the 933 Vario. Contact AGCO Corp., Dept. FIN, 4205 River Green Pkwy., Duluth, GA 30096, 770/813-9200, visit www.fendt.com or www.free productinfo.net/fin, or circle 111.
Brillion zone-till/strip-till hybrid
BRILLION SAYS its new zone-till/strip-till hybrid is the only machine that combines zone tillage and strip tillage ability in one unit. The Brillion Hybrid has a narrow travel width of 16 ft. 9 in. and a low travel height of less than 12 ft. Folded, the hybrid unit center section uses six heavy-duty shanks on 30-in. spacings for zone tillage operation 12 to 22 in. deep. Unfolded, a total of 12 shanks work 8 to 12 in. for strip tillage. Price of the unit starts at $48,000. Contact Brillion Iron Works, Dept. FIN, Box 127, Brillion, WI 54110, 920/756-3720, visit www.brillionfarmeq.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 112.
New Holland T9050 4-wd tractor
THE NEW 485-hp, 4-wd T9050 tractor from New Holland features a 12.9-liter New Holland engine that uses a new, exclusive compound turbo technology to boost performance and fuel efficiency. Compared to the 15-liter engine in the TJ480 tractor model it replaces, the new engine produces fuel efficiency gains of up to 3% by providing extra driving torque without increasing fuel consumption. Suggested retail price of an average unit is $267,800. Contact New Holland North America, Dept. FIN, Box 1895, New Holland, PA 17577, 888/290-7377, visit www.newholland.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 113.