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Progressive sidedress Easily apply 28% nitrogen with Progressive Farm Products' new 2450-series liquid sidedress unit. It features a 32-in. crop clearance, a 7- x 7-in., multifold, 40-ft. toolbar, and 15 coulters (13 on units for up to 12-row planters), and it can switch between 12 or 16 rows in a matter of minutes, according to the company. Base price: $19,000. Contact Progressive Farm Products, Dept. FIN, RR 1, Box 17, Hudson, IL 61748-9704, 309/454-1564.

New drill updates Sukup's new 2050 grain drill features a new seed meter that has an easy-adjust lever to meter a variety of seeds; a new seeding-rate quick-adjust system with easy clean-out for seed variety switching; and a 3.6-bu./ft. redesigned hopper that has a larger lid for easy filling. Price: $9,692. Contact Sukup Mfg. Co., Dept. FIN, Box 677, Sheffield, IA 50475, 515/892-4222.

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