New specialty tractors
Last week Kubota rolled out the entry level M6S tractor in our last New Product Monday installment. This week it's four new utility tractors for the specialty market. The M-Series introductions include the M4N-071 (70.4 hp/61 PTO hp); M5N-091 (87.5 hp/78 PTO hp) and M5N-111 (100.7 hp/91 PTO hp) narrow tractors, and the M5L-111 (100 hp/89 PTO hp) low profile tractor. In the image here the M5L is at the left and the M5N-111 is to the right. The series features updated engines with revamped operator stations. The M5L-111 is a low profile tractor with a telescopic ROPS frame to work in orchards and other applications requiring a low-profile design. All tractors are available with a 12Fx12R speed transmission with six speeds in two ranges, with an electric over hydraulic shuttle shift. The M5N has an optional 24Fx24R speed transmission. M4N/M5N tractors come standard with Kubota's Bi-speed turning system to cover more ground in less time. Learn more at Kubota.com.
Better big door design
Schweiss Doors has long held its reputation for making big, oversize doors. With the patented hydraulic bifold design the company has gone a long way toward making huge openings easy to close. But shipping some of those door parts, and on-site assembly gets pretty cumbersome. Now the company has introduced an innovative Splice Connection that allows the installer to easily slide both hydraulic door sections together and secure corresponding splice plates with bolts. This allows dealers to move doors without dealing with shipping concerns like 'over-width' permits, and other issues. And there's no need to weld on site. Simply push together and bolt. Check out the new Splice Connection.
New high-tech drone sensor
Sentera, an innovative drone sensor manufacturer, has launched a new Multispectral Double 4K Sensor that offers the ability to capture imagery in five precise spectral bands - blue, green, red, red edge and near-infrared. The sensor allows you to collect visual band imagery as well as vegetation indices based upon the addition of NIR and Red Edge including normalized difference vegetation index and normalized difference vegetation red edge imagery. The product is smaller but offers more than double the spatial resolution of current competitors on the market, according to the company. The sensor is paired with a plug-and-play gimbal for the DJI Inspire 1 platform that actively stabilizes the unit during flight - regardless of drone speed, pitch or yaw. They new sensor integrates with the DJI Inspire 1, Matrice 100, 200 and 600 drone platforms. The product will ship in May. Learn more about the new Multipectral Double 4K Sensor.
New replacement starters range of engines
Prestolite Electric is now offering Leece-Neville PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme series high-torque starters for medium, heavy duty and extreme use applications. PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme 12v and 24v starters work for 12-liter to 40-liter engines, and offer a range of features to help reduce operating and maintenance costs and boost vehicle uptime. PowerPro 5 is for medium and heavy duty engines up to 11-liters including Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, International, John Deere, Mack and Perkins. PowerPro 7 works for engines up to 16L with Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Mack, Mercedes-Benz, Paccar and Volvo. The PowerPro 7.5 works with engines up to 14-liters. And the PowerPro extreme is built for heavy-use heavy equipment and the company says it is ideal for agriculture. It works with Case, Caterpillar, Cummins, Hitachi, John Deere, Komatsu and MTU engines and weighs only 36 pounds. Learn more about the PowerPro line.
A new way to stimulate your crop
Arysta has built a growing line of bio-based products and the latest is Rio, which is a plant growth stimulant that actives a natural plant hormone to enhance plant reproductive growth. This is the newest brand in the company's BioSolutions portfolio, and the product is labeled for various specialty and row crops. Rio boost natural plant hormone activity that allows plants to develop more effectively, including mineral uptake, cell division (for roots, stems and leaves), chlorophyll and photosynthesis activity, fruit set and growth, and nutrient and carbohydrate translocation to the growing fruit. This is a new area of crop yield enhancement. Learn more about Rio at arista-na.com.