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Economical spraying

The model 570 high-clearance trailer sprayer from Redball is the first of several sprayers that will be part of the company's new Value Line. The 570 will be available in a standard configuration that includes a 1,200-gal. tank, 60- to 90-ft. booms and 80- to 120-in., adjustable 10-bolt axles. Nozzles are on 20-in. spacings, except on the 88-ft. boom, which has 22-in. spacings.

The grower price for the sprayer is estimated to be $20,000 to $22,000. Contact Redball LLC, Dept. FIN, Box 159, Benson, MN 56215, 877/332-2551, visit or

Updated yield monitor

The new Fieldstar yield monitoring system yield sensor from Global Technology by AGCO is unaffected by temperature changes and can move from one crop to another with a single calibration per crop.

Price of a system that includes WAAS DGPS is $4,500 to $5,000. Without DGPS and terminal, both of which can be transferred from other Fieldstar operations, the system is $2,000 to $2,700. Contact AGCO Corp., Dept. FIN, 4205 River Green Pkwy., Duluth, GA 30096, 770/813- 9200, visit or

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