New 3-point hitch mower
Krone is introducing the ActiveMow R and EasyCut R 3-point hitch mowers. The Active Mow R machine has quick-change blades for faster turnaround when you're cutting a lot of hay. The mower also has the No-Inner-Show design that's a Krone exclusive. And finally, the machine features the Krone direct drive, which has no belts. To pick the right mower for your operation visit krone-northamerica.com/discmowers where you'll find an interactive mower selection tool.
New post-patent products available
UPI has announced two new products for the 2017 season. The company, which specializes in post-patent products, will be the first to offer S-metolachlor - the active ingredient in Dual Magnum herbicide. Called Moccasin, the product is labeled for a wide range of crops including soybeans, cotton, peanuts, potatoes, sugar beets and corn. The second new product is Shutdown which is a soil-applied, long-residual herbicide designed to be used alone or in a tankmix. The active ingredient in Shutdown is sulfentrazone and is labeled for soybeans, sunflowers, tobacco and several vegetable crops. Learn more about both new products at upi-usa.com.
Free trial for John Deere Operation Center users
Planet and FarmShots have teamed up to offer users of the John Deere Operation center access to Planet's global imaging capacity. The company claims to operate the largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites. FarmShots analyzes satellite and drone imagery of farms to help reduce field scouting effort by up to 90%. The partnership will allow users of the John Deere Operation Center to more quickly product prescription maps. With access, users can import field boundaries into FarmShots directly from Operations Center; export the plant health data layer to Field Analyzer; generate prescription maps for GreenStar 2630 displays; and compare plant health with yield maps year to year. If you have the Operatoins Center account you can use FarmShots' precision agriculture software. The deal is good until June 15, 2017. Sign up for the free trial at farmshots.com
New website for utility equipment
Mustangmfg.com has a new look designed for a better user experience. The site has what is called responsive design, which means it works whether you come from a desktop computer or through a tablet or smart phone. The site also has a variety of value-added tools and features to help visitors get the information they need fast. The site is redesigned to help you find what you need faster and it includes a range of new features that will enhance the experience of new and current customers. There are several new features including a display of attachments with specification sheets, and an entire web page is dedicated to each Mustang equipment model. Check out the new site to see this redesign. Learn more at mustangmfg.com.
A new sweep grapple
There are two new grapples in the Worksaver family - the SATG or Sweep Action Tine Grapple (shown); and the SASB or Sweep Action Solid Bottom Construction Grapple. The SATB has a tine bottom with its sweep-in grapples and is suited for handling site demolition debris, ricks, brush, medal and wood. The SASB has sweep-in grapples, and features a scrap-yard tested solid bottom low-profile bucket. Learn more about both grapples at worksaver.com.
A new robot at work
The robotic milking industry keeps expanding. GEA has announced its new Monobox automated milker will join the DairyProQ automated rotary line. This box-designed milker features the same milk module and milk rack as the DairyProQ, just in a box-style configuration, which is preferred by some dairies. The GEA system uses an in-liner-everything technology for efficient milking in one quick, uniform procedure. After attachment, each milking step - stimulation, teat cleaning, fore-stripping, milk harvest and post-dipping - happens inside the liner. With a fast milking process, cows spend less time at the box and more time eating and resting. The Monobox brings robotic milking to most any size dairy operation. Learn more at gea.com.