New pivot irrigator and a free offer
Bauer North America
Bauer North America supplies irrigation and waste management solutions, and the company has introduced the Centerstar 9000 Pivot Irrigator to U.S. growers. The company is offering free installation for the first 10 pivots. The company says this offer allows a producer to get a turnkey system with everything they need. The Centerstar 9000 has seven 177-foot spans with a 6-5/8-inch diameter delivering a flow rate of up to 1,230 gpm/acre for fields up to 128 acres. Evenly arced trusses and a wide wheel base help ensure stability on sloped fields, and in high winds. A ball-and-socket tower coupling in the control unit helps with stability too. The system is delivered in a 40-foot shipping container (which the customer can keep) along with a Bauer Premium Tool Kit and instructions for installation. Pouring of the concrete pad and well-digging is the responsibility of the customer. The system can be ordered online for $66,999 at bauer-pivot.com/en/
Floating residue manager for Kinze coulters
Yetter has expanded its ever-growing line of planter attachments to include the new 2967-006 Floating Residue Manager for Kinze Coulters. The system can be adjusted to follow the soil contour, or locked in position to cut through tough residue. The system is easy to install and removes residue from in front of the planter row unit, providing a smooth ride and a consistent seed depth, according to the company. With its floating design, the system handles changing soil conditions and decreases the number of times operators need to stop and make adjustments. The system is also compatible with the Precision Planting CleanSweep, which allows growers to make adjustments from the cab. Learn more at yetterco.com.
Make working calves easier
Winkel Manufacturing is launching the new Winkel Calf Processor. Built for 300-pound or smaller weight animals, the system can match up with most brands of calf cradles. The unit has a 120-inch diameter half-circle that connects to an 8-foot long by 14-inch wide alley equipped with entry and exit gates. The alley sides are 4-fet tall and are enclosed with sheeted steel to improve the safe flow of calves. With no overheads, the operator can easily walk through the alley. The alley will hold three 200-pound calves at one time and the half-circle will accommodate the workflow. Slide gates are on roller bearings for quick and smooth traffic control. You can learn more about this tool at winkelmfg.com.
Solar-powered cattle feeders
Service Line, Inc.
Service Line Inc., is launching the Hanen Automatic Solar-Powered Programmable Cattle Feeder designed to dispense the correct levels of nutrition to livestock, up to six feedings per day. Unlike a creeper feeder, this new system is powered by a battery kept charged through a solar panel. The feeding cycle is programmable and animals respond to the audio signal in an orderly fashion. There are two configurations for the new system. The LSF-10 Ten Head Feeder (left in the image), and the LSF-20 Twenty Head Feeder, are made from heavy gauge steel and 100% powder coated for extreme conditions. You can learn more by visiting automaticcattlefeeder.com.
Prime and clean your diesel injection system
Innovative Products of America has launched the Diesel-Fuel Injection Cleaner and Primer. This system can prime and clean a diesel injection system. It allows technicians to fill the fuel tank reservoir with a fuel system cleaning fluid and clean fuel injectors. They can also purge air from fuel lines while filling them with clean diesel at the flip of a switch. The system is portable and features an internal five-gallon tank, battery compartment, a coiled fuel hose and extra space for storing accessories. You can learn more by visiting ipatools.com.
New tool for disease, insect management
Innvictus Crop Care LLC, has launched another product for 2017. Crossover Pro is a formulation that includes both a fungicide - Propiconazole; and an insecticide - Lambda Cyhalothrin. This is a one-pass system that can save time because there is no mixing involved. Crossover Pro has quick knockdown and residual control of more than 35 insects. It also controls powdery mildew, rust and leaf blight. In addition to corn and soybeans, Crossover Pro is labeled on peanuts, rice, sorghum, tree nuts and wheat. Learn more at pinnacleag.com.