Courtesy of GSI
EASY TEMPORARY STORAGE: GSI has launched an easier way for farmers and commercial operators to add storage space given the changing marketing patterns caused by a disrupted market. The company has simplified installation of its temporary storage systems, providing a cost-effective way to expand. The company is doing preassembly at the plant, so users just flip the legs out and rebolt the sections. This avoids the need for manually connecting the legs, which is time-consuming. The patented louvered wall panels provide optimum airflow to protect grain quality, and wall heights include 3.5 feet and 6 feet. Polypropylene pipe is easy to handle on-site and allows customization of airflow. A full line of tarps using an integrated strapping system provide security, and a Velcro rain flap gives added protection. For more information, visit grainsystems.com.
Courtesy of John Deere
SELF-LEVELING LOADER FOR SMALL TRACTORS: John Deere is launching a mechanical self-leveling (MSL) loader option for small tractors. Designed to keep loads level throughout the lift, the loaders work with John Deere 1E, 1R, 2R and 3E compact utility tractors. Most compact tractors use a loader, and the company recognized the need for MSL technology for its smaller machines. With these loaders, the operator has increased stability for the materials being lifted, and the loaders reduce the potential for materials to fall back toward the tractor. In operation, all you do is push forward to lower and back to lift. The load automatically stays level throughout the range of motion, without any left-to-right adjustments with the loader joystick. Learn more at johndeere.com.
Courtesy of Agco
BOOSTING PRECISION: Last-season dry fertilizer and cover crop seeding can be a challenge. Agco is offering a drop tube kit for the RoGator AirMax Precision R1/R2 application system. This system expands the versatility of the applicator. With the drop tubes, the operator can place granular fertilizer between rows in-season to feed the crop; and the system puts material below the canopy, getting key nutrients where needed. The system also offers more convenient seeding options for cover crops. Learn more at applylikeapro.com.
Courtesy of ATG
NEW VF IMPLEMENT TIRES: There’s a new choice for implement tires with the launch of the Alliance Agriflex+ 881, a new all-steel VF (very-high-flexion) radial tire line for the heaviest towed agricultural implements. The tires are rated for road speeds up to 40 mph, and they broaden the line of VF tires offered by Alliance Tire America. The Agriflex+ line uses extremely flexible sidewall technology to improve the load-carrying capacity and reduce soil compaction. The new tire is available in three popular sizes — VF 295/74R22.5, VF 255/70R22.5 and VF 445/65R22.5 — and four more sizes are scheduled to be available soon. The Agriflex+ 881 has a cross-cutting rib-tread pattern, providing better traction on loose soil and spreading the load evenly to reduce compaction. Learn more at atgtire.com.
Courtesy of Bobcat
NEW TOOL CARRIER: Bobcat Co. is launching a new V923 VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier. The new model expands the line available from the company and offers an operating capacity of 9,000 pounds, for more productivity with every lift cycle. The machine also offers travel speeds up to 24.5 mph. It features a Z-Bar boom linkage that delivers greater range of bucket rotation, an increased dump angle at full height, and increased breakout force to lift material out of a pile and dump it easily. The new machine also features a “quick-tach” attachment mounting system. Learn more at bobcat.com.
Courtesy of Nokian Tyres
EXPANDING A TIRE LINE: Nokian is adding more sizes of its Ground King tires with Hybrilug technology, which combines the features of a lug and block patters for mobility in soft conditions and comfort during road transport. The company is launching eight new sizes to match the tires to a broader range of equipment. To be introduced in the latter half of 2020, the new sizes range from 420/7R28 to 710/74R42. Learn more about Ground King tires and their unique lug design at nokiantyres.com.
Courtesy of Arrowquip
CATTLE HANDLING INNOVATION: The new 700 Series of cattle handling equipment from Arrowquip is bringing a host of new features. The new lineup includes the Q-Catch 87 Series and the Q-Power 107 Series (shown). Both models feature enhanced systems for quieter operation, and there are more than 37 model configurations, with many options designed to fit your operation. The 700 Series features a heavy-duty frame with 3-by-3-inch beams on the bottom and 2-by-6-inch beams on the top. Check out all the features at arrowquip.com/cattle-equipment.
Courtesy of WAI Global
NEW STARTER, ALTERNATOR SOURCE: WAI Global offers a range of starters and alternators designed for tough-duty service for agriculture and industrial use. The company boasts that more than 2 million units have been sold in the past decade, and all are tested to original equipment manufacturer specifications. Alternators are tested at idle and full-load rpms. Starters are tested for rpm, torque, voltage and solenoid performance. Learn more about the products offered by visiting waiglobal.com.
Courtesy of ASV Holdings
LUBRICANTS LINE: ASV Holdings Inc., makers of a full line of compact track loaders, has introduced the ELITE line of heavy-duty lubricants. The new engine oil, hydraulic oil and grease products are tested for use in optimizing ASV equipment. There are four products in the line: ASV ELITE 5W-40 Heavy-Duty Full Synthetic Engine Oil; ASV ELITE 10W-30 Heavy-Duty Engine Oil; ASV ELITE Zinc-Free 46 Multi-Viscosity Hydraulic Oil; and ASV ELITE Green Grease NLGI 2. The lubricant line is final Tier 4-approved. Learn more at asvi.com/parts-service.