ANOTHER HIGH-SPEED PLANTER: Kinze Manufacturing is adding to its 4905 planter lineup with a new 16-row machine. It joins the 24-row machine introduced for the 2021 season. The 16-row machine was originally targeted for 2022, but according to Susanne Veatch, Kinze president, “Testing went so well, we’re pleased that we’re able to move up our timeline and make this model available to farmers next season.” The new planter incorporates the Kinze-developed True Speed system includes a new high-speed electric meter and seed delivery tube, enabling corn and soybean farmers to plant at speeds up to 12 mph. Veatch adds that both planter configurations allow farmers to double the number of acres they plant in a typical day, or cover the same number of acres in a more timely fashion. For more information, visit kinze.com.
ENHANCING TECHNOLOGY: John Deere is giving customers of the new 5R and 6M Utility Tractors an easy way to view AutoTrac Automated Guidance System information without the need to buy a separate display. John Deere 5R and 6M tractors can be ordered with an AutoTrac guidance screen built into the tractor’s corner-post display. Once a StarFire Receiver is added, an AutoTrac activation is completed and the setup process completed, operators can start using hands-free steering. According to Lyle McMillan, marketing manager, John Deere, “Integrating AutoTrac on the corner-post display gives you an affordable and simple way to use straight-line guidance without needing to buy a separate display.” Learn more at johndeere.com.
REBATE PROGRAM: Calling its rebate program Harvest Heroes Cash Back, Unverferth Manufacturing is providing money back for buyers of its new grain carts and selected grain wagons through July 31. Buyers of Brent-, Killbros-, Parker- or Unverferth-brand grain carts and 500-plus-bushel wagon models before the deadline will receive up to $6,000 cash back, based on cart or wagon capacity. The cash-back program offers rebates from $6,000 for the 2,500-bushel model grain cart to $750 for 650- and 500-bushel carts. Wagon purchasers can take advantage of rebates of $1,000 for 750-bushel models, $850 for 650-bushel models and $650 for 550-bushel models. Learn more at unverferth.com.
GAS-POWERED UTILITY VEHICLES: Bobcat has launched two new models with the UV34 and UV34XL gas utility vehicles. The new gas models feature an all-new chassis for increased durability and ride quality, an enhanced suspension system, increased towing capacity, and a gas engine and integrated accessories. Power for the machines comes from a newly designed 39.9-hp, two-cylinder single overhead cam engine. The machines also feature a 900-watt stator for electric-powered attachments. The machines can carry 1,250 pounds, and they feature a 2-inch receiver hitch to two up to 2,500 pounds. Learn more at bobcat.com.
SKID-STEER AND TRACK LOADERS: Bobcat is rolling out four 60-frame-size, vertical-lift path loaders. The R Series includes the T64 and T66 compact track loaders and the S64 and S66 skid-steer machines. These machines join the T76 compact track loaders and S76 skid-steer loaders launched in February. The T64 (shown) and S64 offer 68 hp, and 2,300-pound-rated operating capacity. The T66 and S66 models offer 74 hp, and 2,450- and 2,400-pound-rated capacity, respectively. Learn more at bobcat.com
EXPANDING TRACTOR LINE: Kioti Tractor has added a new model to the CK10SE Series: the CK2610SE HST Cab. The new model joins six other machines in the CK10SE Series. This new model features a 24.5-hp engine with hydrostatic transmission, and it includes a factory-installed cab with air conditioning and heat, for working year-round. The cab has a panoramic view, with standard front and rear wipers. The three-range transmission with twin-pedal operation is designed for user comfort. The Tier 4-compliant Kioti diesel engine, along with that cab, creates a quieter work environment. Learn more at kioti.com.
NEW SINGLE-SPINDLE MOWER: RhinoAg is adding to its TW Series line with the TW37, which has a 7-foot cutting width and a 3-inch capacity to handle large jobs. The new model features a domed deck to reduce grass buildup. The replaceable, full-length skid shoes and tapered side skirts reduce gouging to protect the deck and grounds. For more information, visit rhinoag.com.
PARTNERSHIP YIELDS NEW TOOL: ASV Holdings, maker of the Posi-Track loader, has teamed with Loftness Specialized Equipment to design a specific version of the Loftness S Series Battle Ax mulching head, for optimized performance with ASV machines. The skid steer and compact track loader attachment is available through ASV dealers, and it is designed to produce finer mulch with fewer passes. The attachment is suited for forestry mulching, land clearing, trail development and right-of-way work. Learn more at asvi.com or loftness.com.
TACKLE LARGE BALES: Worksaver has a new Large Rectangular Bale Carriage designed for telehandlers, large tractor loaders and wheel loaders. This attachment is designed for the producer who needs to move and stack large or midsize rectangular bales, multiples at a time. Built with 4-inch-by-4-inch square tubing for strength and performance, the unit’s design provides great through-the-frame visibility. The bales are supported by five bolt-in, 42-millimeter spears spaced 18 inches apart on the lower tube, with a useable length of 40-inches. Four 1¼-inch-by-21-inch balance spears are placed in the uprights to steady bales during transport. Learn more at worksaver.com.
NEW SHANK DRILL: Concord has expanded its line of Precision Shank Drill models for 2021. A new 39-foot model will now be available in addition to the 51- and 61-foot models. The smaller size offers farmers the opportunity to realize the benefits of the PSD at a lower horsepower requirement. With the 39-foot model, a farmer has a 425-hp minimum requirement. The larger models need at least 500 hp to run. First introduced in 2017, the Precision Shank Drill is a combination of cutting coulters, disk levelers and wide, pneumatic packing tires that allow a producer to travel at speeds up to 8 mph. Learn more at concordseeding.com.
BETTER FEEDER CONTROL: Osborne Industries has updated its line of Big Wheel Pig Feeders (right) with a new feed-flow adjustment system. All standard dry and wet-dry nursery, wean-to-finish and 60-head finishing feeders feature the new Feed Flow Control (left), which makes adjustment and setting feed flow easier. The control features an easy-to-read numbered position system that’s simple to adjust and set. An added spring enables Big Wheel Pig Feeder users to make micro-adjustments to the cone height inside the feed hopper at any time. Learn more at osbornelivestockequipment.com.
BETTER DRIP TAPE: Managing water more precisely has become increasingly important across many crop types. One tool is subsurface irrigation and other approaches that use drip tape. Toro has launched Toro Aqua-Traxx Azul drip tape that’s designed to be clog-resistant. The tape uses a new flow-path design to more effectively resist clogging. The new tape uses a patent-pending filter inlet design and optimized flow passages that guard the flow-path labyrinth from debris, but also pass through more debris to maximize clog resistance. Learn more at toro.com/agriculture.