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New From Sunbelt 2008

Stacker bar

A NEW 1925 Stacker Bar from Orthman Manufacturing is semi-mounted with rear lift wheels. The stack-style toolbar for 24 rows, 30-in. widths features a 10-ft. hitch with a tongue that handles a 500-gal.-liquid tank. According to Orthman, the advantage of the new 1925 model is that its length in transport is the same as its field-position length. Another advantage is that, in planter applications, the seed boxes remain upright through the folding process so the boxes do not need to be emptied before transport.

Suggested retail price for the model in the photo is around $65,000. Contact Orthman Mfg. Inc., Dept. FIN, 75765 Rd. 435, Lexington, NE 68850, 308/324-7555, visit or, or circle 101.

GPS steering

THE NEW System 150 automated steering system from Topcon provides the latest technology to receive correction signals from all major satellite systems, with choice of accuracy levels up to RTK accuracy. The lightweight monitor, which can be moved from vehicle to vehicle, features simple on-screen setup and operation.

Also new is the System 110 lightbar guidance system. It also offers on-screen coverage mapping and has a detachable lightbar. Both systems offer optional 10-section automatic section control.

Price of the System 150 starts at $8,605 for a base unit with WAAS, CDGPS and VBS. The base price for System 110 is $2,795. Contact Topcon Positioning Systems, Dept. FIN, 7400 National Dr., Livermore, CA 94551, 925/245-8300, visit (or/system110) or www.freeproduct, or circle 102.

Round bale unroller

IT TOOK Georgia hay farmer Whipple Simpson six years to develop and patent his “T”s E-Z Unroller. But now he's shipping the device to as far away as Australia. The E-Z Unroller will convert round bales of any type straw or hay into convenient square bales. Growers who have many acres of wheat and hay can use large round balers to save time at harvest, and then later, when more time is available, they can use the E-Z Unroller to convert the round bales to square bales.

The system is hydraulically driven, is operated by a tractor or optional power unit, and requires three people to operate. It takes about 6 min. to unroll a 4- × 6-ft. bale. The unroller is reversible and can be raised and lowered as needed. Price of the E-Z Unroller starts at $24,500. The model shown can handle up to 100,000 bales a year. Larger models will handle up to 500,000 bales a year.

Simpson also developed the “T”s E-Z Big Separator that separates big square bales and rebales them into smaller rectangular bales. The separator may be powered by a tractor or optional power unit. It retails for $21,000.

Contact Simpco Inc., Dept. FIN, 370 Whipple Simpson Rd., Cochran, GA 31014, 478/934-7863, visit or, or circle 103.

Grain grinder for feed

HAYBUSTER INTRODUCES a new grain processor without a tub grinder. The new GP-50 grain processor is a high-capacity grain grinder that may be fitted with different screens for different size feed products. For example, dairy operations may use it to grind high-moisture corn into flour, which has been shown to increase milk production. Cattle feeders also may use the grinder to process feed directly into bunkers.

The GP-50 unit uses hammermill technology to produce a fine grind. It requires 200 to 300 hp for operation. A 50-in. hammermill is fitted with triple hammers that are placed in a spiral V pattern for increased grinding capacity. A 14-in. belly auger removes the ground product from under the hammermill.

Suggested retail price is $36,325. Contact DuraTech Industries, Dept. FIN, Box 1940, Jamestown, ND 58402-1940, 701/252-4601, visit or, or circle 104.

Fence energizers

TRU-TEST introduces two lines of multi-powered energizers to operate electric fence. The energizers' power options include 110v, a 12v battery or solar power. They are offered in the Stafix brand as X1, X2 and X3 and in the Speedrite brand as models 1000, 2000 and 3000. The new energizers range in power from 10 miles in the lowest power models to 30 miles in the highest power models. Options on the energizers include a fast speed of operation with or without battery test, a slow speed of operation, a fast-day and slow-night operation, or fast-night and slow-day operation. They are suitable for most types of livestock.

Suggested retail prices are $119 for the X1 and 1000 models; $169 for the X2 and 2000 models; and $199 for the X3 and 3000 models. Contact Tru-Test Inc., Dept. FIN, 528 Grand Rd., Mineral Wells, TX 76067, 800/874-8494, visit, or, or circle 105.

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