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Sunny introductions

Sunflower introduces four new products for planting and seedbed preparation.

Its 9420 grain drill (below) is a new two-section unit that allows center flexibility and rear viewing when folded. Its simple fold system uses no electrical switches during the fold sequence. It folds to 13 ft. 11 in. for transport and has an increased grain box capacity of up to 3 bu./ft. The drill is available in 20-, 25- and 30-ft. working widths. Circle 197.

The company's new 4411 disk ripper, with C-Flex disc blades, disks and rips your field in one pass. Blades mounted at a compound angle react quickly to obstacles in the field, according to the company. The 4411 is available in 5-, 7- or 9-shank models in 24- or 30-in. spacings.

The new 6212 Land Finisher is also a one-pass system that features a patented disc gang reel that performs four jobs: It pulverizes soils and clods, incorporates chemicals, mixes the soil and residue, and prevents lateral movement of the soil. A heavy-duty frame, which weighs almost 540 lbs./ft. of cut, maintains a uniform operating depth without bounce.Sunflower has redesigned its 3-row coil tine finishing harrow (right) to offer more residue clearance. Distance between each row of coil tines has increased from 11 to 15 in. for residue flow through. The three rows of tines are mounted separately for easy replacement, and each section can be adjusted for tine pitch, height, tilt and down pressure. Contact Sunflower Mfg., Dept. FIN, Box 566, Beloit, KS 67420, 800/748-8481.

Easy hitching

Hooking up an implement with your pickup or tractor can be as easy as 1, 2, 3 with Patington's three-piece hitching system.

The company's West Coast magnet mirror ($55) has a magnetic base that telescopes from 24 to 28 in. high. Simply put it on your implement's tongue, and while watching through your rearview mirror (or the company's 5th wheel mirror), back up until you have a connection. To help keep the implement's tongue level, the company also offers a portable tongue stand ($40) that features an adjustment range of 14 to 24 in.

Designed for pickups with a blocked view of the tail end, the 5th wheel mirror ($35) temporarily mounts to the side of your truck so you can clearly see the implement's hitch. The magnetic mirror is 6 x 9 in. and is easily adjustable. Add $5 shipping and handling. Contact Patington Inc., Dept. FIN, 2658 Eagle Ave. N.W., Oxford, IA 52322, 319/628-1020.

Faster harvest

Claas claims that its new Liner 3000 rotary rake is North America's largest rotary rake, providing thorough harvest even at high speeds.

According to the company, the implement features four rotary rakes with long, spring-steel double tines that make a clean sweep through the field without damaging uncut stubble. Rotors have 11 detachable tine arms with four double tines per arm. Front rotors retract and extend by a hydraulic ram, and rear rotors can be adjusted mechanically to match swath width. Suggested price: $46,500. Contact Claas of America Inc., Dept. FIN, 3030 Norcross Dr., Woodside Business Center, Columbus, IN 47202, 812/342-4441.

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