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The Greenfield center pivot and pivoting lateral move irrigation systems from Lindsay Manufacturing, Lindsay, NE, are designed for smaller fields.

The center pivots irrigate up to 60 acres and can be customized by span length, overhang and endgun options. The pivoting lateral move systems irrigate up to 80 acres by making an 180 turn at the end of a run.

Both systems have minimal wheel tracking and use only 24-volt circuitry and 90-volt DC motors.

Sprayer Over 42" of crop clearance and 35+ mph road speed are featured in the Apache Plus from Equipment Technologies, Mooresville, IN.

Designed to run in troublesome conditions, such as slopes and mucky fields, the sprayer offers adjustable axles, 60-100' boom lengths and increased product capacity with its 850-gallon tank. The Hydra-Glide six-speed, powershift transmission provides hydrostatic convenience with mechanical control reliability. A spacious cab and Hydra-Ride suspension are designed for operator comfort.

Track Kits To expand the versatility of its tracked row-crop tractors, Caterpillar is offering a kit to convert its Challenger 35, 45, and 55 tractors from standard track spacing to Wide-Track configuration.

Wide-Track configuration allows track spacing to be adjusted in 2" increments from 80" to 120". The kit allows conversion of a 60" base gauge tractor to an 80" base gauge tractor.

The update, which includes all parts needed to complete the conversion, involves major changes to the rear drive system and should be installed by an authorized Caterpillar dealer.

Seed Conveyor Improved 6" and 12" seed conveyor models are available from Top Air Manufacturing, Cedar Falls, IA.

Ranging in size from 12' to 30', both models offer flighted conveyors for bulk seed handling. Additional features include 2" vulcanized flights at 9" intervals, a wide-profile hopper, 12- and 16-gauge galvanized steel construction and lower-end cleanout.

Both conveyor models are available in either transport or stationary models and hydraulic or electric drives.

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