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Belted Row-Crop Tractor Line Is Beefed-Up

Expanding its product offering in row-crop tractors, Caterpillar introduces the MT800 series to its Challenger line.

Four models range from 340 to 500 hp. According to company officials, the MT865, at 500 hp, offers the highest hp of any production tractor on the market.

The MT800 series is the first in its class size to offer adjustable track gauge, which helps optimize the tractor for a wide variety of tillage and row-crop applications.

Last December, Cat and AGCO Corp. signed a formal agreement, with Cat selling its interest in the entire MT series of Challenger tractors.
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Equipment Maintenance Software

A new software package designed to schedule, manage and track maintenance and repairs is now available from Link It Software Corp., Santa Clarita, CA.

You can enter and track equipment by class, category and even serial number. It allows you to pull reports on maintenance history — what was done and when, parts used and who did the work. It also automatically calendars maintenance for up to one year.
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Seed Delivery System

Friesen of Iowa, Storm Lake, IA, introduces a new seed delivery system designed to eliminate hauling heavy seed bags and reduce planter and grain drill fill time.

The Seed Titan unit features a brush or poly cupped auger system powered by a 5.5 hp engine. It delivers up to 400 lbs of seed per minute. Seed capacities range from 5,000 lbs on the 2-box unit to 10,000 lbs on the 4-box unit. The units can be configured to handle most standard size bulk bags or boxes and include seed-treatment compatible ¼" couplers.
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