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New Holland introduces the 98D series corn heads, available in 6-, 8- and 12-row widths. The point-to-point pinching style stalk roll has the capacity required by larger combines. Able to get under downed corn and take in less trash, the 98D heads are especially beneficial for no-till and minimum-till operations.

The 98D heads use heavier row unit gearboxes and heavy tapered roller bearings that can handle tougher stalks and higher loads. A redesigned Hi-Flow front stalk roll spiral allows for faster ground speeds.

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Great Plains is offering the new 5000 series Turbo-Chisel. Available in 10 rigid and folding models with working width from over 11 ft. to just under 29 ft., the unit offers the flexibility to cut and bury trash up to 12 in. deep.

The Turbo-Chisel's 22-in. Turbo coulters slice residue without hair-pinning; the coulter bar is hydraulically adjustable for on-the-go control. All units can be equipped with standard chisel shanks or with parabolic shanks. The 1¼ × 3-in. parabolic shank can run level with the rear shanks or 3 in. deeper.

Turbo-Chisel's 22-in. blades run on a 1¾-in. gang bolt with cast spools and have gang bearings with cast housings mounted to heavy duty 1 × 3-in. C shank standards.

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New from Kinze is the Cobalt Planter Display System. The full-color display monitors seed population and accuracy, controls the planter's variable-rate drive system using a touch-screen and allows the operator to turn planter sections on and off on the go using a manual switchbox.

Saving time and reducing guesswork, the Cobalt also tracks an extensive list of planter performance data including seed population and spacing (by row), average seed population, average seed spacing, ground speed and target seed rate population. Color bar graphs display up to 36 rows simultaneously.

The 6.5-in. widescreen display comes in a sealed, injection-molded plastic housing with RAM mount, 1½ in. mounting balls and 4-in. double socket extension arm. Harness, power cable, module switch box and module power control relay are included.

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