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The largest combine in North America, the Lexion 590R, is now available on tracks with the 2007 introduction of the Lexion 595R.

The 595R utilizes the Mobil-Trac System, providing more flotation at 10.5 psi and the capability of road speeds up to 18 mph.

“This added flotation means reduced compaction, added traction when needed, and the riding comfort of a wheeled combine,” says Bob Armstrong, product manager.

The 595R contains the Lexion Hybrid System utilizing the APS threshing system coupled with the RotoPlus dual paddle rotor separation to optimize grain quality and performance, a 462-hp CAT engine, and a foldable grain tank with a capacity of 360 bu.

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The 8000 Series Disc-o-vator line is available from Great Plains. Comprised of seven models with working widths from 26 to 52 ft., the models offer increased strength and reliability, a new frame design and increased residue flow with a 4-rank, 5-row, Max-Mix shank pattern.

“These new models feature 24½ in. of underframe clearance on all models,” says Rick Hanson, president of Great Plains. He notes that walking tandems are standard on the center section and first wings of all models.

“Couple the Max-Mix pattern with the coulter option in place of the standard disc gangs and you have the only high-speed, one-pass tool that can leave the ground level at working speeds of 7 mph ormore,” Hanson says.

Available options also include a high-residue spike drag, a coiltine drag and a finishing reel in single or dual combinations. Regardless of how it's set up, single-point depth control allows the operator to quickly adjust the working depth as conditions change.

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