2009 - asabe
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very day, our work world
changes. We try to solve problems that are morphing right
before our eyes as they are influenced by an ever-changing economic,
political, and technological landscape.
Newly published research data, patent
applications, and insights from associates
feed new information into our projects, affecting our notions
of risk, market potential, and technical viability. There are
always new insights and information that delay getting a
product to market, but we can solve the latest problem only if
we keep things moving. I don't know how often I've walked
into the break room at about 10:00 in the morning and asked,
in an exasperated voice, “When are we going to quit developing and commit to iron?” Such is the life of product engineers.
This issue of Resource celebrates those who actually
move innovative products out of the lab and into the world of
commercial application. The AE50 Awards honor the tangible
products of our fellow scientists, engineers, and technolo-
gists. Those who applied to the AE50 competition received
their own satisfaction some time ago, when their prototypes
worked for the first time, and again when the first units rolled
off the assembly line. Whether or not any new product will be
a success often remains to be seen, but for each of these winners the prospects appear to be very promising. The AE50
applications were judged by a panel of ASABE member-professionals who have been down the product development road
before and who know good work when they see it.
Peruse this year’s AE50 Award winners. Find a couple of
ideas that you think are special, and then take a moment to
send the people involved a note of appreciation for their
efforts in advancing the professions of biological and agricultural engineering through product development. We can't
miss opportunities to thank each other for doing good work.
As for me, I'll have an opportunity to personally thank every
winner at the ASABE Annual Meeting in Reno this summer.
They will be a very special set of people.
Jim Dooley, Forest Concepts, LLC
[email protected]
SALUTING AE50 WINNERS
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esource magazine is pleased to sponsor the
AE50—the only awards program of its kind—celebrating innovations in the specific areas of agricultural, food, and biological systems. This special
issue is dedicated to the ag and bio engineers who designed
and developed these exciting new products.
From many entries, an expert panel judged the best products introduced to the marketplace
during 2008. These innovations save
time, costs, and labor, often while
improving user safety as well. In addition, the products featured represent
the diversity of agricultural and biological engineering, as well as the
variety of manufacturers—of all sizes and specializations.
This year’s AE50 recipients join the ranks of many, over
more than two decades, who have been honored for their creativity. In June 1984, Agricultural Engineering (now
Resource) included “A Forum for New Developments” in a
special issue on technology. Twenty-five new techniques,
inventions, and innovations were showcased. The featured
items were drawn from product information solicited by the
Society and screened by a panel of experts.
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From this focus on identifying innovative technology,
two years later the AE50 was born. Its intent was described as
follows: “Acceptance in the marketplace is the highest accolade any new agricultural product can receive. But for innovative developments in the last 12 months, a singular honor is
to be named one of the year’s Agricultural Engineering 50
outstanding innovations in product or systems technology.”
Product nominations poured in.
A panel of engineers was enlisted to
review the entries, and in 1986 the
first AE50 awards were bestowed.
The interest in new technology
and innovative applications of existing technology remains constant.
As was the case in the beginning, many of the products featured are patented and their names trademarked. In the years
ahead, some may become household words. Others may be
further improved as technology advances, and will in turn
inspire further innovations. We are pleased to showcase the
results of the honorees’ ingenuity, tenacity, and labor.
Congratulations to the winners!
2009 AE50 AWARDS
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Engineering & Technology for a
Sustainable World
June 2009
Vol. 16 No. 4
ADI-1236PT Peanut Digger/Inverter, Amadas Industries
AutoConnect™ Mower Deck, Deere & Company
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Auto-Pilot for LEXION Corn Heads, CLAAS of America, Inc.
AutoTrac™ RowSense™ Automatic Guidance, Deere & Company
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Bale Direct System, Glenvar Bale Direct Pty. Ltd.
CAM Pilot Guidance System, CLAAS of America, Inc.
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Central Insecticide System™, Deere & Company
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Diesel Saver™ Automatic Productivity Management (APM) System, CNH America, LLC
CR9090 Elevation Combine, New Holland
Eight-Range Hydrostatic Transmission with Integrated Hydraulic Control System,
New Holland North America, Inc.
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FarmPRO™ GPS Steering and Application Control System, AutoFarm and Raven Industries
FlatNet™ Irrigation, Netafim, Ltd.
10 FMC-750F-HYD High Performance Oasis™ Wet Seal Centrifugal Pump, Ace Pump Corporation
FrontPower PTO System, Laforge Systems Inc.
11 Groundsmaster® 5900/5910 Mowers, The Toro Company
H1 Bent-Axis Variable Motor, Sauer-Danfoss, Inc.
12 H9800 Series Automatic Self-Propelled Balewagon and Mil-Stak® Large Bale Loader,
New Holland Agriculture
Infinity Deck, Kubota Tractor Corporation
13 iTEC Pro Intelligent Total Equipment Control, John Deere
LINER 1750 Dual-Rotor Rake, CLAAS of America, Inc.
14 Magnum™ 180, 190, 210 Tractors, Case IH
Magazine staff: Donna Hull,
Publisher, [email protected];
Sue Mitrovich, Managing Editor,
[email protected]; Glenn Laing,
Contributing Editor,
[email protected]; Melissa Miller,
Graphic Design and Professional
Opportunities, [email protected];
Sandy Rutter, Consultants Listings,
[email protected]
Model 1305BC Brush Cutter, Turf Teq, LLC
15 Model 750HD Specialty Crop Header, New Holland Agriculture
Pivot™ by Big Ass Fans®, Big Ass Fans
16 ProCore Processor, The Toro Company
PTO-Driven Gear Pump for New Holland H7150 Haybine® Mower Conditioner, New Holland Agriculture
17 QuadraTouch™ Touch Screen Dryer Control System, Sukup Manufacturing Co.
QUANTIMETER Optical Sensing System, CLAAS of America Inc.
18 Round-Up Module Unwrapper, Cherokee Fabrication Company, Inc.
RowCommand™ Individual Row-Control System, John Deere Seeding Group
19 Saddle Suspension for Class V Suspended Axle on Case IH Magnum™ 335 Tractors, CNH America LLC
Sectional Control Technology, Seed Hawk, Inc.
20 Self-Leveling Cleaning Shoe, John Deere Harvester Works
Smart Nozzle System, Harrison Ag Technologies
21 TM1200 Trailed Mower, Vermeer Corporation
TorQmaster Flange Clutch, Weasler Engineering, Inc.
22 Universal Flange Gasket, HYPRO, LLC - Pentair Water
Editorial Board: Chair Suranjan
Panigrahi, North Dakota State
University; Secretary/Vice
Rafael Garcia, USDA-ARS; Past
Chair, Edward Martin, University of
Arizona; Board Members
Wayne Coates, University of Arizona;
Jeremiah Davis, Mississippi State
University; Donald Edwards, retired;
Mark Riley, University of Arizona;
Brian Steward, Iowa State
University; Alan Van Nahmen,
Farm Buddy; and Joseph Zulovich,
University of Missouri.
Valley AutoPilot GPS Ready Control Panel, Valmont Irrigation, Inc.
23 Valley Tracker Mobile, Valmont Irrigation, Inc.
X1114 Professional Ag-Bagger, Ag-Bag, a Miller-St. Nazianz, Inc., Company
American Society of
Agricultural and Biological Engineers
2950 Niles Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659, USA
269.429.0300, fax 269.429.3852
[email protected], www.asabe.org
24 3E Series Compact Utility Tractors, Deere & Company
88 Series Axial-Flow® Combine, Case IH
25 600D Series Draper, John Deere Harvester Works
1720 CCS Stack-Fold Planter, John Deere Seeding Group
DEPARTMENTS
26 2510H High-Speed Nutrient Applicator, John Deere Des Moines Works
3000 TWENTY AutoHST Control System, Deere & Company
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27 4720 Compact Utility Tractor, Deere & Company
5430i Chemical Application Vehicle, John Deere Fabriek Horst, B.V.
28 7260 Cotton Picker, John Deere Des Moines Works
From the President
Saluting AE50 Winners
29 Index of Winners by Company
30 Professional Opportunities
7760 Cotton Harvester, John Deere Des Moines Works
Events Calendar
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ADI-1236PT Peanut Digger/Inverter
Amadas Industries
Suffolk, Virginia, USA
757-539-0231
www.amadas.com
The Amadas ADI-1236PT is a 12-row tractortowed, hydraulically powered, folding-frame
peanut digger/inverter. Previous peanut digger/
inverters have been limited in size by tractor carrying capacity, but the ADI-1236PT is towed, not
carried. When combined with the unique foldingframe design, this digger/inverter is capable of
maintaining at least 33 percent greater field-operation efficiency than previously available
digger/inverters in 2-, 4-, 6-, or 8-row configurations. The machine digs, cleans, and inverts
12 rows of peanuts into six 2-row windrows where
the peanuts will dry until suitable for harvest. The
trail-type technology used on this digger allows
for more efficient use of tractor horsepower. A 220 hp tractor used to carry a conventional 8-row digger is more than sufficient
to tow this 12-row model. Not only is the digging efficiency increased, but tractor and operator expense may also be reduced
when comparing operation of the ADI-1236PT against a conventional 8-row or two 6-row digger/inverters.
AutoConnectTM Mower Deck
Deere & Company
Moline, Illinois, USA
309-765-8000
www.deere.com
The 60D and 72D AutoConnect™ mid-mount
mower decks are the next generation in ease-ofuse and attachment technology for use with the
3000 Twenty series CUT tractors. The decks are
designed for installation without leaving the tractor seat. Operators will be able to drive over the
top of the mower as the mower deck automatically
connects to the tractor and the PTO shaft automatically hooks up. The operator will only need to
leave the tractor seat to set the gauge wheels in
place and set the desired height of cut.
Disconnecting the mower deck is just as easy: flip
two latches and then back off the mower deck. The
AutoConnect™ mid-mount mower is also compatible with loaders, backhoes, and rear attachments.
Front and rear attachments can stay on when mowing, and vice versa.
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Autopilot for LEXION Corn Heads
CLAAS of America, Inc.
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
402-861-1000
www.lexioncombines.com
The corn head autopilot is a row-sensing guidance system that uses existing corn
stalks to accurately guide the combine through the field. Left- and right-hand steering
sensors on the center row of the corn head enable the corn head (and combine) to feel
its way through the field, keeping it on track in both standing and lodged crop. The
steering sensors act alone and do not require the combine to be equipped with a GPS
receiver, which keeps the overall cost of the system and its complexity low. System
operation is simple via a single zero steering angle calibration and a single engagement
switch on the joystick. A steering correction dial on the console allows the operator to
fine-tune adjustments on the fly. The system is disengaged as soon as the steering
wheel is manually operated. This optional equipment can be added to any LEXION
combine corn head as a factory- or field-installed feature.
AutoTrac™ RowSense™ Automatic Guidance
Deere & Company
Moline, Illinois, USA
888-476-7827
www.deere.com
AutoTrac™ RowSense™ strives for pinpoint
accuracy. Growers may now utilize AutoTrac™
SF1 or SF2 while harvesting corn. The AutoTrac™
RowSense™ system works by fusing GPS data
from the StarFire™ receiver with data from a pair
of mechanical row sensors located on the corn
head. By fusing data sources, the result is an industry-exclusive automatic guidance system for combine harvesters with solid performance.
AutoTrac™ RowSense™ offers many benefits to
operators, including the ability to utilize
AutoTrac™ in cornfields that were planted with or
without AutoTrac™. AutoTrac™ RowSense™
improves efficiency in down corn conditions and
on curved rows, reduces operator fatigue, and reduces crop loss with increased accuracy and efficiency on every pass across the
field. It allows the corn grower to get more done, in less time and at less cost during the corn harvesting operation.
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Bale Direct System
Glenvar Bale Direct Pty. Ltd.
Cottesloe, Western Australia
+61-427-550-546
www.glenvarbaledirect.com.au
The Glenvar Bale Direct System (BDS) is a
kit for connecting a conventional baler to a conventional combine, enabling grain growers to harvest and bale in a single operation with substantial
efficiency and financial benefits. The BDS
enables direct baling of the entire residue from a
combine without any contamination, and collection of a high percentage of the weed seeds in the
bale, thus minimizing the onset and seed-bank of
herbicide-resistant weeds. The operation is cost,
time, and labor efficient and results in a byproduct that is easily transported and stored.
Comparisons have shown that an extra 30 percent
of residue is collected compared to baling as a separate operation. The residue can be marketed for numerous uses including cellulosic ethanol production, stock feed manufacture, fire logs, straw board, and stock bedding. As well, the baled product is not contaminated by stones, sticks, or soil, leading
to less machinery maintenance by the end-user.
CAM Pilot Guidance System
CLAAS of America, Inc.
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
402-861-1000
www.claasofamerica.com
The CLAAS CAM Pilot automatically steers the self-propelled
forage harvester along a windrow. It uses two cameras instead of
lasers or GPS to guide itself. The CAM Pilot gives a continuous
reading as it follows the path of uneven swaths on the straightaway,
around corners, and up and down hilly terrain. Compared to wellknown GPS systems, the innovation and advantage of the CAM Pilot
is that “it knows” where the windrow actually is; a GPS system
knows where the windrow “should be.” The CLAAS CAM Pilot is a
cost-effective alternative solution for GPS, and it works in small and
curvy fields. No matter where the rake/merger operator leaves the
windrow, the CAM Pilot will follow it. The operator can maximize
efficiency and concentrate on keeping the machine running at top
performance.
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Central Insecticide System™
Deere & Company
Moline, Illinois USA
309-765-8000
www.deere.com
The Central Insecticide System™ (CIS) is a
planter option that allows the grower to apply pesticide in a T-band to the open furrow during planting.
The CIS incorporates many features, such as closed
handling, central fill, direct injection, and row-torow accuracy. CIS is designed to work with Force®
CS, a concentrated liquid insecticide. The CIS consists of six major components: insecticide cabinet,
water tank(s), pump and valve assembly, flow monitors, nozzles, and controller/monitor. Minimum
coverage is 104 ha (256 acres) between fills for full
rate applied to all rows, more if product is applied
to refuge rows only. The system does not require an
additional tractor SCV. The CIS system features a
closed calibration procedure at one central location to protect the operator from insecticide exposure. Comparable granular-type
insecticide systems require the operator to collect chemical from each row unit on the planter.
CR9090 Elevation Combine
New Holland
Turin, Italy
717-355-3553
www.newholland.com
The New Holland CR9090 Elevation Combine harvester
matches cutting-edge technology with high capacity to
offer a most productive combine. New Holland innovations such as IntelliSteer™, Grain Cam™, and the
IntelliView™ III touch-screen monitor, coupled with the
new Varifeed™ grain header (the widest header in
Europe), helped the CR9090 set two world harvesting
records in 2008. A 435 kW (591 hp) maximum engine powers
the CR9090. The grain tank holds 12,500 L (356 bushels), and the fuel
tank holds 1,160 L (306 gal) of fuel. The rotor cover vanes are adjustable to
match the crop and crop conditions, with material passing 25 percent faster through the
threshing/separation area at the fastest setting. The Opti-Spread™ straw chopper, controlled
remotely for adjustment on-the-go, evenly spreads straw as wide as 12 m (40 ft), and the optional Grain Cam™ system
monitors grain quality in real time, allowing the operator to fine-tune combine settings for optimal grain purity.
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Diesel Saver™ Automatic Productivity Management (APM) System
for Case IH Steiger® 4WD and
QUADTRAC® Tractors
CNH America, LLC
Burr Ridge, Illinois, USA
262-636-6011
www.cnh.com
The new Case IH Diesel Saver™ Automatic
Productivity Management (APM) System for
Steiger® 4WD and QUADTRAC® tractors is a
fully integrated drive-train management system
that provides continuous maximum efficiency
with minimum fuel consumption while reducing
noise and operator fatigue. This new control system automatically adjusts both the gear setting and
engine rpm to the most fuel-efficient mode for a
given load. The operator chooses either field or
transport mode, and the APM system reduces engine speed whenever the implement load allows, automatically reducing fuel
consumption and leaving the operator to concentrate on the work in progress instead of having to manually shift gears at just
the right time and adjust the engine rpm with the throttle. In APM mode, the operator uses the engine throttle handle as a ground
speed selector. Once the desired ground speed is attained, the APM system automatically adjusts the engine speed and transmission ratio to provide maximum fuel economy.
Eight-Range Hydrostatic Transmission with Integrated
Hydraulic Control System
for the New Holland TV6070
Bidirectional™ Tractor
New Holland North America, Inc.
New Holland, Pennsylvania, USA
717-355-3052
www.newholland.com/na
The eight-range hydrostatic transmission with
integrated hydraulic control system on the New
Holland TV6070 Bidirectional™ tractor allows an
operator to improve tractor performance with better tractive effort and speed control, without the
need to manually monitor and shift both the range
control switch and the hydrostatic motor displacement control lever. The resulting improvement reduces operator fatigue, especially during loader operations, by allowing the operator to focus completely on the task, yet simultaneously improving tractor
efficiency. Range shifting can be done on-the-go by pressing the “bump” switch on the right-hand control lever. The control
system maintains both the transmission and engine at peak operating efficiency and power during fully loaded conditions. An
integrated pressure-compensating valve continuously monitors the system operating pressure and automatically adjusts the
hydrostatic motor displacement until full displacement is reached—and continues the adjustment to keep the engine at constant
rated power, eliminating engine droop during tractor stall conditions.
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FarmPRO™ GPS Steering and
Application Control System
AutoFarm and Raven Industries
Fremont, California, USA
877-947-7327
www.gpsfarm.com
The FarmPRO™ GPS Steering and Application Control System is the result of a collaborative product development effort between AutoFarm and Raven Industries. FarmPRO
combines AutoFarm’s sub-inch accurate RTK AutoSteer with Raven’s Viper Pro state-ofthe-art display and control system, thereby providing a feature-rich steering and application control system via a single large screen display. FarmPRO™ offers: WAAS to RTK
steering accuracy options, including the ability to run on OmniSTAR HP/XP; as-applied
maps on the go; variable rate control up to five products; automatic boom height and section control; 26.4 cm (10.4 in.) color touch-screen display; Windows XP operating system;
Shape File Format for export to back office software; data transfer via USB Key; auto calibration of steering and application functions; AutoFarm’s Reflex technology; plus an
extensive list of vehicle install kits for tractors, sprayers, and combines, including articulated tractors.
FlatNet™ Irrigation Pipe
Netafim, Ltd.
Tel Aviv, Israel
+972-4-6287222
www.netafim.com
FlatNet™ is an irrigation pipe with a variety of connector elements adapted for attachment of lateral branches. These connector
elements are fitted to the pipe’s wall during manufacture. The pipe is
made of flexible, polyethylene-composite fabric and includes fittings integrally welded at predetermined locations on the pipe’s wall.
The fittings are also made of polyethylene, making the total product
recyclable. The irrigation pipe is formed from an engineered composite fabric, comprising a watertight layer and a fabric layer. The
fabric layer is designed in a special technique that gives the pipe
advantages that no other replacement product is able to provide: low
axial extension, low circumference creep, low weight, low volume,
and more.
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FMC-750F-HYD High-Performance Oasis™ Wet Seal Centrifugal Pump
Ace Pump Corporation
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
800-843-2293
www.acepumps.com
The Ace Model FMC-750F-HYD Pump was developed for the selfpropelled sprayer market to provide the performance and reliability
demanded by today’s applicators. Oasis™ WetSeal technology prevents shaft seal failures resulting from running a pump dry. Dual
mechanical seals are submerged in buffer fluid, providing seal
faces with continuous cooling and lubrication. Air pressure is also
applied to the seal cavity, preventing abrasive or corrosive materials
from contacting and degrading the seal faces. The Oasis™ technology also provides a
buffer preventing crop damage and potential environmental contamination from a leaking
seal. Other features contribute to overall pump reliability: a thrust-balanced impeller and
heavy-duty bearings for long drive train life; E-coated castings protecting from chemical
attack; high-efficiency hydraulic motor with splined coupling driving the pump; and maximum pressures up to 150 psi and maximum flows up to 290 gpm, ample for the range of
applications on today’s sprayers.
FrontPower PTO System
Laforge Systems, Inc.
Concord, California, USA
925-827-2010
www.fronthitch.com
FrontPower is a self-contained, gear-driven,
stand-alone front PTO system, designed according
to ISO standards for agricultural tractors. The easyto-install unit features a transmission with multidisc wet clutch and zero-seal design with controlled leak rate for lubrication and improved heat
dissipation for durability at continuous power output of up to 180 hp at 1,000 rpm (FrontPower 1000
version) or 80 hp at 540 rpm (FrontPower 540 version). Safety features include a positive brake that
holds the output shaft still when the engine is running and requires engine shut-off for indexing; a
metal master shield, a two-step switch in the cab to
prevent accidental engagement, and an LED-based rpm monitor in the switch. Both the electronically
controlled, smooth engagement of the clutch and the in-cab speed monitoring work independently from
any tractor system, making it possible to install a FrontPower system on hundreds of tractor models.
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Groundsmaster® 5900/5910 Mowers
The Toro Company
Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
800-803-8676
www.toro.com/5900
The Toro® Groundsmaster® 5900 series mowers
are engineered to maximize productivity and lower
daily operating costs for parks, schools, commercial
properties, and golf courses. The cutting decks provide a full 5 m (16 ft cut) capable of mowing more
than 40.5 ha (100 acres) per day. The 99 hp
Cummins® turbo-diesel engine features a high-pressure common-rail fuel delivery system for increased
power and fuel efficiency with cleaner emissions. The
InfoCenter™ displays advisories, onboard diagnostics, trouble faults, and maintenance reminders
onboard, allowing for a high level of troubleshooting
and reduced maintenance expense. To combat downtime from overheating, the SmartCool™ System automatically clears chaff from radiator intake screens. Rising coolant temperature, hydraulic oil temperature, or air intake temperature will automatically reverse the cooling fan to blow off debris. The
climate controlled Groundsmaster® 5910 provides protection and comfort in extreme temperatures. The fully enclosed,
factory-installed cab has air conditioning and heat for increased operator efficiency and safety.
H1 Bent-Axis Variable Motor
Sauer-Danfoss, Inc.
Ames, Iowa, USA
515-239-6000
www.sauer-danfoss.com
Sauer-Danfoss’s H1, 80 cm3 (5 in.3) and 110 cm3 (7 in.3), Bent-Axis
Variable Motors are the first sizes in a new series of motors designed to complement the growing family of H1 Axial Piston Pumps. With the introduction
of the H1 Bent-Axis Motors, Sauer-Danfoss provides a complete H1 transmission system, optimized around electrical control. The H1B motors not
only provide OEMs with improvements in reliability and flexibility but also
higher overall efficiency, resulting in lower fuel consumption and reduced
life-cycle costs. With 32-degree bent-axis technology, zero-degree capability, and higher overall efficiency, the H1 Bent-Axis Motors offer OEMs significant advantages. The H1B motors are fully PLUS+1TM compliant,
enabling seamless integration with Sauer-Danfoss’s electronic machine control architecture—Plug and Perform®. With an IP 69 rating, the electrical
controls are able to withstand the harshest working environments.
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H9800 Series Automatic Self-Propelled Balewagon and
Mil-Stak® Large Bale Loader
New Holland Agriculture
New Holland, Pennsylvania, USA
888-290-7377
www.newholland.com/na
The New Holland Automatic Self-Propelled
Balewagon Models H9870 and H9880 have been
modified to accept the Mil-Stak® Large Bale
Loader as an approved plug-and-play attachment
for easier, faster, automated handling of 0.9 ×
0.9 m (3 × 3 ft) and 0.9 × 1.2 m (3 × 4 ft) large,
square bales. New software enables automatic
control of the loader and bale manipulation and
full use of the automated stacking capabilities of
the balewagon. This integrated system also allows
the user to convert the balewagon from handling
small square bales to large square bales, or viceversa, in less than 30 minutes, making the New
Holland Self-Propelled Balewagon the only product to date capable of handling both small square and large square bales. While
the current use for this product is primarily for handling hay products for feeding livestock, future use for handling biomass
bales is a major benefit.
Infinity Deck
Kubota Tractor Corporation
Torrance, California, USA
310-370-3370
www.kubota.com
Named for its distinctive counter-rotating figure-eight grass flow,
the Infinity Deck’s most notable benefit is its ability to quickly
change from mowing to mulching to catching mode. Unlike conventional decks, the Infinity Deck’s blades rotate in opposite
directions. Each blade’s center is located just inside
of the front wheels’ path of travel. Together, these
two designs help to pick up flattened grass caused
by the front tire. To change from side discharge to
mulching mode, the operator slides the steel gate,
located on the outside of the deck, to the front of the
discharge area. This feature, along with the deck’s
rounded shoulders, keeps grass under the deck, ensuring good
mulch. No special blades or tools or optional attachments are needed,
and using the optional grass catcher is easy. Due to the power of flow, a blower is no longer needed.
The deck does all the work. With this design, attaching the grass catcher’s boot is simple.
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iTEC Pro Intelligent
Total Equipment Control
John Deere
Moline, Illinois, USA
309-765-8000
www.deere.com
iTEC Pro is the next step toward complete
tractor automation: intelligent Total Equipment
Control. This innovative module for the
GreenStar™ 2 system coordinates vehicle and
implement functions with end turns by utilizing
the GreenStar™ 2600 display and StarFire™ iTC
receiver. Automating these functions allows vehicle and implement functions to be performed consistently on headlands or internal boundaries.
When paired with AutoTrac™, this system accurately guides the tractor around an optimal end of
row turn that is configured based on implement
and machine dimensions input to the GreenStar™
2600 display. By automating these tasks, this system also positions the machine and implement correctly for the next field pass
to increase accuracy and efficiency. iTEC Pro performs consistently and accurately, increasing in-field efficiency by saving
growers money and, more importantly, time.
LINER 1750 Dual-Rotor Rake
CLAAS of America, Inc.
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
402-861-1000
www.claasofamerica.com
The LINER 1750 twin-rotor design allows for
one single windrow working width up to 8 m
(26 ft). With telescopic rotor baskets controlled
from the cab, shrinking the rake down for transport is easy. With 14-tine arms with four double
tines per arm, per rotor, the LINER 1750 increases
working output with more tine arms and raking
speed. The 3-D contour rotor articulation offers
the ability to swath quickly, while at the same time
maintaining high forage quality. The two-point
inverted U-frame gives maximum clearance of the
single, wide-angle universal drive shaft.
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Magnum™ 180, 190, 210 Tractors
Case IH
Burr Ridge, Illinois, USA
262-636-6011
www.cnh.com
Case IH introduces three new Magnum™
Tractors—the Magnum 180 at 150 hp, the
Magnum 190 at 165 hp, and the Magnum 210 at
180 hp—combining features of higher-horsepower
Magnum tractors such as the largest-in-class
Surveyor™ cab, with innovative new technology
like the totally redesigned Multi-Control™ armrest. The new Magnum tractors have a lighter overall footprint that reflects the ideal weight-to-power
ratio needed for typical mid-sized row-crop implements and operations. Six key tractor functions are
at the operator’s fingertips with the new, customerdesigned, ergonomic, multi-functional control
handle that integrates gear and throttle control. An optional integrated joystick provides simultaneous control of optional midmount functions such as a loader grapple. The Surveyor™ cab provides ample leg and elbow room and greater visibility, now
with a new A-post instrumentation cluster that puts key operational data in plain view. All three models feature a quiet-running,
fuel-efficient, biodiesel-compatible six-cylinder 6.75 L (1.8 gal) engine rated at 2,200 rpm.
Model 1305BC Brush Cutter
Turf Teq, LLC
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, USA
866-503-8873
www.turfteq.com
The walk-behind Turf Teq Model 1305BC Brush Cutter is used for
clearing brush and cutting tall grasses and any overgrown areas too difficult for a finish mower. This unit features an innovative variable-angle
cutting head, allowing the operator to cut under fences, trees, and other
difficult-to-mow areas. On hillsides, the pivoting feature adds stability to
the machine by increasing the overall ground contact pattern. The deck
pivots incrementally to the left up to 30.5 cm (12 in.) beyond the handlebars. The machine also features a 13 hp Honda engine and a fully hydrostatic forward/reverse transmission with differential lock for maximum
productivity while operating in a variety of conditions. There is no need
to stop and change gears to increase/decrease speed or change direction.
The model 1305BC also features a multi-use tractor with quick attach
capability to operate Power Edger, Power Broom, or Power Rake.
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Model 750HD Specialty Crop Header
New Holland Agriculture
New Holland, Pennsylvania, USA
888-290-7377
www.cnh.com
The New Holland 750HD Specialty
Crops Header was developed for harvesting fragile grass seed and other
specialty crops with the New Holland
H8060 and H8080 Speedrower® SelfPropelled Windrowers. The header is
specifically designed to cut cleanly; make
consistent, evenly formed windrows; and minimize seed loss while delivering significantly more
throughput capacity than sickle heads. A flexible fabric cropleaning device gently pushes even tall crops over for feeding into the
adjustable disc speed MowMax™ cutterbar to minimize seed loss and reduce cutting time. The cutterbar feeds the crop into an
auger containing tapered flighting that gently conveys and releases crop into the windrow through the rear center opening of
the header. Three choices of windrow width are provided by a choice of closure kits. A perforated rear deck area provides a
clear view of windrow formation from the tractor cab.
Pivot™ by Big Ass Fans®
Big Ass Fans
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
877-244-3267
www.bigassfans.com
Pivot™ by Big Ass Fans® delivers maximum airflow, gentle breezes, and quiet operation in over 73 unique positions.
Pivot™ is suited for agricultural settings and food
processing/storage facilities. While its main function is cooling,
this fan also reduces moisture, increases productivity, and
maintains food freshness longer. Pivot™ includes an optional
cage for increased safety and a precision-molded hub for
smooth operation and long life. The proprietary airfoil and
winglet design work together for optimal air movement.
Exclusive trim pieces reduce noise at connection points for
quiet operation and fan stability. The flexible mounting system
permits hanging the fan in a variety of spaces and positions to
satisfy a variety of applications. And because Pivot™ uses a
simple 1 hp motor, it costs just pennies per hour to operate.
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ProCore Processor
The Toro Company
Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
888-384-9939
www.toro.com
The ProCore Processor sweeps, processes, and evenly disperses aeration
cores back to the turf in a one-pass operation. The agronomic benefits of the
ProCore Processor allow adherence to a cultivation plan, which allows
aeration to occur more frequently, and uses native soil as
topdressing. The operational benefits of the
ProCore Processor include reducing the time it
takes to get the turf back to play, reducing
labor required for the aeration process, and
less disruption to golf course members,
guests, and maintenance staff. The ProCore
Processor is sold in two configurations: the
OnePass configuration can run in conjunction with
an aerator, which will aerate and process the soil all at
the same time; the second configuration is a tow-hitch version, which can aerate with one tow vehicle and process with another.
PTO-Driven Gear Pump
for New Holland H7150 Haybine®
Mower Conditioner
New Holland Agriculture
New Holland, Pennsylvania, USA
888-290-7377
www.cnh.com
The patented PTO-driven gear pump on the
New Holland H7150 Haybine® Mower Conditioner
is a high-output pump mounted on the tongue of the
unit and driven by a typical telescoping PTO shaft
with standard universal joints. The pivot-tongue
hitch design provides exceptional maneuverability
and easy hook-up. The pump rotates independently
from the tongue, so that the input shaft of the pump
always points towards the tractor PTO output shaft
to minimize PTO angles as the tractor and mower
conditioner make turns in the field. This unique arrangement eliminates the need for expensive constant-velocity universal joints
and replaces the previous design that included a pump/coupler arrangement with the pump mounted directly on the tractor output
shaft. The operator has the ability to operate the machine on either side of the tractor, decreasing the turnaround time on headlands
due to the center-pivot design.
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QuadraTouch™ Touch Screen Dryer Control System
Sukup Manufacturing Co.
Sheffield, Iowa, USA
641-892-4222
www.sukup.com
The Sukup QuadraTouch™ Touch Screen Dryer
Control System is an easy-to-use touch-screen system with
advanced programming that increases dryer efficiency and
minimizes large swings in drying temperature and grain
moisture at discharge. The system uses advanced algorithms and calculus to virtually eliminate under- and overshooting of set target moisture content. It also eliminates
large temperature swings, improving efficiency.
Although the programming of the QuadraTouch™ is
highly advanced, the system was designed to be easy to use,
with menus guiding the operator through dryer functions.
Graphs generated by the QuadraTouch™ allow the operator
to track performance. Graph data, along with information
stored in the system log, can be transferred via USB drive
or Compact Flash card to a computer, where it can be
viewed and manipulated in Microsoft™ Excel™. The QuadraTouch™ is a PLC-based system. PLCs are rugged and are built
to withstand harsh environments. They offer superior noise protection, eliminating nuisance trips.
QUANTIMETER Optical Sensing System
CLAAS of America, Inc.
Omaha, Nebraska. USA
402-861-1000
www.lexioncombines.com
QUANTIMETER uses light-emitting measuring (LEM) technology to accurately measure the real-time yield performance (or total
volume of harvested grain) of a specific crop at harvest. Harvested
grain is conveyed through a beam of NIR light created between two
photosensors, where its volume is measured and displayed in realtime, in pre-selected units (bushels per acre, tons per hectare, etc.) via
LEXION’s CEBIS monitor. The data can be stored by field total and
combine bulk total and off loaded via PCMCIA card for analysis.
Performance is unaffected by fluctuations in the elevator’s operating
speed. Additionally, sensors are wiped free of material build-up by the
grain flow. Primary yield monitor calibration efficiency is improved
as QUANTIMETER utilizes a single volume, or single batch, calibration method vs. multiple loads at different rates of travel used to simulate different flow rates. It is optional equipment that can be added to
any LEXION combine as a factory- or field-installed feature and can
be fitted with GPS for yield mapping.
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Round-Up Module Unwrapper
Cherokee Fabrication Company, Inc.
Salem, Alabama, USA
334-298-4547
www.cherokeefab.com
The Cherokee Fabrication Round-Up Module
Unwrapper introduces round seed-cotton modules
into the ginning process. The unique unwrapping
process eliminates the chance of contamination
associated with cutting module wrap material and
offers a cycle time short enough to easily accommodate full-sized round modules and ginning
rates exceeding 100 bales per hour.
This machine is available as an optional part
of a Cherokee Roller Bed Module Feeder, or it can
be configured to attach to most existing traditional
module feeders.
The Round-Up Module Unwrapper is powered by a small hydraulic power unit and is operated with simple joystick controls. The uncomplicated operational sequence is short and can be mastered by a new operator in a matter of minutes. The patent-pending process
leaves virtually no cotton inside the empty wrap, which can be easily and safely removed by a single operator.
RowCommandTM Individual Row-Control System
John Deere Seeding Group
Moline, Illinois, USA
866-993-3373
www.deere.com
RowCommand™ individual row-control system
uses electrically actuated wrap-spring clutches integrated
into the seed meter drive gearboxes located on each
planter row unit, along with Swath Control Pro™ software to provide operators the ability to start and stop
seeding of individual rows or groups of rows based on
GPS mapping. This prevents double planting in end
rows, especially in odd-shaped fields, as well as planting
through waterways and other obstacles where seeding is
unnecessary or undesirable. RowCommand™ offers the
unique ability to configure the 16 control sections as the
operator desires. For example, rows can be paired
together into groups of 2 or 3 across the entire planter, or the outermost rows can be paired together, with the remaining inner
rows controlled individually. RowCommand™ is the only system in the industry today with section configuration through software. This provides a fully integrated, Deere-supported solution for individual row control that is available as a factory-installed
option or as an attachment for field conversion.
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Saddle Suspension for the Class V Suspended Axle on Case IH Magnum™ 335 Tractors
CNH America, LLC
Burr Ridge, Illinois, USA
262-636-6011
www.cnh.com
The Saddle Suspension used in the new Class
V Suspended Axle on the Case IH Magnum™ 335
Tractor is a completely new suspension concept
that greatly improves the traction control, steering
control, ride comfort, and axle weight-carrying
capacity of the tractor. All of this is achieved by
installing the axle into a saddle and then mounting
the saddle to the frame. Electronically controlled
hydraulic cylinders connect the axle to the tractor’s
main frame. A suspension control valve controls
the hydraulic pressure and flow to both sides of the
cylinders. The main purpose of the control valve is
to maintain the axle in the neutral position (midstroke). When the tractor is operating, the saddle
forces all axle osculation to take place in the saddle, and all up-and-down motion to be managed
by the saddle moving vertically relative to the frame. Simplifying the axle suspension motion has
led to the superior performance of this suspension system.
Sectional Control Technology
Seed Hawk, Inc.
Langbank, Saskatchewan, Canada
306-538-2221
www.seedhawk.com
Sectional Control Technology (SCT) works in
conjunction with GPS to automatically shut off
sections of an air cart’s meters as well as lift openers of the corresponding sections of the air drill
when previously seeded ground is encountered.
Because fertilizer is not doubled, there is less
chance of excess nutrients being introduced into
waterways, making SCT technology good for the
environment.
SCT is used in conjunction with a Seed Hawk
air cart and air drill, currently manufactured in
sizes up to 800-bushel capacity and 25.6 m (84 ft)
operating width.
SCT is an innovative way to eliminate overlaps, reduce ground disturbance, and save on input costs of seed, fertilizer, inoculants, and fuel. Depending on the width of the
toolbar and the variability of the field shapes and sizes, input costs can be reduced by 10 percent.
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Self-Leveling Cleaning Shoe
John Deere Harvester Works
East Moline, Illinois, USA
309-765-8000
www.deere.com
The John Deere Self-Leveling Cleaning Shoe
is designed to provide customers with outstanding
shoe capacity and increased productivity when
harvesting on slopes. Utilizing John Deere’s
patented overcompensation logic and the largest
tilt range in the industry, the self-leveling shoe
provides cleaning shoe capacity on an 8-degree
slope that is at or near a level-land shoe’s capacity
when operating on level ground. Multiple tilting
elements (for both the chaffer and sieve) make up
the self-leveling shoe and allow for easy one-person removal of the shoe elements. The self-leveling shoe system is fully automatic and is monitored in the cab on a display. In-cab adjustment of
the chaffer’s louver opening and the sieve elements is also included on the self-leveling shoe system. Upgrades to the shoe frame
structure, as well as the cleaning shoe drives, provide system reliability. The features of the self-leveling shoe provide excellent
shoe capacity and increased productivity for customers harvesting on slopes.
Smart Nozzle System
Harrison Ag Technologies
Mobridge, South Dakota, USA
605-845-2433
www.H-AgTec.com
The Smart Nozzle is a CAN-based system
that controls individual nozzles of self-propelled
and pull-type sprayers. It eliminates overlap and
double application during the spraying operation,
reducing both the application cost and the risk of
yield potential penalties due to overapplication.
The Smart Nozzle system reduces application
costs by as much as 10 to 15 percent. The
increased yield potential can prove to be as dramatic in overapplied areas. The controller generates an applied map from GPS telemetry. This map
is used by the system to control the nozzles and to
provide a graphical display of the field. The
instantaneous action of the Smart Nozzle system
eliminates the need for “look ahead” and overlap required with boom control systems. The system also incorporates a wireless
interface to control individual nozzles, useful in locating nozzles that are not working properly.
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TM1200 Trailed Mower
Vermeer Corporation
Pella, Iowa, USA
800-370-3659
www.vermeerag.com
The Vermeer TM1200 is a 4.7 m (15 ft, 6 in.) wide-swath,
heavy-duty, center-pivot disc-type trailed mower. It features two
independent, staggered cutter bars that provide exceptional flotation
on uneven ground, and the entire machine folds to a narrow transport width of 2.6 m (8 ft, 5 in.). The narrow transport width allows
easy maneuvering through gates and travel from field to field.
Staggered cutterbar design ensures accurate and complete cutting
action in the center of the swath. Maximum swath width is 87 percent of the cutting width for quick, uniform dry down. A nitrogencharged accumulator flotation system easily adjusts for varying field
and crops conditions. This mower allows hay producers who operate
multiple tractors and mowers to streamline their operation. One operator with this larger mower can cut at the same rate while
reducing the amount of labor, machine operation, and fuel consumption by up to 50 percent.
TorQmaster Flange Clutch
Weasler Engineering, Inc.
West Bend, Wisconsin, USA
262-338-2161
www.weasler.com
The TorQmaster Flange Clutch from Weasler is a modular
friction-overrunning clutch initially designed for square balers. It
mounts the overrunning portion to the flywheel instead of the
shaft yoke, which sets the design apart. This allows for a larger
diameter, narrower clutch, which improves heat flow from the
friction surfaces to the atmosphere. Convective cooling is
increased, allowing this clutch to cool four times faster than its
predecessor. Because the friction discs are larger in diameter, the
friction faces can be reduced from six to two while improving
durability. Reducing the friction faces also improves the sensitivity to wear and adjustment three times. Assembly and service are
also more ergonomic; being modular, the maximum lifted weight
is 13 kg (28.7 lb). It also incorporates a load-bearing spindle for
lighter and more intuitive assembly and service. The TorQmaster
Flange Clutch is available with capacity from 600 to 2,700 Nm.
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Universal Flange Gasket
HYPRO, LLC – Pentair Water
New Brighton, Minnesota, USA
651-766-6300
www.hypropumps.com
The Universal Flange Gasket is used primarily in
mobile sprayer wet-end systems and, with its unique
design and wrap-around feature, provides positive
alignment of the adjoining fittings during assembly.
The gasket is held in place with an elastomer that
envelops the joint’s mating surfaces, eliminating all
issues of misalignment during assembly and providing
greater sealing capacity. Alignment ribs are also provided on the outside as indicators for 45 and 90 degree
radial alignment of rotated fittings.
Valley AutoPilot GPS Ready Control Panel
Valmont Irrigation, Inc.
Valley, Nebraska, USA
800-825-6668
www.valleyirrigation.com
The Valley AutoPilot GPS Ready Control Panel provides a high
degree of accuracy for the operator controlling linear irrigation
equipment. The Valley AutoPilot Control Panel provides the basic
operator capability to program irrigation functions, such as
start/stop, change of percent timer speed, chemigation on/off, and
change direction based on the linear’s position in the field. Prior to
the introduction of GPS for providing position, the position along the
run was estimated based on a drive unit run time. While this provided reasonable position information, it prepared the way for the
adoption of GPS. The AutoPilot control panel uses GPS signals to
accurately calculate the position of the linear equipment along its
run. With Valmont’s introduction of GPS this year, the degree of
accuracy necessary for precision irrigation management with Valley
linears is possible.
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Valley Tracker Mobile
Valmont Irrigation, Inc.
Valley, Nebraska, USA
800-825-6668
www.valleyirrigation.com
The Valley Tracker Mobile is a combination of Smartphone technologies that
uses web access and a custom-designed mobile website to monitor and control
center pivots and linears through a Valley Tracker hardware device. Tracker Mobile
provides irrigators with a unique visual status of the grower’s irrigation machines
via the most convenient form of mobile access through their Smartphone. Color
codes and symbols inform the user about the status of irrigation equipment: running, stopped, direction, water on/off, water amount applied, and speed. Mobile
control commands can also be sent: start, stop, water on/off, direction change, and
water amount. Tracker Mobile allows users to be on the go and still track and control irrigation machines, which saves hours of time, fuel, and vehicle wear, resulting in more efficiency and lower operating costs. Tracker Mobile also makes it
easy to schedule and manage irrigation events.
X1114 Professional Ag-Bagger
Ag-Bag, a Miller-St. Nazianz, Inc., Company
St. Nazianz, Wisconsin, USA
920-773-1203
www.ag-bag.com
The Ag-Bag X1114 Professional Ag-Bagger
for high-capacity silage bagging has a 4.3 m
(14 ft) tunnel and a 3.4 m (11 ft) low-position
rotor, which allows packing up to 30 percent more
silage in a day than a traditional 3.7 m (12 ft)
silage bagger. The X1114 fills 4.3 m (14 ft) diameter bags, 152.4 m (500 ft) in length. This provides
rations savings over silage stored in bunkers,
where 20 percent annual spoilage and shrinkage is
common. Fully electronic CAN bus controls provide true fly-by-wire operation as well as full onboard diagnostics of all primary and secondary
machine functions. The X1114 features dual-mode
steering, two-speed propulsion, throttle and rotor engagement, as well as a load-governing feed table, easily controlled by one
operator from the deluxe 90 Series cab. In addition, the latest advancements in fuel efficiency and emissions reductions through
the use of 580 hp CAT C15 diesel engines meeting Tier III emissions standards are included.
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3E Series Compact Utility Tractors
Deere & Company
Moline, Illinois, USA
309-765-8000
www.deere.com
The John Deere 3E series consists of the
31.4 hp 3032E and the 37.1 hp 3038E models.
These tractors provide premium features, such as
hydrostatic transmissions, electro-hydraulically
operated independent PTO, and automotive-style
parking brake. The simple, ergonomically
designed operator platform and controls make this
tractor easy to operate. The 3E series tractors are
available with the optional factory-installed model
305 front-end loader, which features a high 530 kg
(1,168 lb) lift capacity. The loader uses John
Deere’s Quick Change attachment carrier for fast
removal of the loader bucket and increased
maneuverability or for change to other loader attachment options such as pallet forks or front blades. These tractors were
designed to give the customer higher engine power and loader lift capacity at a lower cost.
88 Series Axial-Flow® Combine
Case IH
Racine, Wisconsin, USA
262-636-6011
www.CaseIH.com
The Case IH 88 Series Axial-Flow®
Combines have been redesigned from the ground
up, adding the new 325 hp Class VII Model 7088
to the 265 hp Model 5088 (which replaces the
2577) and the 305 hp Model 6088 (which replaces
the 2588). Major new industry innovations have
been added to these longer-wheel-base harvesters,
including: a new, simplified feeder reverser design
that is low-weight and requires no maintenance; a
unique stationary engine air screen with vacuum
system for improved cooling and increased time
between cleaning; and new automated quick-fold
grain tank covers controlled from the cab. Clean grain elevator capacity has been increased 15 percent, a two-speed header drive
is an option, and the 88 Series now shares a common feeder/header interface with the Case IH 20 Series Axial-Flow® models.
The all-new styling utilizes body panels made from soy-based sheet molding compound (SMC) material and includes low rear
trim panels to keep dust and crop residue from accumulating on the engine deck.
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600D Series Draper
John Deere Harvester Works
East Moline, Illinois, USA
309-765-8000
www.deere.com
The 600D Series Draper platform allows
growers to cover more acres in less time, even in
higher-yielding crops. The 600D Series Draper
utilizes critical geometries to improve flotation,
cutting performance, material handling, grain savings, visibility, and serviceability. New features
include a longer stroke cutting system, wider
draper belts, faster draper belts, taller belt cleats,
rubberized draper belt drive rollers, an advanced
flotation system, a gauge wheel system integrated
into the draper height sensing system, a largediameter feed drum that’s positioned farther forward, robust gear cases, a shaft-driven timed
dual-knife system, stainless steel feed floor,
hydraulic cutter bar tilt, ContourMaster™ integration, center drum/center draper belt/reel reverse with feeder house, in-cab belt
speed display, reel resume capability, and no-tool/one-person conversion to four-tire transport configuration. The platform is
available in three sizes: 7.6, 9.1, and 10.7 m (25, 30, and 35 ft).
1720 CCS Stack-Fold Planter
John Deere Seeding Group
Moline, Illinois, USA
866-993-3373
www.deere.com
The 1720 CCS Stack-Fold Planter combines
the productivity of the Central Commodity System
and the performance of Pro-Series XP™ with the
maneuverability of an integral planter. The 1720
CCS is an integral planter, mounting to the tractor’s three-point hitch, utilizing a flexible, folding
frame with 10 degrees up flex and 7 degrees down.
It is available in a 16-row configuration with 0.8 m
(30 in.) row spacing, two 50 bushel CCS™ tanks,
and Pro-Series XP row units. Heavy-duty lift
assist wheels are integrated into the 1720 CCS
frame design; these wheels reduce the amount of weight placed on the rear of the tractor and support the CCS cradle. This
design provides a balanced planter for maneuverability in the field and during transport. 1720 CCS Planters work well in conventional or reduced-tillage field conditions and are ideal for planting into strip-till conditions.
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2510H High-Speed Nutrient Applicator
John Deere Des Moines Works
Ankeny, Iowa, USA
515-289-3389
www.deere.com
The 2510H is a nutrient application tool
designed specifically for high-speed application of
anhydrous ammonia and liquid fertilizer while
providing minimal soil disturbance. The 2510H
offers up to 67 percent increased productivity, as it
was designed and tested for field speeds up to
16 kph (10 mph). The design of the disk opener
and frame allows the tool to apply nutrient in three
seasons: application after fall harvest, in the spring
before planting, or side dress while row crops are
growing. The unique disk opener design allows
increased field speeds over conventional shank
machines, and soil disturbance is dramatically
reduced.
3000 Twenty AutoHST Control System
Deere & Company
Moline, Illinois, USA
309-765-8000
www.deere.com
AutoHST is a new transmission option for the John Deere 3520
and 3720 Compact Utility Tractors. It is designed to resemble an
automotive-type control system. The operator will feel right at home
because the controls resemble those of a car. Automotive-like features include: a lever on the left for drive-neutral-reverse to engage
the transmission, a single “go pedal” on the right to go forward or
backward, and a single brake on the right, like the brake in a car.
When the operator presses the “go pedal,” the engine rpm increases
and the tractor starts to move, just like a car. This option is especially
useful when doing loader work. Instead of a steady high rpm, the
rpm is adjusted by the “go pedal” to meet the requirements of the
job. This results in fuel savings and a quieter operating environment.
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4720 Compact Utility Tractor
Deere & Company
Moline, Illinois, USA
309-765-8000
www.deere.com
The John Deere 4720 Compact Utility Tractor
introduces the first electronically controlled and
most powerful engine in its class. The interim tier
4 John Deere 250 series engine delivers 66 hp,
12 percent more power than its tier 2 predecessor.
CAN electronics enable fuel temperature compensation for more consistent power throughout the
day, Service Advisor™ diagnostics for faster troubleshooting and software updates, eThrottle™
mode that links engine and transmission speed for
an automotive drive feel, and an optional economy
PTO mode for greater fuel efficiency. The economy PTO mode can deliver the power required by
many applications at 72 percent of rated engine
speed, thus saving fuel. User-selectable eThrottle™ reduces noise and also helps to save fuel by automatically bringing the
engine to idle when the tractor is brought to a stop. Fuel temperature compensation and up to 30 percent torque rise ensure consistent engine performance in all conditions.
5430i Chemical Application Vehicle
John Deere Fabriek Horst, B.V.
Horst, Netherlands
www.JohnDeere.com
The John Deere 5430i Chemical Application
Vehicle is a versatile and highly productive
machine for application of crop protection products and fertilizers. The vehicle has a 4000 L
(1,057 gal) solution tank, a 36 m (118 ft) suspended boom, and four-wheel independent airspring suspension with four-wheel drive. The
vehicle is 3 m (10 ft) wide—the tractor is less than
2.55 m (8.36 ft) wide, narrow enough for
European roads and capable of covering a large
area in a single day. Integrated steering guidance,
boom height control, boom section control, headland management, and application documentation
systems give the operator a remarkable level of precise application control and record keeping using a single interface. The
5430i has automatic control of the solution application system. This allows loading and mixing of carrier and chemicals using
one switch panel as well as automatic multi-step rinsing with one switch. Other features increase productivity and ease of use,
making this machine a top choice for European producers and contractors.
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7260 Cotton Picker
John Deere Des Moines Works
Ankeny, Iowa, USA
515-289-3145
www.deere.com
The 7260 Cotton Picker opens new market
opportunities by providing international customers
a cost-effective solution to transition away from
hand picking and custom harvesting. The pull-type
design allows utilization of existing 80+ hp tractors, which operate this two-row picker at 5.5 kph
(3.4 mph). A single joystick control handle, along
with an onboard hydraulic system, control the
operation of the automatic unit-height control,
while the tractor’s SCV controls the swing hitch
and basket dump features. The 13 m3 basket holds
over 907 kg (2,000 lb) of cotton before dumping.
A 225 L (60 gal) onboard solution tank eliminates
the need for service stops, allowing up 5 ha
(12 acres) to be harvested in an average workday.
The machine can accommodate 70, 76, and 80 cm
(28, 30, and 32 in.) row spacings.
7760 Cotton Harvester
John Deere Des Moines Works
Ankeny, Iowa, USA
866-993-3373
www.deere.com
New from the ground up, the 7760 six-row
cotton picker changes the harvesting system and
provides benefits to both the grower and ginner.
With on-board module-building technology, it
offers the ability to pick virtually non-stop, with
no stopping to unload, no crossing the field to get
to a module builder, no waiting for boll buggies,
and no time wasted getting back on the row.
The 7760 gives a consistently formed and
wrapped module that can be dropped in place or
carried to an end-row, all while continuing to harvest. In addition, the 7760 gives a clean, high-efficiency pick from the PRO-16™ and PRO-12 VRS™ Row Units, smooth, reliable power from the John Deere Power Tech
Engine, and an operator-friendly cab with easy access to major controls.
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Ace Pump Corporation
10 FMC-750F-HYD High-Performance
Oasis™ Wet Seal Centrifugal Pump
24 3E Series Compact Utility Tractors
26 3000 Twenty AutoHST
Control System
27 4720 Compact Utility Tractor
Ag-Bag, a Miller-St. Nazianz, Inc.,
Company
23 X1114 Professional Ag-Bagger
Glenvar Bale Direct Pty. Ltd.
6 Bale Direct System
Amadas Industries
4 ADI-1236PT Peanut Digger/Inverter
Harrison Ag Technologies
20 Smart Nozzle System
AutoFarm and Raven Industries
9 FarmPRO™ GPS Steering and
Application Control System
HYPRO, LLC – Pentair Water
22 Universal Flange Gasket
Big Ass Fans
15 Pivot™ by Big Ass Fans®
Case IH
14 Magnum™ 180, 190, 210 Tractors
24 88 Series Axial-Flow® Combine
Cherokee Fabrication Company, Inc.
18 Round-Up Module Unwrapper
CLAAS of America, Inc.
5 Auto-Pilot for LEXION
Corn Heads
6 CAM Pilot Guidance System
13 LINER 1750 Dual-Rotor Rake
17 QUANTIMETER Optical
Sensing System
CNH America, LLC
8 Diesel Saver™ Automatic
Productivity Management
(APM) System
19 Saddle Suspension for Class V
Suspended Axle on Case IH
Magnum™ 335 Tractors
Deere & Company
4 AutoConnect™ Mower Deck
5 AutoTrac™ RowSense™
Automatic Guidance
7 Central Insecticide System™
John Deere
13 iTEC Pro Intelligent
Total Equipment Control
New Holland
7 CR9090 Elevation Combine
New Holland Agriculture
12 H9800 Series Automatic
Self-Propelled Balewagon and
Mil-Stak® Large Bale Loader
15 Model 750HD Specialty
Crop Header
16 PTO-Driven Gear Pump for
New Holland H7150 Haybine®
Mower Conditioner
New Holland North America, Inc.
8 Eight-Range Hydrostatic
Transmission with Integrated
Hydraulic Control System
John Deere Des Moines Works
26 2510H High-Speed
Nutrient Applicator
28 7260 Cotton Picker
28 7760 Cotton Harvester
Sauer-Danfoss, Inc.
11 H1 Bent-Axis Variable Motor
John Deere Fabriek Horst, B.V.
27 5430i Chemical Application Vehicle
Sukup Manufacturing Co.
17 QuadraTouch™ Touch Screen
Dryer Control System
John Deere Harvester Works
20 Self-Leveling Cleaning Shoe
25 600D Series Draper
John Deere Seeding Group
18 RowCommand™ Individual
Row-Control System
25 1720 CCS Stack-Fold Planter
Kubota Tractor Corporation
12 Infinity Deck
Laforge Systems, Inc.
10 FrontPower PTO System
Netafim, Ltd.
9 FlatNet™ Irrigation Pipe
Seed Hawk, Inc.
19 Sectional Control Technology
The Toro Company
11 Groundsmaster® 5900/5910
Mowers
16 ProCore Processor
Turf Teq, LLC
14 Model 1305BC Brush Cutter
Valmont Irrigation, Inc.
22 Valley AutoPilot GPS
Ready Control Panel
23 Valley Tracker Mobile
Vermeer Corporation
21 TM1200 Trailed Mower
Weasler Engineering, Inc.
21 TorQmaster Flange Clutch
FYI: Every year, companies from around the world submit entries to the AE50 competition, and a panel of international engineering experts annually chooses up to 50 award-winning innovative products that will best advance engineering for the food and
agriculture industries. Sponsored by Resource, the AE50 program emphasizes the role of new products and systems in bringing
advanced technology to the marketplace—engineering developments to help farmers, food processors, and equipment manufacturers cut costs, enhance quality, and increase profits—and change our everyday world. For more information and an entry form,
go to www.asabe.org/resource/ae5002entry.html.
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PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Resource is published eight times per year: January/February, March, April/May, June, July/August, September, October/ November,
and December. The deadline for ad copy to be received at ASABE is four weeks before the issue’s publishing date.
Advertisements are $125 per column-inch length (column width is 3.5 inches) and include free placement on the ASABE Career Center
at www.asabe.org/membership/careercenter.htm. The minimum ad size is 2 inches—approximately 100 words—to qualify for the free
online listing. Ads are posted on the Web site within three
business days of final approval and remain there for 30
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
days. If the insertion order is for two months, the cost is
OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
$110 per column inch per insertion and includes a 60 day
The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington
free web listing. For more details on this service, contact
State University invites applications to fill two full time, nine-month,
Melissa Miller, ASABE Professional Opportunities, 2950 Niles
tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor
Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659, USA; 269-429-0300 ext.
level for the Tri-Cities campus. This position has a 50% research
317, fax 269-429-3852, [email protected], or visit
appointment in the WSU Agricultural Research Center (ARC) in affilwww.asabe.org/resource/ persads.html.
ASABE CONFERENCES AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS
To receive more information about ASABE conferences and
meetings, call ASABE at (800) 371-2723 or e-mail
[email protected]
2009
June 21-24
ASABE Annual International Meeting.
Reno, Nevada, USA.
June 22-24
World Congress of Computers in Agriculture
and Natural Resources. Reno, Nevada, USA.
Oct. 11-14
Bioenergy Engineering and Operations
Conference. Bellevue, Washington, USA.
iation with the WSU Center for Precision Agricultural Systems
(CPAS). The successful candidate will be expected to develop a rigorous, collaborative, transdisciplinary, and extramurally funded
research program; engage with external stakeholders to develop
and promote innovative, effective technologies for agriculture; teach
lower and upper division courses; and mentor graduate students.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or
related engineering field at the time of hire; the ability to teach a
broad range of courses in mechanical engineering; and technical
expertise in machine design, automation, or control systems of relevance to specialty crop production systems. Ideal candidates will
demonstrate: strong oral and written communication skills; record
of research productivity and potential for obtaining extramural support; ability to develop new processes, systems and opportunities
relevant for agricultural production/processing systems; knowledge
of agricultural production/processing systems; strong computer
skills; skills in project management; and experience working with
multi-disciplinary and team research. Applicants are encouraged to
send a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae and contact
information for three references to [email protected] or:
Mechanical Engineering Search, c/o Joanne Baker, Washington
State University Tri-Cities, 2710 University Dr., Richland, WA 993541671. Review of applications will begin May 8, 2009. Refer to search
#5204 at www.wsujobs.com for more complete information.
WSU is an EEO educator and employer.
Immediate opening for Engineering Manager at the
Hutchinson/Mayrath division of Global Industries, Inc. in Clay
Center, Kansas. Hutchinson/Mayrath is a leader in the design, manufacture and sales of grain handling equipment. Responsible to lead
team of engineers, drafters and support staff in design of material
handling equipment for domestic and international applications.
Provide leadership to engineering department in areas of design,
continuous product improvement, coordination between departments, assistance in sales and customer service. Minimum BS
degree in Mechanical, Agricultural or related engineering field with 5
years of related work experience. Prior management experience
and demonstrated leadership skills required. Material handling engineering experience and proficiency with AutoCAD and other engineering programs preferred. We offer an excellent compensation
and comprehensive benefits package which includes salary and
annual bonus potential based on qualifications; paid vacation; medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 401K with employer match
and more. Relocation assistance available. Qualified candidates
may send resumes to [email protected] Visit our web site
www.globalindinc.com.
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