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August 2021 new product rollout

Published on 04 August 2021

New Art’s Way 2100 Series forage box unloads like a firehose

Art’s Way Manufacturing is staking its claim as the best box in the field with the introduction of the 2100 series forage box. With a completely new design inspired by speed, capacity, longevity and operator control, Art’s Way engineers believe they have raised the bar in this competitive product category.

Art’s Way 2100 Series forage box features and benefits:

  • Robust capacity– Reduce trips and fuel costs with a high-capacity box size of your choice. Choose from 16-, 18- or 20-foot box lengths, which feature corrugated-steel sides ready to take on the acidic environment of forage harvest.
  • 100% in-cab controls– Forget getting in and out of the cab multiple times a day. The independently controlled hydraulic drive system sets this forage box apart from others with its incredible convenience. With just one in-cab button, operators can switch from front unload to rear unload in an instant. The ability to stay in the cab at all times will help reduce fatigue, improve safety, avoid unfavorable weather and more.
  • Lightning-fast unload– The steady hydraulic drive system brings increased speed and productivity with a time-tested four-minute front unload or one-minute rear unload.
  • No-fuss engineering for easier maintenance– Art’s Way has drastically reduced the number of unique parts on this machine from previous models. In fact, the entire machine is made up of 90% streamlined components. That translates to a simple, low-maintenance forage box that just about anyone can service.
  • All-around affordable– With the 2100 series, your savings come upfront and throughout the life of ownership. Common components across all model sizes and a simple design equate to reduced maintenance costs and fewer breakdowns for an overall more-economical package.

For more information, please visit their webpage or contact an Art’s Way representative at (712) 864-3131 or by email. 

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New Smart Soil Technology for the Kuhn Krause Excelerator XT 8010

Kuhn North America Inc. is pleased to introduce Smart Soil Technology for the Kuhn Krause Excelerator XT 8010. Available as an option on all folding models (20-, 25-, 30-, 34- and 40-foot), this ISOBUS system revolutionizes the way operators control their Kuhn Krause Excelerator.

 Smart Soil Technology provides electronic adjustment of machine depth, front and rear gang angle, wing down pressure, star wheel pressure and front/rear levelling from any compatible ISOBUS display. Operators can store favorite settings for all functions using eight customizable presets and then quickly switch between them during operation. A preset-only mode can be used where the customer wishes to limit the operator’s ability to adjust the machine between predetermined settings.

Although adjustments are made from the display, lifting and lowering the machine for end-row turns is still carried out using the tractor selective control valves for maximum operator comfort. Redundant sensors are fitted to gang angle and depth circuits for backup in case of failure, and a machine equipped with Smart Soil Technology can always be converted back to manual mode, so an electronics failure will not result in a machine-down situation.

Smart Soil Technology is AEF certified and can be found in the online AEF database. This database allows customers to verify compatibility of ISOBUS functions between the machine and the terminal to be used, ensuring a true plug and play solution regardless of tractor brand and with no additional compatibility hardware required.

The Smart Soil Technology system is available as an option on all new Kuhn Krause Excelerator orders as of June 1, 2021 with intended season of use for spring tillage 2022.

 Kuhn North America Inc. of Brodhead, Wisconsin, is a leading innovator in agricultural and industrial equipment, specializing in spreaders, mixers, hay tools and tillage tools. Kuhn, Kuhn Knight, and Kuhn Krause products are sold by farm equipment dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries.

Northstar Attachments and Rankin Equipment Co. announce acquisition of The Verminator product line manufacturing and marketing contract

Northstar Attachments and Rankin Equipment Co. have recently acquired the exclusive rights to manufacture and market The Vernimator product line from WH-2 Investments LLC, formerly of Touchet, Washington. For most of the past decade, Inventive Products of Mountain Home, Idaho has been manufacturing the product line for WH-2, who holds the trademarks and intellectual property on them. With the partnership, Rankin Equipment’s engineering team has made improvements to the products to increase productivity, and MCM Strategic Communications has designed new logos, marketing materials and a new microsite for the product.

With two models, The Verminator designed for commercial farmers and The Junior designed for smaller landowners, this product has revolutionized gopher management in fields and orchards. This attachment for your trailer burrows underground creating tunnels into which it periodically drops bait. As many farmers know, gophers can cause serious damage to your fields, orchards and vineyards over the course of a year. A single pocket gopher is capable of digging over 150 tunnels per day and moving 4 tons of dirt per year, which can be troublesome for many crops. Studies have shown that The Verminator has an effectiveness rate of 80%, far superior to other methods of controlling gophers.

Rankin Equipment has been serving the needs of farmers, orchardists, ranchers, construction companies, equestrians and hobby farmers since 1935. Based in the Yakima Valley, the company distributes over 50 verticals of equipment and implements from over 30 manufactures, including Northstar Attachments, which the family also owns and manufactures on site at their factory in Union Gap.

For more information about Rankin Equipment or The Verminator, please visit the Rankin Equipment or The Verminator websites, call (800) 426-2009 or find them on Facebook. Click here to view the new promotional video.

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Kubota’s expanded hay tools product line now available

Kubota Tractor Corporation announced today the addition of seven new hay and forage products to provide comprehensive solutions for any size operation in today’s forage environment. From cutting and conditioning to baling, all Kubota hay tools are designed for quality and productivity, backed by two- and three-year standard limited warranties and are now available at select dealerships.

New to the line are several products in the Kubota Disc Mower Conditioners Series (DMC), including additions to the DMC6300 series with the DMC6332 and the DMC6336TVARIO, and the DMC8000 series with the DMC8036 and the DMC8532.

There’s more: New rakes, wrappers and balers

Other new products include the Kubota Rake (RA) line with the new RA1047T, the Kubota BV Baler Series with the new BV5160R and the Kubota Wrapper line (WR) with the new WR1600C, high-capacity, high-speed wrapper. The new WR1600C offers dual wrapping and twin film binding with a high-speed turntable that offers more capacity and creates higher-end output than previous models.

Backed by strong heritage and stand-out warranties

From disc mowers, disc mower conditioners, tedders and rakes, to balers and wrappers – Kubota’s hay tools have been tested and proven in the hay and forage market for more than 100 years. This long legacy of groundbreaking agriculture innovation is one of the reasons Kubota backs all its hay tools line. The warranties, which are among the industry’s best, include:

  • DM, DMC, TE, RA, BV and WR products offer a two-year standard limited warranty
  • DM and DMC Cutterbar and Gearboxes offer a three-year standard limited warranty

For more product and warranty information, please visit the Kubota hay tools product pages.

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Case IH updates Puma Series tractor lineup to boost productivity, power

Case IH is launching enhancements to its Puma Series tractor lineup to provide operators with greater efficiency, convenience and operational flexibility. These updates include longer service intervals and new styling features for greater productivity and a more comfortable in-cab experience. Case IH announced updates to Puma models 185 to 240 in October 2020 – and now Puma models 150 and 165 incorporate these productivity-enhancing updates.

Longer service intervals, less fuel

Case IH Hi-eSCR2 emissions technology offers producers greater productivity with reduced fuel, improving engine responsiveness and durability while lowering emissions. All Model Year 2021 Puma Series tractor models deliver longer service intervals for maximum uptime: 750 hours for engine oil and 1,500 hours for transmission fluid.

Styling features designed with operators in mind

Feedback based on extensive customer input has led to new styling features that include an updated hood and enhanced LED work lighting, providing a uniformly lit work area. In turn, these improvements help producers gain in-field precision while remaining comfortable in the cab.

Updated Model Year 2021 Puma Series tractors are now available to order. For more information, contact your local Case IH dealer or visit their website.  end mark

PHOTOS: Photos courtesy of Art’s Way Manufacturing, Kuhn North America, Kubota Tractor Corporation and Case IH.