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Equipment and tools: July 2017 new product rollout

Published on 07 July 2017
Kuhn Krause CCX 9000 cover crop seeder

New Kuhn Krause CCX 9000 cover crop seeder

The new Kuhn Krause CCX 9000 cover crop seeder for use on the Excelerator Vertical Tillage System provides farmers the ability to establish a cover crop while performing vertical tillage, saving time and money.

In the tractor cab, the Quantron S2 control monitor provides a simplified calibration process, which takes a matter of minutes, and seed settings can be saved for future use.

On the Excelerator, the CCX 9000 is capable of application rates from 1 to 385 pounds per acre. The electrically driven metering unit can handle a wide range of seeds and applications using an electronic speed signal from the tractor to ensure application rates remain constant. Adjust seed depth by simply angling the seed distributor plates toward the Star Wheels (deep) or toward the reel (shallow). The adjustment is made easily without wrenches.

SaMASZ brings the GigaCut triple mower to North America

SaMASZ North America is proud to introduce the SaMSAZ GigaCut triple mower-conditioner kit. It is one of the first triple mower kits to combine the operation of cutting, roller-conditioning and merging of up to 30 feet of working width into a single windrow in a single pass.

John Deere vertical tillage tool

John Deere adds vertical tillage tool

Producers looking for an affordable vertical tillage tool that sizes and buries residue in the fall or prepares smooth seedbeds in the spring have another option: the new Frontier VT17 Series vertical tillage tool from John Deere.

Vertical tillage enables producers to operate their machines at higher speeds, up to 10 mph, while minimizing erosion and reducing soil compaction.

The series offers fore and aft leveling adjustments that can quickly be made using a simple crank system. Gang angles on the implement can be adjusted from 0 to 12 degrees for less or more aggressive tillage. Operators can fine-tune the machine’s operating depth from 0 to 3 inches using a pin-and-clip adjustment.

The vertical tillage tool comes with the choice of 20-inch straight or 22-inch concave blades. Each blade type is fluted for improved residue flow, sizing and mixing, even with aggressive gang settings. The machine’s spring-adjustable rolling baskets run perpendicular to the blade direction to break up clods and improve field leveling and seedbed uniformity.

Tandem dual wheels, standard equipment on all VT17 models, are mounted on a tubular carriage frame that’s hydraulically raised and lowered. As an option, an adjustable middle breaker can be mounted between the wheels on the center frame to disrupt soil in the center-line of travel that’s left open where the front and rear gangs do not overlap.

Four sizes of this series are available with working widths ranging from 10 to 15 feet. Tractor horsepower requirements range from 85 to 150 horsepower, depending on the width of the model it’s paired with.

Frontier LS11 Series three-point mounted sprayer

Frontier LS11 Series three-point mounted sprayers available

For the tractor-mounted sprayer market for 2017, John Deere introduces the Frontier LS11 Series three-point mounted sprayers. These economical, efficient sprayers are ideal for making spray applications to pastures, small or large fields, road ditches, fence rows, specialty crops and for other types of crops and field uses.

The sprayers have many features of the larger pull-type sprayers, including breakaway booms, manual and automatic controls and optional foam marker systems, that help operators reduce skips and overlaps.

The sprayers come in four different boom-width models, from 25 feet to 40 feet, that customers can select from based on their application needs.

The sprayers are available in two tank sizes, 250 gallons or 300 gallons; they can be powered either hydraulically or by the rear power takeoff (PTO); and they are category two or category three quick-hitch compatible. For greater convenience, the heavy-duty poly tanks are specifically designed with a teardrop shape to allow liquid to more completely drain from the sprayers.

Additional standard features of the sprayers include a handheld spray wand to reach small or hard-to-access areas, integrated parking stand and fork-lift pockets to make hook up, moving and loading the sprayer easier, and wet booms that extend the life of sprayer hardware. All models come with a single nozzle body; however, a triple nozzle body is available on the 40-foot boom sprayer.

John Deere light material high-capacity bucket

John Deere rolls out high-capacity buckets

Designed to take advantage of the improved performance capabilities and boom design of the G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs), John Deere now offers a 90-inch light material high-capacity bucket (LM90). It features a high back for maximum capacity to cut through piles of snow, mulch or other light materials in large quantities, significantly reducing cycle times versus smaller size buckets.

The new 90-inch light material bucket has a heaped capacity of 54 cubic feet and can carry more material per load than previous company offerings. The increased width and high-back design reduces spillage. An integrated step on the back of the bucket is also included for easy entry and exit from the machine.

With the universal, self-cleaning Quik-Tatch easy attachment system found on all John Deere skid steers, CTLs and compact excavators, the machine can easily add and remove the bucket in seconds.  end mark

—Compiled by Progressive Forage staff

PHOTOS: Photos courtesy of Kuhn and John Deere.