John Deere's 4720 self-propelled sprayer features a 6.8-liter John Deere PowerTech Tier II engine with 225-hp rather than the traditional 200-hp. Wheel motors are also larger to provide increased low-end torque for tough conditions.
An index boom section allows operators to better manage waterways, point rows and uneven headlands. The 80- or 90-ft. booms consist of five individual spray sections that can be quickly turned off or on to accommodate field and crop conditions.
The Case IH 2377 Axial-Flow combine will be an upgrade of its Class V combine, to be introduced for the 2005 harvest season. It features an upgraded grain tank capacity of 190 bu., 7,947 sq. in. of cleaning system area and its AFX rotor is now standard equipment. A 250-hp Case IH 8.3-liter (505 cu. in.), turbocharged, air-to-air aftercooled engine powers the combine. In tough conditions, it can deliver a 15 hp rise at 2,100 rpms.
Circle 2 on Reader Service Card or visit freeproductinfo.net/csd or www.caseih.com.
HOE AIR DRILL
The Maxim III Hoe Air Drill from Morris Industries, Minot, ND, offers more options and coverage than previous models. It covers from 40 to 60 ft. with 7.5-, 10- and 12-in. spacing. Its angle disc fertilizer coulters are carried up front for center placing dry, NH3 or liquid fertilizer between seed rows. It comes with the choice of “C” or “edge-on” shanks, a 400- or 550-lb. trip, a wide selection of openers and adjustable on-row packer gangs.
Circle 3 on Reader Service Card, call 701-852-4171 or visit freeproductinfo.net/csd or www.morris-industries.com.
AUTOSTEER KITS FOR COMBINES
AutoFarm GPS steering system installation kits are now available for mounting on a wide range of Case IH and Deere combines. The kits are compatible with both the AutoFarm AutoSteer RTK GPS and AutoFarm StepOne DGPS steering systems.
At least 16 combine platforms can use the kits, including Case IH 2366 and 2388, Case IH AFX8010 and Deere 50 and 60 series STS and CTS combines.
Circle 4 on Reader Service Card, call 866-428-8632 or visit freeproduct info.net/csd or www.gpsfarm.com.
Iowa State University has a new publication to help producers improve soybean yields. The 28-page book provides basic information on, as its title suggests, “Soybean Growth and Development.” Cost is $4, plus shipping and handling. It can be ordered from any Iowa county extension office, at www.extension.iastate.edu/pubs or by calling 515-294-5247.
TFI, Inc., West Des Moines, IA, introduces its auger drive unit, which provides power to at least two grain augers using an electric motor and pto shaft. According to the company, it takes the place of a light tractor and provides a five-minute fill. A sensor placed in a grain cart indicates to the unit when the cart is full, shutting the augers down.
Circle 5 on Reader Service Card, call 515-727-1754 or visit freeproduct info.net/csd.