SPRAYERS—The new Case IH Patriot 2240 is a smaller, lighter Class 2 self-propelled sprayer. It offers narrower track spacing than others in its line, which suits specialty crops or smaller fields. It keeps the successful cab-forward, rear-engine configuration for optimum weight distribution to minimize compaction or rutting. It also offers optional automatic boom section control, automatic boom height control, AFS AccuGuide autoguidance and exclusive AIM Command spray system. For more information, call a local dealer, or visit www.caseih.com.
MANURE GRAPPLE—Land Pride introduces its SGM15 Series Manure Grapple for cleaning barns, moving hay, or maintaining the barnyard. It comes in four widths, from 60 to 78 inches, with 8 to 10 spears. For more information, call a local dealer, or visit www.landpride.com.
Reinke debuts Variable Rate Irrigation
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., announces variable rate irrigation (VRI), a data-driven irrigation management product designed to improve water use efficiency and conserve energy while working to optimize quality and yield for growers. Reinke VRI provides a fully-integrated agronomic VRI solution when it's packaged with the Reinke RPM Touch Screen control panel and Navigator GPS.
Reinke President Chris Roth said the company's VRI Touch Screen control panel will be the first fully-integrated agronomic VRI solution capable of importing water application prescriptions.
Whether for multiple crops in one field, differences in soil type or terrain, in just a few steps, Reinke VRI enables growers to match water application to the unique changes within each field. First, electrical conductivity and RTK GPS elevation surveys of a grower's pivot path are conducted to determine topography and soil variables. This data is then processed to determine the recommended water rates (prescriptions) for each field. Each prescription (Rx) precisely matches the unique attributes of the field, crop and changing weather.
With the partnership of CropMetrics, a data management company, Reinke offers Sector VRI and Zone VRI. Sector VRI allows for varying the speed of the irrigation system, while Zone VRI allows for the turning on and off of individual sprinklers or groups of sprinklers. Growers can also create and import their own application Rxs using the Reinke VRI Tool. The Rx can remain in the touch screen panel for future repeated use. Growers using RPM Touch Screen panels since their introduction in 2009 can utilize this VRI capability by means of a simple software update.
For more information, call a local dealer or 866-365-7381 or visit www.reinke.com.
Broad spectrum insecticide registered for use
Growers looking for an effective pyrethroid now have a new option with Fastac EC insecticide from BASF Crop Protection. The new insecticide, which recently received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration, will be available for use for the 2013 season. Fastac EC insecticide is a Restricted Use Pesticide.
"Fastac EC insecticide is an effective new tool for growers looking to proactively manage a broad spectrum of insect pests," said Luke Bozeman, Technical Market Manager, BASF. "Additionally, as a pyrethroid, Fastac EC insecticide provides residual control to manage key pests in many crops."
The active ingredient in Fastac EC insecticide, alpha-cypermethrin, targets the nerve impulses of insects, which leads to effective control. Fastac EC insecticide controls a broad-spectrum of piercing-sucking and chewing pests, including aphids, beetles and stink bugs. Fastac EC insecticide offers a low-dose rate and broad-crop label, which includes soybeans and cotton.
Fastac EC insecticide is an excellent tank-mix partner for BASF disease control and Plant Health innovations, including Priaxor fungicide for soybeans. The combination of Fastac EC insecticide and a BASF fungicide can add consistency to a grower's yield potential.
For more information, call a local sales representative or visit http://agproducts.basf.us.
Centrifuge cleans engine oil
Dieselcraft Division of Magnum Group, Auburn Calif., has developed the OC-25 C Oil Centrifuge for all internal combustion gas and diesel engines. Engine oil pressure spins the centrifuge rotor at a rate up to 6,000 rpms generating a centrifugal force which is 2,000 times greater than gravity. That force separates the solid contaminates from the main oil supply. The solids are stuck to the inside of the rotor, which is easily cleaned. There is no filter to dispose.
The OC-25 has more than five times the debris-holding capacity plus is 100 times more efficient than any filters on the market. This is because the OC-25 Centrifuge removes dirt and wear particles from the oil flow. Whereas filters take solids and hold them from circulating further but plug, reduce oil flow and eventually reach the point of not working.
The average oil film thickness between loaded components in an engine is between five and 20 microns. According to the SAE, particles as small as four microns can cause up to 77 percent of engine wear. Contaminant particles less than 1 micron are removed by the OC-25, eliminating the wear and tear on close tolerance metal parts by at least half.
Unlike other canister centrifuges the OC-25 only requires only a one-quarter NPT tapped hole to return oil to the engine. It also has a universal mounting plate making the OC25 much more flexible in its applications than any other centrifuge on the market. The kit comes complete with all the needed hoses fittings and a spare rotor to make maintenance a 2 minute job.
For more information, call 530-613-2150 or visit www.dieselcraft.com.
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