Pentair has introduced the 5059 series SHURFLO diaphragm pump. Designed for spraying and pumping herbicides, pesticides, liquid fertilizers and hard-to-handle fluids, the durable series of automatic-demand pumps features a head design that delivers flow rates up to 5 gallons per minute with pressures up to 60 pounds per square inch and a maximum draw of 17 amps. Driven by a 12-volt, continuous-duty, sealed motor, the 5059 series offers a range of applications. To ensure maximum longevity and resilience, the 5059 series is designed for chemical resistance and maximum lifespan. The new pumps, which can be run dry without damage, also feature a built-in pressure switch, set at 60 PSI, to protect the unit in the event of dead-heading. When operating at a pressure of 40 PSI, SHURFLO’s new 5059 units deliver 3.8 gallons per minute with a current draw of 13 amps. For more information, circle A in the Reader Reply Coupon, call 800-424-9776 or visit www.hypropumps.com.
RMR Pro-Diesel, Jet, Okla., has announced a reduced price for the two stage patented progressive propane valve for diesel engines in the farm and ranch industry. The company has developed a valve to safely offer increased horse power, engine efficiency and increased mileage. The owner of RMR Pro-Diesel, Craig Ridgway, has spent the last 40 years perfecting the mixture of propane with diesel by studying and testing. His product increases fuel mileage in semi-tractor and trailers and recreational vehicles, 1.5 to 2.5 miles per gallon; pickups, 4 to 12 mpg; and farm equipment stationary engines, 25 percent to 35 percent fuel cost saving. The kit injection system uses the “vapor” only off the top and is a patented progressive two stage valve technology that is boost pressure activated on the market. The enhancer valve provides a base amount of propane when the engine is idling and provides additional propane to the engine based on the engine’s particular requirements. For more information, circle C in the Reader Reply Coupon, call 580-626-4583 or visit www.rmrprodiesel.com.
Farm tire plant reaches milestone
In April, Mitas celebrated 12 months of farm tire manufacturing at its Charles City, Iowa, facility, which employs 188 people and the company's board of directors announced the launch of three tire sizes in the SFT and AC85 ranges available in North America.
The three new tire sizes launched are combine tire 750/65R26 SFT and two tractor sizes 380/95R38 AC 85 and 480/95R50 AC 85. These tires will be manufactured in Charles City, and they respond to the demand from original farm equipment manufacturers and the replacement tire market. Mitas plans to produce tires of up to 54” diameter and 1,200 mm width in Charles City.
By the end of 2013, Mitas plans to install three additional curing presses reaching an annual production capacity of 13,500 metric tons of tires.
The $53 million investment will provide employment to 237 people in Iowa. The tires produced in Charles City are agricultural radial.
For more information, circle D in the Reader Reply Coupon, see a local dealer or visit www.mitas-tires.com.
Software package helps producers with data
DuPont Pioneer is bringing a web-based field management tool to growers with the introduction of Pioneer Field360 Select software.
This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions.
With a subscription to Pioneer Field360 Select software, growers can transform farm data into timely and actionable information. Multiple digital tools for monitoring and predicting field progress and growth stage, plus interactive field maps come together in the software offering.
Pioneer Field360 Select software can provide growers substantial information about a field without the grower ever setting foot on the ground. This program is backed by soil, weather and precipitation data spanning many decades. It is also supported by agronomy science data trials to determine growth stages of Pioneer brand corn hybrids.
When used with the compatible Pioneer Field360 Notes app, a grower can take notes and photos with GPS tags to track field-by-field agronomic status. The app gives growers the option to confidentially share information in real time with company agronomists and sales professionals. The software runs on any web-accessible electronic device and is compatible with data cards from most planting and harvest
For more information, circle B in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.pioneer.com/360.
Online advice from soil firm
Monty's Plant Food Company, a Louisville, Ky.-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries, has launched a redesigned website.
The updated website has resources for farmers including more product data, videos and photos. The site features video testimonials from farmers, Monty's dealers, and university agronomists throughout the country.
For more information, circle E in the Reader Reply Coupon, see a dealer or visit www.montysplantfood.com.
Lenexa, Kan. firm earns praise
A Buffalo, Mo.-based wildlife group praised a Lenexa, Kan., firm for its contribution to conservation, which has included environmentally safe fuel containers.
Craig Alderman, Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation director, said without habitat there would be no upland game. Conservation requires certain power tools like chain saws, pole saws, blowers and equipment like tractors and dozers. Getting fuel for those tools to the work site, project area or back in woods is important. NoSpill Inc.’s cans have large fill openings help limit diesel foaming because of visible fill level stripes in the 1.25- and 2.5-gallon cans. Handles are designed on the top and rear of the 5-gallon containers, make it easier to lift the larger size can. For more information, circle F in the Reader Reply Coupon, see a dealer or visit www.nospill.com.
Large fans installed at Expo Center
Ford County has installed six 24-foot Powerfoil X2.0 Plus Big Ass Fans in the Western State Bank Expo Center (WSBEC) in Dodge City, Kan.
The fans will be used in conjunction with evaporative coolers inside the building for the upcoming 3i SHOW, July 11-13.
The Lexington, Ky-based company is a designer and manufacturer of high-volume, low-speed ceiling and vertical fans ranging up to 24 feet in diameter, each engineered to provide significant energy savings and improve occupant comfort year-round. Technicians from the Lexington, Ky.-based company as well as the evaporative cooler manufacturer outlined specific protocols for the successful operation of the systems.
For more information, circle G in the Reader Reply Coupon, call 877-244-3267, or visit www.bigassfans.com.