TRACTORS—Fendt, a brand of AGCO, introduces the Fendt 700 Series tractors, for row crop, transport and loader-tractor performance. Six new models offer more horsepower and 10 percent better fuel economy than previous models. They offer bettter operator control and maneuverability. Its VarioActive steering provides a variable gear ratio for best-in-class maneuverability at any speed of operation. The 700 Series has a redesigned front axle, capable of handling 12.5 tons while turning at a 52-degree angle. The 700 Series has a tighter turn radius and toughness to handle demanding work. For more information, call a local Fendt dealer or visit www.fendt.com/us.
BANDING TOOL BAR—Exactrix introduces a banding tool bar specifically for John Deere, the Deere/Exactrix 1890 Ultra Endurance. With Banding Series 4 arrangement at 42 feet, owners can expect four to five times the wear life. This single disc banding tool bar leaves a good seed bed for corn and chem-fallow wheat. Users can band at 8.5 mph at 4.5 inch depths with Yielder Manganese Steel blades and 20 point closing wheels and applying TAPPS and TAPPKTS plus Zinc and micronutrients. For more information, call 509-535-9925 or visit www.exactrix.com/dewi.htm.
New drugs for cattle and horses
Pfizer Animal Health announces the availability of two new brands, ALVERIN PLUS (ivermectin/clorsulon) and FLUNIXAMINE (flunixin meglumine), providing additional animal health tools for producers and veterinarians. Both products offer a high-quality, competitively priced animal health option from Pfizer Animal Health for ivermectin/clorsulon and flunixin meglumine.
ALVERIN PLUS treats and controls important parasites in cattle such as adult liver flukes, gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, cattle grubs, sucking lice and mange mites. ALVERIN PLUS is available in 500 mL and 1,000 mL plastic bottles for ease of handling.
FLUNIXAMINE is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for use in cattle and horses. For cattle, FLUNIXAMINE is indicated for the control of pyrexia associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD), endotoxemia and acute bovine mastitis. It also is indicated for the control of inflammation in endotoxemia.
For horses, FLUNIXAMINE is recommended for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders. It also is recommended for the alleviation of visceral pain associated with colic. Your veterinarian can help ensure proper dosing and administration of FLUNIXAMINE, now available in 100 mL and 250 mL glass bottles.
For more information, talk with a veterinarian or your animal health supplier or call 855-4AH-PFIZER (855-424-7349).
Engines drive telehandler development
The latest generation of Loadall telehandlers for the agricultural market benefit from JCB's high torque, low emission Ecomax diesel engines along with a host of detailed technological developments, each contributing to more efficient use, easier operation, lower running costs and ultimately, greater productivity. Developed to meet the US Tier 4 Interim emissions standards, the JCB Ecomax engine has no requirement for costly diesel particulate filters (DPF) or for exhaust after treatment fluids, resulting in low cost, efficient operation for customers.
JCB's Ecomax diesel engines incorporate an advanced combustion system (patent pending) that manages emissions within the engine, rather than having to rely on expensive after treatment or a DPF. Through the use of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a high pressure common rail injection system using up to 29,000 PSI injection pressures and a variable geometry turbocharger, JCB Power Systems has been able to meet the emissions standards while developing additional power and torque, yet using less fuel.
There are three engine ratings available to agricultural Loadall customers. A 108hp (81kW) engine is standard equipment in the Agri Loadall and in the 526-56. This engine offers 15% more torque and 10% more power than the previous engine, delivering increased performance for the customer.
The Agri Plus comes as standard with the 125hp (93kW) engine and although it offers slightly less outright power, the 125hp (93kW) engine delivers 3% more usable torque across its operating range than the previous 130hp (97kW) engine that it replaces.
The 145hp (108kW) engine is now a standard fitment in the Agri Xtra and the 550-80 Agri Plus.
Similarly, though the range-topping 145hp (108kW) engine offers the same power rating as the previous Tier 3 engine, it delivers 3% more torque and provides up to 5% more useable power in the main operating range. All models deliver average fuel savings of up to 5% compared to the previous machines, resulting in substantial cost savings throughout the ownership period.
In the Agri Plus and Agri Xtra mid-range Loadall models, transmission gear shift selection has now been placed within the head of the main loader control lever, eliminating the need for a twist-grip gear change lever on the steering column while forward and direction control can be operated from either the main loader control lever or the column lever (dependent on model).
This removes the need for the operator to take their hand off the loader control lever during operation, maximizing productivity and comfort. In addition, on the Agri Xtra model JCB has removed the various transmission operating modes, providing operators with a simple choice of auto or manual gear changing modes.
With the transmission controls in the lever head, the optional transmission dump function is moved to the brake pedal. This allows full engine power to be applied to the hydraulic system, without the transmission driving against the brake system, reducing wear and cutting fuel consumption, ideal when undertaking bulk materials handling applications such loading feed wagons. In addition high back-off brakes, which literally pull the brake pads away from the disc to prevent drag, are now standard on all models. They contribute a 2% efficiency gain to the driveline.
This is further improved by reduced transmission oil levels, cutting churning losses and drag within the transmission. This reduction in drag contributes a further 1% efficiency gain.
For more information, call 912-790-5221, or visit www.jcb.com.
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