COMBINES—Challenger, an AGCO brand, introduces the 500C Series combines with a redesigned crop inlet and threshing system, plus new inline positioning of the AGCO POWER 9.8-liter, seven-cylinder engine. Bot the 540C (Class 7) and 560C (Class 8) combines offer 350-bushel bin capacities and peak unloading rates of 4.5 bushels per second. Both feature a multi-zone crop inlet that improves capacity and control of crop material in the segmented rotor and concave sections, which have also been redesigned. These changes improve efficiency of the power train and reduce fuel use. For more information, call a local Challenger dealer, or visit www.challenger-ag.com.
TRIPLE DISC MOWER-CONDITIONERS—New Holland’s MegaCutter mounted triple disc mower-conditioners offer big haymaking capacity by cutting a triple-wide swath that nearly doubles the cutting width of a traditional 16-foot self-propelled mower-conditioner or windrowers. The Megacutter is a three-machine cutting system with the 11-foot, 5-inch cutting width of the MegaCutter 512 front-mounted disc mower-conditioner and the MegaCutter 530 twin rear-mounted disc mower-conditioner, allowing producers to cut 29 feet, 6 inches with each pass. The V-tine flail conditioning system provides a range of conditioning intensities appropriate for a wide variety of crops. For more information, call a local New Holland dealer, or visit www.newholland.com/na.
FEEDING COMBINATION APPROVED—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the combination feeding of Pulmotil, an in-feed bovine respiratory disease treatment with Rumensin, an efficiency-enhancing feed additive. This combines the only 14-day sustained, in-feed BRD treatment with one of the most widely used feed additives in the industry to prevent and control coccidiosis and improve feed efficiency. It does require a Veterinary Feed Directive, though. For more information, call a local veterinarian, or visit www.elanco.com.
Remotely manage pivots
Valley Irrigation introduces Valley TrackNet, a family of web-based irrigation management products that offers growers the ability to manage their center pivots and linears both remotely and more efficiently.
The new TrackNet family of products allows for a wider range of options in the Tracker product line, including the new TrackerPro. Through the use of Valley TrackNet, growers can easily monitor and manage any brand of center pivot or linear, as well as Valley auxiliary equipment from mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
With TrackNet, growers can control many aspects of their center pivots and linears, including turning machines on and off, programming application rates, monitoring chemigation, uploading Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) prescriptions, and viewing historical information and weather reports, all on one easy-to-use platform that is available in multiple languages.
There are three Valley TrackNet remote communication devices to choose from, based on the needs of the grower: TrackerLT, TrackerSP, and the new TrackerPro.
For more information, circle D on the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a local Valley dealer or visit www.ValleyIrrigation.com/TrackNet.
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