Case IH officially launched the Early Riser 5 series planters, designed to help farmers maximize their yield potential and consistently produce in varying conditions with an expanding range of genetics and seed treatments. New features on the 5 Series lineup will result in improved seed handling capabilities while delivering more uptime, reliability and agronomic benefit than ever before, company officials say. An all-new AccuStat advanced seed sensing system allows farmers to monitor and map detailed seed spacing information live on a AFS Pro 700 display. The seed sensor provides greater accuracy while allowing continuous monitoring and immediate adjustments to maintain seed placement consistency on a per row basis. The bulk fill delivery has been improved. For more information, circle A in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.caseih.com.
Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc., Kalida, Ohio, has added a 750-bushel capacity grain wagon to its lineup. The Unverferth model 730 features a newly designed unloading chute with a self-locking, spring-loaded latching mechanism. The chute has a center-dump deflector for pit unloading and is height adjustable from 15 inches to 18 inches. There is a metering door for taking grain samples. The grain wagon has a pull-through hitch to be pulled in tandem when fully loaded and features easy connections for linking multiple units. Standard equipment includes four-wheel, surge-activated brakes that automatically disengage during backing. For more information, circle B in the Reader Reply Coupon, call 800-322-6301, or visit www.umequip.com.
New app celebrates vintage iron
Now vintage tractor enthusiasts can test their tractor trivia skills, enjoy stories of classic machines and more, on the go, with a new free smartphone and tablet app from nationally known farm broadcaster Max Armstrong.
The interactive “Max Armstrong’s Tractor App” is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets. Users will hear Armstrong’s distinctive voice inviting them to the app version of his popular TV segment “Max’s Tractor Shed,” to play “Tractor Trivia” and “What Engine is This?” games, and tune in to his daily Midwest Digest reports on Farm Progress America Radio. Armstrong, who owns a pair of restored vintage Farmall tractors, shared his passion for iron old and new through the app. He has reported often on the technology agricultural producers use to help them farm more efficiently, to better market their crops and to care for the environment. Providing the free tractor app to growers adds a little levity to the mix.
Armstrong commissioned Martinez Creative Group of St. Charles, Ill., to develop the app, with the support of sponsors Great Lakes Hybrids and Genuity.
Max Armstrong’s Tractor App is available for free download from iTunes for iPhone and iPad and from Google Play for Android smartphones and tablets.
As part of the launch of the app, Armstrong also appears in his own music video featuring vintage tractors and a catchy song using his recorded phrases from the app. “Tractor Boy” has had more than 8,000 views on YouTube.
For information, circle E in the Reader Reply Coupon, call 630-945-3390 or visit www.martinezcreative.com.
AgSynergy offers its Genesis TRX row unit on the DR toolbar model with 15 inch row spacing for both pre-plant and side dress applications for wheat. The unit applies anhydrous ammonia with virtually no impact to the standing wheat plants in side dress applications. The Genesis TRX row units handle residue from the previous season’s crop. DR model toolbars provide for a solution for side dressing wheat on 15-inch band centers, and the toolbar can be set to run on 30-inch spacing with the turn of two valves. The applicator can run 30-inch spacing off row for side dress application or 30-inch spacing on row for pre-plant applications. For more information, circle C in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.agsynergy.com.
Company adds reclamation solution
Terra Novo, a manufacturer of erosion and sediment control products in Bakersfield, Calif., is introducing EarthGuard FUSION—a solution among a new classification of products known as hydraulic growth medium and mulch (HGM2).
FUSION combines the capabilities of Terra Novo’s erosion control product, Fiber Matrix into a single package with the company’s topsoil replacement, ORGANIX, and the soil remedies of its fertilizer and growth stimulant products, ELIXIR.
EarthGuard FUSION offers a long-term, sustainable solution for sites experiencing difficulty with vegetation growth due to erosion, poor soil, weak plant growth or lack of organic matter. FUSION is effective for increasing vegetation on oil and gas sites as well as following landfill closures; and also supports post-fire reclamation, soil reclamation, and general re-vegetation.
The company has completed successful projects for brands including the Federal Highway Administration, Chevron, Shell, Exxon Mobil, First Solar, the U.S. Forest Service and many well-known home builders. Case studies and performance tests support the products’ efficacy and attest to the company’s commitment to continual improvement.
Terra Novo’s products are distributed in all 50 states and Canada and exported internationally. For more information, circle D in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.terranovo.com.
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