TRACK TRACTORS—Challenger, a global brand of AGCO, introduces the Challenger MT700D Series. Available in two models, the tractors are powered by AGCO POWER 8.4L diesel engines. With a new, more powerful engine and Challenger's exclusive Movil-trac system, the MT700D Series tractors put more power to the ground. A more comfortable cab and refined controls make operation easier. For more information, call a local Challenger dealer, or visit www.Challenger-ag.com.
BALER—Vermeer now offers the 504 PRO Baler, built to handle heavy, wet material for frequent silage baling. The 5' x 4' variable chamber baler has the heavy drive components necessary for effective silage baling. It's also flexible to produce high quality bales in a variety of materials. Baling operations can be controlled from the cab via the standard, color touchscreen E-Link Pro monitor. Its Hydroflexcontrol and the Xtracut17 chopper system have proven to be very effective in baling silage. For more information, call a local dealer, or visit www.vermeer.com.
Round cotton module transport trailers now available
Cotton growers and ginners increase the speed and efficiency of handling round modules with the KBH Round Module Transport Trailer. This unique trailer transports eight round modules, meeting legal length, width, height and weight requirements.
"To date, this is the only trailer that can legally haul eight round modules," said Tim Tenhet, national sales and marketing manager for The KBH Corporation. "Additionally, the Round Module Transport Trailer enables farmers and ginners to double the payload of a conventional module truck, thereby saving time, fuel and labor. Another benefit is the speed in which you secure the load."
Ginner Carter Edwards of Crockett Gin Co. in Maury City, Tennessee ran a Round Module Transport Trailer prototype last year, which he helped KBH design. "It's a versatile trailer that you can use during the off-season to haul equipment or anything moved by a flatbed trailer," Edwards says. "That means cost-savings compared to a module truck that you use for just a few weeks. "Additionally, you can haul twice as much cotton in one trip, which saves you money, especially on the longer hauls. For example, you will have a cheaper per bale hauling cost when you use the Round Module Transport Trailer to haul bales from 15 miles and farther away. "It's also much less expensive than a module truck. And there's much less upkeep, compared to a module truck that has gear boxes, chains and moving parts."
The Round Module Transport Trailer features a 50,000-pound capacity. It's 53 feet long by 102 inches wide, including a 12-foot long top deck (height 62 inches) and a 41-foot bottom deck (height 36 inches), front headache rack, rear containment rack, removable module backstops for the non-loading side, a wooden bed, diamond tread over axles, 235/75R/17.5 tires, leaf spring suspension and ABS brakes. Optional ramps with stabilizer jacks are also available.
The Round Module Transport Trailer is one component of the KBH Round Module System; another product of the system is the Cotton Spear Round Module Handler. The Cotton Spear features four detachable alloy steel spears that pierce the round module without damaging the cotton or the protective wrap. "The Cotton Spear is the most effective handling device to load the Round Module Transport Trailer because you can stack the eighth module without damaging the protective wrapping on the modules beneath like you do with a forklift style handler," Tenhet explained. "Additionally, the Cotton Spear eliminates the chance of getting stalks into the ginning system as other handlers can do."
For more information, call 800-843-5241 or visit www.kbhequipment.com.
Mixing feed rations in half the time
Roto-Mix offers its Cyclone Vertical Mixers in 740 and 860 cu. ft capacity units.
Both vertical mixers are equipped with new patent pending Double Flighted Twin Screw Augers to provide an improved thoroughly mixed feed ration in about half the time as other mixers.
Each of the two double flighted augers has two pick up points, four in all. Feed ingredients are moved rapidly from the bottom to the top of the mixer. Leading edges on each pickup point is adjustable. Both models, the 745 and 865, are available in trailer, truck or stationary units. Conveyors are chain and slat and can be left or right hand discharge. Optional hydraulic adjustable incline chain conveyors and inclined conveyors with 14-inch spout with magnets are available.
The Cyclone operates with a two-speed gearbox for slow speed mixing and high RPM for better clean-out. An optional hydraulic shifter allows the operator to change between low and high gear from the tractor seat.
Larger capacity Cyclone Vertical Mixers are available in 1100 to 1500 cu. ft units that can also be equipped with Roto-Mix's power efficient, patent pending Hydraulic Drive System.
For more information, call 620-225-1142 or visit www.rotomix.com.
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