Product Spotlight

Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

In this issue of Farmers Hot Line you will be introduced to several popular brands and models of Center Pivot Irrigation systems in our Product Spotlight. We will be highlighting products from Reinke Mfg. Co., T-L Irrigation Company, Valley Irrigation, and Zimmactic by Lindsay Corporation.

Depending on your geographic location and climate, using irrigation systems may be a necessity. Used in various countries around the world, center pivots can be used to irrigate over longer distances while employing minimal man-hours.  These systems can precisely manage watering options with their high-tech control boxes. It is also possible to apply certain liquid fertilizers and pesticides through the system...

Bale Wrappers

In this issue of Farmers Hot Line you will be introduced to several popular brands and models of Bale Wrappers in our Product Spotlight. We will showcase equipment from Ag Nation, Stinger Incorporated, H&S Mfg. Co., Kuhn North America, Anderson Group Co. and Tubeline Mfg. Inc.

Being able to wrap bales shortly after they are cut helps to preserve the nutrients in the crop, and provides an airtight cover to block out moisture that will retard the spoilage process. With the escalating price of livestock forage, having fresh, quality hay for livestock can help cut costs. Quality feed translates to healthier livestock. Plus surplus bales could be sold as a cash crop.

Planter & Drill Review

 

John Deere 1720 Stack-Fold Planter 

John Deere’s 1720 Stack-Folding integral, large-frame planters model is designed to provide narrow transport capability without the need to empty hoppers.  These planters feature both rigid-frame and flex-frame configurations. Three-section flex frames, available on 8-row wide and 12-row models, flex 5 degrees up and down while the 16-row models also gives you a three-section frame that flexes 10 degrees up and 7 degrees down.  Read more

Large Tractor Review (139 hp and up)

Tractors are an integral part of farm life today. The Farmers Hot Line editorial staff has put together a list of a few of our favorites:

 

Case IH Magnum™ Series 

 

The Case Magnum™ Series lets you choose from a standard 19-speed full-powershift transmission or a Continuously Variable Transmission designed to provide smooth power to the ground. The Diesel Saver™ Automatic Productivity Management system takes the guesswork out of setting the right gear/rpm combination, and is designed to keep you moving at the same speed and give you up to 25 percent improvement in fuel economy and power performance through changing field conditions. Read more

Alternative Heating Product Review

Farmers Hot Line brings you products to help heat your home, barn, machine shed, or any other building on those cold days and nights we all know are just around the corner using alternatives to traditional 'grid' power. As always contact these companies for more information...and tell them you saw it in Farmers Hot Line!

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Grain Cart Review

Bourgault 1200

 
A combine, regardless of its color, is not productive sitting in the field waiting to unload. The unique features of the Bourgault 1200 Grain Cart are designed to increase both efficiency and capacity in your harvesting equipment.  Some of these features include the ability to shuttle up to 1200 bushels of grain, an eight-wheel undercarriage designed to provide a smooth ride and reduce stress on the tractor hitch and unit, and a structural frame truss design to ensure maximum strength. You’ll also find a turret-style unloading auger so grain can be placed accurately even if truck alignment isn’t ideal, a standard unique belt drive system (or hydraulic drive option) to engage the drag auger, and mesh windows so the operator can see how much product is inside.
 

Compact Tractor (15-45 hp) Product Review

Compact Tractor Review

 

1. Branson 3500 Series (3510 HST)

 

The 35000 Series from Branson comes with many features that will help you enjoy your acreage even more by helping you with various projects around your property. Depending on what you’ll be using your Branson tractor for you can customize it with agricultural, industrial, and/or turf tires. A manual transmission with 12 forward and rear gears comes standard, as does a fender-mounted front remote valve (4 ports) with a joystick, telescopic lower link and telescopic stabilizers. The 3500 Series features Hydrostatic Power Steering, a single dry clutch, and wet disc brakes.

 

Branson Tractors

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Mid-Size Tractors ( 46-138 hp)

Mid-Size Tractor Review (46-138 hp)

 

Branson 6640

 

The Branson Tractor 6640 features a powerful 66-hosrepower diesel engine and a fully enclosed, climate-controlled cab. Designed with versatility in mind, the 6640 also features 24 forward and reverse transmission engineered to give you four gears in each of three ranges plus a creeper gear. A synchronized reverser is standard to make repetitive forward-to-reverse loader work faster. The 6640 is built on a heavy frame, designed to give it steadier operation on all terrains and smooth change of direction in the field.

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Mid-Size Tractors ( 46-138 hp)

Mid-Size Tractor Review (46-138 hp)

 

Branson 6640

 

The Branson Tractor 6640 features a powerful 66-hosrepower diesel engine and a fully enclosed, climate-controlled cab. Designed with versatility in mind, the 6640 also features 24 forward and reverse transmission engineered to give you four gears in each of three ranges plus a creeper gear. A synchronized reverser is standard to make repetitive forward-to-reverse loader work faster. The 6640 is built on a heavy frame, designed to give it steadier operation on all terrains and smooth change of direction in the field.

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Irrigation Review

Irrigation Review (Center Pivots) Reinke

Reinke’s pivot-point systems are fabricated to withstand stress and force exerted on them by a pivot system and field conditions, which results in less stress on the drive train and minimal wheel tracks. Reinke’s unique single-leg tower is engineered to absorb stress that would otherwise be transferred to the pipeline, reducing component fatigue. Features such as long sweep bottom elbows, internal flex joints, and high-strength steel are all designed to give Reinke Systems endurance and performance power. The open design allows easy access to controls and other components that may require routine maintenance. All of this is designed to save users money by lowering ownership and maintenance costs over the life of the equipment.    Read more