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MACH II Tires Give Pivots Greater Traction

Save yourself from flat tires and stuck pivots. Mach IIs can also save you labor, time, and money! Mach II tires have been around for over 10 years. They are manufactured in our own 500,000 sq ft facility in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. We have the largest selection and the best warranty available in plastic tires.

The MACH II tires are 100 percent recyclable polyethylene material, which makes them tough, long lasting, and extensively resilient. MACH II tires are made to be resistant to UV rays, agricultural chemicals, and crop fertilizer.

MACH II Company, LLC • (920) 767-1212 •

Ag Growth International Announces Companywide Rebrand Initiative

Ag Growth International (AGI) is pleased to announce a rebrand initiative of its entire family of brands, to be in effect January 2014. Rebranding will ensure that all divisions and brands are linked to the parent umbrella of AGI with a consistent and familiar aesthetic while maintaining the historical value that the individual brands were built upon.

All brands will have the signature AGI icon of rolling hills and prairie fields within their logo, representing a company founded on strong rural values. The icon acts as a link to the past and a unifying characteristic of the AGI brands as the company continues to move forward and grow. Read more

Do a Double Take With the Power Linx by Marcrest Mfg

The Power Linx - Dual Power Hitch takes the PTO power from one tractor (90-150 hp) and splits it in two. Your tractor can now easily operate two balers at once. The Power Linx - Just pin up, attach PTO and go.

The short-coupled compact design allows for short cornering in swaths and headlands. Swivel gearboxes take the power to the balers and allow sharp turning with no driveline chattering. The trailing dolly design follows the ground contour well, enabling the baler pickup to make a clean sweep. Both arms independently hydraulically swing and are controlled via tractor remotes.

Marcrest Manufacturing Inc. • (519) 887-9910 •

RhinoGator Changes the Game in Pivot Tires

RhinoGator is a new generation of rugged industrial-quality, high-density plastic tire designed specifically for the daily rigors, weight, and environmental conditions that are common under pivots. Its distinctive green color is just a hint at the differences that make RhinoGator stand out.

RhinoGator is rugged and rigid—and never goes flat. RhinoGator is waterproof and will not fill up with water or mud. The tough, high-density plastic resin formulation was specifically chosen for a wide range of conditions unique to pivot systems including bearing weight, stress and torque, material consistency, ease of handling and exposure to sunlight, moisture and chemicals. RhinoGator tires are also now offered in shallow tread design. Read more

ProTrakker Making Strip Till Production More Successful

While increasingly more growers are finding strip till practices advantageous to their yields and the overall economics of their farming operations, ProTrakker is growing in popularity as a key piece for successful strip till crop production. Combined with active implement guidance systems, the ProTrakker hydraulic hitch allows superior control and accuracy in field operations making strip-till farming much easier and more accurate. Read more

New NAVIGATOR Model 6000 with 1600 Gallon Capacity

The new NAVIGATOR model follows the “value for money” design idea from the 3000, 3500, and 4000 models—providing extra capacity in both tank volume and boom size. Coupled with the introduction of some already known and well-proven HARDI-solutions mean that the new NAVIGATOR model be even easier to operate and more reliable then previous models! The NAVIGATOR 6000 is available with either the Eagle boom—80-120 ft—or the Force boom—132 ft.

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Superior Manufacturing To Give Away Farm Grain Bin in 2014

Superior Manufacturing is giving away a farm grain bin to people who register at the company’s booth during one of several industry tradeshows in 2014. The company will announce the winner of a 3607 Superior Bin Package in a random drawing on Aug. 1, 2014.

Superior’s 3607 farm bin has a 24,000-bushel capacity. Sturdy roof features withstand the harshest conditions, and Superior backs its bin roofs with the industry’s only lifetime roof warranty. No purchase is necessary to enter or win the 3607 Superior Bin Package, nor will a purchase increase chances of winning. All giveaway rules and regulations can be found at Read more

ANBO Manufacturing - The Grapple Guys

ANBO offers the most comprehensive grapple product line for tractors and skid steers available in the world. The company has a grapple for every model and size of machine. The customer can select a grapple based upon horsepower rating, bucket size and breakout force.

They can customize the product based upon the type of work it will be used for: rock and root digging, surface rake or tilling, high volume brush, and debris clean up. ANBO allows the customer to define the tine spacing (6″, 8″, and 12″) and tine thickness based upon the soil type and the usage model. They offer a fast turn around and custom mounts to fit their product on any machine.  Read more

Great Plains Develops Industry First 60-foot Planter

Great Plains proudly introduced the industry’s first 60' planter with the ability to plant 15" and Twin-Row 30". The YP-2425 features a floating hitch design that provides the flexibility to meet challenging terrain. Yet, the 60' Yield-Pro model easily folds to a transport width of only 13′ 6″.

The YP-2425 Planter can be equipped with two 82-bushel poly hoppers or two seed company’s bulk seed boxes. Like all Yield-Pro Planters, the YP-2425 uses air to gently move seed from the bulk hopper to the individual row meters. Choose from the Air-Pro Seed Metering System, Precision Planting Population Max (Finger Pickup), or the Singulator-Plus Meter. Read more

New John Deere Mid-Frame E-Series Skid Steer Loaders and Compact Track Loaders

John Deere's newest additions to the E-Series line of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders feature design and performance enhancements based on customer feedback. The machines include upgraded boom performance, auxiliary lines that are integrated through the boom for improved visibility and added protection, and cab improvements aimed at improving operator and machine productivity, uptime, and lower daily operating costs.

Other new features include connect-under-pressure auxiliary hydraulic couplers and courtesy lighting that stays on up to 90 seconds after the engine is shut down, illuminating the way for easier exists out of dark barns or after-hour jobsites. Read more