Industry News

The Hi-Tec Ag V-Wing Ditcher Does More Then Ditching

Increase the productivity of your land with the patented 3200HD or 2100HD V-Wing Ditcher from Hi-Tec Ag. If you are creating new custom profiled waterways, terracing, cleaning up pre-existing waterways or just reshaping your land the V-Wing Ditcher is the tool for you. The optional drop down sides gives you the added ability to fill in low-lying areas.

The V-Wing ditchers have a unique dual angle V-shape design for faster and easier pulling over conventional earth moving equipment. Both models can be used with water drainage GPS solutions giving you the ability to create controlled waterways and land terracing with precision accuracy. Read more

The Versatility John Deere MaxEmerge Planter Easily Adapts to Your Operation

The MaxEmerge 5, from John Deere, bundles the best of the MaxEmerge XP and Pro-Series XP to give you one unique planter solution. With more options and configurations than ever before, you get difference-making versatility that easily adapts to your ag management plan. Read more

Talbert Manufacturing Introduces the E1Nitro - 55-Ton Spread-Axle, Low-Deck Trailer

The 55-Ton Spread-Axle, Low-Deck trailer (55SA-LD) from Talbert Manufacturing features an industry-leading 18-inch deck height and an E1Nitro™ that so it can run with three axles, four axles close-coupled or as a 3+1 spread-axle. The new, highly versatile trailer is an optimal solution for haulers who need the flexibility of a low deck height and the flexibility to run a variety of configurations. Read more

Reinke’s New Soil Moisture Product Provides Increased Irrigation Management and Grower Savings

Growers looking to increase their water management capabilities and know more about how and when to water their crops will soon have a more efficient and cost-saving solution to consider. Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, will soon introduce ReinSense, a new soil moisture-monitoring product in partnership with IRROMETER Company, Inc. and iDUS Controls, LTD. Read more

Mahindra USA Announces New eMax Series Tractors

Mahindra USA is proud to announce the latest additions to the Mahindra Max family of tractors, the new Mahindra eMax series. The Tier IV emissions-compliant eMax sub-compact tractors continue the Mahindra Max family tradition of providing superior performance with the industry’s best value and the peace of mind of a standard 5-year warranty. Available in three configurations – eMax 22 Gear, eMax 22 HST, and eMax 25 HST

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May Wes Expands Slide-N-Drive Poly 5th Wheel Cover Product Line

No grease. No worries.   

For more than two decades May Wes has manufactured the Slide-N-Drive™ Poly Fifth Wheel Covers for the ag and transportation industries.

Lundell Plastics Products Proving to Improve Efficiency

With spring on the horizon, farmers are busy with their annual pre-planting preparations in an effort to make the most out of the upcoming growing season. Through trade show attendance and interactions with customers, Lundell Plastics has found that its offerings contribute towards increased efficiency in the field year after year. The Iowa-based company continues to receive feedback from growers on how their product upgrades in particular, such as poly-cupped flighting and FreeFlo telescoping tubes, have helped reduce costs and labor time by speeding up grain handling processes. Read more

New Front-Mounted Tractor Toolbox Offered by John Deere

Finding room in a tractor cab for tools, parts, and other items needed while in the field, has always been an issue with operators.  Small toolboxes have been supplied and located on different areas of the tractor, but the storage space has been limited.  Now, John Deere has found a convenient solution with a new Tractor Utility Box.

"We’ve increased the storage capacity of this new Tractor Utility Box,” says Phil Lauer, marketing manager, John Deere. “And, it is designed with a special front weight mount kit to be attached easily on the front weight support of the tractor. This will mount to as few as 4 weights up to a full rack.” Read more

UF/IFAS Finds Way To Reduce E. coli in Cows, Improving Food Safety

Source: University of Florida/IFAS

A new biological treatment could help dairy cattle stave off uterine diseases and eventually may help improve food safety for humans, a University of Florida study shows.

Kwang Cheol Jeong, an assistant professor in animal sciences and UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute, examined cattle uterine illnesses because they can make cows infertile, lower milk production and because those maladies are often linked to bacteria, he said. The UF researchers did their experiments in labs and at the Dairy Unit on the Gainesville campus. Read more

New Tool Makes Switching Planter Wheels Less Labor Intensive and Much Quicker

The pressure is always on to plant effectively and efficiently. Because Yetter Farm Equipment knows the importance of hitting what are often narrow planting windows, the company is introducing the 6200 Interchanger—a replacement piece for each closing wheel nut on the tail wheel assembly. Its unique design secures wheels in place yet requires only an electric impact wrench or ratchet to loosen wheels when it’s time to make a change due to field conditions.

The Interchanger is designed for use with traditional rubber press wheels and cast-spike closing wheels. The 6200 Interchanger offers kits for John Deere, Kinze, and White planters. Read more