Growing Magazine - August, 2012

FEATURES

Product Focus: Tractors & Accessories

Bobcat

CT235
  • Engine: 34 hp
  • Trans.: Hydrostatic
  • PTO rating: 26.5 hp
  • Feature: ROPS and Category I three-point hitch
www.bobcat.com

Branson Tractors

2800
  • Engine: 28 hp
  • Trans.: Synchronized manual
  • PTO rating: 24 hp
  • Feature: Quick turn radius, easy to maintain
www.bransontractor.net

Case IH

Farmall 100A Series
  • Engine: 110 or 140 hp
  • Trans.: 8Fx8R power shuttle
  • PTO rating: 90 to 115 hp
  • Feature: Spacious cab, 40-gallon fuel tank
www.caseih.com

Cub Cadet Yanmar

Lx490
  • Engine: 49 hp
  • Trans.: Gear-driven
  • PTO rating: 540 RPM
  • Feature: Performance Link Technology, HydraReverser
www.cubcadetyanmar.com

Ditch Witch

RT55
  • Engine: 62 hp
  • Trans.: Hydrostatic ground drive
  • PTO rating: N/A
  • Feature: Two-piece hood design, optional cruise control
www.ditchwitch.com

John Deere

5EN Series Tractors
  • Engine: 101 hp
  • Trans.: 12/12 PowrReverser
  • PTO rating: 82 hp
  • Feature: Cab or open station configurations
www.johndeere.com

Mahindra USA

5010
  • Engine: 49 hp
  • Trans.: 9x3 constant mesh; twin pedal HST
  • PTO rating: 41.5 hp (gear); 38 hp (HST)
  • Feature: Load sensing function on HST model
www.mahindrausa.com

New Holland

T4050F
  • Engine: 95 hp
  • Trans.: 16x16 with mechanical shuttle
  • PTO rating: 540/1,000 RPM
  • Feature: Three transmission options, SuperSteer axle
www.newholland.com/na


AerWay

The AWV3 series was designed to eliminate soil compaction without destroying the soil structure in orchards and vineyards. Single or tandem roller configurations.

www.aerway.com

Arctic Snow & Ice Control Products

LD plows are compatible with several types of lighter-duty equipment. With several patented features, they increase snow removal efficiency and reduce fuel costs.

www.sectionalplow.com

Bradco

The 485 Backhoe provides a maximum digging depth of 8 feet 5 inches. The 180-degree, dual-cylinder swing rotation provides equal power in both directions.

www.paladinconstructiongroup.com

Earth & Turf Products

The Model 320 Row Crop Special spreader has a 2-cubic-yard capacity, maximum spread width of 72 inches and side-to-side spread beater. Optional light material sides.

www.earthandturf.com

Echo Bear Cat

The CH9540H PTO chipper has up to a 9-inch chipping capacity, integrated discharge blower and four reversible chipping blades with a four-sided, adjustable anvil.

www.bearcatproducts.com

Ford Distributing

The Multivator is a rotary powered cultivator that provides weed control between the rows of a field crop. Custom-built to suit a variety of tractors, crops and row centers.

www.forddistributing.com

GK Machine

The 4W6 sprayer/spreader features an interchangeable spray system, four independent motors for full-time four-wheel drive and six-cylinder, 173 hp Cummins engine.

www.gkmachine.com

Green Hoe Co.

Offers a small auger designed for use with the Green Hoe for the purpose of replacing vines under a trellis. It can also be used for planting many other plants.

www.greenhoecompany.com

Jacto

The J600CHT cannon sprayer has a 165-gallon capacity, spray swaths up to 110 feet and excellent coverage in low-growing crops such as pumpkins and melons.

www.jacto.com

Laforge Systems

GreenLink front hitch systems for John Deere tractors from 80 to 360 hp have lift capacities from 4,000 to 14,000 pounds. Options include PTO and advanced controls.

www.fronthitch.com

Lanco Mfg.

The LS-655 spreader has a struck capacity of 65 cubic feet and is designed for a maximum payload of 3 tons. The standard hydraulic drive requires 8 GPM.

www.lancoequipment.com

Land Pride

The RTR20 Series reverse-till rotary tiller for 23 to 40 hp tractors comes in 64 and 72-inch cutting widths with a 17-inch rotor swing diameter and adjustable skid shoes.

www.landpride.com

Lely USA

The Lely Weeder has spring tines that vibrate their way through the upper layer of soil, removing all weeds. Hard surface crust is disturbed, helping with surface drainage.

www.lelyusa.com

Loftness

Flail mowers come in 48, 60, 72 and 90-inch widths for 540 RPM tractors with 14 to 70 PTO hp. They cut material up to .75 inch in diameter and leave an even mat of mulch.

www.vm-logix.com

Morbark

The Beever M15R chipper features a 15-inch capacity, feed rate up to 92 feet per minute, folding infeed tray, self-contained hydraulics and available trailer package.

www.morbark.com

N.M. Bartlett

The Cross automatically self-leveling platform uses four independent wheels. It can be used for harvesting, pruning and more on slopes up to 25 degrees.

www.bartlett.ca

Oesco

The Fischer BV2 is a versatile mower for fruit plantings of all types. It features a continuously variable hydraulic width adjustment and hydraulic side shift.

www.oescoinc.com

PBZ

CropCare 500 and 750-gallon trailer sprayers offer a wide range of wheelbase adjustment, from 63 to 90 inches. A larger frame allows for larger wheels.

www.cropcareequipment.com

Phil Brown Welding

The hydraulic work platform includes two work stations that move up/down and in/out independently. Fully collapsed, the unit is 68 inches wide.

www.philbrownwelding.com

Rim Guard

Rim Guard is an environmentally friendly liquid tire ballast made from sugar beets. It will not rust rims.

www.rimguard.biz

Rocca Industries

The PMR 3 Series plastic mulch retriever is a three-row system with specially designed offset construction that ensures a high-speed run through the field.

www.roccaindustries.com

Simonsen Industries

The SMC is a stainless steel pull spreader available with 50 or 70-foot spread widths and 5, 6 or 8-ton capacities. Spreads at a rate of up to 640 pounds per acre.

www.simonsen-industries.com

STEC Equipment

RotaDairon Soil Renovators feature reverse rotation blades, screening rods, grader blade, packer roller, adjustable working depth and hydraulic rotor clutch.

www.stecequipment.com

Thomas Bros. Equip. Sales

The 100-gallon, three-point Proptec Multi-Spray has a boom that rotates from vertical to horizontal and fully adjust- able heads. Other models are available.

TurfEx

Bulk material spreaders are made of heavy-duty polyethylene and equipped with an auger for feed and control of fertilizer, compost, topdressing and other granular products.

www.turfexproducts.com

Valu-Bilt/CT Farm & Country

Offers a complete line of aftermarket ag replacement parts, including cutting and tillage products, made at the company's factory in Iowa.

www.ctfarmonline.com

Weed Badger

Mower and tiller/mower combo models offer a variety of rotor sizes and tools that fit any grower's needs, crops and tractor size. Sweep, rake, weed and more.

www.weedbadger.com

Whatcom Mfg.

Custom-built mulch spreaders are designed for orchard, vineyard and blueberry growers. Narrow-width, high-capacity models accommodate mature fields.

www.whatcommfg.com

Willsie Equip. Sales

The hydraulically operated Hydra-Weeder is available in single and multiple-row units with expandable tool bar construction and row spacings starting at 12 inches.

www.willsie.com

Worksaver

Pallet forks for tractors up to 40 hp are rated at 2,000 pounds for optimal lifting capacity. Spring-loaded latches allow for easy spacing adjustment.

www.worksaver.com