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May 15, 2009
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete
 
 

Accommodating Transformation

Flexible seating and cargo configurations are featured on Kubota's four-wheel-drive RTV1140CPX utility vehicle. The expanded cargo space converts to create room for two rows of seating instead of one, and the conversion rail system is mounted on an OSHA-compliant rollover protection structure for a simple three-step transition. The vehicle is powered by a three-cylinder 24.8-hp Kubota diesel engine and outfitted with four-wheel wet disk brakes and hydraulic power steering. A hydraulic lift bed is standard. Maximum cargo load is 1,102 lb.; towing capacity is 1,300 lb. Base price: $15,675. Contact: a Kubota dealer; www.kubota.com.


Flexible Auger

With its double-jointed design, the MK Flex portable grain auger from Westfield Industries provides a new way to move grain. The swing-away auger can reach and retract further, and both hoppers on a 54' grain trailer can be reached without repositioning the truck. The MK Flex is built with a 13" tube diameter and is available in lengths of 71', 81', 91' and 111'. The auger features a hydraulically controlled swivel boot, handlebar controls and hopper mover. Base list price: $24,854. Contact: Westfield Industries, P.O. Box 39, Rosenort, MB, ROG 1W0; (866) 467-7207; www.grainaugers.com.


Double-Basket Design With Wider Widths 

With two new models, Unverferth Manufacturing expands the working widths of its Rolling Harrow soil conditioners. Models 225 and 1225 offer a range of 47' to 63' widths and are built on a five-section frame with vertical fold. The design allows for narrow transport and features standard wing transport wheels. The soil conditioners deliver triple-action seedbed preparation. They can be equipped with optional straight spike-tooth, diagonal round-tooth or coil-tine leveling bars. Base prices: Model 225, $31,200; Model 1225, $34,800. Contact: an Unverferth dealer; P.O. Box 357, Kalida, OH 45853; (800) 322-6301; www.unverferth.com.


Increased Power Range

With the addition of the 7530 model, the John Deere 7030 Premium tractor series tops out at 152 PTO hp. The 7530 Premium is powered by a 6.8-liter John Deere PowerTech Plus engine. The tractor is suited for operating small planters, doing tillage chores and haymaking. An updated CommandCenter controls the 29 gal. per minute closed-center, pressure-and-flow compensated hydraulic system. Fuel-saving options include a 540E/1,000/1,000E PTO and Infinitely Variable Transmission. An independent Triple Link Suspension system can be added to improve tractor comfort and performance. Base price: $121,429. Contact: a John Deere dealer; (866) 993-3373; www.johndeere.com/ag.  


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FEATURED IN: Farm Journal - Late Spring 2009

 

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