Written by Nate Birt and Sara Brown
Diesel Work Dexterity
The RTV X-Series from Kubota Tractor Corporation features three diesel models with hitch receivers on the front and back and 1,300-lb. towing capacity. The RTV-X900 has a 21.6-hp engine with four-wheel drive, hydraulic power steering and manual dumping. Other features include a two-speed in-line shift, two forward speeds, and front and rear independent suspension. The RTV-X1120D has a 24.8-hp engine, top speed of 29 mph, hydrostatic power steering with tilt and an automatic hydraulic-lift cargo box. The RTV-X1100C includes an enclosed cab with heating and air conditioning and an automatic hydraulic-lift cargo box. Price: RTV-X900, $13,345; RTV-X1120D, $15,981; and RTV-X1100C, $20,833. For more, visit www.kubota.com.
Spacious Seed Carrier
The Killbros SeedVeyor Model 102 bulk box seed carrier from Unverferth Manufacturing Company comes with a choice of unloading conveyor or auger and a capacity of roughly 100 seed units. It has an easy to open 5"x6" door with a rubber funnel and poly-cupped auger flighting for regulating seed flow up to 10 bu. per minute. Unloading chutes feed the hopper. Protective lids cover the chutes when not in use. The conveyor’s 8" cupped and cleated belt inside the 6"-diameter steel tube carries seed at a rate of up to 12 bu. per minute. Brush and side seals on the conveyor inlet minimize seed damage. Base price: $15,000 with an auger and poly-cupped flighting; $17,000 with conveyor. For more, visit www.killbrosequip.com.
Wide Open Application Window
The high-clearance 2014 STS self-propelled sprayer line from Hagie Manufacturing Company expands late-season application options. Among the models is the STS14 featuring a 1,400-gal. solution tank, frame clearance of up to 76" and a 300-hp Cummins engine. The STS10 and STS12 sprayers also sport upgraded machine features for the 2014 model year. Enhancements include a new cab with 25 cu. ft. more space; the Sy-Klone RESPA air filtration system; Bluetooth; and new drive and solution systems. Options include an injection system and a tall corn package. Detasseling and nitrogen toolbar attachments are also available. For more, visit www.hagie.com.