The organizers of the 43rd annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., have announced the 2010 Top-10 New Products. These will be showcased Feb. 9-11 during the event.
OnTrac2 GPS-assisted Steering System
The new easy-to-install OnTrac2 GPS Assisted Steering System from AutoFarm makes hands-free steering affordable. It works with two-wheel and four-wheel drive tractors, combines, sprayers and spreaders and offers Lock ‘n Roll convenience.
Forklift 180-degree Bin Inverter
A new time-saving fork lift attachment for dumping bins of fruit, nuts or other bulk items, does what no conventional hydraulic bin dumper can – it allows the bin to turn and over a full 180 degrees to completely empty the bin of its contents. Made by Schieler Harvester, Terra Bella, Calif., the hydraulically-operated Forklift 180 Degree Bin Inverter can be used with standard 4x4-foot plastic or wood bins for dumping fruit for juice, such as grapes, lemons and oranges, as well as raisins and tree nuts, like almonds, pistachios and walnuts, even potatoes.
The patent-pending Cooling Station, a new self-contained mobile heat-relief facility, is designed to help prevent heat illness among farm workers and others exposed to high heat and humidity while working outdoors.
An innovative wire-gripping device, called the Gripple T-Clip offers a revolutionary way to start or terminate a fence. It replaces the time and trouble of knotting or stapling wires at the end post with a fast, simple twist and push action. Depending on version, it works with various types of wire – plain wire, electric fence, stock netting and high tensile barbed wire.
Hoof Supervisor System
Hoof Supervisor, a new computerized chute-side data recording system, enables hoof trimmers to collect, report and analyze results of their work more efficiently and in a way they could never do before with pencil and paper.
LWR Manure Treatment System
An innovative alternative to a lagoon is designed to protect profits and the environment by converting dairy and swine waste into clean potable water, dry solids and a nutrient-rich liquid fertilizer.
Featuring the world's most advanced switchable magnetic technology, Magswitch Tools, distributed by Forney, offer farmers
and ranchers a faster, more precise and easier- to-use alternative to clamp, hold, position or lift ferrous steel for fabrication, welding,
wood working projects and general repair projects.
Air-Blast Orchard System
Featuring a simple design and ease of operation, the state-of-the-art "One Shot" tree recognition system for air-blast orchard sprayers offers an inexpensive yet dependable and effective way to minimize chemical costs and drift when spraying orchards. The purchase price, even with installation included, is considerably less than more complex tree recognition spray control systems that can cost three or four times more.
44 Super Magnum Sand Pump
Sand is a popular choice among dairy producers as bedding for freestall barns. It helps boost milk production and overall profitability by keeping cows clean, dry and comfortable, providing a healthy environment for the udder, and improving traction of cows on slick concrete. However, this abrasive material is hard on conventional pumps used to handle sand laden manure, increasing wear and adding to the costs and downtime of repairing the pumps.
Stinger Auto Load Securing System
Trying to throw straps against high winds, fussing with tie-down ropes and crawling on top of the load when securing a trailer full of large square straw bales are a thing of the past with the new Automatic Load Securing System made by Stinger, Inc.
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