New Machinery Destination
You don't have to leave the farm to visit this new destination: Farm Journal's MyMachinery.com. The Web site lets you check out new machines straight off the factory line, shop for used equipment in the online classifieds, sell pieces you don't need anymore, learn more about machinery—and have fun.
Our partner for the site is a company many of you recognize: Fastline, the trusted firm that has been helping farmers find used equipment since 1986.
"We're proud to partner with Farm Journal," says Bill Howard, president and founder of Fastline Publications. "MyMachinery offers farmers a connectivity to equipment like never before."
At press time, the searchable database of new and used iron contained roughly 80,000 pieces of ag equipment, nearly 30% more listings than on any other searchable database and, according to Howard, "the equipment is much more current since Fastline is the only database that constantly has dealers update their inventory."
You'll also find salvage parts, trucks, ATVs, skid steers and lawn mowers. With just a few clicks of your mouse, you can do an advanced search that pinpoints equipment by brand, model, price range and location. You can narrow the search to within 25 miles of your farm!
Just as important as buying machinery is selling by placing your own classified. As you do that, you'll want to check out the appraisal tool to find the high, low and median selling price.
Other things you can do:
¡ Locate a dealer
¡ Vsiit the online showroom
¡ Keep up with the latest machinery
news and information
¡ Read our latest machinery blogs for insight, helpful
tips and entertainment
¡ Take part in online machinery discussions
¡ Check out the latest "What A Day!" photos or post
your own funny photo
We invite you to go to www.MyMachinery.com, and check it out. If you have suggestions for other features you'd like to see, don't be shy. E-mail Machinery Editor Margy Fischer at email@example.com.
Midrange Row-Crop Tractors
The Magnum family of tractors from Case IH has expanded to eight models. The Magnum 180, Magnum 190 and Magnum 210 provide 150 hp, 165 hp and 180 hp, respectively. Powered by 6.75-liter engines, these tractors have Power Boost to provide an additional 35 hp on the Magnum 180 and Magnum 190 models and 25 hp on the Magnum 210. These tractors feature the Surveyor cab found on larger Magnum models. The series has a new MultiControl Armrest that are standard equipment. Magnum tractors are also equipped with Case IH DieselSaver Auto Productivity Management as standard, which can improve fuel efficiency up to 25%. The hydraulic system has an optional three electrohydraulic remotes with up to five valves.
For more information, visit a Case IH dealer, call (877) 422-7344 or visit www.caseih.com/na.
John Deere Covers the Spread
Diversifying its nutrient application equipment, John Deere introduces the DN345 Drawn Dry Box Spinner Spreader.
The struck capacity of the DN345 is 345 cu. ft. for the single-bin configuration, and it can carry up to 17.5 tons (struck) of lime and more than 12 tons (struck) of fertilizer. An optional MultApplier stainless-steel bin can be added to the hopper, which increases struck capacity to more than 400 cu. ft. and load-carrying capacity to more than 14 tons. The spread pattern is up to 60' wide when applying lime and up to 90' wide when applying fertilizer.
The applicator features four high-flotation tires, which can be operated at tire pressures of 20 psi. Under full load, the DN345 can operate at speeds up 20 mph in the field. This spreader has a hydraulic brake system that is integrated into John Deere 8030 and 9030 Series tractors with hydraulic brakes. Base price: $112,000.
Visit a John Deere dealer or www.johndeere.com/ag.
Four More Compact Tractors
Adding to its lineup of five compact tractors, Bobcat has increased the horsepower range of the CT Series. Powered by interim Tier 4 diesel engines, the CT335 has 38 hp, the CT440 has 41 hp, the CT445 has 45 hp and the CT450 has 50 hp. The four new models are available with three specification levels: economy, standard and standard with cab.
The economy package includes a three-point implement hitch with PTO. The standard package adds on a loader joystick and control valve. The standard package with cab is outfitted with all the standard features and a cab. These compact models have an independent PTO that can be engaged while the tractor is in motion with the flip of a switch. Bobcat compact tractors also feature the Bob-Tach quick attachment mounting system. The system allows operators to quickly change and use multiple front-end attachments. Base price range: $17,095 to $22,745.
For more information, contact Bobcat Company, P.O. Box 3064, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-9851; (866) 823-7898; www.bobcat.com.
More Harvesting Power
The four models in New Holland's CR9000 Series combines range from a Class 6 machine to a Class 9 that claims to be North America's largest combine.
The CR9000 combines are powered by New Holland Cursor engines. CR9040 models have a maximum of 372 hp with 315-bu. grain tank capacity; CR9060 models have a maximum of 415 hp and
315-bu. grain tank capacity; CR9070 models have a maximum of 463 hp and 350-bu. grain tank capacity; and CR9080 models have a maximum of 523 hp and 350-bu. grain tank capacity.
The CR9000 Series offers upgraded standard features, including a fuel filter sensor light to detect blockages, a battery disconnect switch at the battery site and an improved unload tube boot that reduces the discharge auger height. The unload tube is available in 18', 21' and 24' lengths.
For more information, visit a New Holland dealer or www.newholland.com/na.
The XRT950 is the new midrange utility vehicle from Club Car. With power from a 480-cc Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine, the XRT950 provides 14 hp. The vehicle has 9" of ground clearance and independent rear suspension allows +5" suspension travel. Load capacity for the XRT950 is 925 lb., and towing capacity is 1,100 lb.
The series features three specifications: 2x4, 4x4 and EX. The EX model is a 4x4 vehicle that is outfitted with a canopy enclosure, rear receiver hitch and front tube bumper. Base prices: 2x4 model, $6,899; 4x4 model, $7,599; EX model, $8,899. For more, visit a Club Car dealer, call (800) 258-2227 or visit www.clubcar.com.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers reports that farm machinery exports were up by 30.5% midyear 2008, compared with figures from midyear 2007 … By early 2009, Case IH plans to open a model dealership next door to its Racine, Wis., factory … Claas delivered its 25,000th Jaguar forage harvester to a customer in Oconto Falls, Wis. … HCC Inc. purchased Shaver Manufacturing Company.
Written by Margy Fischer