Mower Conditioner Features RazorBar
With an almost 10' cutting width, the Massey Ferguson 1363 mower conditioner features the RazorBar design. Built for a low-profile clean cut, the cutterbar has greater overlap and withstands rocks. The steel-on-steel rollers help make high-quality hay. Requiring a 70-hp tractor, the mower conditioner has a high-clearance mainframe for operation in tough terrain. Base price: $24,900. For more, visit your Massey Ferguson dealer or www.masseyferguson.com.
Vertical Tillage Preps Seedbed
Krause’s Excelerator vertical tillage system is designed to cut and mix residue and prepare the seedbed. The Excelerator is a one-pass tool that doesn’t shear or smear the soil layers. There are three models, with 20', 25' and 30' working widths, all featuring the Excalibur tooth blade. Recommended operation speed is 6 to 10 mph, and the tool requires 8 to 10 PTO hp per foot. List price range: $49,000 to $69,000. For more, visit a Krause dealer or www.krauseco.com.
Three New Farmall Models
Reintroducing the Farmall C Series, Case IH has three models ranging from 65 PTO hp to 85 PTO hp. The new optional high-visibility roof window panel, which can be opened, improves visibility, productivity and safety during loader operations. The C Series tractors have an FPT Case IH four-cylinder, 3.2-liter turbocharged engine. The Farmall 85C and 95C engines are also intercooled. All tractors in the series feature 8F/8R mechanical shuttle transmissions; a 12F/12R mechanical shuttle transmission and hydraulic-shuttle transmission are available. Farmall C tractors feature separate steering and implement hydraulic reservoirs, as well as an open-center hydraulic system with one standard remote valve and three-point hitch to help match the tractor to implements. Base price: $32,486. For more details, visit a Case IH dealer or www.caseih.com.
Built in North America
For the first time, JCB introduces new skid-steer and track loaders designed, engineered and manufactured at its North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga. The lineup includes seven new skid steers, of which four have wheels and three have tracks. All of the machines have vertical lift with the PowerBoom design, which uses a single arm for increased capacity and more reach at maximum lift height. The models have rated operating capacities of 2,600 lb. or more. To increase visibility, the cab has laminated glass, which replaces the mesh screens. For serviceability, the machines have a tilting cab, O-ring face seal hydraulic fittings and a simplified design resulting in 38% fewer parts. JCB offers a multifunction joystick control and an optional heated air-suspension seat with adjustable armrests. For pricing and more information, visit a JCB dealer or www.jcbvision.com.
- Early Spring 2011