The 2011 World Ag Expo marked the show’s 44th year of displaying the latest in farm equipment, chemicals, communications and technology. The show also offers farm tours as well as free seminars on a variety of topics important to dairy producers, farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals.
Here are the top new products for 2011:
Air Filter Blaster
Salmon River Innovations, LLC,
A new device that cleans the element of an engine’s canister air filter in seconds helps cut fuel and maintenance costs while improving engine performance and increasing engine life.
Flag-R-Mon Flag Products/Ag Flag
A new water-activated flag saves money, water and effort by eliminating the guesswork in determining when flood irrigation water has advanced to a pre-determined point in a block, check, ditch furrow, row or open field.
AMSOIL Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil
American Synthetic Lubricants Inc.
A new biodegradable hydraulic oil from AMSOIL that combines low-toxicity with high lubricity properties offers farmers and ranchers an environmentally- friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based products.
Trimble Connected Farm
Connected Farm, a new system of software and communication services from Trimble, takes farm management efficiency to the next level by combining precision farming information collected in the field with data management software and cell phone technology.
T-HEXX Dragonhyde HBC
This new, innovative hoof-care product for use in hoof baths offers a nonhazardous, biodegradable alternative to traditional copper sulfate or formaldehyde products. When mixed with water, T-HEXX Dragonhyde Hoof Bath Concentrate creates a long-lasting, highly visible environmental barrier that helps to promote normal hoof health for dairy cows.
Ezy-Lift Hydraulic Lift System
Ezy-Lift of California, Inc.
Valley Center, Calif.
In less than 90 seconds, with the push of a button, one person can load up to 2,000 pounds of cargo in the back of a pickup or flatbed truck, using the new model 2000-8.0PT Ezy-Lift.
Jacket with Thumb-Hole Sleeve
Udder Tech, Inc.
A new jacket made of waterproof nylon puts an end to wet, irritated wrists and arms when milking cows.
NOxBlue Diesel Exhaust Fluid
Core Fluids, LLC
Arroyo Grande, Calif.
The new NOxBlue brand of Diesel Exhaust Fluid, made by Core- Fluids, LLC, exceeds the purity and quality standards established by the American Petroleum Institute.
Push Away Grapple
Fritsch Equipment Corp.
De Pere, Wis.
Designed for feeding bagged silage, the Push Away Grapple saves time and minimizes ground disturbance when removing feed from the bag. The patent-pending tool has the power to penetrate tightly-packed haylage and grasses to completely fill the bucket of a skid-steer or other type of front-end loader in less than 10 seconds.
Yuma Rugged Tablet Computer
Built to meet tough military standards for withstanding drops, vibration, immersion and temperature extremes, the new Trimble Yuma Rugged Tablet Computer weighs less than three pounds and is designed to work where farmers and ranchers work.
This year’s expo, held at Tulare’s International Agri-Center, attracted an estimated 100,000 visitors from more than 50 countries. Covering 2.6 million square feet, the show also drew nearly 1,600 exhibitors.