Auger Line Debuts
In a first for the company, Art's Way Manufacturing Company announces a line of portable grain augers. The models include: 8- and 10-inch 34' driveline augers; 10-inch 62' and 72' augers with rolling hoppers; and 12-inch 72', 82' and 92' augers with rolling hoppers. The augers are built with 12-gauge tube. The 8" models feature 7-gauge flighting, and the rolling hopper models have ¼" flighting. Augers are double-flighted in wear areas in the hopper and drive section. A reversible gearbox permits PTO operation from either side. PTO drives include direct drive PTO and 48" shielded power shaft. Electric drives include motor mount, V belts and 14" two-groove pulley. Price range: $3,300 to $20,500. Contact: Art's Way, 351 S. Douglas, Salem, SD 57058; (605) 425-2184; www.artsway-mfg.com.
Customizable Strip-Till System
Entering the strip-till market, Sunflower from AGCO Corporation introduces the 8-row and 12-row 7600 Series strip-till system. The machines feature a 7"x73⁄8" wall toolbar designed with a 10" range of vertical travel, adjustable dual down-pressure springs and shearbolt-protected shank assemblies. Large 24" coulter blades and adjustable dual-function scrapers feature depth bands. Steel-fingered row cleaner assemblies move residue away from the row just ahead of the shank. To match fertilizer products, knife shank options for liquid, dry or anhydrous are available. Base price range: $30,900 to $52,500. Contact: a Sunflower dealer; www.sunflowermfg.com.
Mammoth Seeding Tank System
The 600-bu. Titan III Fertilizer Tank from SeedMaster is the largest seeding tank system in North America. The multiseason tow-behind tank is designed to match with SeedMaster's 80' and 90' air drills, which can seed a quarter section in approximately three hours. The Titan III features an auger system to move fertilizer from the tank to the drill, where it is metered and blown through hoses to the openers. Because it's nonpressurized, the Titan III can convert into a grain cart at harvest or a fertilizer spreader. Contact: SeedMaster, 1 South Plains Road West, Emerald Park, SK, Canada S4L 1C6; (888) 721-3001; www.seedmaster.ca.
Model Year Updates
With the addition of 2010 models, Yamaha Motor Corporation has 17 ATVs in its lineup. The powerful Grizzly 700 FI EPS, with its 686-cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine, is lightweight for the best power-to-weight ratio. The Grizzly 700 FI EPS was the first ATV to feature electronic power steering, and the model continues to be loaded with features, such as Yamaha Fuel Injection, Ultramatic automatic transmission and On-Command 2WD/4WD/4WD with differential lock. The front and rear steel cargo racks can pack a total of 286 lb. A center-mounted, heavy-duty trailer hitch is standard and can tow more than 1,300 lb. Base price: $9,299.
Yamaha also made updates to the Big Bear 400 4x4 IRS (independent rear suspension) with ITP Mud Lite tires and a semiautomatic five-speed transmission. Base price: $6,299.
Contact: a Yamaha dealer; www.yamaha-motor.com.
- Mid-November 2009