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Machinery Journal

January 28, 2009
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Farm Journal Machinery Editor and Test Plot Director
 
 


Application Upgrades

The Apache Series of self-propelled sprayers from Equipment Technologies packs increased horsepower while delivering improved fuel economy. The series features three models outfitted with JCB transmissions and powered by Cummins engines. Models range from 160 hp to 275 hp. The available boom widths include 80', 90' and 100'. Machine crop clearance options are 31", 42" and 48". Equipped with Hypro hydraulically driven centrifugal pumps, the sprayers are outfitted with polyurethane or stainless steel tanks, with capacities from 750 gal. to 1,200 gal. The sprayers are compatible with Raven precision ag components. Base price range: $124,700 to $180,000. For more information, call (800) 861-2142 or visit www.apachesprayer.com.




Increased Cutting Width for Haymaking

New Holland's H7150 Haybine mower-conditioner, which replaces the model 1475, provides additional working width and greater maneuverability. Outfitted with the HS Series Haybine sickle header, cutting width ranges from 14'3" to 18'3". The tongue-mounted pivoting pump offers easy hook-up with a simple hitch pin and telescoping PTO shaft design, and allows the operator to make square corners and tight headland turns. For more, call (866) 639-4563, contact a New Holland dealer or visit www.newholland.com/na.





Redesigned Performance


The Massey Ferguson 9005 Series of combines expands with the MF9695 and MF9795 models. These combines are powered by Sisu Diesel Citius 84 CTA engines. The MF9695 has 300 hp with a power bulge of up to 321 hp, and the MF9795 has 350 hp with a power bulge of up to 375 hp. Both combines have a 140" rotor. The high-volume unloading system uses two augers for direct dispensing at a rate of 4.5 bu. per second. Standard onboard grain capacity for both models is 300 bu., and the MF9795 has an optional 350-bu. capacity. Base prices: MF9695, $259,186; MF9795, $280,491. For more information, call (770) 813-9200, visit a Massey Ferguson dealer or log on to www.masseyferguson.com





Tractors Incorporate ISOBUS

The lineup of Challenger tractors grows with the introduction of three tractor families in the C Series. Tractors in the MT700C Series and the MT800C Series are track models, and the MT900C Series offers articulated four-wheel-drive models. The C Series tractors feature the all-new tractor management center (TMC). ISOBUS technology is integrated into the series through the TMC for universal electronics communication compatibility with compliant implements. The TMC monitor displays controls for many of the tractor functions, including the power management feature, the six in-line fingertip controls for the hydraulic system, preset engine-speed settings and the One-Touch headland management system. Base prices: MT700C, $221,544; MT800C, $284,467; MT900C, $281,515. For more information, call (770) 813-9200, contact a Challenger dealer or log on to www.challenger-ag.com.

 

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