Machinery Journal - Early Spring 2018

March 15, 2018 11:15 AM
Machinery Journal - Early Spring 2018

Horsch Introduces Two High-Speed Discs

The RT18, with an 18'4" working width, and the RT22, with a 21'8" working width, have been added to Horsch’s Joker RT lineup of high speed disks. The models can be used in both primary and secondary tillage operations. Both discs feature 20" notched blades mounted at a 17° angle as well as rubber torsion arms to protect the blades. They also feature a drawbar hitch, a three-section design to follow ground contours and oil-filled bearings. Manual or electronic depth control is also available as well as the RollFlex finishing system. The tool is designed to be an alternative to vertical tillage, field cultivators, soil finishers and tandem disk harrows. For more details, visit

High-Tech Tractor and Combine Tracks for Speed and Protection

Camso recently unveiled their smart track technology for tractors and conversion track system for combines in the U.S., both of which allow for increased road speeds and protect equipment. The company’s first smart track application involves a sensor embedded in the track to monitor temperature. If the track reaches high temperature levels, the sensor sends a signal to the tractor, which progressively yet promptly makes adjustments to reach higher speeds quickly while also protecting the track.

Camso’s conversion track system is the industry’s first 100% bolt-on option for combines with an integrated final drive that achieves road speeds of up to 23 mph. Its suspension with double-oscillation bogie wheels allows for better ground contact and ride quality. According to Camso, the larger ground footprint provides increased mobility and reduces ground pressure by more than 70%.

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New Mahindra Retriever Can Reach Up to 60 mph

Sporting a 83-hp, 1,000-cc V-Twin TGB gas engine, the new Retriever utility vehicle from Mahindra can reach up to 60 mph. The workhorse features a heavy-duty frame and 67 lb. of torque. Towing capacity tops out at 2,500 lb., and hauling capacity at 1,000 lb. The continuously variable transmission and new bucket seats provide comfort for up to three riders at a time and 19" of entry space makes it easier to get in and out of the cab. A new dash features a 4.3" digital gauge. The vehicle has a 12" ground clearance, automotive LED headlights, standard 2" front and rear receiver hitches and electric cargo box dump and a choice of a standard or the Flexhauler (sides fold down to convert to a flat bed) 44"x64"x11" cargo box. For more, including details on the 24 Retriever models released in late 2017, visit


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