By Aimee Cope and Ben Potter
Bad Boy Enters ATV Market with Onslaught 550
The Onslaught 550 4x4 midsize is the first ATV in Bad Boys lineup. The model features an independent double A-arm and rear suspension as well as 12" of ground clearance. The Onslaught sports a liquid-cooled
503-cc engine with electronic fuel injection (EFI). Operators can choose from two models: 550 4x4 EFI or 550 4x4 EFI with electronic power steering (EPS). Both models are available in black or olive green. The
EPS-equipped models can have Realtree Xtra camouflage and premium wheels offered as factory-installed options. The Onslaught 550 4x4 model sports an electric start, 4.2-gal. fuel capacity and 1,225-lb. hitch towing rating. Other key features include hydraulic disc brakes, locking differential, 8.7" of front suspension travel and 9.4" of rear suspension travel and standard A-arm guard and skid plate underbody protection.
To learn more, contact your local dealer or visit www.badboybuggies.com.
AGCO Releases Equipment Across Brands
As the result of AGCO investing in planter technology from Precision Planting, White Planters releases its 9800VE planter series. The series sports the vSet meter, DeltaForce hydraulic downforce, vDrive electronic drive, 20/20 SeedSense monitor and optional FieldView data collection and mapping. The three models with 30" row spacing for 12-, 16- and 24-row configurations are: 9812VE-30, 9816VE-30 and 9824VE-30.
Equipped with a three-section frame, the planters have the ability to flex 21° up or down at each wing to provide consistent planting depth across uneven field conditions. These planters also fold for more convenient transport from field to field.
White Planters will continue to provide its 9800 series planters equipped with White air meters, as it is a simple, reliable and accurate system for farmers.
Fendt also unveils its 1000 Vario tractor series with four models—the 1038 with 380 hp, 1042 with 420 hp, 1046 with 460 hp and 1050 with 500 hp. The series features the Fendt iD concept, which blends a 12.4-liter six-cylinder engine with a next-generation transmission to provide more power, fuel efficiency and versatility. The tractors sport a stepless VarioDrive, where torque is distributed freely and independently on both axis. When slip occurs on the front or rear axle, the VarioDrive four-wheel management switches torque from one axle to the other. During on-road travel, the transmission stops transferring torque to the front axle at 15 mph. At higher speeds, the clutch completely disengages the front axle to eliminate drag.
The cab features a 10.4" terminal, automated steering, automatic section control, GPS position data with wireless transfer and remote monitoring through the AgCommand telemetry system and Fuse Connected Services.
To learn more information, visit www.agcocorp.com.
Geringhoff Unveils Harvest Options
Farmers have three new platform choices with Geringhoff’s two corn heads and flex draper. The Freedom corn head has an angled two-chain system to optimize crop feeding and maximize yield retention with reduced crop loss and plugging. The Freedom’s gear box design can handle various row spacing configurations.
The Patriot corn head was specifically designed with twin-row configurations in mind. It has a double-sprocket gathering chain system to eliminate the whipping effect sometimes experienced with harvesting via conventional corn heads. The corn head, developed in conjunction with Stine Seed Company, also has optional end-row augers that improve feeding and yield retention.
Geringhoff is calling the TruFlex Razor flex draper the first “flex-flex” draper because it combines a three-section flexible frame and segmented reel with a flexible cutter bar. The cutter bar can flex 3" up and 3" down for a total of 6", and the wings can flex a total of 24" each. This helps the TruFlex Razor deliver a close shave—even on hilly terrain. Equipped with a center knife drive, the head offers smoother feeding and reduced vibration. The center belt drive and airflow system improves performance and minimizes loss.
For more information, visit www.geringhoff.com.
Great Plains’ Adds Planter Attachment
In partnership with Capstan Ag Systems Inc., Great Plains introduces the AccuShot planter attachment, ideal for liquid application systems such as starter fertilizer, insecticide directly on the seed in-furrow and fungicide.
When the seed is delivered to the seed tube, it trips a sensor, which alerts the AccuShot control system. Based on tractor speed and seed drop distance, the control system calculates the exact time to inject a metered shot of treatment into the fertilizer tube. The check valve releases an individual shot behind the targeted seed in the trench. At a safe distance from the seed, the risk of starter burn is eliminated allowing for a high-salt starter. Farmers can manually adjust the fertilizer distance from the seed.
If a seed does not drop, product will not be released, eliminating unnecessary fertilizer use. Other options include the ability to shut off certain row units to drop seed without treatment. The system is designed to work with both single and twin-row Great Plains planters.
Visit www.accushotsystem.com to learn more.
John Deere Introduces Utility Vehicle
Designed for crop and livestock producers, the Gator XUV590i and XUV590i S4 four-passenger models are equipped with a 586-cc, 32-hp, liquid-cooled inline twin-cylinder gasoline engine and independent suspension.
Both models have a top speed of 45 mph and come with an 875-watt, 65-amp alternator to run auxiliary attachments. By isolating the powertrain and using sound-dampening material around the engine and CTV intakes, the models sport lower noise and vibration levels.
The XUV590i provides 10.5" ground clearance, 800-lb. load capacity and 1,100-lb. towing capacity. The XUV590i S4 has a 9.3" ground clearance, 1,200-lb. load capacity and can tow up to 1,100 lb.
To learn more, visit www.johndeere.com/gator.