By Aimee Cope and Wyatt Bechtel
Work Hard with Less
With roots in the Czech Republic, Zetor expands its U.S. footprint with the release of the Forterra HD tractor. Equipped with a 150-hp Zetor four-cylinder engine with 16-valve technology, the Forterra HD offers fuel economy and power equivalent to a six-cylinder tractor. The tractor is equipped with a 30/30 power shuttle transmission and a PTO clutch control that automatically adjusts the startup speed depending on the implement. Engine balancing shafts allow for a smooth drive and reduce noise. With a spring-mounted front axle and cab along with an extended wheelbase, comfort is comparable to most six-cylinder tractors. For ease of use, controls and two electronic joysticks are located on a right-hand panel.
Price: $115,000. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit www.zetor.com.
Travel with the Ease of Speed
Midseason sprayer applications must be done in an efficient manner. The DynaJet Flex 7120 nozzle control system allows a range of operating speeds and application rates to get the job done. The system is equipped with the DynaJet console and interface, driver modules, nozzle body mounted solenoid tip shutoffs and related harnesses. Used in conjunction with an existing rate controller, the system can be retrofitted onto many new and used sprayers.
The DynaJet Flex 7120 system is equipped to control pressure and maintain consistent droplet size using various speeds. To select the proper droplet size, a compact touchscreen user
interface is included, including a complete nozzle database.
The system also allows instantaneous tip shutoff to minimize waste and overspraying. To improve overall efficiency, the operator can adjust nozzle flow capacity from the cab without changing nozzles.
Price: $19,214 for a complete system for a “typical” sprayer (90' boom with 20" tip spacing and 54 nozzles). For more details, visit www.teejet.com.
Increased Power for On-Farm Jobs
With agriculture top of mind, the 2016 Kodiak 700 ATV features a 708-cc dual overhead cam motor with clutching system that keeps revolutions per minute low when driven at slower speeds. It comes in handy for many farm uses, such as spraying when an operator needs to maintain a consistent rate of flow for the sprayer while holding the throttle steady.
The Kodiak 700 is offered in three models: non-EPS (no power steering), EPS and special edition. The ATV’s compact size allows for long days in the seat and a relaxed-as-possible ride, with the power needed to get the job done. Kodiak’s lower seat and fender height allow riders to get on and off easier. The air filter has been moved under the seat for easy access to clean and is larger for increased air flow.
The overall thickness of the ATV’s exterior plastic has been increased to help it stand up better to farm wear and tear.
New large durable front and rear racks offer 110-lb. load capacity in the front and 198-lb. in back. Livestock producers might be interested in a new accessory: a full wrap-around 1.5" rail that acts as a protective bumper.
Price range: $6,999 to $8,899. For more information or to find a dealer, visit www.yamaha.com.