New Radial Implement Tires from Firestone
A new line of radial implement tires from Firestone is engineered to reduce soil compaction. Firestone Destination Turf tires allow for higher loads at the same air pressure compared with standard tires of the same size. Destination Turf tires are built with Advanced Deflection Design (AD2) technology, which delivers a larger, more uniform contact area, leading to less soil compaction. The tread pattern features biting edges for increased traction in wet conditions and is designed to release soil when rolling through the field, enhancing cleaning power. The steel belt construction and tougher tread compound offer increased stubble resistance compared with standard tires of the same size. As with all Firestone Ag radial tires, the Destination Turf line is backed by a nine-year limited warranty. Learn more at www.firestoneag.com or a local Firestone Ag dealer.
GSI Technology for Bin Cleanout
Cleaning out a grain bin has always been labor-intensive and even dangerous. GSI’s patent-pending FlexWave technology uses two large liners that alternately inflate and deflate, gently pushing the remaining grain into a centrally-located conveyor trough for removal, without the need to enter the bin. A control system automatically senses the amount of grain and shuts off when the process is complete. With the FlexWave system there are no exposed mechanical components, and perforated bin floors are eliminated, increasing capacity. Each inflatable liner can unload more than 100 tons of grain using less than 1 psi of air pressure. The liners are made of durable, commercial-grade material designed to last more than 30 years under normal conditions. Traditional grain bins are emptied by gravity through a cone at the bottom. The FlexWave system can also be used in grain hopper tanks, allowing a flat bottom storage tank rather than the traditional cone at the bottom. This increases capacity and eliminates the need to install legs because the tank can sit on the ground. The first FlexWave offering is planned for 2018. For additional information, visit www.grainsystems.com/FlexWave.
Kinze Expands Grain Cart Line, Develops Planter Prototype
In addition to flotation and row crop tires, Kinze now offers Camso brand tracks on their 1105 (1,100-bu. capacity) and 1305 (1,300-bu. capacity) series dual auger grain carts. Tracks are also available on the 1051 (1,050-bu. capacity) single auger grain cart. Camso tracks offer greater durability, easier maintenance and reduced soil compaction. The dual auger grain carts also feature a new joystick to control four cart functions: tip spout, horizontal auger on/off, flow gate and auger tilt. The joystick can be retrofitted on existing dual auger Kinze carts. The 1105 and 1305 carts feature a 90-second unload speed and enhanced visibility and cleanout.
Kinze is working on a patent pending prototype 60' planter with a center pivot, 12' transport design. In most cases, a road permit is not required. Features include a 24" high parallel toolbar with cast push and pull row units and three-section flex frame. The planter can be used for 24-row, 30" corn and 15" soybeans. The timetable to introduce to market has not yet been determined. For more details, visit www.kinze.com.