Machinery Journal: Polaris Introduces the Versatile General Series

January 23, 2016 02:55 AM

Polaris Introduces the Versatile General Series

Ranked high in versatility, Polaris adds the General series to its lineup of side-by-side vehicles. Available 
in three models, the vehicles sport 100-hp ProStar 1000 engines boasting the ability to accelerate from 0 mph to 40 mph in 3.5 seconds. Locked and loaded for heavy-duty jobs, the General has a 1,100-lb. payload
and 600-lb. dump box. 

Although burly, the 81" wheel-base and performance-oriented suspension allows for a smooth ride. A dual A-arm front suspension provides 12.25" of suspension travel and 13.2" rear travel calibrated to handle rough terrain. The vehicles feature 12" of ground clearance unloaded and 7.4" when loaded with 600 lb.

The models sport a close ratio all-wheel-drive system, and when needed, all four wheels will engage for more forward traction and will revert back to two-wheel drive when no longer needed. The vehicles also feature an engine braking system when trailering up to 15,000 lb., along with electronic power steering. Visit or your local dealer to learn more.

Hagie Mfg. Adds Value to Applicators


In addition to their liquid product-delivery system on self-propelled applicators, Hagie Manufacturing is partnering with Fennig Equipment, Coldwater, Ohio, for full-season dry fertilizer, nutrient and cover-crop interseeding applications. The Hagie Commodity Delivery System includes a 140 cu. ft. pressurized dry application tank, six-outlet stainless steel metering system and application-specific distribution towers. Compatible with 2007 and newer model STS sprayers, the system can apply denser seed mixtures at higher rates and is capable of 90' spread widths. The scale can be upgraded to an ISO interface. 

Field tests of the dry delivery system at 50% field efficiency show applicators boast a 20-acre-per-hour productivity increase. The system has applied 100 lb. of cereal rye at 8 mph, 120 lb. potash/MAP mix at 6 to 7 mph and 20 lb. annual ryegrass at 14 mph.

Fennig Equipment will manufacture the applicator and Hagie Mfg. will distribute and install it. For more information, contact your local dealer or visit 

Exapta Solutions Expands Lineup


To diversify their product offering, Exapta Solutions adds the UniForce hydraulic downforce for John Deere 50, 60 and 90 no-till drills and DuraLok firming wheels (seed-lock wheels) for John Deere 50, 60 and 90 drills. 

The UniForce replaces the OEM springs on each opener with hydraulic cylinders. Designed to apply uniform force to the opener and throughout the entire range of travel, the UniForce reduces hairpinning of residue and better holds opener depth. Down pressure is adjusted using a single valve on the drill frame or by a switch in the cab. The UniForce allows for better use of frame weight and doesn’t increase transport clearance.  

The DuraLok firming wheels are an upgrade from the current in-furrow firming wheels. Designed to flex with the furrow, even on contours, the DuraLok features a streamlined narrow hub to improve shed mud. The firming wheels sport custom-built bearings from NTN with triple-lip seals on both sides and corrosion-resistant alloy hubs. 

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