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New Larger Model 730 Unverferth Wagon

 A High-Capacity Ride for High-Quality Grain: Unverferth Announces new 750-Bushel-Capacity Grain Wagon

 Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc. announces the introduction of a new 750-bushel capacity grain wagon to its lineup of high-capacity grain wagons. The Unverferth model 730 also features a newly designed unloading chute with a self-locking, spring-loaded latching mechanism for ease of use.

The chute is equipped with a center-dump deflector for pit unloading and is height adjustable from 15 inches to 18 inches. There is also a metering door which makes it easy for opening and taking grain samples. Steep-sloped walls result in fast and complete unloading, up to 750 bushels in 110 seconds.

The model 730 Unverferth grain wagon is specifically designed with integral pull-through hitch to be pulled in tandem when fully loaded and features easy connections for linking multiple units. Standard equipment includes four-wheel, surge-activated brakes which automatically disengage during backing.

The model 730 also features the patented UltraSteer chassis design which allows the wagon to be turned in a 40 percent tighter radius than traditional wagons.

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New Killbros SeedVeyor

Killbros Announces SeedVeyor Bulk Box Carrier for Enhanced Planting Efficiency

Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc. announces the introduction of the Killbros SeedVeyor™ Model 102 bulk box carrier. The two-box bulk seed carrier combines high-speed seed delivery direct to the planter or drill in the field with operator-friendly control for unmatched seed-planting efficiency.

Equipped with the choice of an unloading conveyor or auger, the SeedVeyor model 102 bulk box carrier features a capacity of approximately 100 seed units. It is equipped with an easy-opening 5” x 6” door with a rubber funnel that regulates seed flow into the conveyor or auger. A standard on/off wired switch with a magnetic mount provides optimum user convenience.

The easy-open unloading chutes feed the hopper for greater unloading efficiency. Protective lids cover the unloading chutes when not in use to keep out moisture and debris and feature convenient on-board storage when hauling seed.

The conveyor’s eight-inch cupped and cleated belt inside the six-inch diameter steel tube gently carries seed at speeds up to 12 bushels per minute.

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Perfecta Models 10, 12 and 14 Field Cultivator

Unverferth Announces Perfecta® II Field Cultivator Models 10, 12 and 14 for Greater Field Efficiency

Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc. announces the introduction of the Perfecta® Field Cultivator models 10, 12 and 14. Each model features:  (1) specially designed S-tine shanks and shovels to meet specific tillage needs, (2) a tool-free, spring-pressure adjustable leveling bar for convenient tailoring of the desired soil finish, and (3) the Rolling Harrow® baskets which follow the leveling bar are equipped with triple-lip protected, heavy-duty shielded bearings for trouble-free operation in high-residue environments.

The Perfecta field cultivator allows growers to save fuel and time by tilling, leveling and finishing in a single pass. It’s constructed with a heavy-duty, four-bar frame for added durability with three rows of staggered, high-clearance S-tines for full-width tillage. Superior residue flow is ensured with an underframe clearance of 20” and tine spacing of 18” side-to-side and 20” front-to-rear, resulting in a 6” overall spacing.

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Top Air Sprayers Featuring Self-Propelled Performance and Options

Top Air® Announces Chemical Injection System, Virtual Terminal Console
For Premier Series T-Tank Sprayers
Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc., announces the availability of a chemical injection system and a virtual terminal console for tractors without ISO systems for the Top Air® Premier series of T-Tank sprayers. With these additions and the available steerable hitch option, Top Air models TA1200, TA1600 and TA2400, with 1200, 1600 and 2400 gallon capacities respectively, can now be equipped with all the comparable features and benefits of more costly self-propelled sprayers.

With the Top Air direct chemical injection system, the sprayer’s main tank is loaded only with clean water and the chemical is contained in single or dual separate 24-gallon tanks, depending on sprayer model and capacity. The concentrated chemical is then accurately injected into the spraying system and mixed with the water just prior to being sprayed out of the boom.

Compared to conventional sprayer systems, injection sprayer systems can reduce applicator exposure to chemicals during the mixing and loading process.

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Mahindra USA and Pierce Distribution enter into partnership

Pierce To Support Distribution For MUSA’s Houston Facility

Mahindra USA, (MUSA) the number one selling tractor company in the world based on volume, and Pierce Distribution Services Company have entered into an agreement for Pierce to provide operational expertise for MUSA’s Houston, Texas, Parts Distribution Center.  This venture marks the initial business partnership between these two organizations.

This signals MUSA’s commitment to providing the highest level of service to their customers for aftermarket parts support.  Pierce will draw on its many years of experience handling service parts for major corporations in the agricultural and heavy equipment industries to bring “best in class” distribution principles to the facility.

“Mahindra USA is proud to partner with industry-expert Pierce for our aftermarket parts support.  Pierce’s experience and knowledge in supporting major manufacturers ensures Mahindra will meet and exceed our dealers’ and customers’ expectations for the highest-quality parts support,” said Mani Iyer, President, Mahindra USA, Inc.

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FarmLogs introduces complete free plan

New Features Announced Include Field Rainfall Monitoring, RainAlert
and Automatic Crop History
FarmLogs, the AgTech company that creates user-friendly farm management software and mobile apps to help farmers plan, manage and analyze their farms’ operations, today announced a completely free version of its software along with new lower cost premium plans tailored to fit specific needs.

The Free Plan comes with all features that FarmLogs customers have become accustomed to,
including activity logging, inventory tracking, crop planning, basic weather and mobile access, as
well as new features, including RainAlert and Automatic Crop History. The premium plans (Basic,
Pro & Enterprise) include Field Rainfall Monitoring, the newly released FarmLogs weather feature,
and are targeted toward larger farms with multiple users, allowing for greater team collaboration.

The Basic Plan ($29) allows for up to 5 users and 1,000 acres. The Pro Plan ($79) can have unlimited users and up to 5,000 acres. An Enterprise Plan features an unlimited amount of users and acreage and offers all features that come with the Pro Plan.

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AGCO application equipment now accepting nominations

Recognizing the vital role of custom applicators in supporting the agricultural industry, AGCO Application Equipment is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Operator of the Year program. Each growing season, these professionals spend long hours in the field, operating sophisticated application machinery to apply fertilizer and crop protection products on millions of farm acres.

Now in its eighth season, the Operator of the Year program pays tribute to top professional operators from the U.S. and Canada based on nominations from their ag retailers. A panel of judges from AGCO evaluates nominees based on their performance both on and off the field, including such criteria as skill, dedication, customer service and community involvement.

“Every year, we are impressed by the high caliber of nominees for Operator of the Year,” says Mark Sharitz, director of marketing for AGCO Application Equipment. “The hard work and precision of custom applicators across North America have a direct impact on farmers’ productivity and their ability to provide food, fiber and fuel to the world.

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Kubota adds two models to its M-series line

New M7060 Deluxe 12-Speed 4WD Cab Model Leads the Pack

Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces two new models to its premium M-60 utility ag tractor line: the M6060 and M7060. The deluxe M7060 new 12-speed transmission cab and ROPS model offers reduced engine emissions, high-capacity hydraulics, low noise and electric engagement of four-wheel drive with the flip of a switch. Farms of all sizes will benefit from Kubota’s updated M60 tractors with their increased power and added versatility to tackle a range of jobs with ease – from hauling, material handling and loader work to snow removal and operating hay tools.

“I’ve been with Kubota for 31 years, and over the years we are continuing to grow and expand our utility tractor offerings for customers big and small,” said Paul Williams, senior product manager for Kubota. “The demand will be high for the M7060 12-speed cab tractor because we have heard from dealers and customers alike that a deluxe model hay tractor would fulfill their needs – from handling small balers, round or square, to raking and disc mowing, and more.”

Kubota Sets Its Sights on the hayfield with the M7060 Deluxe 12-Speed, 4WD Cab Model

The new M7060 deluxe models elevate Kubota’s M60-Series to a new level with 71 net horsepower, a 12-speed transmission, high flow hydraulic system, electric over hydraulic four wheel drive engagement and 540/540E rpm PTO.

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New dealer to provide JCB equipment and service to Central Ohio

JCB’s North American dealer network continues to expand with the addition of Hy-Tek JCB. A successful material handling provider since 1963, Hy-Tek will now represent the full line of JCB construction equipment—including new, pre-owned and rental models—and provide JCB parts and service at its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.

For the past 50 years, Hy-Tek has offered full sales and service support for Yale Lift Trucks, including new and used equipment sales, rentals, fleet analysis, customized maintenance programs and reliable aftermarket parts and service. Now, the dealership will apply its many years of experience to JCB’s wide range of equipment, including the world’s safest and most innovative skid steer, known for its patented single-arm PowerBoom and uniquely safe side-entry door. Other industry-leading JCB products now available at Hy-Tek JCB include wheel loaders, backhoes and Loadall telescopic handlers. Hy-Tek JCB also offers a fully-stocked parts department and a full-service maintenance team featuring professionally-trained JCB mechanics.

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Patz Introduces 1,100 Cu. Ft. 2400 Series II Trailer Vertical Mixer

Patz Corporation recently introduced their largest twin screw trailer mixer in the Patz Vertical Mixer Series: 1,100 cu. ft. (31.1 m3) 2400 Series II Trailer Twin Screw Vertical Mixer. The addition of optional steel/rubber side extensions boosts its capacity to 1,270 cu. ft. (36 m3).

The 2400 Series II offers the flexibility to incorporate a wider variety of ingredients, including alternative feeds, into rations. Using two patent pending Vortex™ Screws and patented baffles, ingredients are mixed quickly without compromising feed quality. This unique mixing design ensures a complete, thorough TMR, regardless of batch size.

Featuring four super single truck tires, the mixer has a self-steering rear axle to improve turning radius and minimize tire wear, stresses on axles, hubs, spindles, and suspension. Also contributing to this mixer’s low maintenance design, the primary PTO driveline features an automatic cutout clutch, eliminating the need to replace shear bolts.

Engineered for optimal performance, it includes a 2-speed drive package, available with or without an optional oil cooling system.

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Mahindra USA expands distribution center

Southeast Mahindra Facility Slated To Open Early 2014

Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor in the world based on volume, announces plans for an exclusive Southeast Mahindra Assembly and Distribution Center in January 2014, expanding one of the company’s four tractor assembly and distribution facilities in North America. The expanded assembly and distribution center will continue to be located in Chattanooga, TN, and will support the growing southeast and midwest Mahindra dealer networks.

The Southeast Mahindra Assembly and Distribution Center will be operated by Randy Topping, owner of Mahindra dealer Chattanooga Tractor and Equipment. The center will have a positive impact on the Chattanooga area economy. Southeast Mahindra will build a new facility and employ up to 100 people in the operation as it moves into full production, creating 55 new jobs.

“This investment in the expansion of our North American facilities will provide the additional capacity needed to support the rapid growth of the Mahindra brand,” said Mani Iyer, President of Mahindra USA.

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MyAgCentral connects farmers, contact advisors and precision data

Farmers looking to better leverage field data and expertise from their local advisor partners now have access to a new tool. Newly launched MyAgCentral is designed to bridge the gap between farmers and their trusted local advisors, allowing both to more easily exchange data and develop plans using a single online dashboard. The dashboard lets the farmer pull data from different sources so they can see their whole operation using one login and one tool.
The cloud-based system allows both the farmer and advisors to securely access and share field data, reports, recommendations, plans, maps, etc from any location using any web-enabled device. It is also the first independent system developed to specifically enhance the relationships between farmers, agri-retailers and local advisors.

“Most of the cloud-based systems available to growers today are one-dimensional and do
not serve the needs of the modern farm,” said Steve Cubbage, Owner and President of Prime Meridian Data.

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May Wes expands Poly Liner Kits for Grain Tank Auger Floors

New models include Case IH, John Deere and New Holland brands

May Wes Manufacturing is pleased to announce the addition of five (5) new product kits to their Poly Grain Tank Auger Floor Liners.

These kits come complete with poly, stainless steel straps and hardware and can be installed over new or worn tank floors. The poly material is Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyurethane (UHMW-PE) characteristic for its superior wear quality, resistance to corrosion and a smooth surface for optimum grain flow.

The NEW Poly Grain Tank Auger Liner kits now available are:

Case-IH models:
• 7230, 8230, 9230
• 5088, 6088, 7088, 5130, 6130, 7130
ª 7010, 8010, 7120, 8120, 9120

New Holland models:

• CR920, CR940, CR970, CR980, CR9040, CR9070
John Deere models:
• 9660 STS, 9760 STS, 9860 STS, 9670STS, 9770 STS, 9870 STS, S550 STS, S660 STS, S670 STS, S680 STS, S690 STS

Learn more about May Wes’s full product line of Poly Grain Tank Auger Liners by visiting the web at: http://www.maywes.com/grain_tank_auger_floor_liner.

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AGCO unveils global precision farming initiative: Fuse Technologies

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and infrastructure, announced a new global corporate initiative that addresses all aspects of precision farming technology and how farmers can optimize their operations through AGCO products and new services.

AGCO’s overarching new global technology strategy is called FuseTM Technologies, and it will provide professional growers seamless integration and connectivity across all their farm assets — regardless of brand. It will transform current precision farming practices by delivering precision agriculture solutions that lead to reduced input costs, greater efficiency and profitability. AGCO’s current telematics and data management offerings such as AgCommand TM and VarioDocTM, auto guidance solutions such as Auto-GuideTM 3000 and VarioGuideTM, and future generations of these and other core precision farming technologies will
be added to the Fuse Technologies portfolio. Additionally, as the strategy evolves, a major focus of Fuse Technologies will be to ensure an “open” approach to technology integration in AGCO equipment.

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New Mobile Version for JDparts.Deere.com

New functionality optimizes access to John Deere parts and services with a smartphone or tablet

The innovative technology of smartphones, tablets and mobile devices allow farmers, ranchers, property owners, golf course managers, landscapers, and construction site managers to access information quickly and conveniently in the home, office, or field.  To fully leverage this technology, John Deere announces a new mobile version of jdparts.deere.com. The new service allows customers to access these user-friendly sites whenever they are on line with their mobile devices.

“Accessing the mobile version can be accomplished by simply typing in jdparts.deere.com on any browser on any smartphone,” says Jim Goldschmidt, product line manager, John Deere. “The user will automatically pick up the mobile version, m.jdparts.deere.com of the website.”

The mobile site can also be accessed on tablets by typing in m.jdparts.deere.com. The “m” is essential on tablet devices to pick up the mobile configuration and not the normal computer desktop version.

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John Deere revamps 5E Series Tractor line with new models and options

Updates include two new 4-cylinder models & cab, transmission options on lower hp tractors

John Deere has updated its entire lineup of 5E Series Utility Tractors (45-100 horsepower) with new Interim Tier 4 engine models and more cab / open operator station and transmission options. This new 5E Series Tractor line now includes the new 85 and 100 horsepower 4-cylinder tractors, which replace the previous 83, 93 and 101 horsepower models, and four 3-cylinder models ranging for 45 to 75 horsepower.

The new 5085E and 5100E feature Interim Tier 4 emissions-compliant PowerTech diesel engines with the 12 Forward / 12 Reverse PowrReverser™ Transmission and 540/540 Economy PTO in base equipment. They can be ordered with either a comfortable, ergonomic climate-controlled cab or with an open operator station, an option not previously available on the larger 5E models.

Two of the most popular options many customers have asked for on the 55 to 75 horsepower 3-cylinder 5E tractors are a cab and the 12/12 PowrReverser Transmission.

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FarmLogs introduces field rainfall monitoring

Monitor Precise Overnight Rainfall Levels & Historical Accumulation By Field

FarmLogs, the leading agricultural tech startup that helps farmers plan, manage and analyze their farms’ operations, announced the addition of Field Rainfall Monitoring to its farm management software. The new feature is accessible from any device with a web browser and gives farmers the ability to view precisely how much rain fell on each field.

“The ability to measure exact rain accumulation at each field is going to save farmers an immense amount of time,” said Jesse Vollmar, CEO and co-founder of FarmLogs. “Driving to the fields to check for rain can be a hassle. With our new Field Rainfall Monitoring feature, there is no longer a need to physically check a field or to monitor rain gauges. We do it automatically.”
The new weather feature accurately and immediately displays field-specific rainfall levels at a glance for the most recent 12 and 24-hour periods, as well as eight years of historical precipitation data.

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JBC amis high with six-cylinder Dieselmax 672 engine

JCB announced plans to begin production of six-cylinder engines with the addition of the JCB Dieselmax 672 to its world-leading engine line-up. The introduction of the engine represents an investment of around $68.5 million. By the time the engine goes into full production later this year, its launch will have created more than 50 new jobs.

In just over eight years, JCB has gone from being new to the field of engine manufacturing to a major global engine producer with a reputation for fuel efficiency and innovation. The first engine rolled off JCB’s UK production line in November 2004. In 2011, JCB began producing engines at its  Indian headquarters in Ballabgarh. To date, JCB has produced more than 250,000 engines globally.

“In a relatively short space of time we have become a major producer of engines and today more than 70% of JCB’s machines are powered by the engines we manufacture,” said JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford.

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New 4700 All Plant Air Drill by CrustBuster / Speed King Inc.

The new 4700 All Plant Air Drill by CrustBuster / Speed King Inc. comes from the experienced and field-proven 4700 series All Plant Drills known as the “No-Till Drill of Choice”.  This new Air Drill System centers on the successful CrustBuster Parallel Linkage Opener which is engineered to provide a constant down pressure throughout the operating range. This down pressure plus remaining parallel to the ground throughout the opener’s travel, results in a  consistent planting depth control.

The Air Drill System features a large 350 bushel capacity, two compartment split 60/40, four wheel steer cart.  Mounted on the ISO compatible cart system is the central fill, pressurized tank which features a low hopper sensor.  The operator can load and unload the hopper with the attached  8″ auger.  The ability to drill grain and apply fertilizer at the same time allows you to get more acres done in less time. Built around the solid All Plant Drill 3-section 40′ and 45′ frames, the folding Air Drill allows for quick and easy transport.

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Modified toolbar accomplishes goals of stewardship and profit

Ask anyone around Kenton about an innovative farm operation in the area and they will likely mention Watkins Farms.

For Brian Watkins, that “ahead of the curve” mentality is forged by a series of objectives, including profit, yield, maintaining long-term sustainability, taking care of the soils and being environmentally sound.

For years, Watkins Farms has been broadcasting fertilizer in the fall, but recently decided that it would be best for them to work those nutrients directly below the surface. A major factor in his thinking and philosophy is the issue of soluble phosphorous that is affecting Ohio’s water quality.

 “Some farmers will choose to do some fall strip tillage and we felt like that didn’t fit what we wanted,” Watkins said. “Soil conditions in the fall are sometimes not conducive to that method because it is too wet and the benefits wouldn’t be there come spring. We needed a zero soil disturbance solution to getting the nutrients directly into the soil.”

To address this challenge, Watkins came up with a creative way to apply dry fertilizer.

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