Manure Manager

On track: January/February 2009

January 30, 2009  by On Track

On page 26 of the November/December 2008 issue of Manure Manager, the
website listed for accessing more information on the Willmar Wrangler
4550 was incorrect.

On page 26 of the November/December 2008 issue of Manure Manager, the website listed for accessing more information on the Willmar Wrangler 4550 was incorrect. As a service to the magazine’s readers and the product manufacturer, Manure Manager is repeating the listing with the correct information included. We apologize for the error and any confusion it may have caused.

Willmar Wrangler 4550


The Willmar Wrangler 4550 Loader is engineered to deliver the power, maneuverability and performance that operators demand, perfect for farmers who expect their tractor to be a jack-of-all-trades.


Four-bucket capacities from 20 to 45 cubic feet let operators move all types of materials – up to 2,450 pounds – quickly and effectively.

The articulating loader features an 83 hp, 178 cu. in., Deutz diesel engine; single-speed, hydrostatic four-wheel drive; and joystick control for easy lift and tilt operation. In rough terrain, the 16-degree frame oscillation keeps all four wheels on the ground. The universal tool carrier accommodates most existing skid steer attachments from pallet forks and buckets to grapple forks and sweepers. Electronic shuttle-shift and precise foot pedal speed control mean the Wrangler loader will be a reliable, productive addition to any farming operation.

New Nuhn lagoon pump


The Nuhn G-Force Lagoon Pump is a new high-volume, high-performance pump designed for commercial, and large farm, use.

The clean and rugged design ensures low maintenance, and long life. With the Nuhn design, all of the energy from the tractor is directed into pumping, as opposed to wasting half of the energy on turning a prop. This results in massive agitation capacities and faster loading speeds.

To allow for longer life, the bearings are completely enclosed. Pressurized grease from a spring-loaded cup purges the unit of grit, like a wheel hub, which results in the most comprehensive lubrication system and seal in the industry.

To find out more information and to see a video clip of the Nuhn G-Force Lagoon Pump in action, please visit

New AGCO LTs power up


Heavy-duty, mid-range AGCO® LT Series tractors are now Tier III compliant with more power, even better fuel efficiency and B100 use approved.

The AGCO LT85A and LT95A tractors combine the versatility of utility tractors and the rugged engineering of high-horsepower row crop tractors. The new models are also equipped with an advanced semi-powershift transmission, high flow hydraulics and a rear end built to handle one of the highest hitch lift capacities in the mid-range market. In addition to more power, the tractors feature a new look with a single piece hood that can be raised up and out of the way for easier servicing.

The heart of the new tractors is the B100 approved, 4.4L SisuDiesel engine with its common rail fuel injection system and electronic engine management. It delivers 85 PTO hp to the LT85A and 95 PTO hp to the LT95A. The four-cylinder engine with its four valve per cylinder design produces improved control of air and fuel mix for a better burn. Fuel consumption is lowered with high efficiency even at high power. The engine block itself has been designed to improve temperature equalization for less stress on components and longer engine life.

The new LTs are equipped with the Auto 4 semi-powershift transmission with 16 speeds forward and reverse. The multi-function shuttle allows the operator to change direction, declutch and powershift speeds with his left hand, keeping the right hand free for implement control.

The new LTs also come with 26 gpm open center hydraulics as standard equipment. This high flow rate for an open center system is more than adequate for quick loader response. Higher output and increased flow control for live third function loader attachments or for rear attachments like those using hydraulic motors can be achieved with the optional 29 gpm closed center load sensing system. If hydraulic flow isn't a concern an economical 15 gpm system is another option.

Lower link sensing on the three-pt. hitch with lift capacity of 7,817 lbs. standard and 9,189 lbs. optional also sets the LT Series apart from the competition.

Customers can select from open platform or cab models and two- or four-wheel drive.

New manure recordkeeping program


Harvey’s Farm Cycle, Inc. has a new solution to the headaches of manure recordkeeping. The company has developed a complete farm nutrient accounting system that was designed to track all forms of nutrient movement on the farm. The system records manure, fertilizer, and pesticide applications and detail areas where nutrient buildup is occurring, improving management decisions and helping ease the burden of regulatory reporting.

The main goal of the program is to help producers record and maximize the benefits of nutrients applied to their cropland. The program also helps to keep farms in compliance with the requirements set forth by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and requirements outlined in the Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices (GAAMPS).

Harvey’s Farm Cycle program is Internet based and offers options that fit into most management systems. Information can be entered online by the producer or by a Harvey’s Farm Cycle consultant. The online availability gives the producer the opportunity to manage and view their farm records at anytime.

The Harvey’s Farm Cycle program helps streamline the information and record-keeping process in a user-friendly and highly efficient way. Through the ongoing record keeping reports that Harvey’s Farm Cycle has designed, the hassle is taken out of record keeping.

OtterBox protective case for BlackBerry smartphones
Exclusive to the Defender™ Series line, Otter Products has introduced the slim-fit OtterBox 1936 case to protect the new BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8120 and BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8130 smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM).

Allowing complete access to the trackball, sync/charge USB port, camera and self-portrait mirror, the OtterBox provides an ideal solution for on-the-go protection with style.

Similar to existing BlackBerry smartphone cases in the OtterBox Defender™ Series line, the OtterBox 1936 case offers three layers to safeguard the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and BlackBerry Pearl 8130 from bumps, scratches and drops.

Additionally, three acoustically approved, semi-permeable membrane vents protect the headset and speakerphone openings, while still allowing clear sound transmission. Cases include a holster-style, swivel belt clip for convenient carrying. BlackBerry smartphones also feature a magnet proximity sensor to automatically shut off the display to maximize battery life when stored in a holster or case, and this feature is supported with the OtterBox.

OtterBox also offers the Defender™ Series cases for the BlackBerry® 8800, BlackBerry® Curve™ series and original BlackBerry Pearl™ 8100 series smartphones.

Leon dozer blades available for Case tractors


Leon is offering complete dozer blade packages for four-wheel-drive and track drive-tractors.

These packages include: quick-on, quick-off mounting; unique blade contouring to ensure clean rolloff for easy pushing; powerful hydraulic right and left angling; adjustable skid shoes; full tractor service accessibility; extra high tractor under frame clearance, and hydraulic bulk head breakaway.
Options include: hydraulic vertical tilt, blade tops, width extensions, and side plates.
Available packages include:

    Q440 for Case IH STX375, STX440, STX425, STX450, STX500
    Q480T for Case IH 480, 485, 530, 535 Track Model
    Q485W and Q480W for Case IH 480, 485, 530, 535 Wheel Model
    Q440T for Case Quadtrac STX375, STX425, STX440 (30-inch track width only)
    Q9350 for Case IH 9240, 9250, 9260, 9350
    Q9380 for Case IH 9270, 9280, 9290, 9370, 9380, 9390 Quadtrac

Neptune wheel wash systems now available in Canada


The Neptune series of stationary and portable automated wheel wash systems, manufactured by Innovative Equipment Solutions (IES), is now available in Canada.
Calgary-based Neptune Northern has been named the Canadian sales, rental and service dealership for the product line, which is designed to eliminate facility and jobsite track-out in a variety of markets, including waste management and agriculture.

Featuring concrete- or galvanized-steel-sidewall construction, the Neptune system is highly suitable to either permanent or temporary installations. All models are engineered with a fully automated, closed-loop water recycling and solids separation process – so that water present at the site entrance does not create any additional issues. For the permanent installation, its concrete construction allows for the highest level of water retention, thereby lowering operating costs.

The Neptune series is constructed to withstand heavy truck traffic and features a high volume/low pressure water design, which prevents overspray and the knocking of oil and grease from the truck chassis. Its extra-wide, 42-inch wash elements flex the tire tread open to allow the high water volume flow to flush the tires clean. A highly focused spray is easily achieved with adjustable nozzle assemblies.
The sales and engineering team at Neptune Northern will be available to guide clients through system selection, customization and turnkey installation. They will also provide valuable education and training on the cost-efficient use of wheel wash systems and the importance of compliance with environmental, air quality and clean road regulations.

Sellick Equipment expands S-Series


Sellick Equipment Limited of Harrow, Ont., has expanded its S-Series product line by adding a 16,000-lb. capacity model.

The new S160-4 has full-time four-wheel drive and four equal sized wheels. By steering both axles, the S160-4 has a tight turning radius of 150-inches.

The S160-4 is powered by the Dieselmax 444 Turbocharged Tier III diesel engine, producing 114 hp, and is coupled to a fully automatic power-shift transmission for efficient operation. Axles feature enclosed wet disc brakes for extended life, and limited slip differentials for maximum traction and maneuverability.

Consistent with the S-Series product line, the operator platform of the S160-4 is mounted to frame on isolators which dramatically reduce noise and vibration for the operator. Standard features include frame leveling, tilt steering column with full instrumentation, light package, and back-up alarm. Options include full cab, air conditioning, side shift and fork positioning carriages, and a variety of lift heights and fork lengths.


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