On TRACK: March/April 2009
By On TRACK
By On TRACK
Jamesway Farm Equipment introduces a new family of Tanker Transfer
Kits. These kits may be added to highway tankers or truck mounted field
tankers to allow quick and easy unloading into another tanker.
Jamesway introduces new Tanker Transfer Kits
Jamesway Farm Equipment introduces a new family of Tanker Transfer Kits. These kits may be added to highway tankers or truck mounted field tankers to allow quick and easy unloading into another tanker.
Many large operations use highway tankers to supply manure to a trailer tanker. This “tanker nursing” allows the field tanker to apply a far greater number of loads per day, plus the tanker and tractor tires are not subject to the wear associated with road travel. Additionally, the road stays clean since the field equipment stays in the field and the road equipment stays on the road.
Jamesway Transfer Kits use all bolted connections so the transfer arm may be mounted on the left or right. Bolt-on accessories include high-mount spread nozzle, low-mount spread nozzle or hose connection kit for long distance transfer. The kit may be configured with the input from the top, bottom or side to accommodate a wide range of retrofit applications, and the controls may be rear mounted or cab mounted. The impeller kit is all T1 steel and features a swing-open front for easy service or cleaning. The hydraulic drive motor is mounted to the proven oilbath bearing chamber found on all Jamesway pump kits.
New vertical beater for XHD and HSXHD manure spreaders
MMI International (MMI) had developed a vertical beater attachment for its line of High Speed Extra Heavy Duty (HSXHD) commercial manure spreaders.
The attachment can be installed on both MMI and Mohrlang XHD and HSXHD spreaders and will deliver a spread pattern of up to 32 feet.
According to MMI, the new vertical beater capability increases the width of discharge, thus reducing the number of trips through the field. Fewer passes equate to lower fuel consumption, less field intrusion, and overall increased efficiency, the company states, adding the design of the beaters ensures an even, consistent spread pattern reducing variations in crop vigor.
“Our customers have asked for a wider spread pattern but stressed the need for a consistent spread that results in a uniformly productive field,” said Jade Lammers, president of MMI. “Our goal is to maximize yield and minimize costs for our customers with new, innovative products. We believe this new design delivers.”
The vertical beater attachment was featured at the National Farm Equipment Show in Louisville, Kentucky, held February 11 to 14.
New Holland S.A. Series Wheel Loader
To meet the growing customer need for more specialized and efficient equipment, New Holland Construction has introduced the S.A. Series Hired Hand, a wheel loader for special applications in the agricultural business.
The Hired Hand features a multipurpose grapple attachment that makes this a useful machine-attachment combination for feedlots and dairy operations.
The grapple attachment is available on all New Holland wheel loader models W110B through W190B and can be combined with any of the three product configurations – Z-Bar, Tool Carrier and Long Reach.
Long Reach configurations with the grapple attachment allows the operator to reach high for applications such as loading manure spreaders, feed trucks and mixer wagons. The wide space between the grapple and bucket makes handling of loose material easy. The wide opening of the grapple allows for more effective handling of materials as it pulls, rather than squeezes material into the bucket.
The S.A. Series Hired Hand features a Tier III engine with four work modes and a comfortable cab.
John Deere adds new skid steer attachments
John Deere Construction & Forestry has added three new Worksite Pro™ attachments for its skid steer and compact track loaders, including a side discharge bucket.
Four side discharge buckets, ranging in widths from 60 to 84 inches, are available in two styles. The SD (dust) models are for lighter materials such as mulch, sawdust and straw, while the SA (aggregate) models are for materials such as lime, sand or gravel.
Worksite Pro side discharge buckets feature a direct drive hydraulic motor on the discharge belt and allow unloading from either the left or right side of the bucket. Manually adjusted discharge gates control material flow.
The SD models have an agitator driven by a separate motor to prevent light materials from bridging and to ensure a more consistent flow of material. SA models have a bridging plate to keep weight off the belt and prevent motor stalling.
All side discharge buckets are compatible with standard-flow Deere machines.