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February 11, 2010
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John Deere launches new skid steers
John Deere recently introduced the D-Series skid steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTLs).

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John Deere launches new skid steers
John Deere recently introduced the D-Series skid steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTLs).

The release is the culmination of years of research and a partnership with skid steer owners and operators.

The 318D, 320D, 326D, 328D and 332D are the new skid steer models, joining the existing small-frame, radial lift 313 and 315. For the compact track loader line, the new 319D, 323D, 329D and a 90-hp 333D join the small-frame, radial lift CT315.

One of the differences in the D-Series is the cab. The new cabs feature 24 percent more room than their predecessors and six more inches of headroom. They are also quieter, positively pressurized and easier to get in and out of, due to a larger door opening.

The 50-percent noise reduction in and around the D-Series cab comes from several sources beyond mere sound absorption, including a hydraulic fan drive, an auto idle feature (which also saves fuel) and the new electronically controlled engines.

A high-performance HVAC system includes eight adjustable airflow vents for additional comfort.

Deere’s D-Seriesalso contains an auto idle, an optional reversing hydraulic fan, and a V-Plenum cooling system that provides significantly more cooling capacity and performance.

D-Series skid steers and CTLs have electronically controlled Tier 3/interim Tier 4 engines coupled with a new auto idle feature. The optional reversing hydraulic fan is a variable speed unit working with a computer program that monitors engine and hydraulic fluid temperatures to ramp fan speed up or down as needed.

The EH (electro hydraulic) Performance Package includes switchable controls from the ISO to H pattern, the creeper mode in which the operator can set wheel or track speed in 10-percent increments of the unit’s top speed, and boom and bucket metering, with three different speed settings: Precision/economy (slow), Utility (medium) and Production (fast).
www.johndeere.com


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LWR among Top 10 New Products at World Ag Expo
Livestock Water Recycling’s (LWR) manure treatment system has been recognized as one of the top 10 new products at the 2010 World Ag Expo, being held Feb. 9-11.

The process technology involves mechanical and chemical water treatment for the removal of manure contaminants from the discharge water of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The system is focused on the reduction of solids, phosphorous, ammonia and nitrogen from livestock facility wastewater. As the waste flows through the system, the solids are removed from the effluent. The water produced from the system is suitable for reuse while other byproducts can be used as fertilizer.

The initial step involves pumping the liquid slurry into an equalization tank that uses a pump to transfer the liquid. The solids are then removed from the effluent stream and stored for later land application or composting. For fine solids removal, the effluent is pumped into a special tank where the fine solids are removed continually and sink to the bottom. After the fine solids separation, the liquid is placed in a second equalization tank and then sent through a media filter to ensure all solids are removed. The water proceeds through a membrane system that separates out salts and large-size microbes. The clean water is then sent back to the barn for reuse or can be used for irrigation. In the final stage, ammonium is concentrated and allows for a concentrated liquid fertilizer to be created through the process.
www.livestockwaterrecycling.com



Pro-Act Biotech introduces SandSmart™
Sand is the preferred bedding material for many dairy farmers as it provides a clean, healthy environment for the cows. Reusing the sand makes a great deal of sense; the problem is cleaning it properly. The quality and quantity of recycled sand are important factors to consider.

Pro-Act Biotech recently introduced SandSmart™, a biological product that allows dairy farmers to reuse their sand bedding after a quick, convenient and effective cleaning. 

SandSmart is a biological product designed specifically for sand-bedded dairy farms and is best used in a flush or flush flume manure system. SandSmart works by applying the product periodically to the last lagoon from which dairy draws their flush water. 
The key to cleaner sand is cleaner flush water. SandSmart provides the dairy with clean flush water, which cleans the sand with ease. Cleaner sand provides a healthier environment for the cows.
www.proactbiotech.com



New type of ammonia indicator available
The benefits of controlling ammonia levels are acknowledged worldwide. The Litmus Ammonia Indicator (LAI) provides Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) with a new tool to help raise healthier, heavier animals.

LAIs utilize easy-to-understand colorimetric sensor technology that was developed (and patented) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is unlike other ammonia measurement devices and provides an average ammonia measurement over four and 24-hour periods.

The benefits of LAI include:

  • Providing growers and technicians with more facts by continuous monitoring ammonia levels,
  • Using ammonia time weighted average over immediate readings

LAI is available in 25 and 50 ppm levels, average ammonia levels recommended by CAFO industry professionals, trade organizations and scientists.
LAI 25 ppm is designed for:

  • Use during the early part of a grow out and for preparing poultry houses for chick placements,
  • Growers who wish to maintain a maximum healthy environment for their animals throughout the entire grow out period and increase income.
  • LAI 50 ppm is designed for:
  • Use during the later stages of a grow out period, when the animals are mature and less susceptible to ammonia damage.

www.litmusfqi.com



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AutoFarm introduces OnTrac2
AutoFarm recently launched a new GPS steering solution for growers who want easy-to-install, hands-free steering on their operation – the OnTrac2™ GPS assisted steering system.

The OnTrac2 helps eliminate skips and overlaps, helps lower fuel consumption, expands the seasonal operating window and reduces operator stress and fatigue.

The split-gear design does not require removal of the steering wheel for installation; OnTrac2 latches on and off for easy transfer across multiple brands and types of vehicles – tractors, sprayers, or spreaders. It has a high-torque, positive gear drive to deliver turning power while eliminating wheel slip typical in motor steering systems. The electro-mechanical drive unit runs quiet when in operation.

OnTrac2 was recently named one of the Top 10 New Products of the 2010 World Ag Expo.
www.gpsfarm.com



Barnyard Supply new distributor for FarmLogic

FarmLogic, developers of web-based software programs for agriculture, recently signed an agreement with Barnyard Supply to represent the FarmLogic product lines to its customers in and around the Ohio area.

The new product line is designed to help agri-business owners and managers become more efficient and productive.

FarmLogic incorporates an easy-to-use mobile FarmPad handheld computer with wireless and cellular Internet connections to sync daily farm operations to the farmer’s secure farm headquarters on the web. FarmLogic is designed to provide accurate on-the-go record keeping, field mapping, and reporting.
www.barnyardsupply.com
www.farmlogic.com


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J&D Manufacturing’s cow cremator
J&D Manufacturing is the exclusive source for the Biosecure Cow Cremator, recently announced as one of the Top 10 Honorable Mention Products at the World Ag Expo.

The Biosecure Cow Cremator operates similar to a convection oven. Once the chamber is filled, the operator can set the timer and walk away. When the temperature inside the chamber reaches the desired level, the burner shuts down, but air is forced into the chamber so the carcass continues to burn.

The cremator can reduce 100 pounds of flesh to less than one gallon of ash with no unpleasant odors or smoke during the burning process. It uses spiral flame action to increase burn retention for a clean and thorough burn.

The cremator features a pre-tempered refractory block liner that resists cracking and acts as a burner by reflecting heat and distributing it throughout the unit. When necessary, the end plate and block liner can be removed to replace one or two blocks.

The Biosecure Cow Cremator is constructed of reinforced steel and has a life expectancy of more than 5000 burn-time hours.
www.jdmfg.com


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McLanahan launches 44 Super Magnum
McLanahan’s agricultural division recently launched a new piece of equipment for the dairy industry, the 44 Super Magnum Sand Pump.

Using technology from the mining industry, the result is a high-wear vertical pump that can stand up to sand applications. It was recently named one of the Top 10 New Products at the World Ag Expo.

The 44 Super Magnum is nitrile lined with a vertical shaft and centrifugal pump, designed to withstand the demands of pumping sand and manure with minimal wear on components. The replaceable nitrile linings protect the pump’s split casings and the impeller is also nitrile lined, extending the wear life in abrasive environments.

The 44 Super Magnum handles flows from 570 to 2500 litres per minute at up to 45 metres of total head flow. This equates to 150 to 650 gallons per minute at 150 feet of total head. Electric motor sizes range from 7.5 to 30 kw or 10 to 40 hp. The standard length is eight-feet (2.4 meters) but custom lengths are available.
www.sandmanuresolutions.com



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John Deere launches new skid steers
John Deere recently introduced the D-Series skid steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTLs).

The release is the culmination of years of research and a partnership with skid steer owners and operators.

The 318D, 320D, 326D, 328D and 332D are the new skid steer models, joining the existing small-frame, radial lift 313 and 315. For the compact track loader line, the new 319D, 323D, 329D and a 90-hp 333D join the small-frame, radial lift CT315.

One of the differences in the D-Series is the cab. The new cabs feature 24 percent more room than their predecessors and six more inches of headroom. They are also quieter, positively pressurized and easier to get in and out of, due to a larger door opening.

Deere’s D-Seriesalso contains an auto idle, an optional reversing hydraulic fan, and a V-Plenum cooling system that provides significantly more cooling capacity and performance.

D-Series skid steers and CTLs have electronically controlled Tier 3/interim Tier 4 engines coupled with a new auto idle feature. The optional reversing hydraulic fan is a variable speed unit working with a computer program that monitors engine and hydraulic fluid temperatures to ramp fan speed up or down as needed.
www.johndeere.com


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