Equipment Roundup


If new equipment is on your list of needs,
take a look at these items.

By Amanda Huber

 

Favorable market prices and the likelihood of a farm program for the next seven years may have you thinking about equipment needs. Whatever the need – from planting to harvest, from peanuts to hay – there is no shortage of equipment to choose from. Some equipment may be new and improved for this year, such as Amadas Industries’ M2110 Six-Row Combine, and other equipment may be new to peanut growers, such as the convenience of bulk-seed handling from the KBH Equipment’s ST350 Seed Tender. Another piece of equipment, the furrow diking tillage implement, offers production efficiency. For contact information on each piece of equipment, go to www.peanutgrower.com.
 
AMADAS M2110 SIX-ROW PEANUT COMBINE
New for 2008, Amadas Industries introduces the next generation of high-capacity, pull-type peanut combine. With an advanced design, the M2110 offers increased harvesting capacity and efficiency and reduced harvesting costs and field losses. Enhanced drives improve service life, allow greater access and increase capacity.
MASSEY FERGUSON 2150 HESSTON SERIES LARGE SQUARE BALER
The new Massey Ferguson 2150 Hesston Series Large Square Baler gives hay producers, dairy farmers and ranchers a highly productive machine that both speeds baling operations and packs more hay quality into the bales.
ST 350 SEED TENDER
From KBH Equipment, this seed handler has a 6-inch unload tube, two compartments and wireless remote control for one-man operation, ideal for peanuts. The conveyor adjusts in height and pivots 180 degrees.
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SPRA-COUPE 7655
From Agco Corp., the Spra-Coupe 7655 boasts improved suspension front and rear, added joystick capability and the ability to extend the axle to a 152-inch track. The smoother ride and improved controls will reduce operator fatigue and stress, while the wide track will fit every row crop situation.
FURROW-DIKING SYSTEM
Data from the National Peanut Research Lab continues to show the benefits in water efficiency from furrow diking. The furrow-diking tillage operation improves water capture, reduces runoff, extends moisture reserves and conserves water supplies, producing the same yields with less water.
COLOMBO TWIN MASTER
The rotary or axial-flow threshing cylinder (fewer moving parts) and vacuum trash removal system offers harvesting with less horsepower and more flexibility.
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AERWAY ROW CROP SYSTEMS
Use Air-n-Till technology to boost yields and manage input costs. Aerway Shattertines reduce run-off and improve water retention by breaking up and aerating the soil. The increased oxygenation in the soil allows for more vigorous inter-row root growth and for better fertilizer placement and utilization. Aerway Row Crop Systems are available in a variety of spacings in either tool-bar or box-frame configurations and with 1,2,3 or 4 rows of 8-inch shattertines with 5- to 7.5-inch spacings between tines. Widths range from 12 to 30 feet.

KBH ST350 SEED TENDER
The 350 cubic feet for a 240-bushel capacity is ideal for peanut seed. The ST 350 offers wireless remote control for one-man operation, plus a height adjustable unload conveyor and 180-degree pivoting conveyor.

 

 

 

KMC ROW BED HIPPER/ CONDITIONER
A multi-use tillage tool to hip, rebuild and condition beds, creating a perfect finish.
RIVERSCREEN
The self-cleaning suction screen keeps trash and sand out of irrigation pump systems. The floating device pulls water from the top 4 inches and blows trash clear.
RAAFT TRACKS
The Rotating Auto-Aligning Flotation Track reduces soil loading, counteracts tire slippage and digging and reduces or eliminates center-pivot irrigation rutting.