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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The rotary or axial-flow threshing cylinder (fewer moving
parts) and vacuum trash removal system offers harvesting with less
horsepower and more flexibility.
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
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
BED HIPPER/ CONDITIONER
A multi-use tillage tool to hip, rebuild and condition beds, creating
a perfect finish.
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.
The Rotating Auto-Aligning Flotation Track reduces soil loading,
counteracts tire slippage and digging and reduces or eliminates center-pivot