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November 2010

East plants

seeds in west

Down Under markets its

Simplicity

Seeding systems specs Happy singles the way canola and corn like it


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“I can’t count on the weather – just my drill.” Seeding conditions are rarely perfect. But with the Morris Contour Drill you can count on unsurpassed seed placement for quick and even germination. It all starts with the independent contour opener that features parallel linkage for ultra-precise seed and fertilizer placement. Each opener follows the contour of the ground, even on hills, while the adjustable packing pressure gives you the ability to pull through damp spots. The Contour Drill gets your crops off to the best start possible, requires less horsepower to pull and delivers overall fuel savings. Plus, its simple, rugged design provides ease of operation and many years of durability. To learn more about our grower-inspired technologies, visit us online or see your Morris dealer.


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Seeding systems specs

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Western Producer Publications 1-800-667-6978

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advertising director:

farm management editor:

MICHAEL RAINE (306) 665-3592 (306) 934-2401 FAX mike.raine@producer.com

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SHELLEY WICHMANN (306) 665-9683 (306) 665-9644 FAX shelley.wichmann@producer.com

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TECHS & SPECS C/O THE WESTERN PRODUCER BOX 2500 SASKATOON, SASK. S7K 2C4 (306) 934-2401 FAX techsandspecs@producer.com

estern Canadian agronomy research over the past decade has shown that yield is directly tied to achieving targeted plant populations. The first and best way to ensure that goal is reached, after securing high quality seed, is through the planting process. Whether using the best of precision disc planters or the most rugged of C-shank cultivators with an air delivery system onboard, the outcome of plant populations remains the path to higher per acre margins. The trend toward precision planting and prescription agronomy remains one of the biggest issues in seeding for prairie producers. As seed and fertilizer become more valuable, placing the right amount in the right space becomes an economic consideration related to financial margins. This appears to be due in part to the sticker shock related to fertilizer prices of 2008 and in part to improved yields realized from the latest in genetics. Blending fertilizer on the go and variable rate application are popular additions to many of the new machines leaving dealers’ lots. Single pass solutions are now the choice for most producers due to reduced machinery and labour costs and the need to cover large acreages within a four week seeding

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window. Dealers say that today producers are showing a new willingness to spend more on the latest precision seeding technology that will deliver an opportunity for input savings, higher yields and improved margins over the long term. At the same time many of the new, traditional air seeders have been redesigned with improvements that have rendered them as precise as some of the drills on the market a decade ago. There are more well-engineered choices on the market today than ever and because of that farmers are the winners in today’s seeding game. Through Techs&Specs we attempt to provide a comprehensive list of the machines appropriate to the Western Canadian marketplace. However we will inevitably leave out a few. This list of specifications is compiled to provide a reference for agricultural producers and we encourage its users to contact their local dealers and the manufacturers to ensure they have the latest information on specifications and models available. Mike Raine Farm Management Editor


Seed singularity good for corn; possible in canola too

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By Ron Lyseng, Western Producer Staff A new air seeder option may provide prairie farmers with the best of both worlds. The UltraPro Canola Meter, available on Seed Master drills, can handle conventional crops and is also capable of uniform plant spacing within each seed row. This is important if corn and soybeans are to deliver top yields and profit. The meter is based on a concept called seed singulation, which has been a standard function on corn planters for decades. However, it is an investment most prairie farmers are reluctant to make in a crop that still constitutes a small percentage of their acres. That investment has been one of the obstacles standing in the way of corn and soybean expansion. Seed Master president Norbert Beaujot said he has been working on a dual-function drill for some time, and it’s now available as

an option on his company’s drills. The UltraPro Canola Meter is a few quick changes away from delivering corn seed in a relatively uniform spacing down the row. Beaujot stops short of calling it true seed singulation, but said it’s the next best thing. “It’s not seed singulation in the strictest sense of the word because true singulation is done at the opener where the seed drops to the ground. And it’s perfect,” he said. “But this is a giant step in that direction for air seeders. I think it’s as close to true seed singulation as you can get in an air delivery system. “It’s close enough to true singulation that a producer can buy just one drill for all crops, including corn. It’s close enough that you don’t need a dedicated corn planter.” Beaujot said seed singulation and uniform plant placement within the row are likely not possible in densely seeded cereal crops such as wheat, nor is it important when the seeds are only half an inch apart.

However, it becomes more important for canola and sunflowers, in which ideal plant spacing ranges from two to 14 inches. Growers of those crops do not want to see two or three plants emerge from the same point and then spend the growing season battling each other. Uniform plant spacing becomes a greater challenge as more producers move toward wide row spacing. Beaujot said wide row spacing is essential if producers want to grow big heavy crops, but there are challenges. Wider row spacing in wheat normally pushes more seeds into fewer rows. However, Beaujot cautions against overseeding, especially with high-cost hybrids. He urges growers to put down fewer seeds per acre, giving each plant more space for better growth. However, this makes it more important to have better metering and spacing.


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“It doesn’t make sense that we can achieve seed depth accuracy of one eighth of an inch but still have random seed distribution in the seed row,” Beaujot said. “We think that seed metering is the next major frontier in air seeders. You don’t want an expensive seed and a high-value plant competing with its neighbours for sunlight, moisture and nutrients. We’re starting to see now that uniform seed spacing down the row is probably just as important for canola and soybeans and sunflower as it is for corn.” The UltraPro system selects individual seeds at the meter rather than at the opener, which Beaujot said is different from bulk metering. “We have a very narrow section of the meter roller that picks up only one or two seeds at a time,” he said. “In the cases where it picks two seeds, by the time the seeds get down to the end of a 50 foot hose, they are uniformly separated.” The orifice feeding the roller chokes down tight enough that no more than two seeds can enter the roller at one time. In the canola mode, the roller picks up the seed at the bottom of the roller.

Switching to the corn mode means changing the roller and the direction of rotation. The seed is now picked up at the top of the roller. The prototype machine Beaujot used on his own farm this spring was set up for 14 inch row spacing, and the target plant population in his 30 acre cornfield penciled out to one plant every 14 inches, or a perfect 14-inch square if everything works perfectly. And it almost did. He said his overall plant population and seed count worked out to a perfect average of one plant every 14 inches, based on 35,000 plants per acre. But was it true singulation? “We gained a lot from the standard random seed distribution we used in the

past, but no, it’s not perfect singulation,” Beaujot said. “There are a few places where we see variances of 10 to 18 inches between plants. Plus it’s very rare to see two corn plants close together anywhere in the field. That in itself is a major accomplishment.” He said the new system also accomplished one pass seeding with all fertilizer going down with the seed. “We side banded 135 lb. of actual N (nitrogen) while seeding the corn. That’s 400 lb. per acre of actual product. That went down an inch and a half to the side of the seed and three quarters of an inch below.” The UltraPro Canola Meter lists for $50 per seed run. For more information, contact Beaujot at 306-721-3001 or visit www.seedmaster.ca .

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Amity Technology

Amity Technology provides three drill options, a single disc, double disc and C-shank. The paired row, single disc model offers built in mid-row fertilizer banding and hydraulic, on the go seeding depth and down pressure settings. The double disc is a narrow spacing drill capable of precision seeding at higher speeds. The shank is a single pass drill reminiscent of the Concord no-till drills. For more information visit www.amitytech.com.

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Model

Single Disc Drill

Double Disc Drill

Air Till Drill

Disc/Opener

18 inch disc

14 inch double disc

shank

Drill/fixed shank

drill

drill

fixed shank

Working width (feet)

30, 40, 50, 60

40, 45

40, 50, 60

Sections

3

3

3,5

Ranks

1

1

3

Row spacing (inches)

6, 9 (paired row)

6 (opt. 6.75 on 45 foot)

10, 15

Transport width (feet/inches)

14, 18, 21

16’2”, 21’2”

21

Transport height (feet/inches)

15’6”, 17’10”, 18’4”, 21’6”

13’1”

15’5”, 17

Empty weight (lb.)

24,500-49,000

18,000, 19,200

29,500-36,500

Packer type(s)

pneumatic

semi-pneumatic

Concord-style, 26/6.5-15 tires

Packing (lb. per sq. inch)

hydraulic adjustable

NA

hydraulic, variable

Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch)

NA

individual cylinder stroke adj.

NA

Depth control

drill frame height set

.25 inch increments

frame based

Seeding depth range (inches)

0-3

0-3

0-4

Shank design

NA

NA

50 degree C-shank, 85 degree edge on

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

NA

NA

spring

Optional information

opt. mid-row band

NA

opt. disc levelers, shank mounted

Optional information 2

36x17.5 tires

21.5x16.1 tires

opt. mid-row banding

CASE IH

The Case IH Precision Hoe 800 offers careful placement of seed and fertilizer and good residue flow in uneven conditions due to the unit’s parallel link row unit. It has working widths from 50 to 70 feet and maintains a narrow transport width. Flex hoe air drills are also available in sizes up to 70 feet. The shank style drills are designed to provide a traditional seeding solution at a lower cost than a precision drill. The company also produces a no-till disk drill for high trash situations such as where corn stover or heavy wheat straw causes plugging. The drills are available in 30 and 40 foot widths. For more information visit www.caseih.com


Case IH Model

Precision Disk 30

Precision Disk 40

Precision Hoe 800

Flex Hoe 400

Flex Hoe 700

Disc/Opener

single 22.5 inch disc, single shoot

single 22.5 inch disc, single shoot

double pivot toggle trip hoe on parallel arms

hoe, various designs

hoe, various designs

Drill/fixed shank

drill

drill

drill

fixed shank

fixed shank

Working width (feet)

30

40

50, 60, 70

27, 33, 39, 15, 51

60, 70

Sections

3

3

3, 5

3

3

Ranks

2

2

3

4

4

Row spacing (inches)

7.5, 10

7.5, 10, 15

10, 12

7.2, 10, 12

7.5 (60 foot only), 10, 12

Vertical clearance (inches)

NA

NA

NA

28-32

28-32

Transport width (feet/inches)

14

16’6”

17’8”

20’6”

17’8”

Transport height (feet/inches)

11’11”

15’1”

16’6”

11’8”-17’9”

13’6”

Empty weight (lb.)

22,200

24,900

27,500-37,985

17,000-33,700

31,100-36,500

Packer type(s)

closing wheel/press wheel

closing wheel/press wheel

4.8 wide, pneumatic tire

steel or rubber wheel, various sizes

steel or rubber wheel, various sizes

Packing (lb. per sq. inch)

30, 45, 60

30, 45, 60

NA

NA

NA

Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch)

up to 510

up to 510

135-200

NA

NA

Depth control

gauge wheel

gauge wheel

press wheel

rockshaft

hydraulic, 3 sections

Seeding depth range (inches)

3.5

3.5

NA

NA

NA

Shank design

independent arm

independent arm

parallel arm mounted opener

50 degree C shank

50 degree C shank or 80 degree edge on

Frame depth (inches)

NA

NA

NA

100

108

mechanical 350, 550

mechanical 350, 550

opt. scrapers/ inter-row shanks

opt. scrapers/ inter-row shanks

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

NA

NA

hydraulic, cab controlled, 275-550

Optional information

opt. packing smoothing wheel

opt. packing smoothing wheel

double shoot

Optional information 2

single ranks can be locked up

single ranks can be locked up

rear folding toolbar, narrow transport

EZEE-ON MANUFACTURING

7550 Series 2 (5-plex)

seeder

seeder

Drill/fixed shank

shank

shank

Working width (feet)

28, 33, 37, 40

48, 56, 60

Sections

3

5

Ranks

5

5

Row spacing (inches)

8, 10, 12, 12.75

8, 10, 12.75

Vertical clearance (inches)

35

35

Transport width (feet/inches)

17’10”, 20’6”

20’9”

Transport height (feet/inches)

12’8”, 14’8”, 16’8”, 17’8”

14’4”, 17’9”

Empty weight (lb.)

16,118-23,764

26,861-29,157

Packer type(s)

ganged, semi-pneumatic, opt. steel

ganged, semi-pneumatic, opt. steel

Depth control

rock-shaft, spacers, hydraulic frame height

rock-shaft, spacers, hydraulic frame height

Seeding depth range (inches)

variable (single cylinder), 1/8 inch increments

variable (single cylinder), 1/8 inch increments

Shank design

C-shank

C-shank

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

sprung shank, 350, 550

sprung shank, 350, 550

Optional information

opt. frame castors, grease banks

opt. grease banks

Optional information 2

opt. in-frame harrow, rock and mud deflectors

opt. in-frame harrow, rock and mud deflectors

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Ezee-On of Vegreville, Alta., has been in the farm equipment business for 50 years. The company is known for durable machines such as its popular tandem discs, and the seeding equipment maintains its reputation with heavy frames and C-shank planting. On the three or five section 7550 units there is single point depth setting from a rock shaft. The five section units have flexible hinges to keep the machines level over widths from 48 to 60 feet. For more information visit www.ezeeon.com.

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BOURGAULT

Bourgault has a selection of seeding tools including its recent release of the 5810 hoe drill in sizes up to 72 feet with optional mid-row banding. The 3310 parallel linkage, independent hoe drill provides individual attention to each seedrow. The 3710 is a coulter drill with the reduced tillage benefits of a disc and the trash management systems that are necessary for prairie soils. For more information visit www.bourgault.com.

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Model

3710

3310

5810

8910

Disc/Opener

independent coulter

Independent shank

shank

shank

Drill/fixed shank

NA

NA

spring cushion trip

spring cushion trip

Working width (feet)

40, 50, 60

40, 48, 55, 65, 75

42, 52, 62, 72

70

Sections

3, 5, 5

3, 5, 5, 5, 5

3, 5, 5, 5

5

Ranks

2

3

3 with MRBS, 4 w/o MRBs

5

Row spacing (inches)

7.5, 10, 12

10, 12

9.8, 12.6

10, 12

Vertical clearance (inches)

9

7 with MRBs, 9.25 w/o MRBs

12

9

Transport width (feet)

19’5”, 20’5”, 19’11”

20’8”, 22’6”, 22’6”, 24’3”, 24’3”

22’3”, 23’8”, 24’, 23’5”

25’9”

Transport height (feet)

15’3”, 14, 17’3”

16’3”, 14’1”, 16’3”, 16’10”, 18’6”

17’6”, 16’0”, 17’11”, 18’11”

20’4”

Empty weight (lb.)

32,500, 43,000, 48,000

26,200, 30,950, 34,450, 44,000, 48,000

28,250, 36,000, 40,500, 48,800

21,200

Packer type(s)

4.8” pneumatic, 4.5 semi pneumatic double shoulder, 4.5” semi pneumatic smooth crown, 5.4” semi pneumatic

4.8” pneumatic with tube, 5.4” semi pneumatic, 4.5” V style semi pneumatic, 4.5” round semi pneumatic

2.25”, 3.5”, 4.5” steel 3”, 4” rubber face semi pneumatic 5.5” fully pneumatic

poly packers 2.25”

Packing (lb. per sq. inch)

70 - 330 per wheel

70 - 200 per wheel

up to 240 per wheel

50 per wheel

Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch)

infinite adjust from cab

infinite adjust from cab

NA

NA

Opener travel (inches)

16

12

10

10

Spacing options (inches)

optional row crop 15 w/ 7.5, 20 w/10

optional row crop 20 w/10, 24 w/12

9.8, 12.6

8, 10

Depth control

individual 0.25” increments

individual 1/6” increments

single point

single point

Seeding depth range (inches)

0 - 4.25

0 - 2.5

0 - 4.25

0 - 4.25

Number of shanks

depends on spacing and implement size

depends on spacing and implement size

depends on spacing and implement size

depends on implement spacing

Shank design

compound angle 20.5” coulter

edge on

C shank

C shank

Frame depth (inches)

66

75

77

104

Trip assembly (break-out force)

hydraulic up to 400 lb.

hydraulic up to 400 lb.

spring cushion 330 lb., 450.lb.

spring cushion 330 lb., 450 lb.

Optional information

mid-row banding

mid-row banding

mid-row banding

mounted harrows

Optional information 2

parallel arms maintain proper seedboot angle

parallel arms maintain proper opener angle

true independent actuation

on the go packing pressure adjustment

walking packer / gauge wheel on the go packing pressure adjustment


FLEXICOIL

Flexicoil drills are available as cultivator style shanks or as a floating hoe design. Inter-row shanks for mid-row banding of fertilizer are available as an option. Multiple variations of packers including two steel and four rubber models are available. Both the 5500 and 5000HD can be equipped with 350 or 550 trips, typically for double shoot applications. For more information, visit www.flexicoil.com.

GREAT PLAINS

Great Plains Manufacturing of Salina, Kansas, has been building seeding equipment since 1976. The company’s semi mounted and fully mounted air drills run up to 40 feet in width. Great Plains has three new drills, a 30 foot unit that carries a pair of 100 bushel dry tanks, one for seed and one for fertilizer or both for seed. The 3007HD folds to just 10 feet wide in transport. The 4010HDA is a 40 foot unit with up 350 bushels of seed and fertilizer. The new 2007HD can handle two 82 bushel tanks or a 150, or an 82 and two 200 US gallon liquid tanks. Star pattern meters keep seed fed to the runs in individual lines, which the company claims ensures accurate metering. For more information visit www. greatplainsmfg.com.

5500

500HD

Disc/Opener

hoe, various designs

hoe, various designs

Drill/fixed shank

fixed shank

fixed shank

Working width (feet)

60, 70

27, 33, 39, 15, 51

Sections

3

3

Ranks

4

4

Row spacing (inches)

7.5 (60 foot only), 10, 12

7.5, 10, 12

Vertical clearance (inches)

28-32

28-32

Transport width (feet/inches)

17’8”

20’6”

Transport height (feet/inches)

13’6”

11’8”-17’9”

Empty weight (lb.)

31,100-36,500

17,000-33,700

Packer type(s)

steel or rubber wheel, various sizes

steel or rubber wheel, various sizes

Depth control

hydraulic, 3 sections

rockshaft

Shank design

50 degree C shank or 80 degree edge on

50 degree C shank

Frame depth (inches)

108

100

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

mechanical 350, 550

mechanical 350, 550

Optional information

opt. scrapers/inter-row shanks

opt. scrapers/inter-row shanks

Model

3N-4010HDA

CTA4000

Disc/Opener

disc

disc

Drill/fixed shank

drill

drill

Working width (feet)

40

40

Sections

3

3

Ranks

2

2

Row spacing (inches)

7.5, 10

6, 7’.5, 10

Transport width (feet/inches)

13’8”

18

Transport height (feet/inches)

12

14

Empty weight (lb.)

48,850 (w/ semi attached cart)

19,050 (w/ semi attached cart)

Packer type(s)

press wheel

press wheel

Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch)

250-500

85-150

Opener travel (inches)

10

11

Depth control

individual disc unit

individual disc unit

Seeding depth range (inches)

0-3.5

0-3.5

Shank design

coulter led disc w/450 lb. preload

individual disc unit

Optional information

opt. coil tine harrows

opt. scrapers

Optional information 2

opt. seed firmers, scrapers

opt. seed firmers

Great Plains

PS 60 shank, counter closer shank 60 5 4 15 18’5” 16 7.75x15 pneumatic tire walking beam packers 750 .33 inch increments with stops 50 degree C-shank spring, 750 opt. opening coulter

PS 40 shank, coulter closer shank 40 5 4 15 18’5” 16 7.75x15 pneumatic tire walking beam packers 750 .33 inch increments with stops 50 degree C-shank spring, 750 opt. opening coulter

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Horsch Anderson Model Disc/Opener Drill/fixed shank Working width (feet) Sections Ranks Row spacing (inches) Transport width (feet/inches) Transport height (feet/inches) Packer type(s) Packing (lb. per sq. inch) Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch) Depth control Shank design Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch) Optional information

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Horsch Anderson, a 10 year old company located in South Dakota, focuses on small grains seeding and tillage equipment that has its roots in the movement to single pass, reduced tillage seeding in the 1980s. The drill is designed to avoid trash issues, common in high yielding winter wheat crops of the American Midwest and Great Plains. With 15 inch shank spacings spread over four ranks, the machines avoid raking heavy stubble and provide clearance for difficult to manage stubble such as corn. Optional cutting coulters pave the way for the shanks in tough conditions. For more information visit www.horschanderson.com.

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HARMON

Harmon Industries in Saskatoon offers single, double and triple shoot openers from their own 10 degree forward set, parallel link shank design. The design follows the terrain providing individual attention to each seedrow. The linkage has an over-centre trip that releases at 350 lb.. For more information call 306-931-1161. Harmon Model

80 series

Disc/Opener

parallel linkage shank

Drill/fixed shank

shank

Working width (feet)

24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52

Sections

3,5

Ranks

3

Row spacing (inches)

8, 9.6, 12

Transport width (feet/inches)

11’4”-26

Transport height (feet/inches)

11’4”-16’4”

Empty weight (lb.)

10,300-21,700

Packer type(s)

on-row, steel or rubber

Packing (lb. per sq. inch)

adjustable

Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch)

spring trip, adjustable

Depth control

infinite

Seeding depth range (inches)

0-3.5

Shank design

hollow 10 degree forward tine-type shank

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

350

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JOHN DEERE

With three hoe drill models, John Deere offers a lower cost basic hoe drill in the 1830. It is available in three and five section models with the company’s Touch Set depth control supporting the C-shank design. Adding a separate fertilizer coulter system to this drill creates an 1835, allowing for mid row banding along with the trash clearance attributes of a shank seeding unit. The 1870 is well known to prairie producers as it was developed in Saskatchewan as the Conservapak drill. The drill provides individual attention to each seed run. For more information visit www.deere.com. John Deere Model

1895 SFP

1890

1870 Conserva-Pak

1830/35

Disc/Opener

18 inch disc

18 inch disc

parallel arm, hydraulic tine hoe drill

shank

Drill/fixed shank

drill

drill

drill

seeder

Working width (feet)

30, 36, 40, 43

30, 36, 40, 42.5

40, 56

34, 40, 50, 56, 59, 33, 40, 50, 56, 61, 42 50, 58, 62

Sections

3

3

3, 5

3, 5

Ranks

3

2

3

3

Row spacing (inches)

10

7.5, 10

12

7.5, 10, 12.5

Transport width (feet/inches)

14’4”-18’4”

14’4”-18’10”

20

20

Transport height (feet/ inches)

12-15’10”

11’11”-16’11”

18

15’11”-19’8”

Empty weight (lb.)

24,000-31,000

14,900-23,500

17,280, 25,380

21,250-36,000

Packer type(s)

closer wheel

closer wheel

press wheel

steel/semi-pneumatic

Packing (lb. per sq. inch)

NA

NA

20-250

Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch)

hydraulic, 165-400

hydraulic, 165-450

hydraulic, 20-250

NA

Depth control

gauge wheel, 2.5 inch increments

gauge wheel, 2.5 inch increments

press wheel

adjustable, mechanical stop

Seeding depth range (inches)

0.5-3.5

0.5-3.5

0.5-6

NA

Shank design

NA

NA

paired row tine hoe

51 degree C-shank

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

NA

NA

hydraulic, 100-800

spring, 350,550/spring toe 80-250

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mid-row banding front rank

NA

single pass drill, NH3, liquid, dry

opt. harrow

Optional information 2

rank lock ups

rank lock ups

3.5x16 semi-pneumatic press wheels

1835 model w/mid-row 18 inch disc banding

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K-HART INDUSTRIES

K-Hart double disc drills built at Elrose, Sask., keep front to back frame distances to a minimum for ease of trash clearance and allow seed furrows to receive individual attention. The units shed mud in wet conditions and rely on K-Hart’s two decades of experience in seed row packing for reliable seed to soil contact in wet or dry conditions. For more information visit www.khartindustries.com.

K-Hart Industries Model

Double Disc 3612

Double Disc 4612

Disc/Opener

16/17 inch, double disc

16/17 inch, double disc/parallel link

Drill/fixed shank

drill

drill

Working width (feet)

30, 36, 40, 48, 60

30, 36, 40, 48, 60

Sections

3

3

Ranks

2

2

Row spacing (inches)

9, 10, 12

9, 10, 12

Empty weight (lb.)

175 lb./foot, up to 34,000

175 lb./foot, up to 34,000

Packer type(s)

independent, on row

independent, on row

Packing (lb. per sq. inch)

20-150

20-150

Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch) 120-850

80-550

Opener travel (inches)

10

12

Seeding depth range (inches)

3.5

3.5

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

adjustable

adjustable

Optional information

trash cleaners, opt. mid-row banding

trash cleaners, opt. mid-row banding

Optional information 2

4 packer profiles

4 packer profiles

MORRIS

Morris Industries gives producers six seeding system options from a disc drill and Contour precision tools to the rugged Concept 2000 seed tools. The Never Pin cuts through heavy stubble rather than pushing it down. The Maxim III is a single pass solution on a C-shank model. The parallel linkage, tine shank Contour, at up to 85 feet wide, is one of the largest precision drills on the market. For more information visit www.morris-industries.com. Morris

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Model

Never Pin

Contour/Contour Narrow Transport

Maxim II

Maxim III

Express Double Disc

Concept 2000

Disc/Opener

20 inch coulter, no till

precision hoe, pair row, sideband, spread tip, knife

hoe

hoe with fertilizer coulter

double disc

shank, floating frame

Drill/fixed shank

drill

drill

seeder

seeder

drill

seeder

Working width (feet)

28, 34, 40

31(NT) 41, 47, 71

29, 39, 49, 60

40, 50, 60

30, 34, 40

26, 38, 44, 56, 60

Sections

3

3, 5

3, 5

3, 5

3

3, 5

Ranks

2

3

3

4

1

3

Row spacing (inches)

7.5, 10

10, 12

7.5, 10, 12

7.5, 10, 12

7.5, 10

9, 10, 12

Transport width (feet/inches)

19’2”

20’6”/9’1” (NT)

19’1”

19’1”

13’1”

NA

Transport height (feet/inches) 16

15’2”/15’11”(NT)

17’6”

17’4”

9’6”

NA

Empty weight (lb.)

21,700-29,500

19,57233,264/16,700(NT)

12,300-28,800

23,300-35,400

NA

NA

Packer type(s)

pincher wheel

pneumatic, semi pneumatic

steel

steel

rubber, closing wheel

steel, harrow

Packing (lb. per sq. inch)

NA

70-170

NA

NA

NA

NA

Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch)

260-375

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Opener travel (inches)

NA

17

NA

NA

NA

NA

Depth control

gauge wheel, mechanical

press wheel

mechanical collar stop

mechanical, hand crank

gauge wheel

mechanical collar stop

Seeding depth range (inches)

3.5

.25 increments, 2

frame set

frame set

mechanical

frame set

Shank design

NA

parallel link, independent

C shank or edge on

C shank or edge on/fertilzer

independent

C shank

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

NA

hydraulic, 600

spring, 400

spring, 400

NA

750 trip, spring 400

Optional information

banding disc

NA

harrow packers

harrow packers

NA

heavy duty

Optional information 2

hydraulic frame height

NA

coulter fertilizer banding

front row fertilizer coulter

NA

walking beam axles, flexible wing mounts


NEW HOLLAND

A year ago, New Holland added a precision hoe to its drill lineup. The parallel linkage P2070 provides growers with a seed row independent solution to high fertilizer rates, shallow and precise seeding depths and low draft, fuel efficient seeding. The company’s C-shank models offer a mid-row banding option and the durability of a well established design, along with several packer choices. For more information visit www.newholland.com/na

New Holland Model

P2060

P2050

P2070

Disc/Opener

hoe, various designs

hoe, various designs

double pivot toggle trip hoe on parallel arms

Drill/fixed shank

fixed shank

fixed shank

drill

Working width (feet)

60, 70

27, 33, 39, 15, 51

50, 60, 70

Sections

3

3

3, 5

Ranks

4

4

3

Row spacing (inches)

7.5 (60 foot only), 10, 12

7.2, 10, 12

10, 12

Vertical clearance (inches)

28-32

28-32

NA

Transport width (feet/inches)

17’8”

20’6”

17’8”

Transport height (feet/inches)

13’6”

11’8”-17’9”

16’6”

Empty weight (lb.)

31,100-36,500

17,000-33,700

27,500-37,985

Packer type

steel or rubber wheel, various sizes

steel or rubber wheel, various sizes

4.8 wide, pneumatic tire

Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch)

NA

NA

135-200

Depth control

hydraulic, 3 sections

rockshaft

press wheel

Shank design

50 degree C shank or 80 degree edge on

50 degree C shank

parallel arm mounted opener

Frame depth (inches)

108

100

NA

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

mechanical 350, 550

mechanical 350, 550

hydraulic, cab controlled, 275-550

Optional information

opt. scrapers/inter-row shanks

opt. scrapers/inter-row shanks

double shoot rear folding toolbar, narrow transport

Optional information 2

The Barton Disc Hoe is being offered as a drill by Warman, Sask., company Pillar Lasers. The DH-4010 is a 40 foot toolbar with overhead frame with toolbars mounted below for open trash clearance. The disc hoe design pairs high rates of fertilizer parallel and below the seedrow. For more information visit http://pillarlasers.com.

Pillar Lasers Disc/Opener

Barton disc, paired row fertilizer

Drill/fixed shank

drill

Working width (feet)

40

Sections

3

Ranks

2

Row spacing (inches)

12

Packer type(s)

integrated Barton opener

Packing (lb. per sq. inch)

variable, rubber V-wheel

Depth control

gauge wheel, 5/16 inch increments

Seeding depth range (inches)

0-3.5

Frame depth (inches)

narrow

Optional information

high clearance due to lower toolbar opener mounting

Optional information 2

minimal soil disturbance

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SALFORD

Salford

The Salford 520 parallel linkage row units provide a range of 85 to 500 lb. of down pressure to match no-till, conservation till and conventional tilled soils with variable amounts of residue. Single or dual hydraulic lift systems adapt to a wide range of seeding and fertilizing tools. Salford or other brands can be mounted to the toolbars. The Ontario company provides polyethylene tanks that are easy to clean and can be used for dry or liquid fertilizer. Tanks can be drill or cart mounted. Combinations of tanks and drills can carry and tow up to 715 bushels of product and seed making the company’s largest machine, a 40 foot unit, capable of significant acres between fills. For more information visit www.salfordmachine.com.

Model

Airseeder

Double Disc Drill

Disc/Opener

hoe drill

double disc drill, front coulter

Drill/fixed shank

fixed shank

drill

Working width (feet)

31.5, 40, 52, 62

15, 20, 22, 25, 30, 35, 40, 55

Sections

3

double toolbar

Ranks

3

2

Row spacing (inches)

9.5

3.75, 6, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 30

Empty weight (lb.)

NA

13,200-32,500

Packer type(s)

pivoting, on row

pivoting, on row

Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch)

up to 500

85-500

Depth control

set in .25 inch steps

set in .25 inch steps

Seeding depth range (inches)

3.5

3.5

Optional information

residue management with addition coulter

residue management with addition coulter

Optional information 2

midrow disc or shank bander

midrow disc or shank bander

SEED HAWK

Seed Hawk of Langbank, Sask., offers the ability to cut off multiple sections of its seed drills and remove the individual shanks, in small gangs, from the soil, to avoid overlap of seed and fertilizer and seedbed disturbance. The company offers tanks from 400 to 800 bushels, stainless steel meters and a Vaderstad gearbox that limits the need for meter roller changes between different seed sizes. Liquid systems are available. For more information visit www.seedhawk.com

Seed Hawk

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Model

10 inch spacing toolbar

12 inch spacing toolbar

15 inch spacing toolbar

Disc/Opener

paired row shank

paired row shank

paired row shank

Drill/fixed shank

precision drill

precision drill

precision drill

Working width (feet)

20 - 80

20 - 84

30 - 85

Sections

1, 3, 5, 7

1, 3, 5, 7

1, 3, 5, 7

Ranks

3

3

3

Row spacing (inches)

10

12

15

Transport width (feet/inches)

21 - 28’4” (45 series 14’7” wide)

21 - 28’4” (45 series 14’7” wide)

21 - 28’4” (45 series 14’7 “wide)

Transport height (feet/inches)

10 - 17’10”

10 - 17’10”

10 - 17’10”

Packer type(s)

pneumatic, 10 - 20 p.s.i.

pneumatic 10 - 20 p.s.i.

pneumatic 10 - 20 p.s.i.

Packing (lb. per sq. inch)

0-300

0-300

0-300

Opener travel (inches)

18

18

18

Spacing options (inches)

10

12

15

Depth control

mechanical, .25 in. increments

mechanical, .25 in. increments

mechanical, .25 in. increments

Seeding depth range (inches)

3.5 in.

3.5 in.

3.5 in.

Shank design

paired row

paired row

paired row

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

hydraulic, cab controlled, 0-350

hydraulic, cab controlled, 0-350

hydraulic, cab controlled, 0-350

Optional information

seed between rows

seed between rows

seed between rows

Optional information 2

sectional control of seed, shanks

sectional control of seed, shanks

sectional control of seed, shanks


STRAWTRACK MANUFACTURING

Strawtrack Manufacturing, makers of Seedmaster, offers twin row seeding with a separation of seed and fertilizer that provides a safe distance for high rates of nutrients from even the most delicate of seedlings. The system provides precise seeding as shallow as 1/8 of an inch. Air driven seed delivery uses individual row metering to ensure exact seeding rates. Seed and fertilizer, liquid or dry is frame mounted or semi-mounted. Liquid and dry tenders are available. For more information www.seedmaster.ca.

StrawTrack Manufacturing Model

Seedmaster TXB Standard

Seedmaster CT TXB

Seedmaster TXB M-Fold

Disc/Opener

parallel arm, knife openers

parallel arm, knife openers

parallel arm, knife openers

Drill/fixed shank

independent shank

independent shank

independent shank

Working width (feet)

20 - 66

30 - 70

72 - 90

Sections

1,3

3, 5

7

Ranks

2,3

2,3

3

Row spacing (inches)

10, 12, 14

10, 12, 14

10, 12, 14

Transport width (feet/inches)

20’8”-27’8”

21’8”-27’8”

24’6”

Transport height (feet/inches)

12’8”-18’4”

1’.4”-18

17’8”

Empty weight (lb.)

19,500-26,500

19,500-34,000

42,000

Packer type(s)

pneumatic, on row, independent

pneumatic, on row, independent

pneumatic, on row, independent

Packing (lb. per sq. inch)

0-250

0-250

0-250

Opener down pressure (lb. per sq. inch)

0-250

0-250

0-250

Opener travel (inches)

15.25

15.25

15.25

Spacing options (inches)

10, 12, 14

10, 12, 14

10, 12, 14

Depth control

hydraulic, independent

hydraulic, independent

hydraulic, independent

Seeding depth range (inches)

.25-4

.25-4

.25-4

Shank design

independent shank

independent shank

independent shank

Frame depth (feet)

22

22

22

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

hydraulic, independent

hydraulic, independent

hydraulic, independent

Optional information

46 inches between ranks

46 inches between ranks

46 inches between ranks

Optional information 2

NA

narrow folding

NA

SUNFLOWER

9240

15 inch, double disc

15 inch, double disc

Drill/fixed shank

parallel link

parallel link

Working width (feet)

30

40

Sections

2, front folding

2, front folding

Ranks

1

1

Row spacing (inches)

7.5, 10

7.5, 10

Transport width (feet/inches)

13’1”

13’1”

Transport height (feet/inches)

very low

very low

Empty weight (lb.)

17,842, 16,272

23,314, 21,044

Packer type(s)

independent solid, swivelling press wheel

independent solid, swivelling press wheel

Packing (lb. per sq. inch)

up to 410

up to 410

Depth control

no tools, .25 inch steps

no tools, .25 inch steps

Shank design

parallel link

parallel link

Trip assembly (type/lb. per sq. inch)

spring

spring

Optional information

paired with tank

paired with tank

Optional information 2

narrow folding

narrow folding

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Disc/Opener

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Model

S u p p l e m e nt

Agco’s Sunflower 9230 and 9240 offer an air seeder cart that feeds a tow behind parallel link, double disc drill. The disc openers are capable of 400 lb. of down pressure while travelling up to nine inches vertically, making tough terrain seeding even and smooth. The cart features spiral meters and a flat fan divider for gentle handling of seed and coated products. For more information www.sunflowermfg.com.

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Australian company exports seed technology to Canada In a reversal of the typical western Canadian export of farm equipment, Simplicity has arrived on the Prairies

By Michael Raine Saskatoon newsroom

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The Simplicity company has a Saskatchewan connection. It distributes Strawtrack’s Seedmaster planting tools in Australia. “We’ve been successful competitors for Canadian products in Australia. Flexi-Coil, Morris, Bourgault are in our market at home and Australian farmers have seen the benefits of our machinery and we think Canadian farmers will see it too,” said Mark Simpson of Simplicity. In Australia, Simplicity offers seven chassis and steering One version of system the four wheel configurations. combined carts has two When with dry and wet castor axles bins and tanks, at the front, there are 43 optional setups making backing available. and tight turns One version the four easier. of wheel carts has two castor axles at the front, making backing and tight turns easier. The larger carts, such as those being demonstrated and offered for sale on the Prairies this year, are mounted to the tank chassis with a king pin, allowing for movement during turns. These units steer through turns, trailing the drill. Producers are able to add a fully variable rate drive to the seed and product metering system. The company’s linear actuator system takes over the control from the ground drive

metering in a variable rate application. But should any part of that technology fail, the Simplicity cart can revert to its manual seeding rate adjustments. “That is very popular for buyers as it means, should their technology let them down at any point, they can keep seeding while waiting for support for their electronics,” said Simpson. The Simplicity machines use incoming air for the fans to cool the oil that drives them. The heat from the hydraulics is transferred to the air that carries product to the drill, drying it in the process. The optional eight inch loading auger has top and bottom controls, making loading termination and clearing possible from the ground or the tank’s top. If liquid is the fertilizer of choice, the steerable chassis has an optional 4,500 litre stainless steel tank that replaces a dry product

TOP: A Simplicity 370 bushel cart with adjustable volume bins seeds winter wheat near Regina. The company engineers the seed and fertilizer runs for each drill. LEFT: The metering system can quickly go from variable rate to ground drive. ABOVE: Oil is cooled by incoming air for the distribution fan. MICHAEL RAINE PHOTOS

bin. Constructed to match the profile of the dry bins, the stainless tanks blend into the cart’s design. Up to three large dry tanks and a single small grains or granular inoculant tank are available in the larger cart design that the company hopes to sell in Canada. The design is capable of managing the largest of bean seeds down to canola. Topcon electronics are used to manage the machines.


“I AM OutBACK ” ™

“We’ve used Outback Guidance® systems for four to five years now, but the new eDriveX™ is awesome compared to the other units. We used it to plant nearly 1,500 acres of soybeans, edible beans and corn and it’s amazing how straight the rows are, especially when you consider the cost of the Outback system compared to others.” “We’ve been moving toward a program using the BaselineX™ and Outback S3™ console, where we map the fields every year and then try to go back and plant all our row crops on the same row from year to year. So I pulled up the lines from last year and the eDriveX followed them almost perfectly.” “Once you use GPS guidance, you’ll never go back. We not only have it on the tractors we use on the planter and air drill, but we use it on the swather in the fall, as well. The time and fatigue it saves is hard to believe until you’ve experienced it.” Warren McCutcheon Carman, Manitoba

Outback® S3 GPS Guidance System

Outback® eDriveX Centimeter-Level Steering System

www.outbackguidance.com Hemisphere GPS

Outback® BaseLineX GPS Base Station

Outback® A220/A221™ Dual Frequency Smart Antenna

Outback Guidance Products 326 Saulteaux Crescent Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3T2 Phone (204) 888-4472 • FAX (204) 888-0991 Toll Free (866) 888-4472 • www.outbackguidance.com


Ontario manufacturer seeks new home on western range By Michael Raine Saskatoon newsroom

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Salford isn’t a household name on western Canadian farms, but the company says its machines will be at home in the prairie dirt. Like other short-line companies that make seeding and tillage equipment, Salford has looked for the proverbial better mousetrap by studying equipment from around the world and then taking a unique approach to several aspects of seeding technology. The Ontario company has manufactured farm equipment since 1978 under its own name and did custom work for George White farm equipment before that. It also builds in Iowa and Russia. With the release of the 522 double disc drill and its new poly air cart line, Salford hopes to plant seeds in Western Canada. “We began looking at no-till in 2002 and moving into areas where tillage has a role in that environment,” said Jim Boak of Salford. “We have equipment that addresses both needs. The disc drill is very much about working in residue, lots of residue and managing it if you need to.” Boak said the new drill was designed to be modular and flexible, letting the producer adapt it to many situations. The frame reaches over the toolbars, five

feet off the ground, and carries the bars below its structure. Boak said the disc drill openers run in a second wave behind the front coulters, which have hydraulically adjustable height and can be used for mid-row banding of fertilizer for single pass planting. The front coulters disrupt trash and leave a firm seedbed. The toolbar accepts Salford disc units or those from other companies, which provides increased flexibility for growers. “If you have a unit you like or own and want to take advantage of our toolbar, no problem,” Boak said. The disc drill openers can be placed on any spacing from 3.75 inches over two sets of tool bars, with each run on six inch spacing. “We are developing a true three inch spacing for the organic industry, where open soil is the enemy in terms of weed suppression,” he said. “You might want to plant one crop that close to get your seedbed utilization up and then turn around and plant corn at 20 inches, or wheat at 12. It is a very flexible system.” The disc system is capable of maintaining precise seed depths at relatively high speeds. “We haven’t got a problem with seeding at nine m.p.h. and getting a very high

quality seed placement. It means that you don’t have to be as wide to get in the bigger acres in a day,” Boak said. The widest of the units is 40 feet and folds up to transport width of slightly more than 19.5 feet. The product tanks can be frame or cart mounted. The heavy frame with its high clearance allows producers to accommodate a pull behind or pull between seed and granular product cart. Cart tanks are plastic and producers can specify if they want one section to be fitted with a liquid or dry metering system. “We don’t need to add a tank (to the frame); we use the same ones and the farmers choose what they want prior to delivery of the machine,” he said. The commodity carts also have an optional three-point hitch for other applications including air or liquid booms. A single or double 13 inch Crary fan is available or an optional single 17. Dickey-john units monitor and run the metering system as a standard offering, but most other electronics manufacturers’ systems are compatible with the Salford carts. Tanks are available in 110, 135, 160 and 185 bushel sizes.


Lift can carry the load By Ron Lyseng, Western Producer Staff

FAR RIGHT: A wireless remote makes lifting safe from ground to tank top. SEED HAWK PHOTOS

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the hitch, then you can go off to either side. That left us room at the back for a bag lift, so everything happened at once, one of those rare occasions an idea worked the first time.” The bag lift moves only up and down; there is no side-to-side swing action. It has an adjustable link on the arms to accommodate different tank sizes when attaching the lift. All new Seed Hawk tanks are built with the necessary mounting points. However, the lift is available only for recent carts. “If you bought a machine three or four years ago, you can buy the new dual access catwalk,” Beaujot said. “You can’t install a bag lift unless you have the dual access catwalk. The lifter doesn’t take up too much space, but you have to remove that back ladder to make room for it.” For more information, contact Beaujot at 306-538-2221 or visit www.seedhawk.com.

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Hefting 65 pound bags of canola seed to the top of an air cart is a pain. The Seed Hawk bag lifter is designed to alleviate that pain with a hydraulically controlled platform capable of handling 550 pounds, according to Seed Hawk president Pat Beaujot. The parallel linkage arms attach to the air cart frame. A single hydraulic cylinder lifts from ground level to the loading position on the catwalk. “The whole device is a very simple option,” Beaujot said. “The arm is less complex than other designs we considered. It’s a simple parallel arm with a long cylinder to provide the stroke. It’s nice because it tucks away behind the catwalk in transport so it doesn’t interfere with everything else that’s going on.

It doesn’t add any width to the machine.” Beaujot said the pickup backs to the correct spot at the rear of the cart and the platform comes down to where it’s needed. The operator manually loads the bags to the platform and then sends the platform up to the loading point on the catwalk. The lift device is used only when the drill is stopped for a fill, so there is plenty of hydraulic capacity available at that time. Beaujot said Seed Hawk began considering the lift when its customers began asking for dual access catwalks so they could descend to either side of the cart. Competitors already had the dual access feature, he said, so he decided it was time Seed Hawk had the same. “Our old catwalk came down the back and you had to crawl under to get to the other side of the seeder,” he said. “The new catwalk comes forward toward


AMITY

Amity Technology of North Dakota offers three stainless steel tank carts, at 200, 280 and 335 bushels. The carts have ground drive or variable rate metering and a pup trailer is available to create 500 bushels of capacity in the design. For more information visit www.amitytech.com.

Amity Model Total volume dry products (bushels) Total volume wet products (litres) Front tank (bushels) Second tank (bushels) Optional tank (bushels) Empty weight (lb.) Height (feet) Auger/conveyor Fan type Meter drive type Variable rate (Y/N)

AS2800

AS3350

280

335

Y

Y

168 112 200 bushel pup trailer 8,400 11 8 inch, opt. 10 inch 12 inch, hydraulic ground Y, hydraulic

200 135 200 bushel pup trailer 8,600 11 10 inch cupped plastic 12 inch, hydraulic ground Y, hydraulic ISOBUS, Amity, Dickey-john stainless steel tanks behind or between

Monitor

ISOBUS, Amity, Dickey-john

Other Other

stainless steel tanks behind or between

Bourgault carts Saskatchewan’s Bourgault offers air seeder carts in sizes from 280 to 700 bushels, with the largest being the four tank, 10 inch conveyor fed 6700ST. The metering systems all use a high density polyethylene Bourgault Model Total volume dry products (bushels) Front tank (bushels) Second tank (bushels) Third tank(bushels) Fourth tank (bushels) Empty weight (lb.) Height Auger/conveyor Fan type Meter drive type Variable rate (Y/N) Monitor Other Leading Configuration Available

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metering auger that is driven from an variable rate transmission. For more information visit www.bourgault.com.

6280

6350

6450

6550ST

6700ST

280

350

450

550

700

170 15 75 290 15,500 15’ top of handrail 10” auger hydraulic metering auger Y 591 or X20

370 95 30 205 22,500 15’ top of handrail 10” conveyor hydraulic metering auger Y 591 or X20

Yes

No

112 140 145 168 70 15 N/A 140 60 N/A N/A 230 10,200 11,000 14,000 13’1” top of handrail 14’ top of hand rail 15 top of handrail 8” auger 8” auger 10” auger hydraulic hydraulic hydraulic metering auger metering auger metering auger Y Y Y 591 or X20 591 or X20 591 or X20 Standard Power Hydraulic Calibration, Optional Product Lift X20 Optional Variable Rate Control System Yes Yes Yes

Case IH Precision Air carts move seed and fertilizer separately from the cart to the seeding tool using downdraft meters. Air valve controls at each meter provide accurate delivery of products. Variable rate systems are electric with hydraulic assist and each meter has its own motor. The company added a new cart for 2010 with the steel tanked 3580. Most of the Case IH carts are polyethylene, with the smallest and largest being steel. For more information visit www.caseih.com

Case IH Model

Precision Air 3580

Precision Air 3430

Total volume dry products (bushels)

580

430

Front tank (bushels)

135

186

Second tank (bushels)

183

102

Third tank(bushels)

262

142

Empty weight (lb.)

16,050

11,090

Height (feet/inches)

15’4”

15’3”

Auger/conveyor

10 inch, variable speed, hyd.

10 inch, variable speed, hyd.

Fan type

twin, hydraulic

twin, hydraulic

Meter drive type

hydraulic

ground drive, opt. hyd.

Opt. variable rate (Y/N)

Y

Y

Monitor

AFS 300, opt. AFS Pro 600

AFS 200, opt. AFS Pro 600

Std. equipment

blockage sensors

blockage sensors

Tires

30.5L x 32 12PR

22.5Lx16.1(F) 30.5Lx32

Opt. tires

dual (R) 18.4 X 38 R1 DTII

opt. 18.4x38R1 duals

Tow configuration

tow behind, 4 wheel cart

tow between or behind


EZEE-ON MANUFACTURING

Ezee-On of Vegreville, Alta., has been in the farm equipment business for 50 years. The company offers four seed carts and relies on variable rate metering from Zero-Max transmissions on the two larger units, an option on the smaller machines. Should electronic systems fail, a manual override allows producers to keep on seeding until repairs are made. The company offers controlled traffic axle setups and liquid tanks on their carts as options in the Australian market. For more information visit www.ezeeon.com.

Ezee-On Manufacturing Model (tow behind)

3215

3315

4280

4400

Total volume dry products (bushels)

215

315

280

390

Front tank (bushels)

95

95

110

110

Second tank (bushels)

120

120

160

160

Third tank(bushels)

NA

100

NA

120

Height (feet/inches)

11

11

11

11’3”

Auger/conveyor

8 inch, opt. 10 inch

8 inch, opt. 10 inch

8 inch, opt. 10 inch

8 inch, opt. 10 inch

Fan type

1, 13 inch

1, 13 inch

1, 17 inch

1, 17 inch

Meter drive type

3 clutch, quick change sprockets

3 clutch, quick change sprockets

Variable Rate Zero-Max

Variable Rate Zero-Max

Variable rate (Y/N)

Y, opt.

Y, opt.

Y

Y

Monitor

Ezee-On

Ezee-On

Ezee-On

Ezee-On

Other (opt.)

fan engine, blockage sensors

fan engine, blockage sensors

fan engine, blockage sensors

fan engine, blockage sensors

Other (opt.)

quad axle, Zero-Max transmission

quad axle, Zero-Max transmission

quad axle, controlled traffic

quad axle, controlled traffic

23 Precision Air 2230

Precision Air 3580

287

230

580

163

186

169

86

135

123

142

118

144

183

94

NA

NA

NA

262

10,820

10,052

10,013

8,810

16,050

14’11”

15’3”

14’11”

13’3”

15’4”

10 inch, variable speed, hyd.

10 inch, variable speed, hyd.

10 inch, variable speed, hyd.

8 inch, variable speed, hyd.

10 inch, variable speed, hyd.

twin, hydraulic

twin, hydraulic

twin, hydraulic

twin, hydraulic

twin, hydraulic

ground drive, opt. hyd.

ground drive, opt. hyd.

ground drive, opt. hyd.

ground drive, opt. hyd.

hydraulic

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

AFS 200, opt. AFS Pro 600

AFS 200, opt. AFS Pro 600

AFS 200, opt. AFS Pro 600

AFS 200, opt. AFS Pro 600

AFS 300, opt. AFS Pro 600

blockage sensors

blockage sensors

blockage sensors

blockage sensors

blockage sensors

22.5Lx16.1(F) 30.5Lx32

22.5Lx16.1(F) 30.5Lx32

22.5Lx16.1(F) 30.5Lx32

16.5L x 16.1(F) 30.5Lx32

30.5L x 32 12PR

opt. 18.4x38R1 duals

opt. 18.4x38R1 duals

opt. 18.4x38R1 duals

opt. 18.4x38R1 duals

dual (R) 18.4 X 38 R1 DTII

tow between or behind

tow between or behind

tow between or behind

tow between or behind

tow behind, 4 wheel cart

T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r

Precision Air 2280

328

to

Precision Air 2330

380

S u p p l e m e nt

Precision Air 3380


JOHN DEERE

The 1910 air carts are available from 195 to 430 bushels in two or three tank combinations. In the 340 and 430 three tank carts the 1910’s middle section can be fitted for liquid fertilizer, 2,471 or 2,824 litres respectively. An optional 12 inch conveyor is available for the cart. The 1910 relies on polyethylene tanks. For more information visit www.deere. com

John Deere Model Total volume dry products (bushels) Total volume wet products (litres) Front tank (bushels) Second tank (bushels) Third tank(bushels) Empty weight (lb.) Height (feet/inches) Auger/conveyor Fan type Meter drive type Variable rate (Y/N) Monitor Other Other

1910 250

1910 270

1910 340

1910 350

1910 430

250

270

340

350

430

NA

NA

2,471

NA

2,824

75 120 55 10,500 12’5” 8 inch, hydraulic, opt. 12 inch conveyor 1, 17.6 inch ground, fluted wheel Y, hydraulic Seedstar GS2 1800, opt. 2600 tow behind or between

120 150 NA 10,250 12’5” 8 inch, hydraulic, opt. 12 inch conveyor 1, 17.6 inch ground, fluted wheel Y, hydraulic Seedstar GS2 1800, opt. 2600 tow behind or between

half width shut off

half width shut off

120 70 150 10,900 12’9” 8 inch, hydraulic, opt. 12 inch conveyor 1, 17.6 inch ground, fluted wheel Y, hydraulic Seedstar GS2 1800, opt. 2600 tow behind, opt. power calibration four wheel cart, opt. half width shut off

150 200 NA 10,550 13’6” 8 inch, hydraulic, opt. 12 inch conveyor 1, 17.6 inch ground, fluted wheel Y, hydraulic Seedstar GS2 1800, opt. 2600 tow behind or between four wheel cart, opt. half width shut off

150 80 200 12,240 13’6” 10 inch, hydraulic, opt. 12 inch conveyor 1, 17.6 inch ground, fluted wheel Y, hydraulic Seedstar GS2 1800, opt. 2600 tow behind or between four wheel cart, opt. half width shut off

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FLEXICOIL

Flexicoil remains a brand that many prairie producers have come to count on. The polyethylene tanks contain 280 to 430 bushels and the two smaller carts have two tanks. The larger has three. With the ground drive metering system there are no sprocket changes and the system provides infinitely variable rate changes through a slide adjustment. An air valve at each meter sets the airflow for the type and weight of seed or product being handled. For more information visit www.flexicoil.com

Flexicoil Model

4350

3850

3350

Total volume dry products (bushels)

430

380

330

Front tank (bushels)

186

169

186

169

Second tank (bushels)

102

93

142

118

Third tank(bushels)

142

118

na

na

Empty weight (lb.)

11,090

10,820

10,052

10,013

Height (feet/inches)

15’3”

14’11”

15’3”

14’11”

Auger/conveyor

10 inch variable speed hyd.

10 inch variable speed hyd.

10 inch variable speed hyd.

10 inch variable speed hyd.

Fan type

twin/hydraulic

twin/hydraulic

twin/hydraulic

twin/hydraulic

Meter drive type

ground, opt. hydraulic

ground, opt. hydraulic

ground, opt. hydraulic

ground, opt. hydraulic

Opt. variable rate (Y/N)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Monitor

Flexcontrol 3, or Plus 3

Flexcontrol 3, or Plus 3

Flexcontrol 3, or Plus 3

Flexcontrol 3, or Plus 3

Tank type

poly tank

poly tank

poly tank

poly tank

Tires

22.5 AWT x 16.5 L

22.5 x 16.1 STII

30.5L x 32

30.5L x 32

Opt. tires

rear dual wheels

rear dual wheels

rear dual wheels

rear dual wheels

Tow configuration

behind or between

behind or between

behind or between

behind or between

GREAT PLAINS

Great Plains Manufacturing of Salina, Kansas, has been building seeding equipment since 1976. The company’s semi mounted and fully mounted air drills run up to 40 feet in width. Great Plains has three new drills, a 30 foot unit that carries a pair of 100 bushel dry tanks, one for seed and one fertilizer or both for seed. The 3007HD folds to just 10 feet wide in transport. The 4010HDA is a 40 foot unit with up 350 bushels of seed and fertilizer. The new 2007HD can handle two 82 bushel tanks or a 150, or an 82 and two 200 US gallon liquid tanks. Star pattern meters keep seed fed to the runs in individual lines, which the company claims ensures accurate metering. For more information visit www.greatplainsmfg.com.

HORSCH ANDERSON

2850

Horsch Anderson is a 10 year old company located in South Dakota. It focuses on small grains seeding and tillage equipment that has its roots in the movement to single pass, reduced tillage seeding in the 1980s. The company’s commodity carts are ISOBUS compatible, so they can take advantage of integrated monitor systems on many popular tractors. Variable rate carts can be managed from existing electronics. The variable rate meters are also available with the company’s own controllers or can be ordered with the Raven Viper Pro. The carts are available mounted on dual wheels or tracks and are available in 350 and 500 bushel units. For more information visit www.horschanderson.com.

Great Plains Model

ADC2220

ADC1150

ADC2350

Total volume dry products (bushels)

220

150

350

Front tank (bushels)

110

150

175

Second tank (bushels)

110

NA

175

Empty weight (lb.)

5,360

4,500

8,150

Height (feet/inches)

10’6”

10’6”

11’3”

Auger/conveyor

fixed, mechanical

fixed, mechanical

fixed, mechanical

Fan type

hydraulic, single

hydraulic, single

hydraulic, single

Meter drive type

ground, star wheel meter

ground, star wheel meter

ground, auger meter

Variable rate (Y/N)

Y, hydraulic

Y, hydraulic

Y, hydraulic

Monitor

GP Air Drill Monitor

GP Air Drill Monitor

GP Air Drill Monitor

Other

tow between

tow between

tow behind

Horsch Anderson Model

500

350

Total volume dry products (bushels)

500

350

Front tank (bushels)

175

175

Second tank (bushels)

75

175

Third tank(bushels)

250

NA

Empty weight (lb.)

14,000

13,100

Height (feet/inches)

14’3”

12

Auger/conveyor

10 inch, hydraulic

10 inch, hydraulic

Fan type

13 inch, hydraulic

13 inch, hydraulic

Meter drive type

electric, no transmission

electric, no transmission

Variable rate (Y/N)

Y

Y

Monitor

ISOBUS with other companies/ HA unit

ISOBUS with other companies/ HA unit

Other

20.8x42 duals, opt. track system

30.5x32 or 20.8x42 duals

Other

Raven Viper Pro

Raven Viper Pro


HARMON

Harmon Industries of Saskatoon has five cart models between 190 and 440 bushels. It is one of the few designs that offers PTO and engine driven fan as options to power the air delivery systems. For more information call 306-931-1161.

MORRIS

Saskatchewan’s Morris Industries offers carts from 240 to 650 bushels in up to four tanks on a single cart, making true variable rate applications a reality. All of the air systems use the company’s horizontal flow delivery that passes granular product through a flat-fan divider, avoiding sudden changes of direction for delicate seeds and coated products. The company offers controlled traffic axle options for producers. For more information visit www.morris-industries.com.

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NEW HOLLAND

From 280 to 580 bushels of seed and dry products the New Holland air carts are available with individual, variable rate metering for up to three tanks. The Intelliview and Intelliview II monitors provide control over the metering systems. The smallest and largest of the lineup are steel tanks. The others are polyethylene. For more information visit www.newholland.com/na.

Harmon Model

1900

Total volume dry products (bushels)

152

Front tank (bushels)

62

Second tank (bushels)

90

Third tank (bushels)

NA

Optional tank (bushels)

21

Empty weight (lb.)

4,200

Height (feet/inches)

9’6”

Auger/conveyor

7 inch, hydraulic

Fan type

2, 5 inch, hydraulic, opt. gas motor, PTO (tow between)

Meter drive type

ground drive

Variable rate (Y/N)

N

Monitor

Harmon

Other

opt. 6 inch fan

Other

tow behind or between

Morris Model

8300

Total volume dry products (bushels)

303

Front tank (bushels)

117

Second tank (bushels)

186

Third tank (bushels)

opt.

Fourth tank (bushels)

NA

Optional tank (bushels)

83

Empty weight (lb.)

9,815-11,986

Height (feet/inches)

13’4”

Auger/conveyor

10 inch, fixed hydraulic/opt. variable

Fan type

1, 17 inch, hydraulic, piston motor

Meter drive type

ground drive, fluted wheel

Variable rate (Y/N)

Y, hydraulic

Monitor

Vansco, opt. Topcon X20

Other

adjustable plenum

New Holland Model

Precision Air 1070

Total volume dry products (bushels)

580

Front tank (bushels)

135

Second tank (bushels)

183

Third tank (bushels)

262

Empty weight (lb.)

16,050

Height (feet/inches)

15’4”

Auger/conveyor

10 in., variable speed, hyd.

Fan type

twin, hydraulic

Meter drive type

hydraulic

Opt. variable rate (Y/N)

Y

Monitor

AFS 300, opt. AFS Pro 600

Std. feature

blockage sensors

Tires

30.5L x 32 12PR

Opt. tires

dual (R) 18.4 X 38 R1 DTII

Tow configuration

tow behind, 4 wheel cart


3100

4100

4150

6150

244

354

340

440

96

110

180

180

148

96

260

260

NA

148

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

5,940

8,650

NA

NA

10’5”

10’5”

13

13’5”

7 inch, hydraulic

8 inch, hydraulic

8 inch, hydraulic

tow behind or between

2, 5 inch, hydraulic, opt. gas motor, PTO (tow between)

2, 5 inch, hydraulic, opt. gas motor, PTO (tow between)

17 inch Rexroth, opt. 2 five inch, hydraulic

17 inch Rexroth, opt. 2 five inch, hydraulic

ground drive

ground drive

ground drive

ground drive

N

N

N

N

Harmon

Harmon

Harmon

Harmon

opt. 6 inch fan

opt. 6 inch fan

opt. gas motor, PTO (tow between)

opt. gas motor, PTO (tow between)

tow behind or between

tow behind or between

tow behind or between

tow behind or between

8370

8425

8435

8630

8650

360

433

435

629

653

174

130

204

195

190

186

117

231

201

203

opt.

186

NA

233

232

NA

NA

NA

NA

28

83

NA

NA

NA

NA

10,440-13,618

11,500

NA

NA

NA

13’4”

13’4”

13’4”

13’4”

13’4”

10 inch, fixed hydraulic/opt. variable

10 inch, fixed hydraulic/opt. variable

10 inch, fixed hydraulic/opt. variable

10 inch, fixed hydraulic/opt. variable

NA

1, 17 inch, hydraulic, piston motor

1, 17 inch, hydraulic, piston motor

1, 17 inch, hydraulic, piston motor

1, 17 inch, hydraulic, piston motor

NA

ground drive, fluted wheel

ground drive, fluted wheel

ground drive, fluted wheel

ground drive, fluted wheel

NA

Y, hydraulic

Y, hydraulic

Y, hydraulic

Y, hydraulic

NA

Vansco, opt. Topcon X20

Vansco, opt. Topcon X20

Vansco, opt. Topcon X20

Vansco, opt. Topcon X20

NA

adjustable plenum

adjustable plenum

tow behind

tow behind

tow behind

27 P1030

SC230

328

287

230

186

163

186

169

86

102

123

142

118

144

142

94

na

na

na

11,090

10,820

10,052

10,013

8,810

15’3”

14’11”

15’3”

14’11”

13’3”

10 in., variable speed, hyd.

10 in., variable speed, hyd.

10 in., variable speed, hyd.

10 in., variable speed, hyd.

8 in., variable speed, hyd.

twin, hydraulic

twin, hydraulic

twin, hydraulic

twin, hydraulic

twin, hydraulic

ground drive, opt. hyd.

ground drive, opt. hyd.

ground drive, opt. hyd.

ground drive, opt. hyd.

ground drive, opt. hyd.

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

AFS 200, opt. AFS Pro 600

AFS 200, opt. AFS Pro 600

AFS 200, opt. AFS Pro 600

AFS 200, opt. AFS Pro 600

AFS 200, opt. AFS Pro 600

blockage sensors

blockage sensors

blockage sensors

blockage sensors

blockage sensors

22.5Lx16.1(F) 30.5Lx32

22.5Lx16.1(F) 30.5Lx32

22.5Lx16.1(F) 30.5Lx32

22.5Lx16.1(F) 30.5Lx32

16.5L x 16.1(F) 30.5Lx32

opt. 18.4x38R1 duals

opt. 18.4x38R1 duals

opt. 18.4x38R1 duals

opt. 18.4x38R1 duals

opt. 18.4x38R1 duals

tow between or behind

tow between or behind

tow between or behind

tow between or behind

tow between or behind

T h e We s t e r n P r o d u c e r

P1040

380

to

P1050

430

S u p p l e m e nt

P1060


STRAWTRACK

Strawtrack Manufacturing, makers of Seedmaster, offer twin row seeding with a separation of seed and fertilizer that provides a safe distance for high rates of nutrients from even the most delicate of seedlings. The system provides precise seeding as shallow as 1/8 of an inch. Air driven seed delivery uses individual row metering to ensure exact seeding rates. Liquid and dry tenders are available. For more information www.seedmaster.ca.

Strawtrack Model

Seedmaster SXG 600

Seedmaster SXG 550

Seedmaster SXG 425

Total volume dry products (bushels)

600

550

424

Total volume wet products (litres)

NA

NA

NA

Front tank (bushels)

300

275

212

Second tank (bushels)

300

275

212

Empty weight (lb.)

associated with drill

associated with drill

associated with drill

Height (feet/inches)

associated with drill

associated with drill

associated with drill

Auger/conveyor

opt.

opt.

opt.

Fan type

2, six inch, hydraulic

2, six inch, hydraulic

2, six inch, hydraulic

Meter drive type

individual run metering, Valmar type

individual run metering, Valmar type

individual run metering, Valmar type

Variable rate (Y/N)

Y, hydraulic

Y, hydraulic

Y, hydraulic

Monitor

camera, Seedmaster

camera, Seedmaster

camera, Seedmaster

Other

semi attached, opt. ground force monitor

semi attached, opt. ground force monitor

semi attached, opt. ground force monitor

Other

seed inoculator

seed inoculator

seed inoculator

SIMPLICITY

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Australian seeding equipment manufacturer Simplicity has brought its machines to North America, starting with Western Canada. In Australia, the company produces a wide variety of air seeding carts in its home market and exports some of its largest to the Canadian Prairies. One of the unique features of Simplicity carts is the ability to adjust the volume of the bins inside the unit. Variable metering can be easily disconnected, returning the machines to ground drive.

Simplicity Model

TQS 12000

TQS 15000

Total volume dry products (bushels)

340

425

Total volume wet products (litres)

NA

NA

Front tank (bushels)

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

Second tank (bushels)

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

Third tank (bushels)

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

Optional tank (bushels)

5.6-17

17

Auger/conveyor

8 inch, hydraulic, opt. 9 inch

8 inch, hydraulic, opt. 9 inch

Fan type

Volvo, opt. twin fan

Volvo, opt. twin fan

Meter drive type

ground, Zero-Max transmission

ground, Zero-Max transmission

Variable rate (Y/N)

Y, electric linear actuator

Y, electric linear actuator

Monitor

Topcon Eagle, opt. Topcon Zynx X20

Topcon Eagle, opt. Topcon Zynx X20

Other

harrow hitch, bin isolation clutches

harrow hitch, bin isolation clutches

Other

quad, steering axle, independent yoke

quad, steering axle, independent yoke


SALFORD

Salford Farm Machinery Ltd.

The Salford 520 parallel linkage row units provide a range of 85 to 500 lb. of down pressure to match no-till, conservation till and conventional tilled soils with variable amounts of residue. Single or dual hydraulic lift systems adapt to a wide range of seeding and fertilizing tools, Salford or other brands can be mounted to the toolbars. The Ontario company provides polyethylene tanks that are easy to clean and that can be used for dry or liquid fertilizer. Tanks can be drill or cart mounted. Combinations of tanks and drills can carry and tow up to 715 bushels of product and seed, making the company’s largest machine, a 40 foot unit, capable of significant acres between fills. For more information visit www.salfordmachine.com.

Model

Tow Between

Tow Behind

Total volume dry products (bushels)

110-370

220-555

Total volume wet products (litres)

Y, variable

Y, variable

Front tank (bushels)

110, 135, 160, 185

110, 135, 160, 185

Second tank (bushels)

110, 135, 160, 185

110, 135, 160, 185

Auger/conveyor

opt. hydraulic

opt. hydraulic

Fan type

twin, 13 inch Crary, opt. 17 inch REM

twin, 13 inch Crary, opt. 17 inch REM

Meter drive type

ground, Zero-Max transmission

ground, Zero-Max transmission

Variable rate (Y/N)

Y

Y

Monitor

Dickey-john

Dickey-john

Other

14,000 lb. hydraulic rear 3 point hitch

14,000 lb. rear 3 point hitch

Other

stainless steel meter

stainless steel meter

Seedmaster 380

Seedmaster SXG 200

Seedmaster SXX 300/320

Titan 3

380

200

300

600

NA

NA

opt. cart

NA

190

100

300

600

190

100

NA

NA

associated with drill

associated with drill

associated with drill

NA

associated with drill

associated with drill

associated with drill

14

opt.

opt.

opt.

NA

1, six inch

1, six inch

1, six inch

non-fan auger feed

individual run metering, Valmar type

individual run metering, Valmar type

individual run metering, Valmar type

pre-meter feed

Y, hydraulic

Y, hydraulic

Y, hydraulic

NA

camera, Seedmaster

camera, Seedmaster

camera, Seedmaster

camera

semi attached, opt. ground force monitor

semi attached, opt. ground force monitor

semi attached, opt. ground force monitor

supplements metering boxes on frame

seed inoculator

seed inoculator

seed inoculator

TQS 17000

TQSL 10000

TQSL 13000

TQSL 17000

482

284

368

482

NA

3,000, 4,000, 5,000

3,000, 4,000, 5,000

3,000, 4,000, 5,000

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

adjustable sizes

17

5.6-17

17

17

8 inch, hydraulic, opt. 9 inch

8 inch, hydraulic, opt. 9 inch

8 inch, hydraulic, opt. 9 inch

8 inch, hydraulic, opt. 9 inch

Volvo, opt. twin fan

Volvo, opt. twin fan

Volvo, opt. twin fan

Volvo, opt. twin fan

ground, Zero-Max transmission

ground, Zero-Max transmission

ground, Zero-Max transmission

ground, Zero-Max transmission

Y, electric linear actuator

Y, electric linear actuator

Y, electric linear actuator

Y, electric linear actuator

Topcon Eagle, opt. Topcon Zynx X20

Topcon Eagle, opt. Topcon Zynx X20

Topcon Eagle, opt. Topcon Zynx X20

Topcon Eagle, opt. Topcon Zynx X20

harrow hitch, bin isolation clutches

stainless tank, Bertollini poly pump

stainless tank, Bertollini poly pump

stainless tank, Bertollini poly pump

quad, steering axle, independent yoke

quad, steering axle, independent yoke

quad, steering axle, independent yoke

quad, steering axle, independent yoke


SEED HAWK

Seed Hawk of Langbank, Sask., offers the ability to cut off multiple sections of its seed drills and remove the individual shanks, in small gangs, from the soil, avoiding overlapping of seed and fertilizer and seedbed disturbance. The company’s drills limit soil disturbance while still leaving a soil-warming black line of dirt from the individual twin row, tine shank system that places seed and fertilizer in a nearby manner that protects seedlings, but makes nutrients available. For more information visit www.seedhawk.com. Seed Hawk Model

500

400

600

800

Total volume dry products (bushels)

500

400

600

800

Front tank (bushels)

246

148

300

425

Second tank (bushels)

89

254

100

135

Third tank (bushels)

165

NA

200

240

Auger/conveyor

opt. 10 inch auger, conveyor remote

opt. 10 inch auger, conveyor remote

opt. 10 inch auger, conveyor remote

opt. 10 inch auger, conveyor remote

Fan type

REM hydraulic single

REM hydraulic single

REM hydraulic twin fans

REM hydraulic twin fans

Meter drive type

ground drive, pressurized

ground drive, pressurized

ground drive, pressurized

ground drive, pressurized

Variable rate (Y/N)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Monitor

Raven Viper Pro/Agtron/ Loup 3

Raven Viper Pro/Agtron/ Loup 3

Raven Viper Pro/Agtron/ Loup 3

Raven Viper Pro/Agtron/ Loup 3

Opt.

opt. second fan

opt. second fan

dual wheels

dual wheels

Opt.

opt. dual wheels

opt. dual wheels

variable rate, sectional control

variable rate, sectional control

Tow configuration

tow between, behind

tow between, behind

tow between, behind

tow behind

Opt.

opt. rear wheel steering

opt. rear wheel steering

opt. rear wheel steering

opt. rear wheel steering

SUNFLOWER

We’ve gone MOBILE

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Agco’s Sunflower 9230 and 9240 offer a air seeder cart that feeds a tow behind parallel link, double disc drill. The disc openers are capable of 400 lb. of down pressure while travelling up to nine inches vertically, making tough terrain seeding as even as that done on flat ground. The cart features spiral meters and a flat fan divider for gentle handling of

seed and coated products. For more information www.sunflowermfg.com.

Sunflower

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Model

9230/40

Total volume dry products (bushels)

240

Front tank (bushels)

95

Second tank (bushels)

145

Empty weight (lb.)

6,825

Height (feet/inches)

10’9”

Auger/conveyor

auger

Fan type

13 inch, hydraulic

Meter drive type

ground drive

Monitor

Sunflower

Other

spiral fluted metering wheels

Other

flat fan product flow divider


Quality & Workmanship can be seen up close or from a distance, from inside or out, and is noticed over time. This is what makes the Meridian name the most preferred brand in the storage industry. Another great advantage of Meridian Built.

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The new LEXION. Further ahead.

Demands have risen. We’ve listened. We’ve engineered and delivered. Meet the next generation of harvesting excellence. Introducing the new LEXION. Take advantage of the standard LEXION Early Action Program discounts and receive an extra $5,000 off your first annual payment with CLAAS Financial Services. Your harvesting specialist | www.claasofamerica.com LEXION

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Financing available through CLAAS Financial Services. ©2010 CLAAS of America Inc. LEXION is a registered trademark of CLAAS KGaA mbH. *In lieu of certain cash discounts and credit approval through CLAAS Financial Services in the U.S. and their partners in Canada. Offer begins September 1, 2010 and ends December 31, 2010. $5,000 off first annual payment offer applies only to new LEXION combine harvesters. See participating dealer for details. Product and specifications subject to change without notice.

Techs & Specs: November 2010  

A supplement to The Western Producer.

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