Resource Magazine January/February 2014 : Page 5

4808NGA S EED A PPLICATOR KSi Conveyors, Inc. Cissna Park, Ill., USA Patent-pending 4808NGA seed applicator features numerous technological advances in chemical delivery, application efficiency and accuracy, as well as significantly improved installation and cleanout benefits. A seed flow distribution device manages a wide range of incoming seed flow rates and distributes the flow into a uniform “seed curtain” at the point of chemical application. The internal applicator head atomizes and applies a radial chemical stream onto the external seed curtain, thus coating the seed evenly and allowing the drum to advance the conditioning process forward. An 8 ft long x 4 ft (2.4 x 1.2 m) diameter three-section drum mixes and conditions the treated seed and uses engineered placement of mixing paddles and distribution baffles to control the flow of seed for maximum plantability. The discharge process dynamically lifts the conditioned and polished seed out of the drum for quick and complete clean out from the drum’s low-profile configuration. 7R S ERIES T RACTORS John Deere Moline, Ill., USA The new 7R Series tractors offer increased power with improved productivity and improved fluid economy. The new e23™ PowerShift transmission with Efficiency Manager offers wide gear selection, which enables automation capabilities with the benefits of smooth shifting and simple operation. The new PowerTech™ PSS 6.8 L and 9.0 L engines embrace Final Tier IV requirements while providing improved fluid economy and uncompromised performance, with a new five-model lineup of 210 to 290 engine horsepower offered worldwide. The new Command View III cab offers improved sound levels, comfort, and functionality. With 40° of right-hand seat swivel, a new CommandARM™ featuring the new 10 in. (25 cm) CommandCenter™ display, laminated front glass, and an optional actively cooled refrigerator, the operator will experience less fatigue and greater performance. Other improvements include LED lights, which give 40% more coverage with 45% less current, and a new cooling system that leads to improved fluid economy, lower sound levels, and improved performance in harsh conditions. AUTO FILL FOR JAGUAR 900 S ERIES CLAAS of America, Inc. Omaha, Neb., USA AUTO FILL is a system that operates automatically to fill trucks with JAGUAR 900 Series forage harvesters. Operating a forage harvester requires much concentration from the driver throughout the day—navigating the machine, observing the crop flow, checking the machine settings, and giving advice to the truck driver—all while adjusting the discharge spout to fill the wagon properly. Maintaining this level of concentration creates stress for the driver. Based on 3D image analysis, the AUTO FILL system recognizes the boundaries of the forage box and the fill value of every point within the vehicle next to the harvester. With this input, the AUTO FILL system can automatically adjust the spout without requiring action from the operator. This enables the operator to fill the truck evenly and properly, and it gives the operator more time to focus on crop flow and safe driving in the field. BiG P ACK 1290 HDP II Krone North America, Inc. Memphis, Tenn., USA The BiG Pack 1290 HDP II is a unique large square baler that offers fast baling speeds and dense bales. A new Active Pickup was designed to feed the Variable Filling System at field speeds up to 20 mph (21 kph). The newly designed Variable Filling System, with a 39% increase in capacity over previous models, has been designed with three lifters and one stuffer tine. A new slim-design double knotter system was created for the HDP II and is equipped with eight double knotters to provide additional holding strength for the increased bale density. A benchmark in the large square baler industry, the Krone BiG Pack 1290 HDP II has several standard features as well, including integrated bale scales and a steerable 16-ton axle as well as optional features like bale moisture sensors and more. RESOURCE January/February 2014 5

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