New Holland’s T6 Series tractors are available in six models ranging from 90 to 120 pto horsepower. Their four- and six-cylinder engines feature the company’s EcoBlue Selective Catalytic Reduction technology, which delivers better fuel economy and more torque. Instead of recycling exhaust gases, the EcoBlue system takes clean air directly into the engine.
Four transmission options are available. The tractors’ three-point lift capacity ranges from 9,620 to 13,460 lbs, and they come with a standard 18-gpm, open-center hydraulic system or an optional 26-gpm, closed-center, load-sensing system. Visit www.newholland.com/na.
John Deere’s Advanced Baler-Mounted Hay Moisture Tester takes the guesswork out of determining if hay is too dry or wet to bale. Moisture sensors are mounted on both sides of the bale chamber for greater accuracy; readings, updated every three seconds in the tractor cab, are presented in 0.1% increments.
Features include a large, illuminated LCD display and keypad for easy viewing, and an operating moisture range of 8-30%, depending on the type of baler used. It can be installed on any Deere small square or large round baler. Visit www.johndeere.com .
Freeman has introduced the first manufacturer-designed-and-built bale scale, with an in-cab monitor that lets the operator monitor bale weight in real time.
Easily mounted to any new or existing three-tie side-feed Freeman baler, it can help deliver more-uniform bales, reduce cycle time and improve efficiency. Call 503-625-2560 or visit www.alliedsystems.com.
Kubota’s RTV400Ci utility vehicle is agile, reliable and compact enough to fit in the bed of a full-size, long-bed pickup. The four-wheel-drive machine has a fuel-injected, 6-hp, air-cooled single-cylinder gas engine.
It has a newly designed Continuously Variable Transmission with inertial clutch for excellent response and reliability. Its ergonomic controls are well-placed for easy operation, and its contoured bench seat is comfortable for the driver and passenger. Visit www.kubota.com.
The Compact Wheel Dolly from Esco, Brooksville, FL, is designed for easy and safe mounting, demounting and handling of large wheels on agricultural machinery. It’s capable of handling wheels from 45.3” to 84.7” in diameter and up to 41.3” in depth, with a lifting capacity of 3,306 lbs.
Its double-acting hydraulic system allows for hands-free switching between lifting and lowering action for safe and controlled lowering. It can be assembled and disassembled in a few seconds.
Call 800-352-9852 or visit www.esco.net.
A new mid-range tractor series, a baler-mounted hay moisture tester as well as a mounted bale scale, utility vehicle and dolly for large wheels are examined in our Product Preview for April.
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