Carry the Load

Rugby Mfg. now offers a complete line of aluminum dump bodies. The expanded offering features rigid or lightweight fold-down sides, and aluminum bodies weigh up to 50 percent less than traditional carbon steel.

The hardened aluminum alloy material is durable and eliminates the need for paint. Rugby aluminum bodies feature a stainless steel EZ-Latch upper tailgate mechanism. Rugby backs each of its dump bodies with a three-year warranty.

Plow with Flare

The new VF series flare-wing trip-edge V-plows from Hiniker Mfg. feature deep-curl flared wings; double-acting hydraulic cylinders that provide positive hydraulic control of moldboard positioning, whether plowing forward or backdragging; and super-bright quad halogen headlights.

Also available in a conventional level-top configuration, the new VF series is available in 8.5 and 9.5-foot widths. Other features include an independent high-clearance trip-edge design; pinch-free pivot point located 9 inches above ground level; laser-cut ribs incorporated into the high-tensile steel superstructure of the plow; 2-inch steel torque tube; and moldboards with a low-friction, high-density polyethylene surface that is corrosion-free, dent-resistant and never needs refinishing.

Make the Connection

Onset has announced the HOBOlink Web Services API, an application programming interface that enables organizations to integrate energy and environmental data from Onset HOBOlink Web servers with custom software applications.

The HOBOlink Web Services API will be utilized by a range of users looking to embed real-time weather data from Onset HOBO U30 monitoring systems into Web-based portals. The API supports the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture. Data can be fetched through the Web services either in CSV format or SensorML (Sensor Model Language) format, depending upon the type of Web service chosen by the user.

Making Fertilizers Work Better

Bio S.I. Technology has developed its Agriculture Formula, a proprietary microbial formula that helps reduce crusting and breaks down organic matter, freeing up the soil to allow water and nutrients to be absorbed. It utilizes naturally occurring microbes to break up the chemical residues and salts that bind the soil particles tightly together, allowing water and air to penetrate the soil again and improve the plants’ ability to grow. Bio S.I.’s Agriculture Formula works in conjunction with chemicals and increases the efficiency of fertilizer and water by allowing them to penetrate the soil more easily and reach roots.

It can be applied using surface spray rigs, pivots with injection systems, drip systems or sprinkler systems and works effectively with all soil types.

New Row Crop Tractors

John Deere introduces the new 2012 7R Series tractors: 7200R with 200 hp PowerTech PSX 6.8L engine; 7215R with 215 hp PowerTech PSX 6.8L engine; 7230R with 230 hp PowerTech PVX 9.0L engine; 7260R with 260 hp PowerTech PVX 9.0L engine and 7280R with 280 hp PowerTech PVX 9.0L engine.

The 7R Series tractors come with the new IVT and Command Quad transmissions, options for larger tires, compact chassis and greater engine horsepower ratings. In addition, this new series has an optional integrated front hitch and PTO. For rear-driven equipment, a new three-speed economy PTO with power-assist PTO shifting is an available option.

Along with the CommandView II Cab, the 7R Series tractors have an optional touch-screen, video-capable CommandCenter display. The 7R models also can be equipped with ActiveCommand Steering (ACS) and an adaptive hydraulic cab suspension system that reads multiple tractor inputs to automatically adjust the suspension for an improved ride.

Pumps for Center-Pivot

Neptune Chemical Pump Co. announced that its Series 500 hydraulic diaphragm metering pumps allow growers to apply fertilizers and chemicals to crops when used in conjunction with center-pivot water irrigation systems. Series 500 pumps feature EZE-CLEAN valve cartridges that can be removed for cleaning without disturbing the piping to the pump and a Variable Oil By-pass stroke adjustment that allows for better valve performance than traditional variable-linkage designs.

Series 500 pumps are available with special pump heads to allow for pumping thicker liquids and suspensions. The pumps have capabilities to 80 GPH simplex and 160 GPH duplex at pressures up to 3,000 PSI.

View to a Sale

New SATO Tree Wraps provide quick information to help customers choose products in a retail setting. Custom or stock designs are available and can include company logo and branding.

Features include special messaging, tree identification, care instructions, planting directions, staple guides and logo.

Bug-Free Work Wear

Insect Shield repellent work wear offers vital protection against a variety of insects that can cause dangerous diseases such as malaria, dengue fever or Lyme disease. Insect Shield’s long-lasting clothing treatment is tested to last through 70 launderings and consists of work wear, professional apparel and accessories-including clothing that also offers sun protection, flame resistance and high visibility-as well as additional protective items such as mosquito nets for use at home.

Insect Shield apparel products repel ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums).