Shred the Competition

Kuhn North America, Inc. has introduced the VKM-SR line of heavy-duty vineyard and orchard shredders in working widths of 5 feet 8 inches, 6 feet 3 inches, and 6 feet 9 inches. Compared to the previous models in this size range, the VKM-SR features a higher horsepower driveline, a rotor with helicoidal knife-mount pattern and a chassis that is 50 percent heavier. The shredding capacity has also doubled; these units can handle up to 4-inch diameter material.

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HOBO Alarm

Onset Computer Corporation has unveiled the HOBO U30 Frost Alarm System, a Web-based monitoring system for fruit growers. The solar-powered system enables growers to view real-time field conditions during frost events from any Web browser and set up frost alarms that automatically turn on irrigation pumps, wind machines and other frost-abatement equipment. The system can also send growers instant notification of when frost occurs, or equipment problems, via cell phone and e-mail. The system can be expanded to monitor additional field parameters, including rainfall, soil moisture, wind speed, wind direction and pump pressure.

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Designed With an Orchard in Mind

New Holland’s T4000F orchard tractors are designed for maneuvering between rows and beneath tree canopies, with an overall width as narrow as 58.74 inches and overall cab height of 85.5 inches. The four-cylinder, turbocharged, intercooled engines meet Tier III emissions standards and are capable of producing 62, 72 or 82 PTO horsepower, depending on the model. Three smooth-shifting transmissions are also available to choose from, and each model is available with or without a cab. The SuperSteer FWD axle option provides a turn angle of 76 degrees.

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Cover Your Assets

Agri-Cover, Inc. now offers roll-up tonneau covers for the 2009 Dodge Ram. When rolled up, the entire truck bed is exposed and available for use. When in use, gas mileage may be increased by up to 10 percent. Designed to handle all four seasons.

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Light-Weight Valve

Dramm’s aluminum shutoff valve is a lightweight counterpart to the company’s #300 brass shutoff valve. By manufacturing the body from aluminum, Dramm has been able to reduce the weight to one-third of the brass valve. Although lighter, it is still a heavy-duty valve that offers full flow.

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Monitor Your Climate

Monitor fruit, nut or vegetable storage areas with  Dickson Multi-feature Digital Display Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers. They offer push-to-start and push-to-stop functions; digital displays that let you track temperature and humidity conditions in between data downloads; options to display current or min/max temperature and humidity readings; and USB-enabled, triple-speed data downloading. A temperature-only version is also available.

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Rodenator Remote

The latest Rodenator product, the R2 or Rodenator Remote, is now available to those battling burrowing pests. Stand back and control this concussive-force weapon with the push of a button.

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