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There’s always plenty of new equipment at the Sunbelt Expo, giving growers the opportunity to “kick the tires,” but they can also get into the fields on a 600-acre working farm to view harvest and tillage demonstrations and test-drive and use the latest equipment available to the agricultural industry.
Twin basket hay rake
Lewis M. Carter (LMC) will be showing its model 8907 twin basket hay rake at the Expo this year. The LMC twin basket hay rake is built for capacity, gentle handling, and superb reliability. This unit comes outfitted with all new hydraulic fold for simple transport to operating positions in seconds.
Two large caster wheels in front support the basket hangers and allow a smooth ride, even in variable contours and terrain. The heavy-duty 8,000-pound jacks mounted in the front and rear allow a simple adjustment for the basket height. This model requires two hydraulic tractor remotes.
LMC will also be introducing a new product at the Expo, called the shred and pull, a three-point hitch unit that shreds cotton stalks and pulls up the roots in one pass. LMC will be demonstrating this product in the cotton fields.
Also, Pequea will be demonstrating its TR 8 Turbo Rake. Pequea TR Series rakes feature fully independent and adjustable wheel arms for superior raking consistency on rough terrain combined with the independent adjustments of the tail wheels makes the rake compatible with any crop conditions.
The unique folding design allows the operator to have full hydraulic control of the rake from the seat of the tractor. The TR series is offered in eight, 10 and 12-wheel models with center kicker wheels available.
All Pequea products are designed, tested and manufactured in New Holland, Penn.
Other hay demo participants include:
Kuhn’s new GMD 50 series trailed disc mowers provide hay producers with greater productivity, reduced maintenance, and simpler, more dependable operation.
The GMD 50 series benefits include:
•A trailed mower design that increases productivity, since a wider cutting width is possible without the need for a larger tractor. It also provides better performance than a mounted disc mower with a caddy.
•The lubed-for-life Optidisc cutterbar with differential disc spacing and Protectadrive for a clean cut and reliable cutterbar protection.
•Proactive-LiftTM suspension to handle rough and challenging field conditions.
•Gyrodine swivel hitch fitted with Kuhn’s Generation 2 Drawbar Swivel Hitch for unsurpassed maneuverability with the convenience of a drawbar hitch.
•All-steel top and side sheets for long life and higher resale value. Steel side sheets cleanly separate down and tangled crop.
•Reduced maintenance with just two oil-change points and minimal grease zerks.