Kuhn Knight of Brodhead, Wis., announced the fully redesigned Kuhn Knight RA 100 Series Helix Reel Auggie mixers. The RA 100 Helix mixers can handle high amounts of processed roughages to wet, heavy rations. Two models are available in this series featuring the new Helix Reel. The new open-concept Helix Reel offers fast, consistent mixing and improved load leveling with any ration. Strengthened body and drive components provide long life. The RA 100 Helix mixers have a low horsepower requirement to reduce fuel use. The mixers are available in truck, trailer and stationary models with capacities of 360 and 420 cu. ft.
HerdStar of Mankato, Minn., announced the release of a new version of its grow/finish software program, GF Pro Vision. The newest version of GF Pro Vision has been modified and enhanced to give pork producer users insight into large amounts of information to help maximize the profitability of the operation. Users now can easily log in on any device, such as a computer, tablet or mobile device. The web-based program has simple data entry and the ability to customize reports to fit the company's needs. GF Pro Vision has easier importing and exporting capabilities for feed and carcass data, mill and packer imports and feed invoices. Many different types of data can be analyzed by this software, including feed budget compliance, tracking pharmaceutical use and marketing management aids. The GF Pro Vision program is designed for the midsized operator and is adaptable for any business.
JCB of Savannah, Ga., announced a new compact model to its Hi-Viz Loadall range for construction applications. The 525-60 offers the performance of a full-size telehandler while being compact. With a maximum lift height of 20 ft. and a load capacity of 5,500 lb., the 525-60 is 5 ft.-10 in. wide and 6 ft.-3 in. tall, allowing access to multi-story parking and permitting operation in confined site conditions. The 525-60 Hi-Viz replaces the 524-50, 527-55 and 520-50 rear-engine models, with a side-engine mount design. This permits a low boom pivot point for maximum stability and increased visibility to the rear and across the boom. Powered by a new Tier 4 Final, 2.5-liter, JCB Diesel by Kohler four-cylinder engine, the 525-60 delivers 74 hp (55 kW) and does not require a diesel particulate filter or an SCR system. A simple-to-operate, two-speed hydrostatic transmission offers travel speeds of up to 16 mph. The machine is equipped with a 21 g-per-minute hydraulic pump and delivers auxiliary hydraulic power for a side-shift attachment carriage. It comes in either a Q-fit carriage or a universal skid steer compatible attachment interface. All boom functions are controlled by a single servo lever joystick, with proportional control of the two-stage boom extension to allow for smooth operation and fine control. The machine is available with a choice of canopy or fully glazed cab.
Trimble of Sunnyvale, Cal., announced the addition of its Trimble UX5 unmanned aircraft system to its agriculture product portfolio for aerial imaging and mapping. The Trimble UX5 system can enable agricultural service providers to easily capture aerial images for scouting and monitoring crop health such as detecting pests, weeds and nitrogen deficiencies. The system can locate cattle and their available forage over large areas, measure crop height and generate topographic maps and models for land leveling and drainage applications. As a result, the system provides a data collection tool that can aid with recommendations to improve farming operations. The Trimble UX5 system flies at 50 mph (80 km per hour) and is stable in significant crosswinds and even light rain. In a single 50-minute flight, the Trimble UX5 system can cover a 0.8-square mile (2 sq. km) area at a 2 in. (5 cm) image resolution. It comes with a camera modified to capture the near-infrared spectrum, which helps in deducing vegetation indexes for crop health assessment. The Trimble UX5 system can capture a variety of images to be processed post-flight. The output of a single flight provides geo-referenced precision images, a digital surface model showing elevations as a color image and a dense 3-D point cloud that includes elevations.
Larson Electronics of Kemp, Texas, announced its EPLC2-HB-2X150LED-RT Explosion Proof High Bay light fixture, which provides operators with an energy-efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries. This Class 1 Division 2, Class 2 Divisions 1 and 2 explosion-proof light fixture provides 25,000 lumens of high-quality light while drawing only 300 watts, the company said. The copper-free aluminum alloy body is powder coated for added durability and resistance to vibration and impacts. A special heat-dissipating design in conjunction with LED technology helps the fixture achieve a 60,000-hour rated lifespan with 80% lumen retention. It is lightweight and has a low profile as well as a compact design. The EPLC2-HB-2X150LED-RT is multi-voltage capable and can be operated with 100-277 VAC, 50/60Hz without the need for a special ballast. The LED lamp produces a color temperature of 6000K and a color rendering index of 70. The light comes with several mounting options, including ceiling mounting, pendant mounting, wall mounting and cable mounting.