Latest technology on display

Western Producer reporters will provide coverage from Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina in upcoming issues.

Canada’s Farm Progress Show is just around the corner, and a variety of new tools and technology will reach the market for the first time.

John Deere

John Deere will be delivering a bigger version of its 1870 air drill, a model based on the Conserva Pak designed in Indian Head, Sask.

The 1870 at that width gets the otherwise optional True Set depth and pressure control, which is handled from the tractor cab on the GreenStar 2630 display. It makes levelling the big machine easier, and producers can adjust on the fly when soil conditions change across the field.

A new run blockage monitor system that measures flow rates relative to other runs and from primary to secondary hoses will also be at the Regina show.

As well, the Iowa-based company will have it latest versions of the 1910 air seeder carts on the grounds with optional twin fans that will deliver up to 550 pounds of product per acre across a big drill.

The fans are independently controlled, which means they can gently feed delicate canola or flax seed while moving big volumes of urea and other dry products.

The bigger drill, increased from 56 feet, folds to 22.5 feet in transport.

Saskatoon’s Redekop will be at the show, with a message about the issues related to poor chopping and spreading from the back end of the combines because bigger crops and headers result in highly variable distribution of residues.

And if residues are an issue, Horsch will have its new RT40 Joker on site for those growers who feel some tillage is a fit for their operations.

Devloo is bringing its green seed canola tester to the event, and Winnipeg’s JCA will be in town with a unique piece of equipment that allows producers to turn their tablets and other off-the-shelf devices into wireless universal terminals. The prairie company plugs its Thrasher module into the tractor, sprayer or combine’s ISOBUS plug.

BN Equipment is debuting its Contour Buddy, which allows MacDon flex headers to keep their flex while positioned off the ground, creating new stubble opportunities in canola, flax and potentially lodged cereals or on rolling ground.

Dimo Labtronics will have its new remote infrared bin temperature probe, which uses cellphones to read the data.

BinSense will also have its remote grain monitoring product for producers to try.

Saskatchewan’s Flexxifinger will have its Relay Harvest system at the show, which aids producers harvesting multiple, co-planted crops.

Arnold Innovations is showing off its hydraulic ratcheting cylinder wrench for farmers who use New Holland conventional combines and experience main cylinder plugging.

Airguard will be releasing its air seeder oil cooler, which improves oil temperatures and dries incoming air as it enters the carts.

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