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Editors tap favorite products from 2021 Farm Progress Show

Slideshow: Here are eight items that stood out to editors searching for new products.

Farm shows returned this year after missing 2020 due to the pandemic. Two years is a long time to not see new products in person. That may be why Farm Progress editors who scoured 2021 shows looking for new products found over 200 at the Farm Progress Show and over 75 more at Husker Harvest Days.

The new products team searching for the newest offerings at the Farm Progress Show included Tom J. Bechman, Indiana Prairie Farmer; Sierra Day, Prairie Farmer; Tyler Harris, Wallaces Farmer; and Chris Torres, American Agriculturist.

Look for a rundown of all new products found at both shows on your state or regional Farm Progress publication website beginning soon. When the new products appear online, they will be grouped by categories to help you better zero in on the items you are most interested in.

To kick off coverage, here are eight items from FPS — two from each editor that he or she felt deserved special mention.

Tom’s top picks

A device added to a bin sweep to break up grain clogs captured Bechman’s attention. The Bin SumpPro from Leading Edge Industries attaches to the bin sweep, not the unloading auger below the floor. In case of clogs, spokespersons say it’s highly effective in breaking up clumps and allowing grain to flow, keeping farmers out of bins.

The front-end, three-point hitch attachment complete with PTO and hydraulics for John Deere tractors is an eye-catcher. More farmers are opting to mount implements in front instead of behind the tractor, and this setup will simplify that task.

Sierra’s supreme tools

How do you know if the horizontal sensor in your grain dryer is measuring moisture and temperature accurately? Day discovered that Brock’s TrueGrain Moisture Sensor System uses a vertical design to improve accuracy.

If you’re thinking about strip tillage or already doing it but ready for an upgrade, she suggests checking out the Raptor from Unverferth, which features the company’s TerrainPro row unit.

Tyler’s top 2

Back in 2019, Horsch introduced its flagship central-fill single-disk drill, the Avatar SD40, to the North American market after launching the 40-foot, 48-row drill in Europe two years prior. Now, the German-based company is launching the Avatar 60M, and it caught Harris’ attention. At 60 feet wide with 10-inch rows, the 60M is the biggest central-fill single-disk drill on the market.

Harris also spotted a new exhibitor, AGuru, a new player in the strip-till field that is building toolbars and row units under the mantra “Strip Till. Better.” The idea is to give customers a variety of options and combinations of toolbars and row units to meet their needs

Chris’ choice products

With customizable widgets and advanced 3D imaging, the Maverix precision ag solution by Outback Guidance is designed with simplicity and customer preference in mind. But Torres quickly recognized it’s more than just a screen. Maverix pairs Outback’s M7 (7-inch) and M10 (10-inch) terminals with the company’s eDriveESi2 electric wheel, eDriveM1 autosteer and A631 smart antenna featuring Atlas global correction to create a precision ag package that’s a compelling alternative for those in need of a new system.

Torres also spotted the most recent My Yield seed treater. My Yield has garnered a reputation for producing seed treaters that are fast to move, easy to use and accurate. Charlie McKenna, director of sales for the company, says the machine is fairly easy to disassemble and small, so it can be stored without taking up much room.

For more details about each product, click through the slideshow.

 

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