Utility Work Machine
The 5600 Toolcat Utility Work Machine is new from Bobcat Company. All-wheel steer and four-wheel drive are combined in one machine equipped with a 44-hp Kubota diesel engine to navigate tough ground conditions. The suspension system is able to adjust its responsiveness according to the type of load being carried and allows flex and axle oscillation to help keep all tires on the ground for increased pushing force. A tight, 17-ft. outside turn diameter helps maneuver in confined areas. A two-speed, hydrostatic drive system can be shifted on-the-fly. The 5600 can achieve an 18-mph drive speed. An engine throttle lever operates independent of the drive pedal to allow the operator to utilize maximum attachment hydraulic flow, even at low travel speeds. A digital speedometer and cruise control make it easy to repeat and maintain a specific speed. The cab design incorporates operator ergonomics, safety and simple-to-use controls. The Toolcat features a box capacity of 2,000 lb. A variety of attachments are available.
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Swine Influenza Vaccines
Schering-Plough Animal Health Corporation is launching two new-generation monovalent swine influenza vaccines. MaxiVac H1N1 and MaxiVac H3N2 are part of the MaxiVac family. This swine influenza virus vaccine line has a USDA-approved label for reduced shedding of H1N1 and H3N2 flu viruses. Both new vaccines contain the Schering-Plough Animal Health oil-in-water adjuvant, Emunade. Both vaccines have been shown to reduce the clinical signs of swine influenza as well as viral shedding, which should reduce swine influenza exposure among animals and shorten the duration of disease in a herd. The monovalent vaccines are available in 250-dose (500 ml.), 125-dose (250 ml.), or 50-dose (100 ml.) vials. Each vaccine is indicated for use in healthy pigs 4 weeks of age or older.
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All-Wheel Steer Loaders
Mustang Manufacturing Company, Inc. introduces the new Mustang All-Wheel Steer (AWS) Loader line. High steering angles and a small track circle help navigate tight corners. A high-speed option gives the AWS Loader a 25-mph travel speed. Three of the models in the line, the ML43, ML53 and ML73, are telescopic loaders.
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Waldo Farms, Inc. and Whiteshire Hamrock, LLC have formed an alliance to produce and market Duroc and Duroc component terminal boars and semen. Pigs will be produced and marketed under the Waldo Whiteshire United name. Waldo Farms has provided Duroc genetics for a jointly operated Duroc and White Duroc nucleus unit in Indiana. The expanded, multi-site system will serve production systems of all sizes in the U.S. and abroad with healthy, productive breeding stock. Complete genetic consultation and services will continue to be provided to producers and breeding stock companies. Both genetic companies have high-performing maternal and terminal pure lines. Additional lines include GGP, GP, hybrid and composites. Waldo Farms, Inc., DeWitt, NE, and Whiteshire Hamrock LLC, Albion, IN, will maintain their independent production sites and genetic improvement programs, while utilizing their combined genetic assets to more effectively serve customers.
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PC Bar Code System
The PC-based Bar Code System from Wisconsin Electrical Manufacturing Company, Inc. helps increase the safety of the feedmilling process. The system works in conjunction with the batching system and uses a bar code reader to identify all added ingredients. Actual weights are recorded and shown on the batching documentation. Automatic safety checks prevent adding incorrect amounts or the wrong ingredients. Materials may be pre-weighed to all maximum production rates while insuring production of high-quality feed. The PC-based Bar Code System helps to assure and document the exact hand-adds and the individual amounts added to every batch of feed. The system provides automatic inventory and history for all ingredients.
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New Power Option
Reinke Manufacturing Inc. offers a 230-volt, single-phase power option on its center pivot irrigation systems to allow farmers with a standard household power supply to use pivot systems. In the past, pivot systems required a 480-volt, three-phase power supply. The 230-volt, single-phase power option works well for smaller acreage farms and is suitable for use on the same terrain grades as any Reinke pivot system, regardless of the power. The lower voltage option allows all the same control panel options as the 480-volt, three-phase power option.
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