Salford Group rolls out new air carts and tillage models

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Salford Group continues to raise the bar in the seeding and tillage equipment sectors with the introduction of several new products this summer. The global agriculture equipment manufacturer has rolled out a giant air cart, the AC4000L dry/liquid hybrid quad tank, and two new additions to its Independent Series line of tillage equipment, the vertical tillage I-2200 and a hybrid tillage specialist, the I-4200.The AC4000 is the company’s largest implement to date in the large-scale air cart class. The new four-tank offering is available in an all-dry 945 bushel configuration, as well as a hybrid dry/liquid configuration to match the real needs of large acreage operations. Known as the AC4000L, the dry/liquid hybrid features 550 bushels of dry capacity across three tanks, along with a massive 4000 gallon liquid tank.“We’ve had a lot of requests from customers to incorporate liquid fertilizer into our carts. Larger acreages really tighten the seeding window. This leads to producers towing three implements at once, one for seeding, a second for dry product and a third for liquid. These trains can reach over 130 feet long,” said Brad Baker, Product Manager for Salford’s Seeding and Independent Series equipment lines. “The combined machines are high capacity, but cumbersome to operate and potentially dangerous to transport and maneuver. We took producer feedback and engineered the AC4000L to carry liquid and dry product for a safer machine that is simpler to operate.”Salford has introduced new offerings to its signature tillage lineup, the Independent Series. The I-2200 and I-4200 each mark a bold leap forward in Salford frame technology that allows these new models to carry Salford’s latest blade mounts on 5-inch spacing. The tighter blade spacing creates more aggressive operation while maintaining the benefits of Salford’s patented true vertical tillage design.The I-2200 is one of Salford’s more aggressive true vertical tillage designs, making it a highly formidable and productive piece of machinery. It combines the Coil-Tech Coulter II 1 5/8” independent blade mounting system of the I-2100 with the five-inch spacing of the I-1200. This unique combination allows for excellent seed bed preparation, thorough residue sizing, and effective mechanical weed control. It also features 60 percent more down pressure than the Salford Coil Tech I and deeper penetration into tough ground conditions.The I-4200 is more aggressive yet, combining concave blades and wavy coulters to achieve the residue mixing capabilities of the I-4100 with the field finish characteristics of an I-1200 or I-2200 (five-inch spaced models). The front two rows of the machine utilize the same rubber cushion concave blade coulters and spacing found on the I-4100. The I-4200 is compatible with all Salford seeding and fertilizer application attachments, including Switchblade™ hydraulic shanks. This allows multiple operations to be combined into one pass, therefore multiplying the productivity factor of the machine.“The introduction of these two new pieces of equipment is more evidence of Salford delivering on its promise of building equipment for soil health,” said Salford National Sales Manager (Canada) Jim Boak. “What we mean by soil health is not only getting better yields, but also helping to preserve the soil for the long term and helping our customers get a greater return, not only on their equipment investment, but on preserving the family farm for future generations.”About Salford Group Salford Group, with facilities in Iowa, Georgia, Ontario, Manitoba, and Russia, is a global leader in the manufacturing of tillage, seeding, and precision nutrient application equipment. The company dedicates its ongoing innovation efforts to precision, durability, versatility in the field, and improving the economics of farming for producers worldwide.last_img read more

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One More Thing: Multitouch on Nexus One Is Just a Hack Away (VIDEO)

first_imgRelated Posts And here’s how that was accomplished. European hackers figured out how to jailbreak the device a scant month after its release. In the States,the folks at AllDroid sussed out how to port the web browser from the Motorola Milestone – which does support multitouch – over to the Droid. Granted, the hack only works for web browsers, but it’s a significant improvement for those who can live with a bricked phone.The hack requires the would-be multitouch hero to get root access to the phone and install and delete certain components. Clearly, this user runs the risk of breaking the device and may violate Motorola’s TOS and void the warranty.All of the above applies to the Droid. However, the same stipulations that prevent multitouch on that device also apply to the Nexus One: It’s not a hardware issue; the software is simply locked. So, we’re likely looking at a wait of a few days to see who wants to risk a $500+ device in the quest for an Android-powered multitouch mobile via TOS-violating hacks.Apple’s involvement with the stalling or prevention of more and better multitouch devices has been a topic of speculation in the mobile gadget press since last year, when a group of several key patents for specific gestures were published. Since then, several multitouch devices, such as Palm’s Pre, have been released without legal fanfare. Still, some speculate that Google’s holding out on multitouch for legal reasons.“I think at this point that’s more of a legal consideration than a technical one, since many phones that run Android have the capability of supporting multitouch on a hardware level,” wrote Jason Chen of Gizmodo when he toyed with the device last month.And Chris Ziegler of Engadget said, “This is still very much a sensitive subject – but at least we have some confirmation that it’s a software limitation alone… there’s definitely some logic (probably legal logic, but logic nonetheless) behind which devices are getting it in which markets.”What do you think – is this a patent issue? Or is the software simply not ready for public consumption yet? Better yet, if you had one of these devices, would you jailbreak it for multitouch capabilities? Let us know in the comments. Tags:#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The only thing preventing Google’s Nexus One phone from supporting multitouch features might be Apple’s patents.Allow me to explain: There is nothing in the hardware of this device to prevent multitouch as evinced by Google’s comment this morning at their press conference. When asked if the Nexus One would one day support multitouch, a Google rep responded, “We’ll consider it.” In a word, this means that the hardware is ready for users’ pinching and zooming, but the current iteration of Google’s software is locked to prohibit multitouch for legal reasons. We give the hackers of the mobile world a couple days to hack the device – after all, it’s already been done on the Droid.Here’s a video showing multitouch on a Droid: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market jolie odelllast_img read more

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