2015 Product Of The Year Voting
For the eighth year running, CropLife IRON is once again honoring this year’s Product of the Year. Below you will find descriptions of the 2015 finalists, picked from reader feedback via e-mails and comments made at the many industry trade shows and equipment-oriented events. Voting is now closed. The Product of the Year award will be announced at one of this winter’s trade shows.
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Manufacturer: Hagie Manufacturing Co.
Description: Designed for the next generation of applicators, the DTS10 features 72” of underframe clearance and 1,000 gallon dual tank solution capacity for capability to perform early spring through late season applications. This lightweight, yet rugged machine offers one of the best weight splits and centers of gravity on the market for exceptional capability to perform in the most adverse conditions or terrain. The cab is the largest in class, while offering the ergonomics and the same functionalities as the STS model line for the best operator experience possible and maximum profit potential.
Manufacturer: New Leader/Highway Equipment Co.
Description: The Edge features precise boundary spreading which allows operators to apply materials along a boundary line, resulting in less material in sensitive areas with the flip of a switch. Featuring increased gate openings, the Edge with MultApplier insert can reach higher rates, application speeds and widths. The MultiBin is also available for spreading up to four products in one pass. The unit is equipped with an ISOBUS system for easy “plug-and-play” for standardized plugs, cables and software for use with any compatible controller.
Description: Staying true to GVM’s focus on mechanical power and dependability, the GVM Mako is driven by a Tier 3 Cummins 130-hp engine mated to an Allison automatic 5-speed transmission for optimal power. The Mako is small, stable, and nimble, featuring a 400-gallon product tank, multiple boom options, 46 inches of crop clearance, a light footprint, 22 mph road speeds and a tight turning radius. Booms for the Mako are 60 feet wide and made of aluminum.
Manufacturer: John Deere
Description: The R4023 features a 4.5L, 173-hp Final Tier 4 engine, premium cab option, wide and narrow axle configurations and the latest integrated technology. The sprayer features four-wheel hydrostatic drive; 600-gallon poly tank and 80-foot booms that can fold to 60-feet for tight conditions; vibration-resistant C-Channel chassis frame with a suspension dampening Soft Shock option for optimal operator comfort and sprayer performance in rough terrain; and IF tire options that provides a larger footprint and less compaction.
Manufacturer: Case IH
Description: The 660-gallon-capacity Patriot 2250 sprayer features a Case IH FPT 6.7-L engine rated at 175-hp and peaks at an impressive 190-hp. Best of all, Case IH Efficient Power frees the engine to produce more raw power and torque with less fuel while meeting Tier 4 B/Final requirements. A variety of options, including a new front-fill design and advanced radio features, allows greater customization to suit each operation’s unique needs. Boom choices include 60/80 feet or 60/90 feet and feature a parallel-link attachment for a wide range of heights.
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Voting is now closed. The award will be announced at one of this winter’s trade shows.