World Ag Expo Announces 2016 Top 10 New Product Winners


Results are in for World Ag Expo's Top-10 New Products competition. The winners will be showcased February 9-11, 2016 during the 49th annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. A group of judges made up of farmers, ranchers and industry professionals selected the Top-10 New Products.

Ace Pump Corporation – Gemini Dual Pump Kit
Ace Pump Corporation's Gemini Dual Pump Kit allows a user to independently operate two Ace Pumps from a single hydraulic supply manually or with a pulse width modulated control signal. It allows operators to quickly and easily dial in separate application rates for liquid fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and other crop inputs. The Gemini Kit can help any producer wanting to apply two liquids at different precision rates, effectively reducing trips through the field, fuel costs and compaction.

AGCO – Hesston-Built WR9800 Series RearSteer
Swathing and changing from one field to the next is slow, sometimes unstable, and inefficient. AGCO has the answer: the Hesston by Massey Ferguson WR9800 Series RearSteer option. The RearSteer option allows a windrower to perform normally in a field, but during transport, it transforms the machine into a combine- or self-propelled forage harvester-style steering. Because of the movement of the steering function from the front to the rear wheels, the new self-propelled windrower with the RearSteer option has increased gradability and makes for easier, faster transport and better stability, even at higher speeds.

ANC Technology – Intelligent Wireless Irrigation Control System
ANC Technology will be presenting a new type of moisture sensor-based, solar-powered, wireless irrigation control system, which will change the way irrigation is done for the foreseeable future! Come to the 2016 World Ag Expo for the unveiling of this new product at Booth #2004. 

Coldwell Solar, Inc. – MegaWash
Do you want to reduce water usage and labor time when cleaning your solar panels? The new MegaWash mobile tractor system advances in parallel with each row of solar panels, steadily auto-adjusting its precision-controlled hydraulic boom gently onto each panel's surface, and it requires only 800 gallons of de-ionized water per 1MW DC solar system. 

This equates to 80{257ecae47c7fec349321aca28547072fa2160c1991a573be7695613338f0f130} less water being used for the removal of soiling from solar panel surfaces, when compared to traditional washing. Leave the cleaning work to certified experts who understand solar panel maintenance! With MegaWash, a single machine and technician will cover an entire 1MW DC installation in under 4 hours versus 16 hours with a traditional two-person team. 

Jacto, Inc. – Jacto PJB-16 Battery-Operated Backpack Sprayer
The Jacto PJB-16 Backpack Sprayer is a product with precision engineering and professional grade components and was made with farmers, nursery owners, and pest control operators in mind. Jacto's newest backpack features five pressure settings, hydraulic agitation, built-in controller diagnostics, a walking pace indicator, and comes equipped with soft, padded shoulder straps, a lightweight lithium ion battery, a heavy-duty trigger valve, and a stainless steel wand with four nozzle attachments. The lightweight lithium ion battery has an exceptional battery life and can allow you to spray all day! The backpack sprayer is ideal for spot spraying or for larger applications.

LiftGator – LiftGator XTR
LiftGator's new LiftGator XTR liftgate system provides a simple solution and alternative to a permanent liftgate. It is designed to lift up to 1,200 lbs. and can easily be attached to any truck in less than three minutes. The LiftGator is simply rolled up to the back of the truck and slid into the hitch receiver. Stabilizers drop to the ground to support the gate and the large 48″ aluminum platform unfolds. The platform is raised and lowered with the push of a button, safely and easily lifting the heaviest of loads. Trucks can be driven with the LiftGator attached for any length of time.

Orchard Machinery Corporation – Fully Automated Shaker Technology: Tree Seeker
Outfitted with multiple patents, the Tree Seeker from Orchard Machinery Corporation is a fully-automated machine that transforms any orchard operation. 

The machine locates the trees with a “seeing” eye, which communicates to the machine the x and y coordinates and the tree diameter, steers and stops the machine in the correct location, extends the head and shakes the tree, and repeats the process for the next tree. An operator is needed simply to turn the machine around at the end of the rows. The parameters are consistent for every tree so a uniform shake is provided across the field. In addition, the machine longevity will increase because the operator is incapable of using the machine incorrectly. 

Red Fox Safety Products – Fox-Paws
The 2016 Top-10 New Product from Red Fox Safety Products features wireless technology to immediately stop engines or motors powering equipment with the touch of a transmitter button. 

On mobile equipment or vehicles, the Fox-Paws receiver unit is wired into the ignition circuit of the diesel or gas engine or the START/STOP station of an electrical motor. The equipment operator has a transmitter on his or her belt or shirt pocket. If a problem arises, the operator can push the transmitter button, shutting off the engine or motor powering the equipment. It can also be configured to stop multiple pieces of equipment or vehicles at the same time.

Tule Technologies – Tule
This year, Tule Technologies is introducing a product that could dramatically change the way growers irrigate and manage their fields, especially on larger operations. Farmers will more easily be able to prioritize resources and minimize production threats with Tule Technologies' new 24/7 automated irrigation advisor. Tule measures actual evapotranspiration in the field to power simple, actionable and more accurate irrigation decisions. 

Growers can use Tule to anticipate yield and quality threats by remotely monitoring crop water status. Daily data is collected remotely and presented to growers on an easy-to-use mobile app and desktop dashboard. Growers can quickly review results to prioritize which fields are water-stressed, unlocking the secret to management of more acres with less time and labor.

Stanley Convergent Security Solutions – Videofied AG Alarm System
The Videofied AG Alarm is an outdoor instant motion viewer system–a combination motion detector with a built-in video camera. The Videofied AG Alarm System works anywhere there is a cellular transmission signal. Once an intruder trips the Motion Viewer, the system transmits both a standard alarm signal followed by a 10-second video clip of the event to Stanley Security's professional monitoring station. 

The operator immediately reviews the incident and provides priority dispatch response to law enforcement. The system will also notify the property owner's smart phone. The affordable Videofied AG Alarm System can protect remote assets including irrigation systems, farm equipment and machinery, crops, livestock, and storage sheds and construction sites.

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