TULARE, CALIFORNIA - Results are in for the highly anticipated 2011 World Ag Expo Top-10 New Products competition, the winners of which will be showcased Feb. 8-10 during the 44th annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.
"The 2011 Top-10 New Products are of a class to themselves," said 2011 Chairman Lee Coito. "These products are well designed and engineered to meet the needs of today's agribusiness professional."
A panel comprising farmers, ranchers and industry professionals from across the nation selected the Top-10 and 10 Honorable Mention products from more than 90 entries. The Top-10 New Products will be showcased inside the New Product Pavilion on Expo Lane and R Street. An estimated 100,000 attendees are expected to attend World Ag Expo, which is the largest annual exposition of its kind.
2011 Top-10 New Products:
Air Filter Blaster, Salmon River Innovations, LLC, Idaho
A new device that cleans the element of an engine's canister air filter in seconds helps cut fuel and maintenance costs while improving engine performance and increasing engine life.
Ag Flag, Flag-R-Mon Flag Products/Ag Flag, Atwater, CA
A new water-activated flag saves money, water and effort by eliminating the guesswork in determining when flood irrigation water has advanced to a pre-determined point in a block, check, ditch furrow, row or open field.
AMSOIL Biodegradable Hydraulic Oil, American Synthetic Lubricants, Inc., Superior, WI
A new, biodegradable hydraulic oil from AMSOIL that combines low-toxicity with high lubricity properties offers farmers and ranchers an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based products.
Trimble Connected Farm, Trimble Agriculture, Westminster, CO
Connected Farm, a new system of software and communication services from Trimble takes farm management efficiency to the next level by combining precision farming information collected in the field with data management software and cell phone technology.
T-HEXX Dragonhyde HBC, Hydromer, Inc., Branchburg, NJ
An innovative hoof care product for use in hoof baths offers a nonhazardous, biodegradable alternative to traditional copper sulfate or formaldehyde products. When mixed with water, T-HEXX Dragonhyde Hoof Bath Concentrate creates a long-lasting, highly visible environmental barrier that helps to promote normal hoof health for dairy cows.
EZY-Lift Hydraulic Lift System, Ezy-Lift of California, Inc., Valley Center, CA
In less than 90 seconds, with the push of a button, one person can load up to 2,000 pounds of cargo in the back of a pickup or flatbed truck, using the new model 2000-8.0PT Ezy-Lift.
Jacket With Thumb Hole Sleeve, Udder Tech, Inc., Lakeville, MN
A jacket made of waterproof nylon puts an end to wet, irritated wrists and arms when milking cows
NOx Blue Diesel Exhaust Fluid, Core Fluids, LLC, Arroyo Grande, CA
NOxBlue brand of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), made by Core-Fluids, LLC, exceeds the purity and quality standards established by the American Petroleum Institute (API).
Push Away Grapple, Fritsch Equipment Corp., De Pere, WI
Designed for feeding bagged silage, the Push Away grapple saves time and minimizes ground disturbance when removing feed from the bag. The patent-pending tool has the power to penetrate tightly packed haylage and grasses to completely fill the bucket of a skid-steer or other type of front-end loader in less than 10 seconds.
Yuma Rugged Tablet Computer, Trimble, Corvallis, OR
Built to meet tough military standards for withstanding drops, vibration, immersion and temperature extremes, the new Trimble Yuma rugged tablet computer weighs less than three pounds and is designed to work where farmers and ranchers work.
In addition to the Top-10 New Products, ten Honorable Mention Products have been selected. Information on all 20 of the products can be found at worldagexpo.com.
The 44th annual World Ag Expo 2011, Tools for Agri-Business, will run February 8 –10 at the International Agri-Center show grounds in Tulare, Calif. An estimated annual average of 100,000 attendees from 52 countries are expected to attend World Ag Expo this year. The expo is the largest annual agricultural show of its kind with 1,600 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds. Online attendee registration is now available at worldagexpo.com. Those who register online will save time at the gate and will be automatically entered to win registration prizes. World Ag Expo tickets are $12 online.
SOURCE: World Ag Expo Release