Pump Series Expansion

newProductsFranklin Electric Co., Inc., has expanded its proven line of VR Series vertical, stainless steel multi-stage pumps that deliver clean water under pressure for a wide range of applications. These booster pumps are now available in 3, 5, 9, 15, 20, 30, 45, 65 and 95 m3/h options with a flow range up to 600 gallons per minute and 750 feet of total dynamic head (TDH).

In the VR Series, each pump features stainless steel hydraulic components for optimum durability, efficiency and performance – even in corrosive water applications. Impellers and diffuser stages are fabricated from heavy gauge stainless steel using advanced welding technology. The oversized ball bearing/coupler assembly eliminates the need for stack height adjustment and supports the axial thrust load. The elimination of axial thrust allows the VR Series pumps to utilize industry standard motors instead of the high-thrust motors commonly required in similar industry applications.

VR Series pump installation is made easier with standard in-line ports, along with the choice of round, Victaulic, or oval flange connections. Rugged construction ensures long life and make them ideal for use in tough applications, including: light industry; water treatment; irrigation and agriculture.

For more information, visit the website www.franklinwater.com or contact your local Franklin Electric Distributor.

Accelerate Nutrient Acquisition

Take Off technology launched by Verdesian Life Sciences helps protect farmers’ fertilizer investments by boosting crop growth and increasing yield. Take Off works inside the plant to accelerate nutrient acquisition and assimilation while improving nitrogen efficiency in corn, soybeans and cereals.

VerdesianLogoAccording to Verdesian, Take Off allows more applied nitrogen to be taken up by the crop, which leaves less in the soil and possibly lost to volatilization and leaching. Take Off quickens germination, emergence and establishment, which increases plant biomass and leads to healthier, more robust crops and more bushels in the bin.

Six formulations of the multi-patented technology include: Take Off ST, Take Off Sulfone, Take Off Phite MZ, Take Off Calci-Phite, Take Off Magnum and Take Off P+K. The technology offers growers a tailored approach to nutrient management that aids in crop growth rate, carbon dioxide fixation and photosynthesis.

For more information and to find a dealer near you, contact your Verdesian technical sales representative by visiting vlsci.com or calling 800-868-6446.

John Deere Adds To Mobile App

John Deere is adding more tools to its Operations Center within MyJohnDeere and making it easy to wirelessly transfer data from older John Deere equipment and non-John Deere displays to the Operations Center with Mobile Data Transfer.

JDNewProductMobile Data Transfer enables customers to wirelessly transfer agronomic data to and from non-John Deere displays and from John Deere’s GreenStar 3 2630 display (in older John Deere equipment that is not JDLink compatible) to the Operations Center. It enables producers to consolidate data from multiple branded displays into one centralized location for their use or to be shared with trusted advisors.

Mobile Data Transfer is the simple solution for customers who run older or mixed-fleet equipment and want immediate access of information stored in their displays. It eliminates the manual transfer of data and uses a USB to WiFi device that plugs into the display and transfers data using your smartphone via the Mobile Data Transfer app. Your phone sends the data to the Operations Center to give farm managers and trusted advisors immediate access.

There are multiple ways to get data into the Operations Center where it can be put to use. Mobile Data Transfer works with a variety of in-cab displays and mobile devices to facilitate the transfer of information. If you are running older John Deere equipment and have not yet moved to a JDLink Connect enabled machine, Mobile Data Transfer is a great way to get started.

To learn more about Mobile Data Transfer, the latest additions to the Operations Center and other developments in machine intelligence and data management, see your John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.