Agricultural http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6616/more en No More Tangles http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/no-more-tangles <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Rathburn, igus inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Choosing the right hose or cable carrier for your equipment can prevent kinks, tangles, and other damage as machine elements extend and retract. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When hydraulic or pneumatic lines connect to a moving machine component, there are several ways to accommodate the motion. While the easiest is to simply allow slack hose, this method can lead to excess flexing, premature hose wear, and damage from pinching or exposure to other hazards. Hose reels are another possibility, but generally they are useful only for single or dual lines and may not accommodate longer travel distances or larger hose sizes easily.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/no-more-tangles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/no-more-tangles#comments Agricultural Hose & Tubing Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:34:00 +0000 25341 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Temposonics® MH-Series Sensors Enable the Next Generation of Vehicle Steering Systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/temposonics-mh-series-sensors-enable-next-generation-vehicle-steering-systems <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the past few years, the agricultural industry has gained new tools that, even 20 years ago, would have seemed more like scenes from a science fiction movie</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/temposonics-mh-series-sensors-enable-next-generation-vehicle-steering-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/temposonics-mh-series-sensors-enable-next-generation-vehicle-steering-systems#comments Agricultural White Papers Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:45:00 +0000 25171 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Harvester shakes up pistachio orchards http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/harvester-shakes-pistachio-orchards <div class="node-body article-body">A dual eccentric drive powered by hydraulic motors shakes pistachio trees, and hydraulic cylinders position collector assemblies to harvest pistachios from an entire tree in seconds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/harvester-shakes-pistachio-orchards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/harvester-shakes-pistachio-orchards#comments Agricultural Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:55:00 +0000 22151 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Traction is king on grape harvester http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/traction-king-grape-harvester <div class="field-deck"> Drive designers must anticipate a wide variety of terrain and surface conditions — and be sure their machines can handle them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> You seldom hear happy peasants singing in the vineyard as they hand-pick grapes at harvest time today. As in most agricultural operations, efficient machines have taken over the work of the harvest. However, because vineyards come in all sizes, and are planted on almost all kinds of terrain, equipment-manufacturer Oxbo International Corp., Lynden, Wash., offers a variety of harvesters, planters, and other agricultural equipment, most of which make extensive use of hydraulics.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/traction-king-grape-harvester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/traction-king-grape-harvester#comments Agricultural Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:07:00 +0000 19041 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 50 years ago: Cylinders actuate power mower http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/50-years-ago-cylinders-actuate-power-mower <div class="field-deck"> From the February 1963 issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Hydraulic cylinders actuate and position the end section of this 15-ft highway power mower, manufactured by Engler Mfg. Co., Houston. The mower was designe<img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2013/01/uploads/2013/02/50yr.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 131px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />d to follow the contour of the terrain without scalping ridges and high spots. It also enables the operator to raise either end section when the mower nears obstacles such as mailboxes, utility poles or concrete culverts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/50-years-ago-cylinders-actuate-power-mower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/50-years-ago-cylinders-actuate-power-mower#comments Agricultural Cylinders & Actuators Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:39:00 +0000 18941 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com LDT lets RoGator adapt to the task at hand http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/ldt-lets-rogator-adapt-task-hand <div class="node-body article-body"><p> When it comes to versatility, machines don&rsquo;t get much better than the RoGator, manufactured by AGCO Corp., Duluth, Ga., at it&rsquo;s facility in Jackson, Minn. Three sizes of RoGators all come with a 4-wheel hydrostatic drive system and closed-loop electrohydraulic steering that provides 2-wheel steer, all-wheel steer, auto steer (which provides 2-wheel steer until the front wheels pivot 6&deg; or more, at which time 4-wheel steer automatically kicks in), and crab steer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/ldt-lets-rogator-adapt-task-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/ldt-lets-rogator-adapt-task-hand#comments Agricultural Controls & Instrumentation Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:34:00 +0000 18561 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com AgConnect continues to grow http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/agconnect-continues-grow <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Two years ago, <a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/good-times-agconnect" target="_blank">I remember leaving my daughter for the first time, as I attended AgConnect</a>, the annual agricultural farm machinery show produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. It&#39;s hard to believe that two years have passed that quickly, but the event is once again fast approaching.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/agconnect-continues-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/agconnect-continues-grow#comments Agricultural Fluid Power Talk Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:01:00 +0000 17791 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Accumulators beat boom bounce http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-beat-boom-bounce <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Designers at a manufacturer of agricultural equipment eliminate the problem boom bounce on their self-propelled, high-clearance sprayers with AccuMight bladder accumulators.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-beat-boom-bounce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-beat-boom-bounce#comments Accumulators Agricultural Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:35:00 +0000 17251 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Accumulators help keep heads on straight http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-help-keep-heads-straight <div class="field-byline"> By Edward Godin, Parker Hannifin Corp, Global Accumulator Div. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Hiram Moore invented the combine harvester in the U.S. in 1834. The machine&nbsp; combined three separate operations &mdash; reaping, threshing, and winnowing &mdash; into a single process. But it wasn&rsquo;t until 1911 that the self-propelled harvester was introduced. Eventually, hydraulics were incorporated to make the machine more versatile and productive. Today&rsquo;s combines are equipped with removable headers for use with particular crops&mdash; wheat, oats, rye, barley, soybeans, etc.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-help-keep-heads-straight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-help-keep-heads-straight#comments Accumulators Agricultural Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:29:00 +0000 14181 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Crane is designed for a bunch of nuts http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/crane-designed-bunch-nuts <div class="node-body article-body"><p> If you ever read the ingredients of packaged food, you&rsquo;ve likely found palm oil on the list for potato chips, candy, and many other foods. Palm oil has also long been used in shampoo, and more recently has emerged as a candidate for environmentally friendly lubricants and biofuel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/crane-designed-bunch-nuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/crane-designed-bunch-nuts#comments Agricultural Cylinders & Actuators Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:30:00 +0000 14151 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com