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New Acreage Counter Is Simple & Inexpensive
You'll like the price tag on the new "no frills" acreage counter from B & L Mfg., Winnebego, Minn. Priced at only $95, it's a simple, low-cost alternative to fancier electronic counters that give you a number of other read-outs but also cost a lot more.
The new EC-200 operates off a ground-driven shaft, translating each revolution into a proportion of an acre and feeding the information into a special calculator. A spokesman says it "works great" on tractors, planters, combines, sprayers and other implements for verifying -- in exact acres covered -- application rates of herbicides, insecticides, fertilizers, or the exact number of acres covered each round with your planter, combine or other implements.
The counter includes a magnet, to be strapped to a rotating shaft with a hose clamp, and a sensor, also secured to the implement, which records each revolution of the magnet.
The calculator can be left on the implement or connected via a 20 ft. cord to the tractor. If you'd like counters on other implements, you can buy additional sensors but still use the one calculator, punching in the different factor for each implement. Additional sensors and counters, minus the calculator, sell for $55.
For more information, contact:
FARM SHOW Followup, B & L Mfg. Co., 8 South Main, P.O. Box 486, Winnebago, Minn. 56098 (ph 507 893-3131).

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