The second annual World Ag Expo New Product winners have been named. “The product selection is as varied and innovative as the show itself,” says Erin Ferguson, 2006 World Ag Expo chairman. “There is a great mix of products and technologies, from small companies to major players.”

Culled from applications sent in by 2006 World Ag Expo exhibitors, winners were chosen by a group of farmers. Each committee member has direct experience in production agriculture.

The 2006 World Ag Expo ( is scheduled for Feb. 14 –16 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, Calif. The Top 10 New Product winners will be showcased in a special exhibit in addition to each company’s booth. The NewProductCenter will be located on

Median Street
near Pavilion B.

“What makes our New Product winners stand out,” says Ferguson, “is that they are truly innovative. Just a new paint job or different name doesn’t make the cut. Finding and recognizing new products in ag technology is at the core of World Ag Expo.”

Here are some of the top New Products

1)      Basic Industries, Pixley, Calif.: Yard Dog Self-Propelled Lube System. Instead of taking your equipment to the shop, take the shop to your equipment. Hydrostatically driven, the Yard Dog comes with a 45-gallon waste oil tank.

2)      Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., Woodinville, Wash.: CP Quiet Rotary Screw Air Compressor designed for100 percent continuous duty 24 hours a day. Low energy consumption; available in 3-15 HP with no wearing parts.

3)      SSI Energy, LLC, Sausalito, Calif.: BioPro 190 Biodiesel Fuel Processor. Industrial-grade, biodiesel, automatic-fuel processor uses fresh or used vegetable and animal-based oils then returns 100 percent biodiesel.

4)      John Deere Company, Reno, Nev.: JDLink Machine Messenger allows user to keep tabs on each tractor in the fleet with this wireless communication and information system for John Deere tractors.

5)      Lechler, Inc., St. Charles, Ill.: Electronic Tank Level Indicator measures the liquid level of any size tank. The programmable microprocessor will adapt to any manufacturer’s tank. Can read results from within the cab.

6)      Leister / Assembly Supplies, Co., Escondido, Calif.: Fusion Extruder. Compact hand-held, plastic welding tool. Ideal for punctures, cracks or voids in any PP/PE  plastic equipment such as poly tanks, and it’s portable.

7)      Spectrum Technologies, Plainfield, Ill.: IPM Scope Digital IPM Camera. Aids in identifying and tracking plant pest and disease pressures; captures and magnifies images or video 40X to 10X. Images can be uploaded and e-mailed for identification.

8)      Towing Products / Convert-a-Ball, Sidney, Neb.: Kwik Gate, designed for full-sized pick-up trucks, the back panel flips down to be used as a step or flips up to haul lumber and other material that are too long for the bed. Easily installed. Many uses, including construction.   

2006 World Ag Expo