May 2016


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May 2016

502XP: Signed. Certified. Delivered.

With Air Tractor’s recent announcement of Federal Aviation Administration certification of the Air Tractor 502XP, President Jim Hirsch reports deliveries of the XP series aircraft are taking off—and just in time for the upcoming season. The new airplane was introduced at the 2015 National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention last December. “We showcased both the 502XP and its PT6A-140AG engine. They both drew a lot of interest from convention attendees,” says Hirsch. Air Tractor dealers began receiving calls from ag operators and pilots after they heard about the airplane’s debut in October at Air Tractor’s launch party.

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MVP50T now available for all Air Tractor® aircraft as factory option

OLNEY, TX— Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch reports today that the aircraft manufacturer received Federal Aviation Administration certification for factory production line installation of the Electronics International MVP50T turboprop engine analyzer in all production Air Tractor aircraft.

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Thrush appoints Sky Tractor as new factory service center in North Dakota

Albany, GA –Thrush Aircraft added to its growing network of customer support facilities today with the announcement it has appointed Sky Tractor as its newest factory-authorized Service Center. Located in Hillsboro, North Dakota, Sky Tractor is a well-known industry leader, serving ag operators in the expansive farmlands of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota.

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May digital editions of AgAir Update Spanish and AgAir Update Portuguese available!

Premixtures or tank-mixtures: Can one size fit all?

No doubt about it, aerial applicators mix a lot of chemicals; seems like an endless number combinations of pesticides, adjuvants, fertilizers and other things. One ingredient is never enough. Our customers want to save money by putting everything in one spray mix application. We can buy the chemicals premixed or we can buy the chemicals individually and mix them in the spray tank. Both approaches have advantages and disadvantages.

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