Industry News

ProGrip Livestock Solutions LLC

A little background info on our company, ProGrip Livestock Solutions LLC,  is that we have been in business for a little over a year and a half now, we are all ag students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and part of the Engler Entrepreneurship Program. We started the company with the main goal to serve the livestock industry and help producers prevent slippage in their working facilities all while finding an alternative solution to throwing worn tires into a land fill.

Collaborative Venture in the Works for National Farm Machinery Show

In a joint announcement on the show floor of the 52nd  annual National Farm Machinery Show, Kentucky State Fair Board CEO Jason Rittenberry and Association of Equipment Manufacturers President Dennis Slater, shared with exhibitors and attendees that the two organizations have a verbal agreement on a future collaboration.
Beginning with the 2018 show, AEM will assist with management and co-production of the show, and have an equity position in the future growth of the show. 
“Every year, hundreds of exhibitors are wait-listed for America’s largest indoor farm show,” said Kentucky State Fair Board President and CEO Jason Rittenberry.

Sukup Manufacturing Co. Wins 2 AE50 Awards

Two new products from Sukup Manufacturing Co. have been honored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) as among the 50 outstanding innovations of 2016.
The award-winning products are the Mixed-Flow Grain Dryer and the Zero-Entry Commercial Paddle Sweep. The Mixed-Flow Grain Dryer combines the use of mixing/heating chambers with vacuum cooling technology to produce a dryer that removes moisture from grain more evenly and economically than other dryers. The Zero-Entry Commercial Paddle Sweep is a grain unloading machine that sweeps grain from large bins without requiring the operator to enter the bin.
The awards will be presented Feb.

Easyrecaps For Press Wheels

Easyrecaps are a highly functional, less expensive, permanent repair that is easy to install
NO WELDING Required!! Easyrecaps take the headache and trouble out of replacing your press wheels. Repairs can be made right in the field. They are simpler and better than putting new wheels on.
Easyrecaps are CAD designed, CNC cut and MIG welded; using 14 gauge steel thus giving many years of unmatched service. Easyrecaps will save you both time and money!
Yes, there are less expensive recaps to repair your press wheels — factor in the time it takes welding heavier metal to thin worn metal. You get what you pay for.
Easyrecaps repair press wheels that weld-on ones can’t. Stop wasting valuable time you could be drilling.

Vertical Tillage Coulter Kit Attachment Converts Chisel Plow to Year-Round Tool

The vertical tillage coulter kits from Ron’s Manufacturing converts any chisel plow to a year-round tool to prepare your fields. In the fall, the coulter kit can be used to lightly till the soil and incorporate and size residue. This is also a practical way to dry out wet soils. This coulter kit works well in no till conservation tillage, as well as conventional tillage operations, extending the growing season, and creating better planting conditions. 
The attachment allows for quick mixing of manure and soil to prevent loss of nutrients and control odor.

GEA Puts Inspiring New Processing and Packaging Solutions on Centerstage at IPPE

“Inspiring Food Solutions” is the theme for GEA’s stand at IPPE in Atlanta (Georgia, USA), from January 31 to February 2. One new product, several major re-designs, and a selection of additional key machines are set to inspire visitors at the show.
The launches include an entry-level model of the GEA PowerPak thermoformer as well as re-designs of the GEA MultiDrum and GEA MultiJector. These are joined by the latest developments of the GEA CookStar three-phase spiral oven and an introduction of separation processes for by-products.

Versatile Returns to Heritage Colors

In celebration of 50 Years of Versatile four-wheel drive production, the company has introduced a new color scheme across the entire Versatile product line, returning to the historic red, yellow and black colors that made the tractors famous between 1966 and 1986. The new color scheme was first unveiled at the annual Versatile Dealer Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, wrapping up a year of celebrations that included a run of 50 Legendary Limited Edition tractors and the restoration of the famous 1977 Versatile 1080, also known as Big Roy.

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Mathews Company Introduces Next Generation Legacy Series Grain Dryer

M-C has been at the forefront of innovation by rolling out new product designs in five of the past six years, and this year is no exception. In production for over forty years, the Legacy Series has been a flagship product for the company. To fulfill the market need for an expandable series dryer that has greater efficiencies and lower operating costs, M-C took their tried and true low-profile style Legacy Series product line, applied today’s latest technologies, and turned it into one of the most state-of-the-art machines available.

GEA awarded large-scale contract for nutritional powders plant in New Zealand

GEA has been awarded a contract by Mataura Valley Milk Limited to construct a nutritional powders plant in McNab near to Gore in the south island of New Zealand.
The plant will process fresh milk and ingredients into added value nutritional powders as well as standard skimmilk and wholemilk powders. The value of the order to GEA is a figure in the mid double-digit millions (EUR).
The new plant, expected to begin production for the 2018 season, will produce around 140 tonnes of nutritional powder per day. Included in the GEA scope is a milk reception and standardisation plant, powdered and liquid ingredients handling, batch formulation, evaporation and drying, powder handling and filling into 25kg bags. It will also feature a high degree of process automation and product traceability.

Jason Andringa of Vermeer Corporation Elected a Director of Equipment Manufacturers Trade Group

Pella, Iowa – Vermeer Corporation President and CEO Jason Andringa has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry (agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors).
“Vermeer and our dedicated team members demonstrate progressive manufacturing as we design, build and support tough equipment to meet the world’s needs.