Product Spotlight

Large Tractor Review (139 hp and up)

Tractors are an integral part of farm life today. The Farmers Hot Line editorial staff has put together a list of a few of our favorites:

 

Case IH Magnum™ Series 

 

The Case Magnum™ Series lets you choose from a standard 19-speed full-powershift transmission or a Continuously Variable Transmission designed to provide smooth power to the ground. The Diesel Saver™ Automatic Productivity Management system takes the guesswork out of setting the right gear/rpm combination, and is designed to keep you moving at the same speed and give you up to 25 percent improvement in fuel economy and power performance through changing field conditions. Read more

Alternative Heating Product Review

Farmers Hot Line brings you products to help heat your home, barn, machine shed, or any other building on those cold days and nights we all know are just around the corner using alternatives to traditional 'grid' power. As always contact these companies for more information...and tell them you saw it in Farmers Hot Line!

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Grain Cart Review

Bourgault 1200

 
A combine, regardless of its color, is not productive sitting in the field waiting to unload. The unique features of the Bourgault 1200 Grain Cart are designed to increase both efficiency and capacity in your harvesting equipment.  Some of these features include the ability to shuttle up to 1200 bushels of grain, an eight-wheel undercarriage designed to provide a smooth ride and reduce stress on the tractor hitch and unit, and a structural frame truss design to ensure maximum strength. You’ll also find a turret-style unloading auger so grain can be placed accurately even if truck alignment isn’t ideal, a standard unique belt drive system (or hydraulic drive option) to engage the drag auger, and mesh windows so the operator can see how much product is inside.
 

Compact Tractor (15-45 hp) Product Review

Compact Tractor Review

 

1. Branson 3500 Series (3510 HST)

 

The 35000 Series from Branson comes with many features that will help you enjoy your acreage even more by helping you with various projects around your property. Depending on what you’ll be using your Branson tractor for you can customize it with agricultural, industrial, and/or turf tires. A manual transmission with 12 forward and rear gears comes standard, as does a fender-mounted front remote valve (4 ports) with a joystick, telescopic lower link and telescopic stabilizers. The 3500 Series features Hydrostatic Power Steering, a single dry clutch, and wet disc brakes.

 

Branson Tractors

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Mid-Size Tractors ( 46-138 hp)

Mid-Size Tractor Review (46-138 hp)

 

Branson 6640

 

The Branson Tractor 6640 features a powerful 66-hosrepower diesel engine and a fully enclosed, climate-controlled cab. Designed with versatility in mind, the 6640 also features 24 forward and reverse transmission engineered to give you four gears in each of three ranges plus a creeper gear. A synchronized reverser is standard to make repetitive forward-to-reverse loader work faster. The 6640 is built on a heavy frame, designed to give it steadier operation on all terrains and smooth change of direction in the field.

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Mid-Size Tractors ( 46-138 hp)

Mid-Size Tractor Review (46-138 hp)

 

Branson 6640

 

The Branson Tractor 6640 features a powerful 66-hosrepower diesel engine and a fully enclosed, climate-controlled cab. Designed with versatility in mind, the 6640 also features 24 forward and reverse transmission engineered to give you four gears in each of three ranges plus a creeper gear. A synchronized reverser is standard to make repetitive forward-to-reverse loader work faster. The 6640 is built on a heavy frame, designed to give it steadier operation on all terrains and smooth change of direction in the field.

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Irrigation Review

Irrigation Review (Center Pivots) Reinke

Reinke’s pivot-point systems are fabricated to withstand stress and force exerted on them by a pivot system and field conditions, which results in less stress on the drive train and minimal wheel tracks. Reinke’s unique single-leg tower is engineered to absorb stress that would otherwise be transferred to the pipeline, reducing component fatigue. Features such as long sweep bottom elbows, internal flex joints, and high-strength steel are all designed to give Reinke Systems endurance and performance power. The open design allows easy access to controls and other components that may require routine maintenance. All of this is designed to save users money by lowering ownership and maintenance costs over the life of the equipment.    Read more

Alternative Heating

MagnuM Heat by American Energy Systems

 

The MagnuM 3500P Countryside from American Energy Systems is designed to be easy to operate while featuring the latest in self-cleaning firepot technology along with the ability to switch to a Tri-level combustion firepot system for burning a variety of flex-fuels.  The MagnuM 3500P Countryside burns a variety of wood pellets, corn and other biomass specialty fuels so there’s no need to worry about the fluctuation of one form of fuel. Other features include a large pedestal ash pan and 75+ pounds of fuel capacity to keep you warm for up to 50 hours at a time and reduce your time spent on maintenance. There are also options for styling to match decor in your home, including 24 Karat gold or modern Nickel doors and trim as well as full trained and certified dealers and installer to help you get started or answer any questions. Read more

Grain Bin Review

1. BROCK®

As the company says, design does matter! BROCK® offers over 750 models total, all designed to bring innovative and user-friendly features to the table to help you maintain and protect your valuable stored grain. Some of the features intended to help you do just that include 8-trough sidewall body sheets, 20-gauge commercial-grade G-90 galvanized steel with 6,500-psi minimum tensile strength and yield strength up to 50,000 psi, and identification codes on every body sheet to provide you with the manufacturing date, part number and steel gauge to help you keep track of and replace parts. On taller bins, BROCK® uses two sidewall panels laminated together, designed to increase strength.

Brock’s team of professionals can also help provide you with innovative grain handling, conditioning and drying solutions. Contact them to learn more. Read more

Buildings

Steel Buildings

 

Essex

Essex has been manufacturing pre-engineered building since 1972 to meet the needs of the rugged Northeast winters near their factory in Cortland, NY. Essex’s buildings are designed to be easily erected exceeding local and state building codes and provide energy efficiency. The company also offers technical assistance to you or your local contractor, only uses annually certified welders in their factory, and uses stamped blueprints for these states: (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, OH, PA, NJ, WV, VA, MD, DE, and NC). Read more