Industry News

CORONAVIRUS FEARS EASE, BUT MANY FARMERS EXPECT A WORSE YEAR FINANCIALLY

An unusually large portion of U.S. farmers and ranchers expects worse financial performance on their farms this year than last, said a Purdue University poll released on Tuesday. And although producers are less worried by the coronavirus pandemic than in the spring, they are calling for President Trump and Congress to provide more money.
 
The monthly Ag Economy Barometer, based on a survey of 400 large-scale producers, said 43% of respondents expected a worse year financially, sharply higher than 30% at the end of 2019 or 22% in April 2018. Farmers are a famously dour group.

Diamond W Corrals - Portable Hay Equipment

Now you can load, move, and stack in a fraction of time with your choice of 3 different styles of our portable hay equipment. Whether you are working round or square bales, we have a semi/trailer combination that will make your tasks a breeze. Disconnect the trailer and use the truck to pull grain or stock trailer. Use in-cab controls to run the lifting, loading, unloading, and stacking function on each setup.  These options reduce the need for man power to get all your day’s work completed quickly and efficiently. Read more

ROXOR BRUSH RIG UNVEILED WITH ALLEGAN FIRE DISTRICT

The Allegan Fire District located in Allegan, Michigan has just unveiled the newest addition to their fire-fighting fleet with a rugged ROXOR “brush rig.” Intent on protecting the adjoining 50,000 acres of the heavily wooded Allergan State Game Area, this new 4x4, turbo-diesel powered fire-fighting machine will provide reliable access to even the most remote areas of this tourist destination known for its boating, fishing and swimming activities.

CENTRAL BOILER ACQUIRES WOODMASTER

BY JOINING FORCES, COMPANIES ARE POSITIONED TO OPERATE MORE ECONOMICALLY AND INCREASE REVENUE AND GROWTH
GREENBUSH – Central Boiler Companies, parent company of Central Boiler, the leading manufacturer of outdoor furnaces in North America, announced today that it has acquired the WoodMaster brand of outdoor furnaces. Central Boiler has formed an affiliate named WoodMaster, Inc. and plans to continue to grow the WoodMaster brand.

FLASHING INSULATOR SHOWS ELECTRIC FENCE IS WORKING

You don’t need to go outside to see if your electric fence is working with this new flashing insulator that attaches to any fence post.  The Insulight works off the surges produced by your electric fencer. It consists of a blue HDP plastic insulator and an enclosure that contains a flashing red LED light that flashes with the pulse of the fencer. The flashing light can be seen from up to 1/2 mile away. Read more

AEM Captures Top Workplace Honor for 5th Time

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the leading trade organization for off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, has been named a Top Workplace in Southeast Wisconsin for the fifth time by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
 
“This award is truly a testament to our dedicated, top-notch staff and its continued efforts to support our members, our industry and the customers they serve,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “This honor is especially poignant this year because of all of the challenges and uncertainty we’ve faced.

LAFORGE Continues to be a Leader in Innovation with the DynaTrac and DynaTrac Vision system

At times when precision farming becomes an opportunity for farmers to increase yields, improve profitability and reduce inputs (fertilizers, seeds, chemical products, tillage), LAFORGE innovates and creates a universal guidance interface.

THE INNOVATION:  The DynaTrac® interface is positioned on the tractor rear hitch. It slides laterally, controlled by the guidance system (GPS or camera) to ensure a rear implement positioning with an accuracy close to one inch. It allows decoupling of the implement’s motion from the tractor’s one. This eliminates constrains on the implement which eases its positioning and improves tracking of tractor’s trajectory. It has been proven beneficial both on flat and hilly fields.

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CLEARSPAN STRUCTURES EXPANDS AND NOW OFFERS RENTAL BUILDING SOLUTIONS

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., July 14, 2020 -- ClearSpan Structures unveiled their new commercial building rental offering today. Previously, the company's structures were only available for purchase, but now customers can utilize ClearSpan's famed fabric structures on a temporary basis. Read more

DEERE BRINGS HIGH-CAPACITY X SERIES COMBINES TO NORTH AMERICAN FARMERS

OLATHE, Kan. (June 15, 2020) – John Deere has added two new models of X Series Combines to its 2021 harvesting lineup to help large-scale farmers thresh, separate and clean more bushels per hour or harvest more acres per day, even under changing conditions, without risking grain loss or quality. The new X9 1000 and X9 1100 Combines represent the next level of John Deere harvesting performance and bolster a lineup that includes field-proven S Series Combines.

SPPS INTRODUCES 75 HP SINGLE-PHASE MOTOR

IDEAL FOR INDUSTRIAL, MINING AND AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS

(Cincinnati, OH) – Single Phase Power Solutions introduces a 75 hp single-phase electric motor to power industrial equipment like irrigation pumps, conveyors, grain dryers, and many types of industrial or commercial machinery. The Belle Single-Phase Motor™ uses Written-Pole® tech­nology to deliver a 75 hp single-phase motor that is compatible with readily available single-phase utility services. The utility-friendly starting and operating characteristics provided using Written-Pole® technology mini­mize voltage sags and flicker on long single-phase distribution lines. Ideal for industrial applications in areas where three-phase power is not readily available or cost-effective, this revolutionary technology eliminates the need for phase converters or complex variable frequency drive installations. Read more