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Fairbanks Scales Announces Integration Of Fb2558 Instrument And Perten Am 5200-a Grain Moisture Tester

Weight And Test Information Stored In Transaction Record And Included In Exported Data

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Kansas City, MO – Fairbanks Scales Inc., the oldest scale company in the U.S. and the world's leader in weighing equipment, announces that its FB2558 instrument is now integrated with the Perten AM 5200-A Grain Moisture Tester. Users can obtain weight data from the scale and test information from the Perten AM 5200-A Grain Moisture Tester and place both on the scale ticket. The data is also stored in the transaction record and included in the exported transaction data. Read more

Tri-states Grain Conditioning, Inc. (TSGC, INC.) Announces New Ownership, Daniel And Luisa Winkowitsch

mainSpirit Lake, IA – Tri-States Grain Conditioning, Inc., announced today that Daniel & Luisa Winkowitsch have purchased the company.

The company was founded in 1982 by Rich and Barb Cook. In 2007, Darwin and Jo Winkowitsch bought Tri-States Grain Conditioning from the Cooks.

Daniel has been the General Manager at TSGC, Inc. for the past 3 years and will continue those duties as well. Daniel is an Iowa native who lived and worked in South America for many years where he met his wife Luisa. While living in Ecuador, Dan worked with Avant Ministries and later with the Coca Cola Company. Luisa is from Colombia where she worked in finance and banking for more than 10 years before joining Tri-States in 2009. Read more

Legacy Building Solutions Adds Increased Services To Military Sector

LARRY JORDAN TO SERVE MILITARY CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE

South Haven, Minn. – Legacy Building Solutions, a premier manufacturer of custom fabric structures, is pleased to announce the addition of Larry Jordan as Building and Project Design Consultant.

In his new role, Jordan will work with customers in the military sector to provide them with engineered fabric structures on a rigid steel frame. Legacy's buildings are custom designed for a variety of applications, including hangars, wash-down and POL shelters, LAMS, and repair and maintenance facilities.

"Legacy's focus on quality and long-term success has huge advantages for the military," said Jordan. "The buildings exceed the usual standards for safety, quality and efficiency, which benefits projects worldwide." Read more

Agtegra Coop Award-winning Aerial Spray Hangar Sports 70-foot Drive-thru Hydraulic Doors From Schweiss

mainFAIRFAX, Minn. – Agtegra Cooperative has expanded its service area to reach rural customers in 60 communities throughout North and South Dakota. One of those communities is Harrold, S.D., home of the Harrold Municipal Airport, site of Agtegra's new crop spraying hangar, complete with two hydraulic doors from Schweiss Doors.

The Harrold airport, with its 2,250-foot by 200-foot asphalt runway, is just one of Agtegra's success and growth stories. The cooperative has expanded its custom air crop spraying operations to a seven-plane fleet that operates out of the Huron, Highmore, Clark, Webster and Miller areas. Read more

Best Fabric Building Engineering & Installations Firm 2019

mainDRAWING ON ITS VAST EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY, CALHOUN SUPER STRUCTURE DESIGNS, ENGINEERS, AND MANUFACTURES FABRIC STRUCTURES FOR ANY INDUSTRY AND APPLICATION UP TO 250 FEET WIDE AND FOR ANY LENGTH. DEANNA HOPE, MARKETING MANAGER, TALKS US THROUGH THE FIRM AND PROVIDES US WITH AN INSIGHT INTO THEIR RANGE OF SERVICES AND HOW THEY BENEFIT THEIR CUSTOMERS. Read more

New Product Offers Farmers A Safe, Efficient Way To Monitor Bin Levels

ROSEAU, Minn. – There was a time when the only way for farmers to check the levels of grain or feed in their bins was to climb to the top of the bin and look inside, but with a new product called the LevALERT® Indicator Model 9700, those days are long gone.

The LevALERT allows farmers to instantly check their bin levels while standing on the ground from as far away as 400 feet, day or night, improving the safety and efficiency of their operation when managing bin levels. The new LevALERT also can be fitted with an electrical micro-switch that can activate electric motors, lights or alarms, and can send notifications via phone, email or texts. Read more

KUHN Wins Two ASABE Awards

KUHN was recently awarded two AE50 awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

AE50 awards were given to the KUHN IntelliMix™ advanced mixer control system and the KUHN MM 1300 Merge Maxx® hay merger, deeming each one of the year's most innovative designs in engineering products for the food and agriculture industries. Both machines will be featured in the January/ February 2019 special issue of ASABE's magazine, Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World. Read more

Mattracks Takes Delivery Of SXV Specialty Search & Rescue Vehicle via C-130

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If one happened to be near the Grand Forks International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, December 12th, they might have seen a C-130 emerge from the dense fog and land on the runway. It was the Air force delivering a special search and rescue vehicle to Mattracks, the leader in track conversion systems. The vehicle, named the SXV, is to be fitted with a specifically designed track system to greatly assist its off-road capability during search and rescue missions.

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2018 Trimble Reseller Of The Year Award

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Vantage Midsouth earned the prestigious 2018 Trimble Reseller of the Year Award for the 6th consecutive year. This award distinguishes Vantage Midsouth as the top performer in service and product knowledge and a commitment to helping their customers increase their overall production and profitability.

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Winter Operations: Hydraulic Lock In Cold Weather

 

mainHydraulic lock is often overlooked when starting diesels in cold weather. Equipment designed with the hydraulic pump direct connected/coupled to the engine will turn over less easily and at a slower RPM because of the increased drag from the cold oil in the hydraulic system. The result may be that the diesel engine does not spin fast enough to start readily. Read more