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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

USDA Partners With Communities To Bring High-Speed Broadband E-Connectivity Infrastructure To Rural Areas

MORE THAN 27,000 BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS TO GET IMPROVED E-CONNECTIVITY

WASHINGTON – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing in infrastructure projects in a dozen states (PDF, 132 KB) to improve e-Connectivity in rural communities.

"In the modern economy, rural broadband is a lifeline to quality of life and economic opportunity," Hazlett said. "With that impact, USDA is fiercely committed under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Perdue on expanding access to e-Connectivity in rural America." Read more

100 In 1 Year! Ag Radial Sizes Produced At New CEAT Plant

CHARLOTTE, NC (Nov. 15, 2018) – The new CEAT Ag Radial plant, opened only a year ago, has already reached an impressive milestone – release of 100 unique tire sizes.

"CEAT is now well poised to cater to the farming needs of North American farmers with a large range of high-quality radials," said Vijay Gambhire, Managing Director, CEAT Specialty Tyres Ltd.

Gambhire said that in addition to the number of sizes, the quality of CEAT Ag radials is also being well received by farmers in the US and Canada. He noted that CEAT has invested in best-in-class equipment, including the newest versions of tire building machines, for this new plant.

"CEAT is the only tire manufacturer outside of Japan to have received the prestigious Deming Prize for total quality management (TQM)," he said. Read more

BKT Is Flying Higher And Higher Project For The Construction Of A New Production Site In The USA Underway

BKT WIDELY KNOWN FOR ITS FOCUS ON INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY, WHICH HAS RECENTLY DOUBLED ITS PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY MEANS OF ITS LATEST PRODUCTION SITE IN BHUJ, HAS NOW ANNOUNCED THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SIXTH PRODUCTION SITE ON US TERRITORY.

Seregno – Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), one of the leading Off-Highway tire manufacturers headquartered in India, hits again the headlines with its announcement of a 100-milion-dollar construction project for a new production site to serve not only the US markets but the entire American region. This new production site will be the multinational group's first manufacturing site outside of India. Read more