Industry News

GEA Farm Technologies Adds Eating Time Analysis to CowScout™ Activity Monitoring System

Electronically monitoring cows for activity helps to automate the heat detection process, and supply more accurate breeding information for increased pregnancy rates. Activity monitors can also alert producers to health challenges ahead of clinical signs being visually observed, allowing for earlier treatment and avoiding a potential drop in milk production. To increase monitoring capabilities, GEA Farm Technologies has added eating time to the CowScout™ activity monitoring system. Read more

Mathews Company Announces Next Generation 12’ Tower Grain Dryer Series

Mathews Company (M-C) who has led the grain dryer industry in 10’ tower sales for nearly 25 years, announces plans for the “Next Generation” of their 12’ tower grain dryer series. This new design is based on operational experience that encompasses nearly 25 years in vacuum-cooled tower drying and follows in the success realized by the popular “Next Generation” 10’ Tower redesign.

Meeting the market demand for greater production capacities with high drying efficiency, the new models will replace the current series and will include three (3) sizes with capacities ranging from 2,000 bushels per hour up to 2,800 bushels per hour, based on 5-point moisture removal. Read more

Mahindra USA Celebrates 20 Years of Growth in North America

Since selling its first tractor in the United States in 1994, Mahindra USA has been on an upward trajectory earning its place among the top three U.S. tractor manufacturers in less than two decades. Mahindra USA, the world’s number one selling tractor brand based on volume, celebrates 20 years of growth with 13 straight record-breaking months of retail sales. Implements, attachments and parts business all continue to grow at a significant pace, up more than 50 percent overall, demonstrating MUSA’s across the board market strength. Overall, annual retail North American tractor sales grew more than 40 percent in 2013.

Mahindra USA, Inc. • (877) 449-7771 • www.mahindrausa.com

Valley Irrigation Offers Advanced Technology for Soil Moisture Monitoring

Valley® Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, is putting the latest soil moisture monitoring technology into the hands of growers with Valley SoilPro™ 1200, powered by AquaSpy™. SoilPro 1200 has 12 sensors at 4-inch increments that communicate with crop roots and collect in-depth data from the soil about how much water the crop needs and how much it has used, according to Valley Product Manager Cole Fredrick.

SoilPro 1200 delivers the most detailed soil moisture data in an easy-to-understand format. This real-time data give growers the information they need to make smarter decisions and irrigate more efficiently.  Read more

Brock Adds Million-Bushel Capacity Models to its Line of EVEREST E-Series Grain Bins

Brock Grain systems have added high capacity models to its new line of EVEREST E-Series Grain Storage Bins. The new bin models are 132- and 156-ft in diameter and offer maximum storage capacities of up to 1.24-milliion and 1.3-million bushels respectively. The new line of bins now also offers Brock’s unique EVEREST SUMMIT SYSYTEM to more efficiently and uniformly connects the bins with LeMar Catwalk and Tower Support systems.

Brock’s EVEREST E-Series Bins are offered with a variety of grain drying systems and controls, conveyors, support structures, aeration and conditioning options, and sweep systems.

Brock Grain Systems – A Division of CTB, Inc. • (574) 658-4191 • www.brockgrain.com

Perfect TreeSaw Introduces the Newest Models for the ATV, UTV Owner

The new Perfect TreeSaw HR-Mini Saw models for ATV/UTV are built with the same quality craftsmanship as the larger models. Like the larger models, the ATV/UTV units have no moving parts or hydraulics—eliminating the high cost of fuel and the expense of repairs to hydraulic equipment. With the introduction of the ATV/UTV models, The Perfect TreeSaw now has sizes to fit all needs, from the small acreage owner to the larger commercial land clearing contractor and everything in between.

With the savings in time, fuel, and repairs it allows contractors to under bid the competition and come out ahead with a better profit margin and customer satisfaction with the job it does. Read more

Hardy Mfg Changes the Face of Outdoor Wood Heating Again

In 1976, Hardy Manufacturing Co., Inc. introduced the world to the “Hardy Heater” and to outdoor wood heating. Now they introduce the next generation Hardy, the KB125 Gasification Heater. The KB125 is an EPA Phase 2 qualified unit (white tag) that utilizes the gasification process to burn wood gases then transfer heat to water through multiple heat recovery chambers. This process may reduce wood consumption by half while dramatically reducing exhaust when compared to traditional units.

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Vermeer Receives Consecutive NAEDA Dealer’s Choice Award

Recently, the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) released its annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey and Dealer’s Choice Awards. For the second consecutive year, Vermeer Corporation was awarded “Dealer’s Choice” in the Ag/Shortline Manufacturer category. The survey, which was conducted in January, asked dealers to rate up to five manufacturer lines that they carry in 12 key categories, including Overall Satisfaction, Product Quality, Product Availability, and Product Technical Support. Read more

S.I. Distributing Releases Affordable MagnoJet Ceramic Spray Nozzles

S.I. Distributing Inc. has introduced a full line of the MagnoJet ceramic spray nozzles at affordable prices. They are constructed of the highest quality 99 percent alumina ceramic that outlasts stainless steel by 15 times and plastic by 5 times.

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Art’s Way offers two new high performance portable Rollermill Mixers for the beef industry

Achieve supreme feed quality for your beef production with two new high performance portable Cattle Maxx Rollermill Mixers from Art’s Way, the 105-bushel model 6105 and 165-bushel model 6530.

Rollermills and Grinder Mixers are core products for us,” said Brian Crouch, Director of Sales and Marketing of Art’s Way. “We have worked hard to ensure the two new Cattle Maxx models operate efficiently and produce superior rolled feed, delivered in the consistent, quality ration mix that beef operations require.”

Highly configurable to specific needs, the new Cattle Maxx Rollermill Mixers have the following features to improve the efficiency of your feed processing operation: Read more