Ridley Block Operations, Mankato, Minn., has introduced WeatherAll Protection to the BioBarrel. The BioBarrel is made from a proprietary blend of ground cereal straw and wood fiber, coated with a soy flour solution that is pressed and molded. It is made entirely of renewable materials. It is designed to degrade as livestock consume the CRYSTALYX low-moisture block. BioBarrel is thicker and stronger than cardboard or fiber containers and will maintain its integrity in prolonged storage. Now, with the addition of WeatherAll Protection, the BioBarrel offers added weatherability in extended wet conditions. The BioBarrel Single Trip Container eliminates concerns, labor and costs associated with collecting and returning barrels or disposing of other containers. For more information, contact a representative or visit www.crystalyx.com.
Caterpillar is rolling out four new D series skid steer loaders and updating two current D series machines. The D series has a redesigned cab, offers new lift arm design, improves sight lines and engine performances. The series encompasses skid steer loader models ranging in operating capacity from 1,800 pounds to 3,700 pounds. The 236D and 242D are considered mid-sized frames, the 246D and 262D are considered large frame with the 272D and 272D EXP the largest. The 236, 242, 246 and 262D series are powered by a 3.38-liter motor and the 272D and 272D EXHP have a 3.8-liter engine. For more information, see a dealer or visit www.cat.com..
Company adds grain vacuum
Ag Growth International Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, has entered into an agreement to acquire the REM GrainVac product line from REM Enterprises Inc. based in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
REM has been in the grain vacuum industry the past 40 years and recently introduced the VRX model grain vacuum. The REM GrainVac will be manufactured in AGI’s 114,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, along with the Batco belt conveyor product line. Sales and manufacturing will transition to AGI immediately with no planned interruption in business.
REM GrainVacs are sold to growers across North America and internationally through a distribution network similar to AGI’s current portable grain handling products. AGI’s other grain handling brands, include Batco belt conveyors and Westfield and Wheatheart grain augers. Ag Growth International Inc. is a manufacturer of portable and stationary grain handling, storage and conditioning equipment, including augers, belt conveyors, grain storage bins, grain handling accessories, grain aeration equipment and grain drying systems.
For more information, see a dealer or visit www.aggrowth.com.
High-pressure diesel tank cleaning system available
Dieselcraft, of Auburn, Calif., offers a high-pressure diesel fuel tanking cleaning system with its model FPS-PW. The tank cleaning system is designed with a high-pressure flow pump and uses a spray nozzle that cleans 360 degrees of all inside tank surfaces by puming the fuel at high pressure to remove solids from the tank walls. No cleaning agents are needed in most cases.
Regardless if the tank is above ground, in ground or onboard a vehicle, the cleaning system will work. Among its qualities are a transfer flow rate of 37 gallons per minute, a filter rate of 33 gpm, a pressure cleaning rate of 30 gpm and 75 pounds per square inch, a maximum tank diameter of 18 feet, dimensions of 37 inches wide by 45 inches deep and 41 inches tall, a particle filtration of 10 microns standard, and a 120/220 volt 50-60HZ, 1.5 horsepower motor. Suction and discharge hose are included and the weight is 570 pounds.
For more information, see a dealer or visit www.dieselcraft.com.
Online resource available
Salem, Ore.-based Grassland Oregon has launched a redesigned site with a forward-thinking vision and commitment to the needs of today’s seed industry professionals
The landing page is designed as a portal to keep visitors engaged and up-to-date with factors that affect the seed industry. Included are daily updates on commodities futures, industry news, local weather, and the ability to choose a language of preference for viewing.
The site provides technical, yet easy-to-understand information and research data on cover crop, turf and forage seed products. It also includes timely blog entries, research updates, and an industry dictionary of terms. Grassland Oregon, Inc. is a developer and marketer of science-based cover crop, turf and forage seeds.
For more information, contact a representative or visit www.GrasslandOregon.com.
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