Omaha, Nebraska-based Lindsay Corporation, maker of Zimmatic irrigation systems, has added a magnetic flow meter to its Growsmart by Lindsay product line. Compared to propeller flow meters, the Growsmart magnetic flow meter does not have any moving parts such as propellers or bearings that may break, causing interruptions in water measurement and resulting in extra costs. The flow meter can be enhanced with FieldNET by Lindsay, the company’s wireless irrigation management system. Typical uses for the flow meter include irrigation, wells, lagoons and agriculture automation. The flow meter comes in a range of pipe sizes, from 6 to 12 inches. An optional battery pack is available. For more information, see a dealer or visit www.growsmart.com.
S.I. Distributing Inc., Spencerville, Ohio, has introduced the Pro Box gate opener to its line of products. This wireless seed box gate opener makes dumping seed into tenders easier and safer. Simply raise the box above the tender and open the discharge gate with the wireless remote control. The Pro Box gate opener features a quick-attach design, 47 pounds of linear pull, a rechargeable 12-volt battery, a battery charger and a wireless remote control. A fully charged battery is good for 275 plus open and close uses. The Pro Box gate opener fits all Buckhorn CenterFlow bulk seed containers. For more information, call 800-368-7773 or visit www.sidist.com.
Leasing options expanded with entity
After a two-year absence, Bill Mapes has started a new equipment financing and leasing entity called EquipLease Financing (ELF). Mapes, formerly of Leasing Resources, Wichita, Kansas, has more than 30 years of experience. EquipLease will have access to funds from more than 200 banks and 30 national lenders.
This will broaden the base of his available products. There are programs available for investment grade to “C” credits. Transactions up to $150,000 are possible to complete on an application only with approved credit.
In the agriculture market, EquipLease will have the capability to finance or lease equipment that is up to 20 years old. EquipLease will also be able to arrange “turn key” financing or leasing on agriculture metal and post frame buildings to include the cost of permits, site preparation, electrical and plumbing.
On the commercial side, EquipLease will have programs for any type of new or used equipment up to 10 years old, software-only transactions, accounts receivables financing and contract financing. ELF has assisted customers in the following industries—agriculture, aircraft, construction and concrete, furniture and fixtures, healthcare/medical, hospitality, industrial, manufacturing, telecommunications and trucks/trailers/transportation. ELF also has programs available for the financing or leasing of equipment being purchased by a municipality such as a township, city or county.
For more information, call 316-253-7464, or visit www.equipleasefinancing.com.
App helps farmers keep tabs on records
An app titled TractorPal is now available from App Store as it helps keep inventory and maintenance records for all agriculture machines and attachments, including cars and trucks. As an available add-on, producers can email records to service dealers or potential buyers. Built by farmers in South Dakota for farmers all over the world, this app can simplify machine care in three ways.
It can log all large and small machinery and automobiles including tractors, pickups, lawn mowers, cars, combines, sprayers, loaders, skid loaders, backhoes and attachments. TractorPal can track each item’s serial number, model year, purchase date and price, original miles/hours, and can even save a picture of the item. The free version of the TractorPal provides space to track one machine or vehicle. A track service and receive reminders function can simplify the record-keeping process. TractorPal records each item’s maintenance (changing oil, filters, tires, and irregular repairs) and will remind the producer when service is required.
A third function allows the producer to store pertinent yet hard to remember information on the phone.
For more information, see a representative or visit www.TractorPal.com.
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