In this Equipment Roundup, DTN/Progressive Farmer looks at the opportunity to appear in a music video, an offer for American flags, a new Bobcat excavator, a new Edge Defender cleat for combine harvest headers and sweat-absorbing performance liners for hats.
SILO, CORBIN LAUNCH "ONLY LIFE I KNOW" FARM VIDEO
Written exclusively for the end credits of "SILO," the first feature film about a grain entrapment, Easton Corbin's "The Only Life I Know" speaks of farmers' lifelong commitment to working the land.
Now, the award-winning country musician and the film's producers invite farmers to join the conversation. Through a dedicated page on the SILO website, farmers will be able to share their stories with photos, videos and words. A selection of these materials will form the basis for a new music video for "The Only Life I Know."
Submit your words, pictures and clips now through July 16. The final video will be released later in the summer. For more information: www.silothefilm.com/onlylifeiknow.
TITAN LAUNCHES FLAGS OVER HARVEST
Titan International Inc. is kicking off its Flags Over Harvest campaign to celebrate farmers for their continued dedication to buying American-made Titan and Goodyear farm tires. As part of the campaign, Titan is giving away a free American flag to farmers to display on their equipment during harvest.
For each flag requested, $5 will be donated by Titan to Farm Rescue -- a nonprofit organization that plants and harvests crops free of charge for family farmers who have suffered a major illness, injury or natural disaster.
Visit https://www.titan-intl.com/… to claim a free American flag, and Titan will make that $5 donation to Farm Rescue.
BOBCAT'S NEW E88 COMPACT EXCAVATOR
Bobcat's new E88 compact excavator is powered by a redesigned Bobcat engine that delivers efficiency and performance, plus simplified routine maintenance. New low-effort joysticks coupled with the new hydraulic control valve offer improved metering, movement and controllability. This Bobcat has up to a 14% increase in over-the-side lift capacity.
The E88 boasts increased distance from sprocket to idler putting more track on the ground to add stability and help to prevent rocking with heavier lifts.
For more information: www.bobcat.com
HEARTLAND OFFERS TENDER WITH VARIABLE-POSITION AUGER
To improve retailer efficiencies and enhance operator safety, Heartland AG Systems has introduced the VPA 1000 tender. The VPA 1000 includes a dual chute auger system to discharge fertilizer from either side at more than 5,000 pounds per minute, a 43% faster unloading rate than its standard tenders.
For more information: https://www.heartlandag.com/…
WCCO Belting's patented Edge Defender cleat for combine harvest headers (draper platforms) increases yield with product flow control technology that directs the crop to the center of the draper and onto the feeder belt. It also reduces downtime from buildup under the belt by pulling crop away from the cutting edge.
The Edge Defender is manufactured with the company's patented RAPTOR belt construction.
For more information: www.wccobelt.com
CHS INVESTS IN GRAND FARM
Agribusiness cooperative CHS Inc. has announced its support for the Grand Farm Research and Education Initiative of Horace, North Dakota. The 130-acre Grand Farm Innovation Site, located 10 miles south of Fargo, includes demonstration fields and research plots that will eventually surround an innovation center and collaboration spaces for agricultural tech startups and entrepreneurs.
For more information on the farm and summer field days: www.grandfarm.com/events/.
ICE MANUFACTURING EARNS IOWA FARM BUREAU RENEW AWARD
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Oelwein, Iowa, is home to a growing new business, ICE Manufacturing. The maker of Alpha HD Trailers is headed by Jeff Ingels along with business partner Rodney Crim.
Alpha HD Trailers haul commercial, construction and ag equipment.
The enterprise created 28 jobs over the course of 2020-21. Their work earned ICE the Iowa Farm Bureau's Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award.
"NOSWEAT" TAKES ON SUMMER HEAT
Working on a farm requires workers' full attention. But that sweat pouring down their faces distracts them from the work they do.
Enter NoSweat. The company has created the first disposable performance liners for hats that absorb sweat instantly while preventing odors, stains, acne and the constant need to stop and wipe up sweat with a germ-infested sweat towel, shirt sleeve or dirty hand.
Hot? Sweaty? Give NoSweat a try: https://nosweatco.com/….
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