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Supply Post Industry News - April, 2016

  • Case IH Introduces True-Tandem 335 Barracuda, A New Vertical Tillage Option For Aggressive Crop Residue And Soil Management

    Producers can aggressively manage heavy crop residue and soils with the new True-Tandem 335 Barracuda vertical tillage tool from Case IH. Built on proven Agronomic Design principles, this rugged addition to the industry-leading Case IH vertical tillage line-up quickly cuts, incorporates and evenly distributes the most stubborn crop residue up to 4 inches deep. This creates the potential for a blacker surface finish and an increase in nutrient cycling for the next crop. “We developed the new True-Tandem 335 Barracuda to help producers more productively manage the record-breaking amounts of residue associated with new, high-yielding crop genetics — especially hybrids developed for standability with tougher stalks,” said Chris Lursen, Case IH tillage marketing manager. “Thanks to the industry-exclusive serrated blades engineered with Earth Metal and greater concavity than most other vertical tillage blades on the market, the Barracuda easily slices through tough residue, uproots root balls and levels out the soil to create the ideal environment for residue breakdown and seedling development.”

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    Apr 28, 2016 - 2 years ago

  • J D Neuhaus At Your Service

    The specialized high-performance handling products manufactured by the J D Neuhaus company are engineered for extremes, and are suitable for operation within chemical, oil and gas and general industries involving hazardous working areas including those subject to potential explosion risks. Their hoist and overhead crane mechanisms are strong, fast and silent, providing high levels of safety with ease of operation. They combine lube-free, low maintenance operation with 100% duty ratings and unlimited duty cycles. The products are insensitive to dust, humidity and temperatures ranging from 20°C to +70°C.

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    Apr 28, 2016 - 2 years ago

  • Don Hummer Knows Trucks: Test Drives Kenworth T680 For A Month Prior To Large Order

    Don Hummer has a simple philosophy. “I would never ask a driver to do something that I wouldn’t do myself.” And, for Hummer, founder and chairman of Oxford, Iowa - based Don Hummer Trucking, that includes putting his drivers behind the wheel of a truck he hasn’t personally driven and approved. His latest “stamp of approval” is on the Kenworth T680, after he drove one for 30 days. With 215 company trucks and 85 independent contractors, the truckload carrier provides primarily dry van service for customers in a variety of industries, with a heavy focus on packaged foods and food ingredients, office furniture and building products. Hummer said he’s always been hands-on – leaving the office several times a year, on long-distance trips delivering freight. Staying in tune with drivers and customers keeps him grounded, he said. “Our customers don’t even know it’s me when I’m out there making deliveries. The purpose is to stay connected with the business and drive the same routes, with the same equipment as our drivers. I’m one of them.” Last July, Hummer and his son Chris, president of the company, visited with MHC Kenworth, which had just expanded its territory into Iowa. According to Chris, the Hummers liked what they saw in the T680 and decided to rent a truck from PacLease for one month, in order to gauge comfort and performance.

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    Apr 26, 2016 - 2 years ago

  • New Pitbull TM 2300 Propane Screener A Cost-Effective And Low-Emission Alternative To Diesel

    Lake Erie Portable Screeners introduces a propane-powered screener as a clean and cost-effective alternative to diesel power. The new Pitbull 2300 Propane Screening Plant is one of the first of its kind, delivering maximum efficiency and high outputs with a wide range of materials, including topsoil, mulch, gravel, stone and asphalt. The machine’s low-emission propane components provide an alternative to diesel equipment affected by the spike in prices caused by Tier 4 Final emission standards.

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    Apr 26, 2016 - 2 years ago

  • Tigercat Releases D-Series Shovel Loggers

    Tigercat S855D and LS855D shovel loggers are released with Tigercat FTP Tier 4 power for North American market.

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    Apr 26, 2016 - 2 years ago

  • New John Deere 700K SmartGrade Dozer Offers Contractors A Competitive Edge

    The John Deere 700K SmartGrade crawler dozer is improving jobsite accuracy and quality of work through its complete integration of the Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System. The system is fully integrated into the machine cabin, structures, and software – delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables.

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    Apr 26, 2016 - 2 years ago

  • Straightpoint Load Cells Integral To Onboard Crane Load Tests

    Anchor Industries used water bags in addition to a variety of force measurement and rigging equipment to complete load tests on a Liebherr crane aboard a vessel in Cape Town Harbour, South Africa recently.

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    Apr 24, 2016 - 2 years ago

  • International DuraStar To Feature Bendix Wingman Fusion

    At The NTEA Work Truck Show, International Truck announced that International DuraStar is now available with Bendix Wingman Fusion, an integration of advanced safety technologies that allows truck operators to reduce and potentially avoid vehicle collisions. In 2015, International was the first OEM to introduce the leading-edge technology on their on-highway model, International ProStar. The extended offering of the collision mitigation system on their medium-duty line signifies assured driver safety, collision repair cost reductions, and ultimately, uptime efficiencies for medium-duty fleets.

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    Apr 19, 2016 - 2 years ago

  • Kenworth Names 2016 Dealer Council, Helps Promote New Gold Level Customer Support

    Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2016 Kenworth Dealer Council members. The prominent council features leading executives from the more than 360 Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada. The council works with Kenworth to help provide leading-edge customer support throughout the dealer network, Kenworth PremierCare and the new Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certified program. PremierCare Gold is a superior level of service that offers expedited expert diagnostics and extended dealer operating hours, among other services to keep customer trucks on the road.

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    Apr 19, 2016 - 2 years ago

  • Bandit Announces Rope Shear Devices For Hand-Fed Chippers

    Bandit Industries has developed a patent pending Shear Bar device to help cut or dislodge a winch line, rope, vines or other lines that find their way into a chipper’s drum during chipper operations, potentially preventing a serious injury, death, or reducing the extent of a serious injury if an operator becomes entangled in a line that is pulled into a chipper.
    The Shear Bar device is standard on every new Bandit drum-style hand-fed chipper since 2012, and it is available as a retrofit option for all prior Bandit chippers.

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    Apr 18, 2016 - 2 years ago

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