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Wednesday
Oct092013

Spreader Spotlight: MagnaSpread Ultra

It’s a new day for farming, thanks to the product development team at BBI Spreaders.  As part of the rollout of the BBI Producer Series with two new multi-hopper models, the company is proud to present the aircraft carrier of spreaders, MagnaSpread Ultra.

Designed specifically for the demands of large farming operations, the advent of MagnaSpread Ultra effectively creates an all-new class of spreaders optimized for workhorse application of fertilizer and lime.  The design and engineering team at BBI made Ultra bigger and stronger, with greater capacity and unprecedented efficiency.  Outfitted with a 20-ton, walking-beam suspension, MagnaSpread Ultra has the “big iron” to match the needs of the world’s largest farms.

With its 20-ton payload capability coupled with the company’s proprietary Continuous Duty Hydraulic System, MagnaSpread Ultra gets the job done without rest. While the hydraulic system knows no boundaries, it maintains an efficiency rate of 90 percent, versus the existing standard of 70.  Continuous Duty Hyrdaulics, paired with variable-rate technology, performs every dry application run more quickly and more effectively.

The new spreader also offers unmatched power, running at 1.5 times the existing standard in the sector, supercharged with 60 percent more horsepower and a 50 percent increase in torque.

MagnaSpread Ultra comes standard-equipped with the very latest in precision agriculture technology, in the form of the latest release from BBI Electronics, the Task Command System. The all-new Task Command System consists of several applications. FieldView is a powerful virtual terminal display, capable of managing multiple tasks. TrackLeader is the advanced guidance application, while SmartPath is a management application for automated steering.

The Task Command System’s ProSpread is a variable-rate technology ECU for all spreading needs. All of these applications comprise a powerful suite of products for today’s farmers deploying sophisticated application techniques to optimize agronomy data for higher yields.

MagnaSpread Ultra is available in 18-foot and 20-foot models and is compatible with all leading precision agriculture technology applications by virtue of the proprietary BBI Binary Manifold, an ISOBUS-ready platform. 

MagnaSpread Ultra, as well as the Task Command System, debuted at this year's Farm Progress Show, the largest outdoor farm show in the United States. According to Lee Kilpatrick, BBI’s Director of Sales and Marketing, there’s simply no substitute for MagnaSpread Ultra for managers of large farm operations looking for the best spreader to meet rugged demands. “There’s just no quit in this machine,” stated Kilpatrick. “We salute our product development team at BBI for giving us the MagnaSpread Ultra.  This spreader takes everything that was great about our longstanding market leader, the MagnaSpread, and packs it with more power, greater capacity, and enduring efficiency.”

 

Tuesday
Oct012013

BBI's Launch Of Producer Series, Task Command System Featured By Farm Equipment Magazine

Check out this great video from the publishers of Farm Equipment magazine, featuring BBI's Lee Kilpatrick, the company's director of sales and marketing.  In the recent video shot at the 2013 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, Lee captures the excitement around the new Producer Series, which features MagnaSpread Ultra, the largest, most powerful spreader on the market, as well as the sophisticated, multi-hoppper MagnaSpread2 and MagnaSpread3.  Lee also walks the audience through the company's latest offering from the BBI Electronics line of precision agricululture technology products, the Task Command System.

Monday
Sep302013

BBI Producer Series, Task Command System Featured In Ag Professional

Spreader Specialties is an exclusive dealer of BBI Spreaders, and the company recently enjoyed two successful launches for new products aimed at helping sophisticated farmers optimize agronomic data to drive higher yields and greater efficiency in their operations.  The new offerings from BBI Spreaders and its BBI Electronics family are the Producer Series, featuring multi-hopper offerings MagnaSpread2 and MagnaSpread3, and the Task Command System, a suite of precision agriculture technology tools.

BBI launched the Producer Series and Task Command system at this year’s Farm Progress ag show in Decatur, Illinois a few weeks ago. Multiple ag journalists and editors visited the company's booth to take in the impact of BBI's new products.  As a result, BBI and Spreader Specialties are seeing coverage in one of the premier publications in the agriculture space, Ag Professional magazine.

Ag Professional delivers news and editorial content to the American farming community, including farmers, consultants, retailers, and other ag industry professionals.  Check out links to the following Ag Professional stories on the launch of the Producer Series, featuring MagnaSpread2, MagnaSpread3, and the behemoth MagnaSpread Ultra, as well as the launch of the latest cutting edge offering from BBI Electronics, the Task Command System—a marriage of variable-rate technology with guidance, navigation, and auto-steer capabilities.

Thursday
Sep052013

Spreader Specialties, BBI Head to Big Iron Farm Show

Denny McCauley of BBI Spreaders will join Mike Olson and  Spreader Specialties for this year's Big Iron Farm Show.

The Big Iron Farm Show will take place from September 10-12, 2013.  Held annually at West Fargo, North Dakota’s Red River Valley Fairgrounds, he Big Iron Farm Show attracts more than 80,000 attendees from across the Northern Plains.

Show attendees will enjoy learning about and investing in products and services from more than 800 exhibitors during the three-day event, the premier outdoor farm show in the region.  The 2013 Big Iron Farm Show marks the 30th anniversary event.  Founded in 1983, the Big Iron Farm Show began with the premise that North Dakota should have its own showcase for farm equipment, lovingly referred to by farmers everywhere as “big iron.”

Over the 30 years since its ambitious beginnings, the Big Iron Farm Show has grown into a panoramic expo of the world of agriculture, with multiple areas of focus including agribusiness, health, innovation, and technology.   The North Dakota Trade Office has made the Big Iron Farm Show an international event, attracting more than 40 visitors annually from around the world, in an effort to connect the global farming community with commercial activity with US farms, ranches, and equipment manufacturers.

At the 2013 event, BBI’s Denny McCauley, territory sales manager for the Midwest and western United States will stand with Mike Olson, owner of Spreader Specialties.  Based in Austin, Minnesota, Spreader Specialties is a Northern Plains leader in sales, parts, and service for BBI Spreaders.  Olson and his team work with farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Northern Iowa, matching their needs with the latest offerings from BBI in spreaders optimized for application of fertilizer, lime, and organic materials.  

At this year’s Big Iron Farm Show, McCauley and Olson will showcase MagnaSpread, BBI’s line of spreaders optimized for granular fertilizer and lime applications.  The MagnaSpread series, available in both truck-mount and pull-type single-axle and tandem-axle versions, features the ISOBUS-compatible BBI Binary Manifold as standard equipment. The Binary Manifold connects with a variety of precision farming technology software systems from every manufacturer currently leveraging the ISOBUS platform.

The MagnaSpread line is known for its efficiency, durability, and effectiveness at increasing profitability for farming operations of all sizes.  The line ranges from smaller models geared to the needs of ag & turf farms and golf courses to the Producer Series range.  The new Producer Series MagnaSpread models feature multi-hopper versions (MagnaSpread2 and MagnaSpread3) for sophisticated management of multi-nutrient applications, optimizing agronomy and eliminating wasteful spreading.  The Producer Series also features MagnaSpread Ultra, a behemoth with an unprecedented combination of power, capacity, and efficiency.

“It’s always a pleasure to join Mike Olson and Spreader Specialties at the Big Iron Farm Show,” stated McCauley.  “The Northern Plains is an important part of America’s heartland, and Mike Olson’s team is peerless in the level of service and expertise it provides to the area’s farmers, golf course managers, and municipalities.  We are honored to have Spreader Specialties as an exclusive dealer of BBI’s products, the best spreaders on the market for leveraging precision agriculture applications.  We look forward to meeting with the area’s farming community at the show.” 

For more information on the 2013 Big Iron Farm Show, please visit the show website at http://www.bigironfarmshow.com/index.php

 

Tuesday
Aug132013

Spreader Specialties Gears Up for Dakotafest

BBI’s Denny McCauley is heading to Mitchell, South Dakota, joining Spreader Specialties for the 2013 IDEAg Dakotafest.

Dakotafest, scheduled for August 20-22, is the premier agricultural event in South Dakota.  Once again, more than 30,000 attendees will descend upon Schlaffman Farm outside of Mitchell.   More than 550 local, national, and global companies will come to Mitchell to connect with farmers and ranchers of the Northern Plains.  Exhibitors will represent the spectrum of companies supporting the farming industry, including equipment manufacturers, precision agriculture electronics firms, ag-based financial services companies, and consultants.

In addition to manufacturer exhibitions, Dakotafest features educational forums on a number of timely farming topics, as well as field and livestock demonstrations that will showcase the latest advancements in agribusiness.

For past shows, attendees come from every county in South Dakota, as well as significant numbers of farmers and ranchers representing key farming and ranching regions in Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana.

BBI’s Denny McCauley will be attending Dakotafest, teaming up with one of our key partners for the area, Mike Olson of Spreader Specialties.  From its home in Austin, Minnesota, Spreader Specialties works with farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota, and northern Iowa, ensuring that farmers in these areas are equipped with the latest offerings in BBI spreaders, parts, service, and technology for precision farming capabilities.

For Dakotafest 2013, McCauley and Olson will showcase MagnaSpread, BBI’s industry leader in the precision application of fertilizer and lime. The MagnaSpread hydraulic series is available in a variety of models, including truck-mount and pull-type versions, as well as models based on single and double-axle frames. , The MagnaSpread line features the ISOBUS-compatible BBI Binary Manifold as standard equipment. The proprietary Binary Manifold connects with a variety of precision farming technology software systems from every manufacturer currently utilizing  the ISOBUS platform.

 “BBI really appreciates this part of the country and the farmers that make up so much of the economic vitality of the Northern Plains region,” stated Lee Kilpatrick, Director of Sales and Marketing at BBI Spreaders. “This community is served with great care and expertise by Mike Olson and Spreader Specialties.  Mike and his team exemplify the very best elements of a great farm equipment dealer—superior product knowledge, the ability to get to know their customers to match our products with their needs, and a life-long commitment to customer service.  We are pleased to be joining Mike once again for Dakotafest, one of our favorite shows on the ag circuit.”

For more information on the 2013 IDEAg Dakotafest, please visit the show website at http://www.ideaggroup.com/dakotafest.