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Wednesday
Dec182013

Spreader Spotlight: BBI's Three-Hopper MagnaSpread 3

At this year’s Farm Progress Show, the biggest agriculture show on the American outdoor circuit, BBI Spreaders wrote the next chapter in its long history of setting the pace of innovation in the dry application space. With the launch of its Producer Series, BBI has announced a new day for large-acreage fertilizer management.

The initial wave of offerings within the Producer Series features three spreaders built on the company’s heritage platform, MagnaSpread, the fertilizer and lime offering that defined BBI as the leader in precision application of dry material for the last decade:  MagnaSpread Ultra, the most powerful dry applicator on the market today, and a pair of multi-hopper offerings, MagnaSpread 2, and MagnaSpread 3.

MagnaSpread 3 is a micro-nutrient precision spreader optimized for large-acreage farms.  MagnaSpread 3 delivers unmatched precision and efficiency for large agriculture operations. The spreader drastically reduces fuel and material waste, delivering better bottom lines through greater yields for top-line revenues and serious expense management from fuel, fertilizer, and sustainability perspectives.

In a single pass, MagnaSpread 3 can deliver to producer-level farms what single-hopper offerings do in two to three passes, saving two to four days of application time for every 1,000 acres fertilized, in addition to hundreds of gallons of fuel per application. What’s the company’s secret to all of this efficiency?  It’s BBI’s patented multi-hopper design that enables three hoppers to operate independently, all controlled by variable-rate technology.  Some of the MagnaSpread 3’s earliest adopters have already successfully spread up to seven nutrients simultaneously with this trusted technology.

The MagnaSpread 3 is no stranger to precision agriculture technology—this field beast thrives on precision ag, and BBI customers have their pick of top options.  The company is offering its all-new precision ag suite, the Task Command System, as a standard offering on its powerful pull-type and truck-mount hydraulic models and MagnaSpread 3 can connect to any ISOBUS-ready precision ag suite from leading technologies from John Deere, Raven, and more.

MagnaSpread3 enables business-savvy farmers to extract full value from their agronomic data.  Employing high-level soil chemistry to its full potential by blending nutrients to the precise specifications of field agronomists was the company’s goal with its multi-bin offerings, and MagnaSpread 3 delivers on that promise.

This spreader, like the other Producer Series options, is built tough to meet the rigors of producer-level acreages.  MagnaSpread 3 features a 14-ton walking-beam suspension state-of-the-art electrostatic paint, and BBI’s commitment to quality that shines throughout the life cycle of every MagnaSpread product.

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.