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Thursday
Feb272014

Spreader Specialties to Feature Endurance Beet Lime Spreader at International Sugarbeet Institute

In its ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of farmers in the Red River Valley, Spreader Specialties is proud to participate in the 52nd International Sugarbeet Institute in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Held at the Alerus Center, the International Sugarbeet Institute brings together sugarbeet growers from the Northern Plains region and their counterparts just across the Canadian border in Manitoba.  This year’s event will take place March12-13.

Show organizers expect nearly 4,000 in attendance, with nearly 125 companies showcasing equipment tailored for the sugarbeet market.  Spreader Specialties, an exclusive dealer of BBI Spreaders, is proud to showcase the Endurance beet lime spreader, custom-developed for the Northern Plains market in collaboration between the dealership and BBI.

The Endurance beet lime spreader turn’s yesterday’s waste into tomorrow’s yield, allowing one crop’s by-products to become cost-efficient fertilizer for another.  Part of BBI’s flagship line of spreaders for a host of organic materials, the Endurance beet lime spreader is available in truck-mount or pull-type models, with mechanical, hydraulic, and plug-to-tractor options on-hand as well.  Other options for the Endurance Beet Lime Spreader include multiple flotation tire applications for minimizing soil compaction, including TerraGator compatibility.

The Endurance beet lime spreader arrives standard-equipped with BBI’s proprietary Binary Manifold, which makes connection to all leading precision agriculture technology systems a simple snap.  In addition, the company offers its own precision agriculture suite, the Task Command System from BBI Electronics, as a standard offering on the Endurance beet lime edition.

Spreader Specialties is offering a special promotional offer for the International Sugarbeet Institute. With the purchase of any Endurance beet lime spreader, Spreader Specialties will offer a free flotation tire upgrade.

“We’re looking forward to participating in this year’s International Sugarbeet Institute,” stated Mike Olson, owner of Spreader Specialties. “We’re also honored to present the Endurance beet lime spreader to the farmers of the Red River Valley—we took their needs and requirements straight to the manufacturer, and BBI has responded with a piece of equipment that’s unmatched in its power and precision.”

Thursday
Dec122013

Spreader Spotlight: BBI's New MagnaSpread 2

The BBI engineering and design team has really outdone itself this year, rolling out a host of new products aimed at optimizing farming profits around the world. The company rolled out three new spreaders at this year’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, the first offerings of what we’re calling our Producer Series.

Along with our latest offering from BBI Electronics, the Task Command System, each spreader in the Producer Series has a multi-fold mission of improving cost-in-use efficiency, expense management, long-term profitability, and short-term recovery of investment for every BBI customer. The Producer Series features the MagnaSpread Ultra, with an unprecedented combination of power, durability, and precision that leaves it in a new class all by itself, and two multi-hopper offerings, MagnaSpread 2 and MagnaSpread 3.

 Today’s Spreader Spotlight focuses on MagnaSpread 3's twin-hopper brother, MagnaSpread 2.  For many years, farmers have remained loyal to BBI because we tailor our dry application offerings to their exact needs, whether through our flagship hydraulic lines of MagnaSpread and Endurance, or through our heritage mechanical line, Liberty. For more than a decade, BBI has been the leader in precision application of fertilizer, lime, and a host of organic materials on farms, golf courses, orchards, vineyards, and ag & turf farms, with an attention to the finer points of spread pattern, swath, and drive interval, as well as components marked by their durability and consistency season after season.

For the last few years, many farmers have approached BBI’s business development team at trade shows across North America, asking us why we didn’t have a twin-hopper offering. Sometimes companies fail in trying to create a market for their ideas—with the advent of MagnaSpread 2, our customers can clearly see that we are responding to their needs with a targeted new offering that gives them exactly the power, precision, and efficiency they need for multi-nutrient application in large fields.

MagnaSpread 2 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, this twin-hopper model can deliver to producer-level farms what single-hopper offerings do in two to three passes.  This single-pass efficiency in spreading multiple nutrients typically saves two to four days of application time for every 1,000 acres fertilized, in addition to hundreds of gallons of fuel per application. BBI’s patented multi-hopper design enables MagnaSpread 2’s dual hoppers to operate independently, controlled by variable-rate technology. 

The MagnaSpread 2, like its three-hopper brother MagnaSpread 3, is no stranger to precision agriculture technology.  The spreader thrives on precision agriculture technology applications to optimize field agronomy, and BBI customers have their pick of the best options in the precision ag technology space.  Among these options is BBI’s latest electronics offering, the aforementioned Task Command System.  This all-new electronics suite is a standard offering on the powerful pull-type and truck-mount hydraulic models for MagnaSpread 2, and the spreader can also connect to any ISOBUS-ready precision ag suite from leading technologies from John Deere, Raven, and more.

This spreader, like the other Producer Series options, is built tough to meet the rigors of producer-level acreages.  MagnaSpread 2 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.

Tuesday
Mar052013

Custom MagnaSpread for 30inch Rows

Mr. Kasperson was spreading 100 lbs/acre of map fertilizer in the fall using his custom MagnaSpread powered from the hydraulics off his John Deere 2630 tractor. He is benefiting from the new tractor's existing 60 gallon/minute hydraulic flow to run his precision implement. He likes this spreader because it can be utilized for everyday fertilizing as well as side dress application.

Thursday
Jan172013

Spreader Specialties Goes on the Road to the Iowa Power Farming Show

Mike Olson and Spreader Specialties will take the BBI Spreaders experience on the road in late January, joining forces with BBI’s Denny McCauley at the Iowa Power Farming Show in Des Moines, Iowa. 

The Iowa Power Farming Show, held annually at the Iowa Events Center, will take place January 29-31.  The show currently rates as the third-largest indoor show in the country, with promoters expecting nearly 20,000 attendees at the seven-acre complex.  Spreader Specialties, an exclusive dealer of BBI spreaders based in Austin, Minnesota, will join over 750 exhibiting companies with over 1800 booths at the event.

This year’s Iowa Power Farming Show will feature a broad range of farming equipment and precision agriculture electronics, with over $50 million in equipment on display. In addition to the vendor exhibits featuring equipment and technology for precision farming applications, the show will also provide abundant educational opportunities for Midwestern farmers on topics ranging from profitability to yield improvement and business planning for family farms.

For the 2013 event, BBI’s McCauley, territory sales manager for the Midwest, and Olson, President of Spreader Specialties, will be showing MagnaSpread, BBI’s flagship line of hydraulic granular fertilizer and lime spreaders optimized for precision agriculture. MagnaSpread is available in single-axle, tandem-axle, pull-type, and truck-mount options. All MagnaSpread models feature BBI’s exclusive Binary Manifold, a variable rate-ready hydraulic manifold that makes connecting to precision agriculture controls a snap.

"Spreader Specialties is proud to present BBI’s products at the Iowa Power Farming Show,” stated Olson.  “We’re honored that Denny will be in our booth, helping us to educate the country’s most sophisticated farmers on the benefits of working through our dealership to bring the best spreaders to their fields. Denny is based in Des Moines, and I was born and raised in Iowa myself, so this show is very special to us. We have the privilege of interacting with customers who help us improve our offerings year after year.”

For more information on the Iowa Power Farming Show, slated for January 29-31 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, check out the show website at www.iowapowershow.com.