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Thursday
Jan232014

Spreader Specialties Heading to Iowa Power Farming Show

After a fine start to 2014, the Spreader Specialties team hits the road for one of our favorite events on the winter trade show calendar, the Iowa Power Farming Show.

Held annually at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, the Iowa Power Farming Show is the third-largest indoor farm show in the country.  This year’s show will take place January 28-30.

Annual attendance typically reaches over 20,000, as more than 750 companies from 29 U. S. states and four Canadian provinces showcase a variety of power equipment for farming and construction uses, including tractors, sprayers, combines, planters, spreaders, turf equipment, and much more. In addition to thousands of power equipment offerings, the show will also feature a host of providers from the world of farming software, including developers of precision ag electronics, management software, and ag-related accessories.

At this year’s show, the team from Spreader Specialties will join Denny McCauley of BBI Spreaders.  Spreader Specialties is an exclusive dealer of BBI Spreaders, a company focused on products that improve the bottom line performance of all sizes of farming operations through higher yields and increased efficiency from precision dry application of fertilizer, lime, and organic materials. 

The team is particularly excited about the 2014 Iowa Power Farming Show, as it’s the first Spreader Specialties trade show featuring BBI’s awesome new Producer Series, aimed at large-acreage farming operations prevalent in the Midwest.  Spreader Specialties will have one of the key products from the series, MagnaSpread 2, on display at the Iowa Power Farming Show.

MagnaSpread 2, built on BBI’s heritage MagnaSpread platform, is two-bin hydraulic spreader built for precision, power, and efficiency.  Built specifically to meet the needs of large farms, MagnaSpread 2 delivers precision application of fertilizer and lime.  As with other hydraulic models from BBI, MagnaSpread 2 arrives with BBI’s proprietary Binary Manifold for making ISOBUS connections to precision ag electronics, as well as the all-new precision ag suite from BBI Electronics, the Task Command System.

“MagnaSpread 2, along with the rest of the Producer Series, is an important advancement for farmers in the Northern Plains region,” said Spreader Specialties owner Mike Olson, a farm equipment veteran with nearly three decades of experience. “This spreader allows for so much flexibility and customization, facilitating a great mix in the fall and nitrogen in the spring.  We already have a few of these in the field—they were released at last year’s Farm Progress Show in Illinois, and our customers are raving about the performance of MagnaSpread 2, MagnaSpread 3 (the three-hopper model), and MagnaSpread Ultra.”

To commemorate the release of the BBI Producer Series at this year’s Iowa Power Farming Show, Olson is upping the ante for farmers who make a show purchase.  He’s offering a free Super Duty Shur-Lok tarp from Shurco, the leader in elite tarps for farm equipment, with the purchase of any Producer Series spreader (MagnaSpread Ultra, MagnaSpread 2, MagnaSpread 3) at the show.

 For more information on the show, visit the Iowa Power Farming Show website at www.iowapowerfarmshow.com.

 

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.

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.