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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.

 

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.

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.