The finale of the winter trade show season in North America is here, and the Salford Group team is going out with a bang. Three stops along the Salford express highlight the second full week of March, including a pair of important shows in Canada and one in the USA.
Kicking off a busy week is Henk Klyn, Salford’s territory manager in Ontario. Henk is heading to Canada’s capital city for the 88th Ottawa Valley Farm Show, which runs March 10-12 at the Ernst and Young Centre. Ontario’s longest-running agricultural trade show attracts more than 12,000 visitors from the Canadian farming community to see equipment and services from more than 350 companies.
At this year’s event in booth 1713, Henk will showcase the I-5100, the first full primary tillage machine from Salford’s revolutionary Independent Series, a genre-defining set of tools released over the last decade. With the I-5100, farmers get blades spaced at five inches in four rows, on the longest tillage frame in the Independent series—creating exceptional residue flow. The rubber suspension on the coulter mounts uses pressure off the bottom of the frame members to deliver exceptional down pressure and blade reset. The high clearance individual blade mounts make this unit almost impossible to plug, even in the most demanding field conditions.
The I-5100 on display in Ottawa will also feature a Salford hydraulic harrow package for fine finishing. For more information on the Ottawa Valley Farm Show, visit the show site at http://www.ottawafarmshow.com.
Also running from March 10-12 is a specialty show in the American heartland, the Midwest Grape & Wine + Craft Brew Conference in St. Charles, Missouri. Salford Group is proud to join more than 125 companies in serving the Midwestern growers driving the beverage industry in the region, for an event that has showcased products and services for orchards, vineyards, wineries, and breweries for more than three decades.
Salford’s specialty markets manager Dennis McCauley will join Midwestern territory manager David Shearer for the Midwest Grape & Wine + Craft Beer Conference. McCauley and Shearer will showcase a very special machine from the Salford BBI collection of precision nutrient applicators, Cricket Vineyard. Developed in close consultation with California growers, Cricket Vineyard is an affordable and dependable tool for spreading fertilizer, lime and compost in orchards and vineyards.
The 58-inch hopper allows Cricket Vineyard to clear low-hanging limbs, and its reversible wheels allow for 50 or 60-inch tracks, making for easy navigation within most vineyard rows. Cricket’s wide flotation tires minimize soil compaction, and while built on a rigid, heavy-duty 12,000-lb axle for handling rough terrain, this tough little spreader only requires a 30-40 horsepower tractor to pull it.
For more information on the Midwest Grape & Wine + Craft Beer Conference, where you can meet Denny, David, and Cricket Vineyard in booth 304/306, visit the show site at http://www.midwestgrape.com.
The final show of the season sees Alberta territory manager Clay Dillman heading to Grande Prairie for the 30th Peace Country Classic Agri-Show. Held annually at the Evergreen Park TEC Centre, this year’s show will run from March 12-14.
Dillman will man the Salford booth, located at 138, featuring multiple pieces of tillage equipment from the Independent Series. Clay will have an I-5100, as well as an I-4100, Salford’s true vertical tillage hybrid, and an I-2100, which utilizes a heavier frame design to leverage the company’s “jackhammer” effect for penetrating tougher ground conditions.
Also featuring at the Peace Country Classic Agri-Show is the innovative Switchblade, an I-Series exclusive attachment for optimizing return on investment. When added to I-Series tillage pieces, Switchblade shank kits effectively create a three-in-one field multi-tool (vertical tillage, fertilizer application, and coulter chisel).