The late summer ag show circuit remains in top gear, as Greg Mueller leads the Salford Group team to the Heartland for Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska.
An annual event bringing together thousands of farming families and producers from Nebraska and surrounding states, this year’s Husker Harvest days runs from September 15-17 at the show site on Husker Highway outside of Grand Island. Attendees will see every sector of agriculture represented at Husker Harvest Days, from equipment and services to precision agriculture technology.
Gregg Mueller, territory manager for Salford Group, will be on-hand to support dealers in the area and educated producers on Salford tillage, BBI spreaders, and Valmar precision application equipment at Husker Harvest Days at booth 329.
Making its first appearance at Husker Harvest Days is Salford’s PathFinder, a steerable undercarriage designed to carry aftermarket dry and liquid fertilizer tanks for strip-till and row crop application.
The PathFinder, designed to fit many aftermarket tank types, was created with Salford’s most recent acquisition in mind, the Valmar Airflo line of application products, including the Valmar ST-6 and ST-8 dry product delivery tanks.
Other features of the PathFinder include a steerable axle that can be adjusted from 120 inches up to 160 inches, developed to meet row crop and controlled traffic farming requirements, as well as standard 380/90R46 row crop tires and high clearance axle design also allow the machine to enter the field for later season applications. Pathfinder also comes with a universal, double ball hitch, so that the cart can be coupled with virtually any leading tool bar, strip-till or tillage implement or planting equipment.
From Salford’s Independent Series of true vertical tillage implements, Mueller will feature the series’ most aggressive machine, the I-4100. This machine performs best as a fall residue management machine and for incorporating heavy product. The additional tillage action of the disc blades mixes more soil with residue to further accelerate decomposition. For seedbed preparation, the I-4100 does its best work with two passes at slightly opposite angles to ensure the surface is fully prepared.
From Salford Group’s BBI Spreaders lineup of precision broadcast applicators, Mueller will feature a pair of hydraulic models, MagnaSpread and Javelin. MagnaSpread is the industry leader in cost-in-use, a measure of precision and efficiency that drives higher yields, reduced waste, and greater profitability from targeted application of fertilizer and lime.
The hydraulic-powered MagnaSpread is an option-rich line, with a variety of sizes available for applications ranging from small to mid-sized farms and golf courses all the way to versions optimized for large-acreage farms, featured in the Producer Series.
Javelin, also from the Producer Series, is the first spreader on the North American market to achieve a true spread pattern and drive interval of 120 feet. Optimized for mid-season top-dress applications with special tires to minimize soil compaction, Javelin features the largest capacity of any single-axle spreader on the market. Javelin’s axle adjusts from 90 to 120-inch track widths to meet different row spading needs.
Also on display from the BBI Spreaders collection will be Liberty, the company’s original ground wheel drive, mechanical spreader featuring the company’s proprietary spinner technology that’s defined precision for the industry for than a decade.
Another recently-launched product on show at Husker Harvest Days, from the recently acquired Valmar application lineup, is the Airflo 8600. A high-capacity, pull-type fertilizer spreader, the Airflo 8600 features pneumatic booms available up to 60 feet. The 8600 combines mammoth hopper capacity with precision metering delivered by a ground-wheel-drive system that adjusts application rate on-the-go, ensuring uniformity regardless of ground speed.
In addition to all of these machines on display, Mueller will also demonstrate Salford tillage equipment in the field at Husker Harvest Days. The I-5100 builds on the company’s patented design to deliver the first full primary tillage machine in the Independent Series of tools. With blades spaced at five inches in four rows, on the longest tillage frame in the Independent series, the I-5100 brings exceptional residue flow. The high-clearance individual blade mounts make this unit almost impossible to plug.
For more information on Husker Harvest Days, taking place in Grand Island, Nebraska from September 15-17, check out the show website at www.huskerharvestdays.com.