Salford, Brothers Equipment Take Precision Applicators, Tillage Equipment to Nebraska Power Farm Show

BBI Liberty Mechanical Lime Spreader

Salford, Salford BBI, and its dealer partner in the Cornhusker State, Brothers Equipment, are revving up for a special Nebraska Power Farm Show next week in Lincoln.

Taking place annually at the Lancaster Events Center, The Nebraska Power Farm Show is the nation’s second-largest indoor show and a leading event in the post-harvest winter trade show calendar for the agriculture sector.  Sponsored by the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, the show takes place annually at Lincoln’s Lancaster Event Center.

This year’s show will run from December 9-11.  The Nebraska Power Farm Show features more than 900 exhibiting companies from 23 states and four Canadian provinces.  Equipment on showcase will represent multiple sectors, including row crop, hay/forage, irrigation, grain storage and handling, seed hauling, livestock, fertilizer and chemical, seed, tillage, and precision agriculture management software.  The show will also feature a variety of seminars delivered by staff from the University of Nebraska Extension, as well as private entities on topics ranging from family farm succession issues to cutting edge areas such as the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for increasing agriculture production.

At this year’s Nebraska Power Farm Show, Salford BBI spreaders will be on display in a pair of booths hosted respectively by Territory Manager Brian Hobson and the team from Brothers Equipment.   Founded in 1975, Brothers Equipment of Friend, Nebraska is a heartland leader in the sales of equipment and precision agriculture software to meet the needs of the Cornhusker State’s sophisticated farming community. In addition, Salford Group will have a booth at the show, offering the latest in its long line of innovations in tillage equipment.

In the Salford BBI booth, Hobson will feature Javelin, recently recognized by the editors of Farm Equipment magazine as an innovative offering for 2014.  Unveiled in August at the Farm Progress Show, Javelin is the first spreader on the North American market to achieve a consistent 120-foot spread pattern and true 120-foot drive interval.  The new standard for mid-season top dressing applicators, Javelin’s spread pattern enables farm operators to achieve significant efficiencies driven by reduced time in the field and fuel expenditure while maintaining Salford BBI’s leadership in targeted distribution of nutrients through variable-rate application.  Javelin, the latest offering in Salford BBI’s Producer Series for large-acreage farming operations, also meets global standards for controlled traffic farming, an emerging precision agriculture technique for optimizing greater field surface area through reduced areas of soil compaction.

Brothers Equipment will showcase a pair of spreaders, including MagnaSpread, the industry leader in cost-in-use, a calculation Salford BBI uses to define excellence in efficiency for customer return on investment.  The company’s flagship line of hydraulic fertilizer and lime spreaders optimized for a variety of farm sizes and crop types, the option-rich MagnaSpread line is available in both truck-mount and pull-type versions.

The Brothers Equipment booth will also feature Liberty, Salford BBI’s mechanical spreader for targeted delivery of fertilizer and lime. The ground-wheel-drive Liberty is a tandem-axle, pull-type spreader, optimized for a variety of medium-capacity applications.  Liberty is the first offering to feature the company’s proprietary spreader system, establishing Salford BBI’s leadership in cost-in-use.

Territory managers Greg Mueller and David Shearer will be manning the Salford booth, showcasing a pair of tillage machines from the Independent Series, also recently recognized recently for innovation in ag equipment by the editors of Farm Equipment magazine. Mueller and Shearer will bring the I-4100 Hybrid Vertical Tillage Machine and the I-Series’ newest arrival, the I-5100.

The I-4100 is the most aggressive option in Salford’s line of true vertical tillage equipment, with two rows of shallow, concave disc blades followed by two rows of coulters on the same frame.  Optimized for fall residue management and incorporating heavy product into the soil, the I-4100 features the additional tillage action of disc blades, mixing more soil with residue to further accelerate decomposition.

The latest entrant in the I-Series, the I-5100 goes beyond vertical tillage to provide a superior blend of soil and residue that improves planter performance.  This equipment features blades spaced at 5 inches in four rows, on the longest tillage frame in the Independent series, for exceptional residue flow. The rubber suspension on the coulter mounts uses pressure from the bottom of the frame members to deliver exceptional down pressure and blade reset. The high-clearance individual blade mounts make the I-5100 almost impossible to plug

Mueller and Shearer will also be giving away Salford hats and t-shirts to attendees at the Salford booth throughout the Nebraska Power Farm Show.

For more information on the Nebraska Power Farm Show, visit the show website at