(Salford, ON) – The Salford Group lands in Regina, Saskatchewan next week to introduce brand new and new-to-Canada equipment at Canada’s largest trade show, Canada’s Farm Progress Show.
The global agriculture equipment manufacturer is rolling out a number of new equipment tools, including a giant air cart, the AC4000L dry/liquid hybrid quad tank, and two new additions to its Independent Series line of tillage equipment, the vertical tillage I-2200 and a hybrid tillage specialist, the I-4200 which will be launched at the show.
Also among the product introductions at Canada’s Farm Progress are two Salford BBI spreaders that are new to the Canadian market, MagnaSpread Ultra and Javelin. This equipment has previously been distributed through farm equipment dealers in the American market but with increased distribution through the Salford network, the company is now excited to offer this equipment throughout Canada as well.
Both featured in the Producer Series, these spreaders are optimized for large-acreage operations, a hallmark of the western Canadian market. The MagnaSpread Ultra is a massive fertilizer and lime spreader, capable of carrying over 500 cubic feet of product with optional bin extensions. This huge capacity allows the Ultra to cover more acres between fills. To stand up to roughly 14 tons of product, while minimizing compaction, the Ultra is equipped with 710/50 R 30.5 tires and a proprietary 20 ton BBI walking beam suspension.
The Ultra is well equipped to carry that product but in order to actually spread it Salford BBI developed its exclusive continuous duty hydraulic system that enables it to get big jobs done without rest. This hydraulic system knows no boundaries, maintaining a 90 percent efficiency rate, against the former industry standard of 70. This system gives the MagnaSpread Ultra hydraulic power to spare, running at one-and-a-half times the former standard in the large-scale fertilizer/lime spreader class, supercharged with 60 percent more horsepower and 50 percent more torque.
The Javelin, too, gets more done with less. This mid-season, top-dress fertilizer spreader was the first in North America to broadcast dry material in 120-foot swaths (Urea). This means less time in the field and less soil compaction for large-acreage applications. With greater efficiency overall, the Javelin saves time and fuel costs and brings greater yield potential to farmers.
“We see the Salford BBI Producer Series as a real game-changer for the large family farms of western Canada,” said Salford National Sales Manager (Canada) Jim Boak. “As with our tillage tools, there’s a real focus on precision and durability. What our farmers see are higher yields, better land stewardship, and greater economic performance of their operations,” said Boak.
This new equipment—and much more—will be on display at Canada's Farm Progress Show, booths #5908-11 and 8316-17, June 17-19. Salford’s western Canada territory managers—Glenn Herperger, Clay Dillman, and Doug Achtymichuk—will be on hand to educate producers and answer questions about the products.
About Salford Group
Salford Group, with facilities in Iowa, Georgia, Ontario, Manitoba and Russia, is a global leader in the manufacturing of tillage, seeding, and precision nutrient application equipment. The company dedicates its ongoing innovation efforts to precision, durability, versatility in the field, and improving the economics of farming for producers worldwide.