Salford Group’s Hobson Takes I-2100, Endurance to Heartland Farmers at OKC Farm Show

Salford Tillage Equipment

Salford Group’s Brian Hobson saddles up for one of the top events on the spring agriculture show circuit for the American southern plains, the Oklahoma City Farm Show.

Born in 2005 as the Southern Plains Farm Show, the recently re-christened Oklahoma City Farm Show takes place annually at the capital city’s State Fair Park. Hobson, the company’s territory sales manager supporting dealers in the American Southwest, will man the Salford booth(#s 1013-1017) with equipment from both the Salford tillage lines and the Salford BBI line of precision nutrient applicators from April 16-18.

Salford joins over 300 exhibitors featuring over 1000 product lines for three big days at the Oklahoma City Farm Show. Exhibits include the latest offerings from tractor, sprayer, tillage, harvest equipment, cattle management products, and more.  The event will have both indoor and outdoor exhibits, daily horse training seminars, cattle chute demonstrations, cattle grading competitions, and prize drawings.

Hobson will showcase the innovation, precision, and versatility of Salford’s tillage and precision nutrient applicators. From the Salford Independent Series lineup of true vertical tillage implements, Hobson will have on-hand the I-2100.  Utilizing the Coil-Tech Coulter II, a heavier coil spring, the I-2100 carries larger 5-bolt hubs and 22-inch blades, increasing Coil-Tech's “jackhammer effect.” The jackhammer effect allows the coil spring to penetrate into tougher ground conditions with greater efficiency.

Salford’s new precision tillage attachments, the SwitchBlade Hydraulic Shanks and Flex Finish Rolling Baskets, will be prominently displayed at the Oklahoma City Show.  These new hydraulically-adjustable attachments allow producers to change their tillage intensity in seconds—from the comfort of the tractor seat—adapting different moisture and residue conditions right in the same field.  These highly adaptive tillage machines also perform different spring and fall tillage operations from the same frame. 

SwitchBlade shanks on the I-Series vertical tillage equipment transform one machine into three high performance, superior vertical tillage pieces with no shanks engaged, excellent chisel ripping and residue management with shanks on 15-inch spacing, and/or dry fertilizer and anhydrous application on 15-inch or 30-inch spacing.  The I-Series design is capable of outperforming most dedicated implements available from an all-on-one frame design, making the package much more cost effective than purchasing three separate machines.

Salford BBI Endurance Pull Type

Also on show in Oklahoma City will be Salford BBI’s flagship line of hydraulic-powered spreaders for targeted distribution of organic material, Endurance. The industry leader in efficiency as defined by cost-in-use, Endurance is an option-rich line designed for a variety of broadcast applications of heavier materials, including poultry litter, livestock manure, and compost.

Versatility is also the name of the game for this Endurance model, as it’s decked out with Salford BBI’s high performance, heavy duty lime package.  This Endurance is no shrinking violet—it features a 10-ton walking beam suspension, poly floor, and an 88k heavy duty “close bar” conveyor chain, inverted V, tandem Rawson gear case, heavy duty suspension, self-contained hydraulic system, and electronic rate controller.

For more information on the Oklahoma City Farm Show, an emerging can’t miss stop on the spring ag show circuit in the American heartland, visit the show website at