ALL TIRED OUT
This is where the rubber meets the ranch. Titan
International, Inc. (Titan) is pleased to announce the expansion
of their versatile tire line for compact tractors, the Goodyear
® R14T. The crossover tire — an industry-unique hybrid of
different tread styles designed for any job in the fi eld or around
the farm — is available in 14 new sizes to allow owners of
compact tractors up to 150.0 horsepower to enjoy the benefi ts of
With the R14T, Titan engineers combined the traction and
cleaning features of an R-1 with the wear and ride features of
an R-4, along with the lessened tire disturbance that an R-3
tire delivers. From hard concrete surfaces to softer soils, snow
and sensitive turf, the R14T is designed to perform equally well
in any conditions.
The new sizes include:
· 320/85R24 LSW320/70R28
· 380/85R24 LSW380/70R28
· 460/85R30 LSW460/75R34
· 460/85R38 LSW460/75R42
The new options are in addition
to the sizes that debuted
last year: LSW340/70R28,
LSW460/75R38, 340/85R24 and
460/85R34. For more information
Building on the success of its BeefCake™
supplement feeder, DewEze is pleased to
announce the newest addition to the line – the
BeefCake Cotton Edition.
Built with the same vitality as its predecessor,
the BeefCake Cotton Edition boasts a
quick engaging agitator, plus the twin auger
system, to keep WCS fl owing to the chute.
The agitator arms rotate at a slower RPM than
the augers, preventing damage to the feed as
it moves through the bin. The removable pin
disengages the agitator, offering fl exibility to
dispense other feeds, if desired.
The BeefCake Cotton Edition is available in a
2,000 lbs. (about 900 lbs. cottonseed) unit and
features an electric or hydraul ic model. Contact
your local DewEze dealer for more information
or to request a quote.
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation
The recently reintroduced
Across America Safely Act (S.
1255) addresses the challenges of
transporting livestock by providing
some fi xes for hours of service regulations
and the electronic logging
device mandate. The measure was
introduced by a bipartisan group of
senators led by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.).
“Sen. Sasse’s bill is a step in the right
direction to fi xing regulations that fail to
provide the fl exibility needed to address
the unique needs that exist in the transport
of livestock,” said Nebraska Farm
Bureau President Steve Nelson.
Current regulations require commercial
drivers hauling agricultural
commodities to turn on their ELD
after they cross a 150-air mile radius
of the origin of their load. After crossing
a 150-air mile radius, they must
start tracking their on-duty time and
can only drive 11 hours before taking
a mandatory 10-hour rest.
An ELD is not currently required for
livestock and insect haulers, thanks to
an appropriations rider that prohibits
enforcement. Passage of the rider
was prompted by lawmakers’ concern
that the mandate does not account for
the unique needs of the live animals
being transported. The extended stops
required by the HOS regulations are
dangerous for livestock, which rely on
moving trailers to stay comfortable
and reduce their stress.
Under the Transporting Livestock
Across America Safely Act, HOS and
ELD requirements would be inapplicable
until after a driver travels more
than 300 air-miles from the driver’s
source. In addition, the HOS on-duty
time maximum hour requirement
would be extended from 11 hours to
a minimum of 15 hours and a maximum
of 18 hours of on-duty time.
The bill would also exempt loading
and unloading times from the HOS
calculation of driving time; grant fl exibility
for drivers to rest at any point
during their trip without counting
it against HOS time; allow drivers
to complete their trip – regardless of
hours of service requirements – if they
come within 150 air-miles of their
delivery point; and require the driver
to take a break for a period that is fi ve
hours less than the maximum on-duty
time, after he completes his delivery
and the truck is unloaded.
Farm Bureau also supports the House
version of the measure (H.R. 487), introduced
by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.).
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