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New products for beef producers make trailering, feeding, weighing easier

Agriculture.com Staff 07/06/2010 @ 5:03pm

Valley's wireless trailer monitoring system continually monitors the trailer's lighting system for correct operation while towing. It consists of two parts: a transmitter that plugs in between the trailer and tow vehicle, and a dash-mounted receiver/information center that plugs into a common cigarette lighter plug. MSRP is $149.95. Learn more.

Beds are available in 10 sizes, ranging from 77 feet, 8 inches to 811 feet, 6 inches. Each unit offers patented bale bed/dump combination, a 6,000-pound dump capacity, a 2,850-pound lifting capacity, and independent arm action with wide arm travel 3.5 to 9.5 feet. Maximum arm control is from two cylinders that offer big bale squeeze individually operated with handheld corded control. MSRP starts at $8,500. 620/532-3675. Learn more.

Portable and stationary individual animal scales are now available in a 30-inch-width option. Pull the locking pin and hand winch to proper tension to allow wheels and frame to drop into position and to convert the chute scales into an easy-pulling, on-site scale system. Scales are available in 3-foot widths with standard 8-foot length. Sliding enter-and-exit doors allow easy one-person operation. Available in 1- or 2-pound increments with a working capacity of 5,000 pounds. Headgate is optional. MSRP is $2,235 (without wheels) and $2,895 (with wheels). 308/946-3591. Learn more.

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Valley's wireless trailer monitoring system continually monitors the trailer's lighting system for correct operation while towing. It consists of two parts: a transmitter that plugs in between the trailer and tow vehicle, and a dash-mounted receiver/information center that plugs into a common cigarette lighter plug. MSRP is $149.95. Learn more.

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