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2010 Made in Iowa

Westendorf: Building it right the first time For 76 years, Westendorf Manufacturing, based in Onawa, has been carving out a niche for itself in the agriculture and commercial landscaping market, using wellbuilt equipment with simpleto-operate designs. Matt Westendorf, chief operating officer, is the third generation to lead the familyowned company. “We always design with the end-user in mind,” Westendorf said. The company strives for a one-person, no tools operation. “We want (the customer’s) time with the machine as efficient as possible.” Each unit has a long and useful life, Westendorf noted, adding “That’s what my grandfather and father taught me. To build it right.”

THE WEsTEndorf Z-47 feeder bucket. Westendorf is an innovative producer of loaders and attachments that fit nearly 15,000 makes and models of new and used tractors such as

John Deere, New Holland, Agco, White, Case IH, Caterpillar, Kubota, McCormick,  Deutz, Challenger and more.

“We are the leader in front-end loader technology,” Westendorf said. “We continue to push the boundaries to create better loaders and loader accessories based on real world applications.” The company’s patented products include: ∫ Front end loaders: This versatile line up of front-end loaders is designed to fit both two- and four-wheel drive tractors ranging from 10 horsepower to 325 HP. With over 15,000 fits and growing daily, you don’t have to buy a new tractor to get the latest loader technology. ∫ Attachments: Specialty buckets have been designed for jobs that call for a more specific tool to get the job done, like our patented Z-47

feeder bucket and the feed bunk bucket. The patented 3-D Cat Claw grab fork, and other grapple style attachments hydraulically mount to our buckets. Our patented Stack Savers series of bale spears saves time and makes stacking bales quicker and easier. ∫ Wagons: Westendorf heavy-duty wagon gears are designed for many years of rugged use. Wagon gears have an extra short turning radius, superior trailing, a variety of tire options, antiwear bushings, easy coupler tongue, special reach clamp and the larger models include tongue with spring lift. ∫ Dump spreaders: Westendorf’s dump spreader is the first all-hydraulic spread-

er on the market. There are no aprons, no chains, no seals, no tracks, no leaking, and no worries with this design. It can be used for many applications, not just manure. It will work as a dump box to haul snow, sand, wood chips, liquid tobacco waste, lime and more. It quickly mounts on any 3-point hitch. ∫ Auto dumps: This is a great versatile all-aroundthe-yard tool for a garden tractor, mower, or ATV. It mounts on any 3-point hitch and doesn’t require any hydraulic hoses. The bucket design allows quick clean out and larger loads. This bucket’s unique patent allows roll back without adding cylinders. Available with a complete line of attachments.


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TSGC a leader in grain monitoring products SPIRIT LAKE — TriStates Grain Condition Inc., based in Spirit Lake, is one of the largest suppliers of grain temperature monitoring equipment in the world. Situated in the nation's heartland, the administration, fabricating, sales and service divisions are located in Spirit Lake. The company boasts of an extensive network of contractors representing its products and services nationwide and in over 40 countries. TSGC coworkers believe in a spirit of cooperation between themselves and their customers, realizing that both have common goals — they achieve the

highest quality monitoring systems for stored commodities. Since 1982, the company's goals include: âˆŤ Provide the highest quality products and service. âˆŤ Complete projects on schedule. âˆŤ Excellent support and service after the sale. âˆŤ Competitive pricing. TSGC said it has continually me these goals and, coupled with an innovative spirit for growth and excellence, justifies its vision as being a leader in its indus-

try. TSGC said it is the best choice for grain producers in obtaining grain temperature and hazard monitoring equipment. TSGC has become a specialist in the industry providing unsurpassed service to its extensive list of contractor- and end-user customer base worldwide. TSGC has proven to be a strong competitor in the world's grain temperature monitoring and hazard detection markets with TSGC equipment installations in over 40 countries. For more information about products visit: www.TsgcInc.com. TSGC said it is dedicated to serving you.


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Grain dumping becomes a one-person job GILMAN — Burchland Manufacturing. engineers, designs and builds equipment for the agricultural industry in southeastern Marshall County. Standard products include the GSX drive-over hopper, trailers for Hagie detasseling heads and seed-treating equipment for seed dealers. GSX series grain shuttles are portable drive-over hoppers designed to make unloading grain trailers into a bin quick and easy. Designed for farmers with multiple bin sites, this drive over pit is quick and easy to transport. The GSX can be towed behind a tractor or a pickup and quickly lowered to the ground for operation. Spring assisted ramps make set-up and transport a oneperson operation. The low, 7 3/8-inch deck height means standard, non ag hopper trailers will have plenty of clearance. The 60-inch long ramps create a gentle slope that any truck can climb over. Drive over hoppers are meant to save

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BurcHland’s porTaBlE, driveover grain shuttle. time when unloading a grain trailer. The 48-inch long hopper opening allows for complete opening of the grain chute door without moving the truck — no more dumping most of the hopper then re-posi-

ducer can stop the truck, dump the front hopper then move the truck one time to dump the back hopper. When finished, they drive away without having to roll or swing hoppers out of the way. A standard side-dump hopper can be used to dump gravity wagons. There is no need to move the drive-over hopper to access the bin fill auger with a wagon. Two different grain shuttle sizes are available. The GSX 100 has a 10-inch discharge auger and two 6-inch horizontal augers capable of conveying up to 4,500 bushels per hour. The GSX 130 has a 13-inch discharge auger and three 6-inch horizontal augers capable of conveying up to 9,000 bushels per hour. Both sizes of drive-over hoppers are available with hydraulic or electric motors. Burchland Manufacturing can also design and manufacture custom equipment tioning the truck to fully open the door to suit any producers’ needs. For more information call (641) 498and finish the job. With a GSX drive-over hopper a pro- 2063.


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New dry fertilizer spreader Dalton Ag Products, based in Lenox, released the Mobility 6-ton, rowcrop dry fertilizer spreader this year. The spreader is built rugged for today’s high-speed agricultural world. The large capacity provides more acres per fill and out-distances the competitor’s. Lug-type tractor tires reduce compaction and side hill drift. Adjustable axle and 42-inch lug tires gives you ground clearance of 40 inches under spinners and 47 inches under the frame, which allows you to go over the top of standing crop and will fit most row widths. This is another highclass spreader in the Mobility line to fit any budget for dependable field performance — season after season. For more information, contact Dalton Ag Products

dalTon aG’s mobility spreader. at (800) 342-7498 or visit www.daltonagproducts.co m. CMC-Dalton Ag Products manufactures and sells fertilizer application equip-

ment including anhydrous toolbars and dry fertilizer spreaders, liquid nitrogen applicators, running gears for anhydrous nurse tanks and agricultural trailers.

A G P R O D U C T S P.O. Box 70 • East Van Buren • Lenox, IA 50851 PH: 1-641-333-4518 • 1-800-342-7498 • FAX 1-641-333-4429

The Mobility 600 Row Crop adjustable (78” to 120” track) and 12.4 x 42” lug tires gives you ground clearance of 40” under spinners and 47” under frame, which allows you to go over the top of standing crop and will fit most row widths. Box material and all gussets are stainless steel above frame including the apron chain and drive chains for many years of dependable service. The DW Series Toolbar is built to meet individual needs. Front to back rank is 60”, which is the widest in the industry. Heavy construction of 6x4 rectangular tube gives you the strength you need in today’s environment. This unit features the versatility of handling 15” to 36” row spacing. Down flex of 24 degrees on the wings allows the toolbar to travel over even the roughest of terrain, keeping the fertilizer in a more even soil depth. Hydraulic folding wings, fold-over 45 degrees and gives you more road transport clearance.

The DLQHD Series Liquid Applicator is built “TUFF” for the most rugged terrain. The 5x7 tubular main frame and the 4x6 front mount toolbar give you the strength and the visibility you need in today’s environment. This unit features the versatility of handling a 21’ to 42’ toolbar and 15” - 36” row spacing.

Dual Tank Wagon WNDT 1000 - DESIGNED FOR “TWO” 1000, AA TANKS WNDT 1500 - DESIGNED FOR “TWO” 1450 AA TANKS This heavy duty, built tough wagon has a tandem axle for easier towing and stability. The short gooseneck keeps the overall length to minimum and maximizes turning radius. Leaf spring lift assist and extendable tongue makes hooking up a one man operation.

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Bauer Built manufactures world’s largest seed planters PATON — Bauer Built Manufacturing, in partnership with John Deere, is building the world’s largest planters at their production facility in northeast Greene County. Ten different DB models are now available to hard-working farmers worldwide. These models range from the DB44 up to the new 48row, 30-inch DB120 model. The partnership became ef-

fective May 1, 2002, which allows John Deere dealers worldwide the opportunity to sell the super-productive planters. The DB planters start with a Bauer Built Manufacturing frame complete with markers and hydraulic system. The machines are then outfitted with John Deere performance-built row units, seed drives, vacuum systems and Contributed photo monitoring components. aT riGHT is a 36-row planter built by Bauer. Bauer assembles planters that number upward to 48 rows.


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2010 Made in Iowa

The history of Ritchie Industries of Conrad 1921 — Thomas Ritchie of Oskaloosa, patented the first automatic waterer device by connecting underground running water to an automatic, float-controlled watering equipment. At that time, Ritchie heated his waterers with a kerosene lamp and the water remained free-flowing even in the cold weather. Farmers liked the laborsaving qualities of Ritchie's first patented waterer and from there a new business was born. Today — After a move to Conrad in 1943 and almost 90 years later, Ritchie is employee-owned and can point with pride to an unmatched reputation for quality and integrity. Automatic waterers are

Ritchie’s specialty which allows us to continually improve and evolve with the needs of our customers. The evolution of our waterers took us from the first kerosene-heated waterer to all metal units, fully insulated plastic to today's top-ofthe-line combination plastic and stainless steel units. Our experience has allowed us to be the only company that manufactures these premium combination steel and plastic waterers that can reliably handle the most severe winters while remaining energy efficient. Our newest addition to this premium line of Ritchie waterers is the Omni 10, a unit that features a stainless steel trough and the insulation properties of the poly

THE oMni 10 is the newest design for livestock watering devices from ritchie. base. The stainless steel trough allows the mounting of the heating elements to the underside, providing overall, thematically controlled heat

coverage. Capable of watering 275 head of beef, the premium Omni 10 is designed for durability and reliability even in harsh winter condi-

tions. Designed to withstand the most severe feedlot abuse, Ritchie waterers will last for years. Knowing this, Ritchie

has strived to maintain consistency in all of the waterer parts which has allowed customers to purchase replacement parts, even if their waterers are 30 years old. Ritchie employees are proud of the continuous quality they have been able to provide to our customers. With the help of our worldwide distributor network, Ritchie products will continue to grow and evolve. well into the future. In 2011, Ritchie will celebrate its 90th anniversary and looks forward to hearing from it clients. For more information or the name of the nearest dealer, call (800) 6694038 or e-mail info@carlsonwholesale.net.

Fresh water on demand, 24 hours a day. Ritchie automatic waterers have top quality materials, smart design and are built to last. Designed for rugged situations, extreme winter weather, and energy efficiency. Featuring our 10 year warranty, there is A Ritchie that will fit your needs.

For more information or for the name of your nearest dealer, call

Carlson Wholesale 1800-669-4038 or info@carlsonwholesale.net The color arrangement on Ritchie fountains is a registered trademark of Ritchie Industries. U.S. Patent numbers: 5174245, 4646687, 4739727. Register number 2,009,625

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Innovative products for grain processing A leading manufacturer of innovative plastic products, Lundell Plastics has nearly saturated the agriculture industry with its products, and the company is expanding in a related market: grain processing. Lundell Plastics is seeing increased sales to grain-processing plants around the U.S. and has made a name for itself in this industry that processes grain for ethanol, livestock feed and human consumption. With its 30th year of product innovations approaching in 2011, the company continually looks for ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs for customers. Several months ago, Lundell Plastics added a 13,000-square-foot expansion to its Odebolt, Iowa, headquarters in order to accommodate high demand

from various industries. Lundell Plastics first entered the grain-processing market about 20 years ago, gaining traction by offering plastic products to replace traditional steel parts, which are prone to corrosion and not as durable as Lundell's high-tech poly. They’ve also recently introduced new products

that will benefit grain-processing plants, including drag conveyer paddles, Utrough liners and plastic auger flighting. Considering the processing plants’ needs, Lundell Plastics offers flighting to fit 10-, 13and 17-inch augers. Since processing plants handle significantly more grain than small farms, so

they require larger diameters of Lundell Plastics’ products to fit their commercial-grade augers. Brian Lundell said customers are pleased with the Lundell Plastics products because “they’re happy to see cost savings, both with the initial prices and the savings over time.” Lundell believes that be-

cause many plants find it difficult to reduce operating costs, Lundell Plastics products have been able to successfully advance quickly in the grain-processing industry, even in the international market. From the company’s headquarters in Odebolt, Lundell Plastics has shipped its products

throughout the U.S. and around the globe for nearly 30 years. Lundell said he anticipates more sales to the grain-processing industry in the future as they add new products and larger sizes of existing products,. “We can offer customers some things that bigger companies can’t,” he said. “I think part of the reason we’ve grown into the grain-processing industry is because of our approach toward personal service. “As we branch out, we maintain focus on costumer service, which will ultimately help our customers grow their businesses too.” For more information about Lundell Plastics and its products visit: www.lundellplastics.com. or contact Brian Lundell at (877) 367-7659 or brianl@lundellplastics.com.


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Products care for cattle the Easy Way family-owned This business, based in Decorah, has been in operation for 40 years. The company manufactures feeders, scratchers and oilers, as well as buffalo feeders. Second-generation owner Todd Cymboluk said his father started the business 40 years ago and moved to Iowa over 20 years ago. “It’s fun to do,” he said. “You get to be friends with the customers.” He said the company’s cattle oiler and feeding systems have not had major design changes in decades. “If it is isn’t broken, don’t change it,” Cymboluk said. He said 90 percent of his sales are repeat customers or referrals. “I offer a one-year money back guarantee,” he said. “After a year they’re willing to give me the old mowers,

but they don’t want me to take the equipment. “They just love them.” Easy Way Cattle Care products include: ∫ Cattle savers: The Easy Way face fly fighter, mineral feeder and cattle scratcher, aids in the control of face and horn flies, mosquitoes, lice and other pests. These units feature a heavy pipe stand, large rubber mineral tub, large see-through supply tanks for easy refilling. The Cattle Saver also has longlasting nylon curtains, is adjustable for large and small animals and can be accessed from all sides. Farmers choose the Cattle Saver to reduce pinkeye, eliminate parasites, increase gains, treat the entire herd at one station, apply chemicals evenly and for its easy adjustment.

THE Easy Way cattle saver design features a heavy pipe stand, large rubber mineral tub, large see-through supply tanks for easy refilling. ∫ Walkaway oilers: Easy Way walkway oilers are portable or can be mounted in doorways, gateways or between posts.  Available with or without stands. They are all wick fed, completely automatic, with no moving parts. ∫ Brush oilers: This is a uniquely constructed combination of the cattle oiler brush with a curtain inside

the brush to spread the insecticide evenly over the full length of the brush. The Easy Way Brush Oiler can be easily mounted anywhere — on posts, trees or the Easy Way Mineral Feeder and Face Fly Fighter. Its available also with a stand. ∫ Mineral feeder: The EASY WAY mineral feeder and face fly fighter not only keeps the salt and

EaSy Way Cattle Care also provides protective equipment for buffalo. minerals dry, it also helps control flies, lice, ticks and mosquitoes. The mineral feeder comes with its own stand or in a hanging model. The face fly curtain is wick fed and automatically keeps the curtain charged

with insecticide. It will work on cows and calves, in the pasture or lot.  The tub and tank are made of high density poly and will withstand extreme heat or sub-zero temperatures. ∫ Buffalo feeders: The Easy Way Buffalo Treating Station is the oiler that buffalo like to use. They are drawn to the large capacity mineral feeder for their salt and mineral needs. The four large face fly curtains easily treat the entire animal's face, neck, ears and eyes.  The rest of the body is treated with the 6-foot walkway and the extra sturdy scratcher. The angle V-bar chain scratcher gets the back, sides, brisket and rump, while the 6-foot walkway gets the entire back from head to tail.  Any size animal will be equally treated.

EASY WAY CATTLE CARE The Most Complete Line of Parasite Control Available Buffallo Treatment Station Brush Oiler

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Attention Cattlemen

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If your cattle or bison are bothered by flies, lice, ticks or other parasites, you need one of our parasite treating stations. They work in pasture or lot on cows, calves, and bison. They are all automatic and require very little maintenance. Your cattle will do better if they are free of parasites. We deliver anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. Dealership are available. Call or write for details or for special requirements - 24 hours a day.

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Easy Way Mfg.

P.O. Box 325 DECORAH, IA 52101 or call: (563) 387-0932 www.easywaycattlecare.com


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Farm News / Fort DoDge, Iowa

www.farm-news.com

FrIDaY, Dec. 24, 2010

Over 75 years of breeding hybrid seed corn Epley Brothers Hybrids Inc. was formed by brothers Kenneth and Floyd Epley. They began breeding hybrids in 1934 with top yielding hybrids as their main focus. They worked together until Floyd retired in 1960. Kenneth continued until his retirement in 1983 when his four sons and son-in-law proceeded forward with the business. This business continues today employing nine employees, four of which are third-generation seed farmers. We are a local, independent, family owned business. With regional companies having to sell the best average hybrid throughout their large region, we can focus on our small sales area and on the best products for those acres. With conditions being so different in the same maturity zone and from farmer to farmer, it is possible for us to produce the best hybrids

for those areas. Epley’s emphasis on corn and bean production. All parts of the quality seed production are managed by family members. This includes the hybrid selections, seeding, detasseling, harvesting, conditioning and bagging. Family is a large part of this business, and we are all hands on with all of the aspects of seed and

seed production. With all of these aspects being covered by family we can then focus on brining the best products at competitive prices. Hybrid selection is a very important part of the management scheme. You have to bring the right product to the right acres, or you won’t have success. Finding the

right hybrid and placing it well is one of the advantages to being a family owned independent seed company. Our motto is dependability of yield and to do this you don’t have to have the greatest number of acres under production, you just have to do better with the acres that you have under production. Every bushel of seed

sold shall be worthy if the planter’s confidence, as a large factor for dependable yield per acre. Quality, a family tradition at Epley Brothers Hybrids, Inc. is passed on from our family to yours with the purchase of our dependable products. Give us a call and let us help you improve your bottom line.

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