Hammer Blower is a hammermill and forage blower, combined all in one unit

Arts Way Hammer BlowerCombining a powerful, hammermill with a high capacity, blower fan, Art’s Way’s new Hammer Blower is a versatile machine that can grind high moisture shelled or ear corn and blow the mixture up into a silo or bunk too.

This machine can grind dry corn through a 1/8-inch screen directly into a truck with virtually no dust.

Providing further flexibility, the Hammer Blower has a vent adjustment that allows changing between silo feeding and bagging.

“Based on our proven designs, the new Art’s Way Hammer Blower not only saves equipment cost, it combines two operations to reduce processing time during the harvest,” said Ron Bender, North East Regional Sales Manager of Art’s Way. “We expect it to be very popular among feedlot owners.”

Processing shell or ear corn improves kernel digestibility, especially when kernels are mature. Processors also break the cobs to increase cob consumption. The crushing process also improves silo compaction, allowing for increased capacity.

Combining a mill with a blower is an ideal setup because it can process the corn before blowing it into silos or bags.

Corn gArt's Way Hammer BlowerHammer Blower vent dischargeoes into a hopper in the back of the Hammer Blower and then up through an auger before dropping into the powerful hammermill. From there, the ground corn is sent through the 42-inch blower fan where the vent can adjusted to either go up a tube to the silo or to a bagging operation.

The Hammer Blower has a capacity of 1-ton per minute. It has capability to reach the tallest silos. Powered by a tractor PTO, both the hammermill and the blower operate at 1000 rpm and require a minimum of 80 hp.

The Hammer Blower’s applications are changed without tools. The machine is rugged and easy to maintain.

Contact Art’s Way for more information about its new Hammer Blower via phone, email: 1-712-864-3131  •  sales@artsway-mfg.com

Service Bulletin 16-002

Art’s Way Manufacturing releases Service Bulletin 16-002

5300 Forage Box Gearbox

This service bulletin will help with ordering the proper service components for gearboxes on the 5300 Series Forage Box Line.

Service Bulletin 16-002

 

Properly managing manure will help lower your material handling costs

While farming is a diverse venture in agronomy and husbandry, in a recent article in Progressive Dairyman, author Allen Bonthuis makes the case that more than anything, a farm is a material-handling business.

An Art's Way V-180 manure spreader.

An Art’s Way V-180 manure spreader.

As such, when farmers consider buying a piece of equipment, the author says they should contemplate more than purchase price. They must take into account owning and operating costs, including fuel, tires, real labor required and maintenance.

While there are opportunities to lower material handling costs all around your farm, applying manure to your fields is an important consideration when evaluating overall logistics expense. Manure handling can be a costly and difficult task, yet at the same time it can be a source of return if it is handled efficiently.

But while farmers seek efficient operations and search for cost reducing ways of manure management, their decisions are affected by a large number of interrelated variables. Efficient and profitable use of manure nutrients is influenced by the varying nutrient content of manure, environmental concerns, the range of technologies available for handling and processing manure, and the cost of purchasing and applying commercial fertilizers.

For manure with at least 20 percent solids, a wide spread pattern, excellent breakup of materials and a fast unloading time, a box spreader with vertical beaters an ideal choice for producers who want maximum advantage of the nutrient value of their manure. While the wide spread pattern of this type of spreader allows you to cover more ground, you will still need to determine the nutrient composition of the manure.

Tables of average manure nutrient values are available, but because the nutrient values of the manure will determine the amount of commercial fertilizer required, it is important to know the actual nutrient values. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture maintains a list of manure-testing laboratories in North America that it certifies for reliability and accuracy. For solid manure, it’s best to provide several samples throughout the manure.

After establishing the nutrient value of the manure, also test the soil in the field. Keep in mind the amount of nitrogen the soil will need depends upon the crop that will be planted. Also consider that not all the nutrients in the manure will be immediately available to the plant. In addition, factors such as when during the year the manure is spread and the weather affect the nutrients that are available to plants.

Art’s Way has two box-type manure spreaders with vertical beaters to choose from. The V180 holds 468 cubic feet of material while the V140 can carry 315 cubic feet. Both are very rugged and reliable machines with low maintenance costs.

To meet the growers’ need for managed and increased transparency of manure application, Arts’ Way offers a Digi-Star® NT460 nutrient management system as an option to its V140 and V180 models. Working in tandem with the spreader, the Digi-Star® NT460 system uses on-the-go weight reading combined with travel speed and GPS coordinates to calculate and store the application for any field location.

If your spreader doesn’t have an electronic system like Digi-Star®, you will need to calibrate it. There are numerous articles on line that explain the calibration method.

Realizing that your farm is a material handling business will help you look at overall cost-to-value in a new light. When it comes to manure management, considering all factors, such as machine capacity, spread and overall maintenance expenses as well as the nutritional value of the manure and requirements of your soil, will help improve your profitability.

Ref: http://www.progressivedairy.com/dairy-basics/management/13519-agriculture-is-a-material-handling-business

Art’s Way Mfg. Participates in the Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program

ARMSTRONG, IA

In the state of Tennessee, livestock producers with over 100 head of beef or dairy cattle or hogs can purchase Art’s Way Mfg. Grinder Mixers or Rollermills and can qualify to receive 35 to 50% reimbursement of their expense – up to $10,000. Art’s Way Mfg. livestock feed grinding equipment qualifies under the program called TAEP, the Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program. TAEP is a cost share program for Tennessee’s Agricultural community. Participation allows producers to maximize farm profits, adapt to changing market situations, improve operation safety, increase farm efficiency and make a positive economic impact in their communities. In support of this program, Art’s Way Mfg. will work with the producers in the purchase of their products that qualify and meet the goals of the program – improving long term feed storage, cost efficiency and feed quality for livestock producers.

6140 Grinder MixerArt’s Way Portable Grinder Mixers are available in 3 sizes with tank capacities of 105, 140 and 165 bushels. Each model is equipped with 72 or 96 hardened 4-way reversible hammers for a high speed, consistent and uniform grind. Art’s Way Portable Cattle Maxx Rollermills are available in 2 sizes with tank capacities of 105 and 165 bushels. The rollermills are available with flat or sharp groove Tuf-cast rolls.

“This is an incredible opportunity for producers to receive purchasing funds for new equipment that can improve their feed quality and maximize growth potential of their livestock.” Director of Sales, Brian Rawson also indicates “we will help walk you through the purchase process.”

Applications are being accepted between June 1 and June 7, 2015.

Guidelines and applications instructions can be found online. http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/enhancement/livestock_feed.shtml

Contact our sales staff to help walk you through the qualifiers, application and purchase process.
Phone: 712-864-3131
Email: sales@artsway-mfg.com

The 6140 Grinder Mixer – A Perfect Combination of Performance, Smooth Operation and Maximum Power

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, March 1, 2015

NFMS 6140 Grinder MixerArt’s Way Manufacturing introduces the 6140 Grinder Mixer at the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY and will be in the ag show line up throughout the fall. Hot off the production line, the 6140 Grinder Mixer, equipped with a 140 bushel tank provides the producer an excellent option for grinding feed rations. Not only does the 6140 model have an extra-large capacity tank, it features 72 hardened 4-way reversible hammers for a high speed, consistent and uniform grind. The 20 inch hammermill operates using 540 RPM PTO drive powered by 50-120 HP tractors.

The self-contained hydraulics provides smooth operation and maximum power to the auger feeder and the unload auger. A large 23 gallon oil reservoir dissipates heat, decreasing fluid temperatures which maximize tractor horsepower. The tractor hydraulics provides lift and swings the unloading auger into place for feed discharge. With a standing reach at 60 degrees and a minimum height of 16 ft., the unloading auger can easily fill storage bins.

Brian Rawson, Director of Sales for Art’s Way Manufacturing commented on the addition of the 6140 Grinder Mixer to their product line. “Producers were looking for an option to grind and mix feed in a larger capacity tank than the 6105 model, and still have the hydraulic power system of the top of the line Art’s Way 6530 Grinder Mixer. This unit provides an excellent option – a perfect combination of power and capacity.”

Adding an ingredient using the supplement hopper allows the producer to create a custom feed ration tailored to their livestock growth and nutrition needs.

Art’s Way Manufacturing continues to provide a blend of tradition, quality and exceptional performance in the 6140 Grinder Mixer.

For more information about the new 6140 Grinder Mixer, contact sales at 712-864-3131

Art’s Way Manufacturing Announces Expanded Farm Show Schedule For 2015

ARMSTRONG, Iowa, Feb. 19, 2015
Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a diversified, international manufacturer and distributor of equipment serving agricultural, research, water treatment and steel cutting needs, announces its expanded agricultural show schedule for the 2015 season.

Date

Show

Location

February 20-22, 2015

Western Farm Show

Kansas City, MO

February 26-28, 2015

New York Farm Show

Syracuse, NY

March 18-19, 2015

International Sugar Beet Institute

Fargo, ND

June 3-5, 2015

World Pork Expo

Des Moines, IA

July 14-15, 2015

North American Manure Expo

Chambersburg, PA

August 18-20, 2015

Dakota Fest

Mitchell, SD

August 18-20, 2015

Ag Progress

State College, PA

August 25-27, 2015

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

Madison, WI

September 1-3, 2015

Farm Progress

Decatur, IL

September 15-17, 2015

Big Iron Farm Show

Fargo, ND

September 15-17, 2015

Canada Outdoor Farm Show

Woodstock, ON

September 22-24, 2015

Farm Science Review

London, OH

September 29-October 3, 2015

World Dairy Expo

Des Moines, IA

Art’s Way Names Amber Murra Chief Financial Officer

ARMSTRONG, IOWA, January 26, 2015 – Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), a diversified, international manufacturer and distributor of equipment serving agricultural, research, water treatment and steel cutting needs, announces that Amber Murra has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer effective January 22, 2015. Prior to this position, Ms. Murra served as the Director of Finance for Art’s Way Manufacturing. Ms. Murra has 11 years of experience in various financial and accounting positions. Ms. Murra began her career in public accounting at KDV, and has also worked at J.L. Swanson, Chtd and Winnebago Industries. Ms. Murra graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in December 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and earned the CPA designation in June of 2007.

“We are very pleased to announce Amber’s promotion to Chief Financial Officer. Amber’s dedication and growth have earned her this promotion. We believe her expertise will enable us to continue to move our business forward.”

Chairman of the Art’s Way Board of Directors, J. Ward McConnell Jr.,

 

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Art’s Way Hog Care™ Buildings Meet Biosecurity Protocol

Two of the most devastating viruses to infect the hog population produced in the United States is PEDv and PRRS. Millions of dollars have been spent on research to find ways to eradicate these highly infectious viruses.  The cost of the PRRS virus alone has an economic impact to producers of $560 million a year. Transmission of these viruses come through direct contamination from other pigs and indirect routes through facilities, needles, transport, personnel, fomites, insects and aerosols.

Completely SanitizableThrough the construction of numerous research and agricultural facilities, Art’s Way Scientific* offers the proven experience to design, fabricate and install new facilities or offer modifications to existing facilities that adhere to biosecurity protocols recommended to defend against these types of infection. The study, “Biosecurity protocols for the prevention of spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory virus” by Andrea Pitkin, BS MS, Satoshi Otake, DMV PhD and Scott Dee, DVM MS PhD Dip ACVM of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine highlights the features of containment, sanitization ability, ventilation, and personnel security of an Art’s Way Scientific Hog Care™ building.

Waste Disposal OptionThe buildings offer a clean, sealed, wash down surface, contained waste pit constructed with a hand laid fiberglass resin system, which already address the standard practice recommended by the industry.  Hog Care™ buildings also adopt the “all in all out” method offering a chance to fully sanitize between cycles to break any transmission cycle. Facilities can be designed to include shower in shower out, quarantine, and HEPA filtration systems.

Choose Art’s Way Scientific Hog Care™ buildings for facilities that are biosecure and keep your hogs safe and healthy.

 

*Art’s Way Scientific is a wholly owned subsidiary of Art’s Way Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

 

Read PRRS Biosecurity Protocol Study

 

 

Feed Biosecurity – What Does It Mean?

As a company who makes feed grinding equipment that can be used to produce rations for hogs, we do have a vested interest in the pork industry.  We find that there are lots of interesting topics that catch our eye.  During the Minnesota Pork Congress 2015, one of the seminars discussed the link between feed and PEDv.  The title of the seminar was “Feed Biosecurity: A New Approach to PEDv Control” immediately caused curiosity.  The seminar related a study that shows a link between the virus and the feed that was ingested by the hogs.  During an emergency outage of feed, three separate hog operations brought feed from an outside mill. Within 1-2 days after delivering feed, clinical signs of PEDv appeared in the hogs fed the feed. Not just a coincidence, the study shows that the feed coming from the mills (3 different mills) carried the virus.

The presenter: Dr. Scott Dee, DVM PhD, Director of Research, Pipestone Veterinary Services indicated that contaminated complete feed has recently been proven as a vehicle for PEDV transmission to pigs. His presentation reviewed these new findings as well as provided insight on how to reduce this risk using a commercially available product (SalCURB) in addition to standard biosecurity protocol.

The question we would like to ask:

If you made your own feed rations onsite with an Art’s Way Portable Grinder Mixer, would it reduce or perhaps eliminate the risk of the transmission of PEDv from outside mills?

Read our Biosecurity brochure featuring the 6530 Grinder Mixer and our Hog Care™ buildings that provide completely sanitizable and climate controlled housing for your hogs.

Read AW Biosecurity Brochure

 
We have also provided the YouTube video of Dr. Dee’s presentation at the Minnesota Pork Congress 2015

 

 

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