This month we would like to recognize Darren Bishop as our Employee of the Month. Darren has worked at Art’s Way for nearly two years. He works in the assembly department working to finalize whole goods. His favorite product to build is the TOP-SPREAD bale processor because it was the first thing he learned to complete on his own.
Darren is from Fairmont, MN and lives there with his eight year old daughter, Aubree. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family or ride motorcycles. Darren has lived in five different states and his favorite team is the Oakland Raiders. When he was younger, he wanted to grow up to be a fire fighter or racecar driver.
If Darren had to compare himself to any animal, he believes that he closely represents a wolf. If he had the chance to trade places with anyone for a day, he would still choose to live his own life. Thank you Darren for all of your hard work!
George Adair has been in the farming industry for over forty years. He was raised on a farm in southeast Saskatchewan and began farming as a young boy. He worked assembling versatile tractors and learning mechanics. During his career, he was a territory manager and later on a sales manager for two short-line manufacturers. When the company decided to move to from Saskatchewan to Manitoba, George decided to stick to his roots and start his own business.
Adair Sales & Marketing has been in business for the last thirteen years. George, along with his daughter Shannon and husband Jayce, operate the business out of Swift Current, SK. George has been a representative for Art’s Way Manufacturing for almost three years. At Adair Sales & Marketing, they are very knowledgeable on the Art’s Way CattleMaxx, Grinder Mixers, and TOP-SPREAD. George enjoys working and selling for Art’s Way because we produce efficient, reliable products.
Throughout his time working in the agricultural industry, George has seen a lot from small businesses to large corporations. He enjoys working with farmers because they value his drive to improve their overall production. In his opinion, the agricultural lifestyle is full of people who hold integrity as a paramount. George enjoys working with Art’s Way and other manufacturers who embrace new technology while still valuing quality to strive to increase their standards and ultimately help farmers better themselves.
In his free time, George loves to cook and experiment with recipes. While traveling, he embraces his experiences and brings them back to his own kitchen to try to replicate what he has recently enjoyed. While leading up to retirement, George plans to stay in Saskatchewan where he can be close to his kids and grandkids. Although he does like the beach, he would rather be right at home near the farm ground he grew up on.
Have you faced a rain delayed harvest season? Does your field have deep furrows that will make planting nearly impossible next spring? If this applies to you, you need an Art’s Way Land Plane!
As harvest wraps up, there is still plenty of work for farmers to do. Fields need fertilized and sprayed with herbicides, fields need tilled, waterways need shaped, and furrows need corrected. Luckily, we have lots of equipment to help with these needs! With record setting rains this fall, harvest left many fields with deep ruts. Our Land Plane works great for dead spots in the field, deep furrow elimination, and implement scars. By using our Land Plane, surface drainage can be improved by eliminating water pockets. This will help you maintain a consistent growing environment. Operating at a high speed, our Land Plane saves you time and money.
Take control of your field by shaping waterways. By designing a way for natural drainage to occur, you will prevent gullies from forming on your land. Gullies tend to appear in draws between hills and other low-lying areas. An Art’s Way Ditcher is designed to cut through most types of soil while creating a v-shaped ditch. This occurs with the use of hardened steel cutting edges. By shaping this channel, run off water will flow across the grass instead of tearing away at the soil causing gullies.
It’s no secret that tendering the land after harvest yields the greatest benefits. A great way to manage terraces and waterways is with an Art’s Way Land Grader. Our Land Graders are perfect for leveling the ground and cleaning ditches. Other uses for the Land Grader include rebuilding ponds, grading roads, snow removal, leveling headlands, digging irrigation ditches, and maintaining levees. This is a product that is great for virtually any season!
Give your field the attention it needs before planting season next spring. Whether you need to correct furrows caused during harvest season, reconstruct waterways to maintain the field environment, or just level out your ground, our Land Equipment will get the job done! Contact your local dealer or our Customer Service Center today at 712-864-3131 for more information.
Are you in the market for a new Grinder Mixer but cannot decide which is best for you? Our Hammer Mill and Roller Mill Grinder Mixers have different features so you can find what works best for you.
The Hammer Mill Grinder Mixer is perfect for farmers who are versatile. By simply changing the screen, you can easily create different grain sizes for different kinds of livestock. The Hammer Mill Grinders are perfect for the farmer who needs a high capacity of feed. Operating from high power, it creates a more consistent grind for improved feed rations. All farmers know time is of the essence, our Hammer Mill options can produce:
- 10-25 Bushels / Min using the 20” Hammer Mill
- 15-35 Bushels / Min using the 26” Hammer Mill
Refer to the chart below to see how which screen sizes create feed capacities.
Pictured above is the Hammer Mill Grinder Mixer.
In contrast, the Roller Mill Grinder Mixer operates at a much slower speed than the Hammer Mill Grinder Mixer. This type of grinder produces a more consistent particle size with increased bulk. The variable parameters of the Roller Mill are feed rate, quality of feed, and power to the Roller Mill and roll spacing. The fixed parameters of the Roller Mill are roll corrugations (number per inch and profile), differential roll speeds and roll scrapers. This chart shows how much feed per hour you can expect to produce using the lower horsepower of the Roller Mill options.
Art’s Way offers both flat tooth grooves and sharp tooth grooves in the 5, 7, or 10 grooves per inch configurations. Flat tooth designs wear better than sharp tooth designs and creates less dust during processing. Sharp tooth designs offer higher capacity ratings than flat tooth designs. The trade-off between flat and sharp tooth designs is quality verses capacity. Flat tooth designs are mainly used for cracking, crimping or flaking grain. Sharp tooth designs are used primarily for grinding powder purposes. The picture below illustrates how different grooves work best for different feed inputs.
This photo illustrates a Roller Mill Grinder Mixer with a flat tooth design.
The above photo shows Roller Mill Grinder Mixer featuring a sharp tooth design. The chart below describes which tooth design works best with each type of feed.
While the Roller Mill and Hammer Mill Grinder Mixer options are there to help you feed your livestock, they both come with different features to help you find what works best for your farming operation. Contact our Customer Service Center today at 712-864-3131 if you have any further questions!