The Lincoln Electric Power MIG 260 is a new MIG (metal inert gas) welder on a cart. It has a 7-inch digital display for easy user setup. If you're not 100% sure on how to set it up, this is a great feature. It offers MIG and flux-core welding for light industrial shop fabrication, maintenance and repair work. It has front access to 115V outlet and gun connections. The special show price was $2,499. Visit lincolnelectric.com for a dealer near you.
Don’t want to make tracks in the field with your ditcher? Consider Hurricane Ditcher’s new Offset 26, a three-point offset model. This one sits off to the side, so it follows the tractor tires. It also allows you to get up closer to a tree line or fencerow. It’s made with a right or left side. It comes with a 26-inch head and requires a 100- to 200-horsepower tractor to run it. Contact Hurricane Ditcher Co. at 812-886-9663 or visit hurricane-ditcher.com.
The Ashland Industries 1410E direct-mount scraper has a 10-foot-wide cut with 14-cubic-yard capacity. It fills the light industrial, heavy ag scraper sector. It has an ag swivel hitch that doesn’t require a special scraper bar and scraper hitch, like many direct-mount scrapers. The ag version allows you to use your Category 4 drawbar on the tractor. Contact Ashland Industries, Ashland, Wis., at 877-634-4622 or visit ashlandind.com.
Crary Revolution Ditcher has improved its auger system. The new feature is a straight screw-feed auger system. It helps in tougher conditions like high-residue situations, feeding material and keeping the corners clean. It can throw dirt up to 165 feet, leaving behind a 5-foot, flat-bottom cut. Contact Crary Manufacturing, West Fargo, N.D., at 800-247-7335 or visit crary.com.
Morton Buildings, known for machine shops, is jumping into the home building business. This is not your traditional house. It offers clear-span construction, which allows for a variety of room configurations. The home is like a Morton building with trusses and columns, but it’s built on a foundation. Act as your own general contractor and choose color schemes, windows, doors, insulation and other finishes. It comes in solid colors or one that appears as wood grain printed right on the steel. Visit bit.ly/mortonhome for a dealer near you.
The TravAlong trailer brand is now part of the Landoll equipment lineup. These stylish trailers can haul anything from gravel to firewood. The hydraulic dump bed adds convenience for those with loose products to haul. Made of 7-gauge steel, they’re available in 12-, 14- or 16-foot lengths, depending upon your hauling needs. This 14-foot model with aluminum wheels and rollback tarp options lists at $10,997. Contact Landoll Corp., Marysville, Kan., at 800-428-5655 or visit landoll.com.
If you’re serious about blowing things away, Scag Power Equipment has a tool for you. The Scag Windstorm walk-on dedicated blower is built to do one thing — blow material from one place to another, whether it’s leaves or debris in a feedlot. It develops 6,000 cubic feet per minute of effective blowing power, thanks to a 37-horsepower Vanguard engine. A toggle switch allows you to rotate the nozzle at the end of the air tube by 180 degrees and point it up or down. List price is $11,460. Contact Scag Power Equipment, Mayville, Wis., at scag.com. Equipment is sold only through authorized dealers.
A farmer tired of storing “stuff” on pallets in his shop asked his engineering friend to help develop a better solution for storing things. The result was Levrack, a patented storage system which consists of sliding shelving racks on a sturdy frame. The newest versions are all-steel. Units are available in 8-, 10- and 12-foot spans. Choose from overall widths of 3 feet or 4 feet. The 12-foot model pictured is 7 feet high and 3 feet deep. It comes complete with lights and lists for $4,850. Contact Levrack at 402-875-9466 or visit levrack.com.
Apache Palco offers the 8214 Global Dump Trailer. It’s a 14-foot trailer with a 52-degree dump angle. It comes with 90-inch ramps sturdy enough for a large skid loader. The trailer has a roll-up mesh tarp. It has a five-year warranty. For more information contact Global Equipment Co., Norfolk, Neb., at 800-345-5073 or visit apacheequipment.com.
Solar Heat and Electric, based in Omaha, Neb., introduced a new solar metal roof paneling system that is available in standard sizes for metal roofs. The solar cells are built into the 22-gauge roof panels in between the ribs. In this way, the system turns your roof into a solar panel, helping to keep costs under control. The system is also available for carports or shade structures, allowing you to put your roof to work in generating electricity. Learn more by calling 402-590-5900 or visit solarinnebraska.com.
Badass Workbench, Kearney, Neb., just improved its workbench accessories with the release of a new accessory cabinet that is perfect for heavy tools, sledgehammers, levels and other shop implements that are difficult to store. Available in multiple colors, the cabinet attaches easily to your workbench and slides into a cabinet for ease of storage. Contact Badass Workbench at 866-547-1123 or visit badassworkbench.us.
Hillsboro Industries, Hillsboro, Kan., has released new 500 Series Hybrid Truck Beds. The new truck beds are a combination of 0.125-inch steel tread plate flooring and 0.125-inch aluminum sheet material for the toolboxes and skirting. Each unit features large-capacity storage boxes with an aluminum design that reduces maintenance on doors and hinges. Contact Hillsboro Industries at 800-835-0209 or visit hillsboroindustries.com.