is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist

For the farm department

Fire suppressor

Engine fire. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, the results can be devastating.

Venmark International's Firetrace automatic fire-suppression system uses a pressurized cylinder and flexible tubing to deliver a fire-suppressing agent at the first sign of a fire. Though impervious to fuels, solvents and UV light, the tubing ruptures at 212°F to dispense the entire contents of the cylinder and extinguish the fire. To work properly, the system must be installed professionally by one of the company's 200 distributors located throughout the country. Price, including installation, ranges from $1,750 to $2,500. Contact Venmark International, 148 Linden St., Suite 105, Wellesley, MA 02482, 866/607-1218, visit or

Easy oil changes

The new EZ Oil Shuttle will make changing oil and other engine jobs easier. The new shuttle features a catch basin that is sloped on the bottom to facilitate liquid flow. The shuttle, just 12 in. tall, rolls under equipment on 4-in. swivel casters and holds 15 gal. of fluid. You may purchase a 115v, ½-hp motor with gear pump and an optional barrel kit. The shuttle costs $160. The complete unit costs $370. Contact Schlueter Equipment Sales Inc., Dept. FIN, 103 W. Main St., Royal, IL 61871, 217/583-3237, visit

Refuel faster

Cut your refueling time with the new M-3025 vane pump from Great Plains Industries. The pump delivers 25 gal. of fuel/min. Designed for use on vehicle-mounted tanks, the pump is powered by a vehicle's 12v DC electrical system. It is available with either a manual or automatic nozzle. Price: $399 to $449. Contact Great Plains Industries Inc., Dept. FIN, 5252 E. 36th St. N., Wichita, KS 67220-3205, 316/686-7361, visit or

Solar trickle charger

No plug in? No problem. Solar Dynamics sells a line of solar battery chargers that you can use to maintain or “trickle charge” batteries for cars and farm equipment. SDI solar modules also can be used to charge small rechargeable batteries and to directly power small handheld electronic devices.

Depending on which model you choose, power under full sun ranges from 2.1 to 10.3W. Prices range from $64.98 to $157.48. Solar Dynamics also sells sun-powered solutions for power tools, cell phones, security systems and other applications. Contact Solar Dynamics Inc., Dept. FIN, 17A Herman Dr., Simsbury, CT 06070, 877/527-6461, visit or

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.