Danuser’s Python roller for barbed wire now has an unroller companion that can take a spool of new or python-wrapped wire and unroll it for use. A wire tensioner keeps the wire tight and moving in one direction as it comes out of the unroller and is stapled to a post. The $295 Python unroller also comes with a T-post and rebar straightener. For more information, contact Danuser, Fulton, Mo., at 573-642-2246 or visit danuser.com.
In August, S.I. Feeders released an intermediate-sized, portable feeder called the Big Square Bale Bunk. It’s best used where producers feed big squares, baleage, smaller round bales or small square bales. The feeder comes in two lengths: 9 feet (pictured) and 18 feet. To avoid waste, S.I. Feeders uses a slant-bar design. All seams on the feeders are welded to avoid rust, corrosion or feed buildup. The 5-by-9-foot feeder retails for $1,195. Contact S.I. Feeders, Portage, Wis., at 608-742-8851or visit sifeeders-simetals.com.
Cadman Power Equipment, with a team of Ohio growers, has developed the Continuous Manure Applicator, or CMA: Silver Series. The CMA has a polyethylene hardnose, dragline system for sidedressing fertilizer or hog manure in standing crops, particularly in corn but also in soybeans. Application requires two pieces of equipment: one sitting on the headland, which is your hose reel, and your applicator that goes up and down the field to apply the fertilizer. Contact Cadman Power Equipment at 866-422-3626 or visit cadmanpower.com.
S.I. Feeders has an 8-by-8-foot stationary feeder for a single round bale. It’s designed mainly for cattle from about 500 pounds on up to mature cows. Expected life on this round feeder is up to 20 years. For more information, contact S.I. Feeders, Portage, Wis., at 608-742-8851 or visit sifeeders-simetals.com.
Hog Slat offers cattle producers two feed bunks. The 10-foot-long concrete bunk comes with either a straight back or a slant back. The company delivers to the farm. For more information, contact Hog Slat, Humboldt, Iowa, at 800-294-4014 or visit hogslat.com.
Dubas Equipment is taking it TurretGate on the go. Rancher and animal safety were foremost with this portable system. Using a remote control, ranchers can move animals through an alley system and into a head chute for working with just one person pushing the buttons. Now the entire system can go with you to the pasture. It folds in less than 5 minutes and can hook up to a yoke or wishbone-type trailer. For more on the TurretGate, contact Dubas Equipment, Fullerton, Neb., at 308-380-2727 or visit silencerchutes.com.
The Akron E1512 manure spreader is from Argentina-based Akron. It’s a single-axle, 15-foot-long spreader with 24,000-pound capacity. It offers a chain that drives the floor, pushing manure into the vertical beaters at the back. The Akron E1512 has 540 rpm or 1,000 rpm options, which produce a spread pattern anywhere from 45 to 60 feet wide. The hydraulic tow bar adjusts for height. Contact Busch Equipment Co., Columbus, Neb., at 402-563-1502 or visit buschequipment.com.
Ritchie Industries offers the Genesis GC-2 double-sided livestock waterer. The unit brings together the benefits of automatic watering with the versatility of portable or permanent mounting options. With tough construction, a smooth surface and large drain for easy cleaning, the waterer also features a large reservoir with a high-flow valve for quick refill of fresh water. This unit works for a fence line or stand-alone installation. Learn more at ritchiefount.com or call 800-747-0222.
A gas-powered post driver makes simple work of erecting fence. Rhino Ranch Pro will drive 1¾-inch-diameter posts, making quick work of T-posts. The company offers larger models such as the Fence Pro and Multi Pro that can drive up to 2 3/8-inch-diameter posts. For more information, contact rhinotool.com for a dealer near you, or call 800-626-7326.
If you have lots of large-diameter or long wood posts to drive and hard ground, the Ideal three-point side mast and skid-steer post driver might be for you. The ID305 weighs 2,400 pounds and can drive a 12-inch-diameter wood post up to 12 feet tall. It works on either a skid steer or tractor with a Category 2 three-point hitch. It features self-contained hydraulics and is free-standing when not hooked up. List price is $12,900 for the skid-steer model or $12,600 for the three-point hitch. Contact Applegate Livestock Equipment, Union City, Ind., at 765-964-4631 or visit applegatelivestockequipment.com.