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Digger dilemma

I am looking for information to obtain parts for an electric posthole digger. It works off the battery of a car or pickup. It was called Redhead Digger. The Don Savage Company, Honeoye, NY, made it. The digger was also sold by Beaver Valley Supply in Atwood, KS. This digger would be about 25 years old or more. I appreciate any help you might be able to provide. The digger was a very handy tool for many years. Thanks again.
Jon Montgomery
Cozad, NE

Contact Beaver Valley Supply Co. Inc., Box 419, E. Hwy. 36, Atwood, KS 67730, 785/626-3251, or visit We were unable to locate any information about the manufacturer, Don Savage Company.

Buzzing Beeline

Do you have any information on Beeline? The number I had in Saskatchewan, Canada, is disconnected.
Mark Fitzgerald
Phone-in request

Contact Beeline Technologies Inc., 1070 W. 124th Ave., Suite 900, Westminster, CO 80234, 303/457-9333, or visit

Shanghai surprise

I am looking for tines for a Shanghai tiller originally manufactured in China. Can you help?
Maurice Fite
Phillips, SD

Contact Shanghai Zhongsi Machinery & Equipment Co. Ltd., Box 085-236, No. 648 Zhejiang Rd. (M), Shanghai, 200001, P.R. China, +86 21 6361 4134, or visit You can use an e-mail address on the Web site to request information about the company's products.

Gigawatt vs. megawatt

Am I reading “Harvest the wind” correctly [March issue, page 6]? It said Iowa is the Midwest region's wind champion with 470 MW of wind-power-generating capacity, while the Lake Benton I project in Minnesota puts out 327,000 MW. Total requirement for the entire U.S. according to the article is 138,400 MW.

Those of us who still do advanced math on our fingers would appreciate clarification on this as well as other figures mentioned in the article.
Tom Russell
McLeod County, MN

Thanks for reading the article so thoroughly. You are right in pointing out the numbers don't add up. The problem is that we used MW (megawatt) in a couple of places where we should have used GW (gigawatt). One gigawatt equals 1,000 megawatts.

In the sidebar talking about North Dakota's wind generation capacity, the 138,400 MW figure should have read 138,400 GW. Likewise, the 470 MW figure for Iowa should have read 470 GW. 470 GW equals 470,000 MW.

We apologize for any confusion caused by the error.

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