Most notably, the cargo box has removable sides and tailgate, a one-handed, pickup style opening and is designed to last with durable composite construction that makes it dent, rattle and rust-resistant. These new models handle more cargo volume, up to 16.3 cubic feet. Plus, the cargo box’s transformative features allow it to transition to a flatbed – perfect for carrying large, irregular shaped cargo.
Both new models boast sleek styling and an impressive 1,000-pound cargo capacity, 1,300-pound towing capacity and 1,400-pound payload capacity. Optimal weight distribution, 6 inches of ground clearance and four-wheel drive ensures the new models handle challenging terrain with ease. Additionally, it is easy to service on its own or through the company’s dealer network.
Danuser introduces the new Mega Mixer
Danuser is introducing a versatile addition to its compilation of innovative agriculture and industrial attachments – the new Mega Mixer, which is designed to scoop, mix and dispense a wide variety of materials ranging from bag-mix concrete to livestock feed.
The built-in cutting edges and robust design make it well suited for scooping from piles of sand, gravel, feed, grains, topsoil, sawdust and a variety of other agriculture and construction materials. The mount on both sides allows the operator to dispense on either the right or left side of the host vehicle to better meet each project’s specific needs.
The new attachment is available with two auger options, all-steel and rubber-flighted; the latter is better suited for wet materials. It’s packed with progressive features like integrated chute storage, bag busters, a lockable discharge gate, Klik pin holders, laser-cut, easy-to-read yardage markers and an 8-inch diameter auger capable of dispensing a full hopper of up to 2-inch materials in under 35 seconds.
The company began shipping the attachment in September 2017.
Introducing Calf-Rescue oral nutritional supplement
Brookside Agra is now offering Calf-Rescue oral nutritional supplement for beef and dairy calves. When given as directed, the supplement provides select vitamins and a stabilized source of direct-fed microbials (probiotics) to maintain a healthy, natural appetite, digestion and immune system during the critical neonatal periods and times of stress.
The product provides guaranteed levels of vitamin A, vitamin E, thiamine HCL, pyridoxine HCL and vitamin B12 – vitamins critical for normal calf growth and development. It also contains inulin, a complex carbohydrate that serves as a nutrient source to help successfully colonize beneficial bacteria in the gut, a healthy dose of microorganisms that promote healthy ruminant function during times of stress and high-quality protein and concentrated levels of essential and functional nutrients critical for young animals.
It is most effectively used during birth and weaning, shipping and receiving, following antibiotic therapy, during digestive disorders, showing and times of stress.
The product is available in a case of 12 applicator tubes (1.04 ounces each) for easy, oral administration.
MSF Farm LLC introduces T-Series chute line
Missouri-based MSF Farm LLC is keeping a livestock tradition alive, as it carries on the production of the T-Series Chutes and livestock equipment.
Now branded with the new “T-Series” name, the company will continue the reputation of manufacturing the “world’s finest quality livestock handling equipment.” The new T-Series equipment offers the same quality as the original but with new features and upgrades, as well as new colors. The next generation of squeeze chutes, tilt tables, alleyways and supporting equipment is expertly designed to create a safe and low-stress environment for animals and operators alike. The series features easy drop pan doors, Maxi-Grip rubber layered floors, adjustable-width dual horizontal rear slide gates and fully synchronized squeeze sides for either full animal control or a parallel squeeze when full control is not required.
Its ease of operation makes it popular among livestock owners – offering more headroom and simple adjustments for all animal ages. The company will also customize the equipment to fit your operation’s specific handling requirements.
New Caterpillar utility vehicles deliver industry-leading performance and stability at full load
Caterpillar introduces its first-ever utility vehicles – the gasoline-powered CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102D. Beginning with a clean design sheet, the company gathered extensive customer and dealer input to build a UTV that delivers the unrivaled combination of durability, comfort and maintenance simplicity. Rigorous vehicle testing ensures both utility vehicles meet the superior quality and reliability customers expect.
The CUV82 and CUV102D feature a rugged steel cargo bed and offer 1,000-pound (454-kilogram) total rear cargo capacity and 2,000-pound (907-kilogram) towing capacity for outstanding performance in a variety of applications.
—Compiled by Progressive Cattleman staff
PHOTOS: Photos courtesy of John Deere, Danuser, Brookside Agra, MSF Farm LLC and Caterpillar.