The Hotsy Model 871SS is the new, self-contained pressure washer from Hotsy Corporation. It allows for powerful hot water cleaning in locations where electrical power isn't available. It has a 7-hp gas engine, which delivers 2.7 GPM at 2,400 PSI to blast away dirt and grime.
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Central Exhaust System
Fancom AgriComputers introduces Central Flow, an innovative version of the usual central exhaust systems. CentralFlow can help pork producers save an extra 20% on energy. The unique feature of the system is the constant check of the vortex damper position. Practical experience shows that even in the section of the building with the highest demand, the ventilated air is dampened. The CentralFlow system automatically controls the central fan slightly lower to ensure that the vortex damper actually opens a little more. Real situations have demonstrated that this correction allows the central fan to run 10 to 15% less, thus saving money.
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High density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembranes and geosynthetic clay liners from GSE Lining Technology Inc. are being used to line holding lagoons, anaerobic/aerobic treatment ponds and evaporation ponds in animal waste facilities. Geotextiles are used as cushioning and geocomposites as venting layers when needed. HDPE is the material of choice for a variety of reasons including the best chemical resistance and the lowest permeability available.
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Odor Control Product
ADM Alliance Health offers the Slick N'Clean product line designed to meet the demands of new odor control regulations. The products augment the naturally occurring enzymes and bacterial flora in animal waste. The enzymes, aerobic bacteria and anaerobic bacteria in Slick N'Clean products accelerate the natural biological decay of organic wastes in pits and lagoons. Initial screening in a swine nursery trial found Slick N'Clean Tabs reduced building ammonia concentrations by 50% after 28 days and 55.5% after 42 days, compared with an untreated control group. The company markets four Slick N'Clean formulations for specific uses.
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Well Water Cleaner
Oxy Blast from D. Kennedy, Inc., is a hydrogen peroxide product supplemented with three antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal ingredients. Ionic silver, aloe vera and morinda citrifolia are combined with the hydrogen peroxide to help reduce iron and sulfur levels in farm well water and provide various health and performance benefits, according to the company. The product is available in 35% or 50% concentration. A peristalitic pump is available to inject the product into the water system.
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Needle-Free Injection System
Felton International Inc., has introduced a new Pulse 250 variable-dose, needle-free injection system and a hand piece specifically designed to administer injections to baby pigs. The system comes with five interchangeable inserts to allow producers to inject .5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 or 2.5 ml of medication with each injection. Designed to administer pharmaceuticals or antibiotics, the Pulse 250 eliminates or reduces many of the problems associated with conventional needle and syringe injections. The hand piece may be used to inject iron or antibiotics to baby pigs as young as 1 day old.
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Dura-Tuff is the latest innovation in plastic creep area flooring for swine from Southwest Agri-Plastics Inc. The 24×24-in. floor sections reduce the overall price per square foot because the support beams are on 24-in. centers. The new design has 7/16-in. openings, which equates to 50% open area for better manure filtration. It also has a ⅛-in. gap around the perimeter of each piece, which provides for easier cleaning. The 24×24-in. sections weigh 6.86 lb. each and feature deep cross ribs to provide strength. The plastic floor also interlocks with Dura-Tuff's new interlocking cast iron sow floor featuring a high/low design for superior traction. The cast iron floor is available in a raised or flat version and many sizes to fit most farrowing crate floor dimensions.
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Feed Software Product
Easy Automation Inc. announces the release of QuickFeed, a Windows-based software product that provides and coordinates the feed order management needs of a feedmill that are not found in traditional accounting programs. Designed for the small to midsize feedmill, the system provides multi-user, order entry, ration management, pricing, automatic stage feeding, grain bank, contracts, mix tickets, group closeout reports, inventory control, electronic tie to batching systems and inventory reorder capabilities. Most notable, the system allows for a seamless interface with QuickBooks and Peachtree accounting systems.
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