Many people who hear about Artex dry manure spreaders assume that Artex only builds larger spreaders designed for feedlots and commercial applicators. Artex builds quite a few smaller manure spreaders, including the SB200, which has been a good seller for us. The biggest complaint we have always received about the SB200 is, “I wish it was bigger!” Well, Artex listened. This summer, Artex announced the new SB350 spreader which expands the size of the SB200. They figured by adding four feet of box length and a second axle to an SB200 they might find a few takers. In fact, Artex even decided that to eliminate confusion with the larger SB series (of which there is some size overlap), they would change the model numbers going forward to S200 and S350.
When we define the Stutsman difference it always comes back to the experience our employees create by going above and beyond, and the core values that drive how we serve customers, the community and fellow employees. Our 2023 STRIVErs of the Year took the lead and valued collaboration to clean up a colossal mess from a burst pipe in our retail center over Christmas weekend. We are excited to announce Jacob DeLay, John Yoder, Adam Grove, Chandler Reid, Logan Stutsman, Garrett Sexton and Nick Smith as the 2023 STRIVErs of the Year.
Manure tank hitches are a pretty small (in size) portion of a manure tank setup. However, they become not so small if they break. We certainly don’t have to tell you why a hitch replacement delay is not an ideal situation in the middle of manure season because chances are you’ve been there. For those who haven’t, we wish you nothing but positive hitch thoughts.
With that in mind, it is important to evaluate what hitch would be best suited for your operation when (or after) you purchase a GEA tank. We currently have three hitch options available, each of which could be the right fit depending on those needs.
Purchasing an Artex manure spreader is an investment, but it’s one we hope pays off for a long time. To get the most out of your investment, and hopefully reduce issues when it’s “go time,” performing maintenance is critical (just like any other piece of equipment). We’ve compiled an Artex manure spreader maintenance schedule based on information from the Artex operator’s manual and our team’s personal experience. Don’t forget to check your manual for more in-depth details on performing maintenance. As always, our manure team is here to answer any questions you might have along the way.
In May, Bazooka Farmstar introduced its newest injection unit, the Phantom 2. The new unit’s predecessor, the Phantom 1 injection unit, set the standard for decreasing erosion, soil disturbance, and manure runoff, which can negatively impact the environment. Like the Phantom 1, the Phantom 2 injection unit is compatible with both toolbars and tankbars. The new row unit comes with the hallmark features of the Phantom 1 such as precise injection ability at 4” to 6” below the surface, nickel-plated pins for corrosion resistance, 13-wave closure blades for more nutrients to be absorbed in the soil with less odor, and ease of repair. More
At Stutsmans, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for manure management equipment and products. Armed with decades of experience in the industry, our team can provide the know-how, products and service you need for both dry and liquid manure application. We also keep tabs on regulatory issues, ensuring our recommendations are always in your best interest.
But before you can take advantage of our huge parts inventory, precision technology or equipment service, you need to know the types of manure spreaders available at Stutsmans. Plus, we’ll share the trends we’re seeing across the industry to give you an inside look at the factors other livestock producers and custom applicators use to choose their manure equipment.
Biologicals have been a hot topic on the row crop side of the industry for a few years now, and it seems the volume of and focus on these products has really intensified as of late. However, ProfitProAG has been focusing on harnessing the power of microbes to improve manure storage, handling, and application for many moons now. We’ve not only had these manure pit products in our manure handling arsenal for years, but they continue to deliver crust-busting, de-foaming, manure-enhancing results for custom pumpers and producers alike. Before we talk about what these products are, let’s discuss what causes problems in manure pits.
While this resident TikTok creator extraordinaire, Jacob DeLay, is not new to Stutsmans or the manure equipment division, he is expanding his current role to include sales to the Illinois territory. His background growing up on a cow-calf operation in Milo, IA, degree from Iowa State University in agricultural studies, time at the Iowa State University dairy farm, and experience as a flow control and electronics technician at Stutsmans make Jacob a perfect fit for this new role helping customers find the perfect manure equipment for their operations’ needs. He will soon hit the road to start serving customers in his new position.
There typically isn’t much to get excited about when it comes to manure load stands – they are pretty straightforward. But tack on some functionality that makes pumpers’ lives easier and we can get a little more excited. Recently some of our custom pumpers have turned to the Nuhn 12” self-propelled load stand to not only cut down on the hassle of moving a load stand by hand but to speed up load time.
Finding good help has been an issue that’s plagued farmers, livestock producers, and custom pumpers alike, long before the rest of the economy was hit with the abundance of jobs and shortage of labor. Tack on the long hours, breakneck pace, and seasonality, it becomes even more challenging to find people willing to join a custom manure crew.More