We often talk about the Stutsman Difference boiling down to our people, our service and our commitment to doing all we can to best serve our customers. When it comes to used manure equipment, specifically manure tanks, this difference can be described in one word: confidence. Confidence in knowing that every tank traded in has been thoroughly inspected so it’s ready to get in the field as soon as it leaves our equipment lot.More
Bazooka Farmstar’s Phantom Edge units were introduced in fall of 2020 and put to work in the spring of 2021. Since we’ve had a few more manure seasons with them in action, we wanted to check back in with a few Phantom Edge users to see what they had to say about the higher-rate units.More
If you give our October STRIVEr a GoPro, chances are you’re going to get a lot of b-roll footage. And that’s okay, because the footage successfully documented our time at the 2022 Farm Progress Show and made for a few really good TikToks. Here’s how Jacob DeLay, flow control and electronics technician exceeded expectations and earned the October STRIVEr honor.
By: Sydney Greiner, Bazooka Farmstar
Earlier this year, Iowa-based liquid manure handling equipment manufacturer, Bazooka Farmstar, released their Renegade agitation trailer that allows operators to do more, faster. The manufacturer is traditionally known for delivering high-quality solutions serving the injection and liquid transfer segments of the manure management process and has recently introduced its newest product category addressing the agitation segment.More
A horror story from Wizard of Oz? Nope, just the current supply chain situation.
Although typically there isn’t anything to worry about when it comes to parts like gearboxes, PTO shafts and hydraulic components, the story might be a little different for the upcoming manure application seasons.
We certainly don’t want to frighten anyone or be bearers of bad news, but more so want to be completely transparent with what we’re dealing with from suppliers. Lead times on gearboxes, PTO shafts, hydraulic components, and other cast parts are currently sitting at a year out.More
Once his brother started raising pigs, Chandler Reid’s interest in agriculture ramped up. He would help with chores, get buildings ready for new groups of pigs and weld gates. Welding gates turned into earning his welding degree from Kirkwood Community College in 2019. After graduation, Chandler started with Bazooka Farmstar as a welder before moving into a service role with them for four years. In February, Chandler joined our manure equipment team as a service technician.More
In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to worry about a service truck to make emergency jobsite calls, just preventative maintenance. But obviously, that’s not the case. Prior to summer 2019, any major manure pump and manure tank repair required a customer to be on-site with a tractor and loader to help lift the equipment in question. Although it got the job done, we knew there was a better way to do it.More
With wrenching in his background, joining our manure equipment shop team fit right into Todd Kiefer’s repertoire. Before coming to Stutsman’s in December, Todd worked as a mechanic at Proctor and Gamble for 30 years. His agricultural upbringing on a cattle and row crop farm in Washington county has also helped him become a valuable asset to our manure equipment team. In his role, he will put new equipment together and repair used equipment. Help us welcome Todd to our team!More
According to Thomas Edison, “to invent, you need a good imagination, a pile of junk, and also getting fed up from breaking manure tank hitches.” Okay, maybe Edison didn’t mention manure tanks and their traditional hitches in his quote, but it’s with this innovative spirit and frustration that Swivel King hitches were born.More