2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
High-Wear Parts For Hammermills, Hay Processors
"We combine high-quality steel with heat treatments to harden off the parts that wear," says Doran. "Our parts have a substantially longer life than OEM parts under the same conditions, and we're usually priced 15 to 20 percent lower."
Doran sells parts to farmers throughout the country, though the majority of their business is in the Midwest and Great Plains states. Over the past 14 years they've made parts for most of the hay tubs and hammer mills in use.
"In most cases, all we need is the make and model," says Doran. "If the equipment is old or intended for a special use, we might require measurements. Regardless, every part is made the old fashioned way: Manually."
Doran credits his employees' craftsmanship for the quality of the parts produced. "We're more expensive than some after market competitors, but we feel we make a better product," he says. "We use raw materials suited for the application and tailor the part for the characteristics of each machine."
Parts can be ordered direct from the company by phone, fax or email. A catalog is also available.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Doran Manufacturing, 1230 870th St., P.O. Box 147, Harlan, Iowa 51537 (ph 712 755-7980; fax 712 755-7877; email@example.com).
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