2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #67
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Reconditioned Hay Rollers Boost Feed Quality, Cut Drying Time In Half
“Our rollers are 100 percent rubber contact rollers that go together like two rubber roller gears. They are balanced and trued to 1,000+ rpm’s and they have no vibration, which saves on bearings and machine wear and tear.
“This saves farmers time and money! Using the machine’s same tension system in the machine, the unique roller design can be used on any style machine,” says Dan Ostrander, owner of B&D Rollers, Glenwood, Minnesota.
Hay producers are finding that THE CRUSHER® cuts drying time by 50 percent and have saved as much as $15,000 or more in a season. How can this be?
“The unique roller design allows producers to cut and chop forage the same day, cut and bale the next, and in most cases, get the crop down to 18 percent moisture for next-day bailing. The stem is completely compressed, leaving the leaves on for greater nutritional value as well as adding more tonnage per bale. All of this adds up to saving time and adding money to the bottom line,”says Ostrander.
The quicker dry-down time has been proven in side-by-side comparison tests with CNH, New Holland, Kuhn, Hesston and Deere Hay Conditioners. “Our rollers won’t plug, so you don’t have to get off of the machine and waste time. The rollers are self-cleaning and gopher mounds do not pose a problem. The thick rubber design provides a cushion for rock and other debris to easily pass through without damage to the steel core. Further, the juices of the product are not permitted to seep into the layer between the rubber and steel core, thus avoiding bond failure.”
B&D Rollers has been in the business of coating industrial steel rollers with rubber and urethane products for more than 23 years. “With our knowledge and experience, it is our mission to provide the farming industry with the highest quality rubber conditioning roller and other products for the ag industry. Including Bale Rollers, Track Bogie Wheels and Stock Chopper balancing.”
There are currently hundreds of machines throughout North America using THE CRUSHER®. Some of the rollers have already seen five seasons, and farmers have run thousands of acres through THE CRUSHER® with little to no wear. Rollers are fully guaranteed for 1 year. B & D Rollers is now recovering bogie wheels and baler rollers, as well as, repairing and balancing stalk choppers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Branden Johnson, B&D Rollers of Minn., Inc., 1430 2nd Ave. N.E., Glenwood, Minn. 56334 (ph 800 832-1135 or 320 634-5115; cell 605 261-9564; email: bdrollersbranden@qwestoffice.net; website: www.bdrollers.com).

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2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12