1988 - Volume #12, Issue #2, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New roll up tarps for Deere, IH grain drills"They're fast and easy to handle for daily use," say Bob and Mark Ehlers, farmer-manufacturers of new roll-up tarps for grain drills that store right on the machine.
The Ehlers brothers raise grain on the edge of the Red River Valley near Elbow Lake, Minn. They were tired of handling and storing cumbersome tarps for covering their grain drills. "Regular tarps are difficult to put on when it's windy and mice love to chew on them in storage. Our new E-Z Drill Tarp solves these problems," says Bob Ehlers.
The roll-up tarps, made of a tear-resistant vinyl polyester, fit nearly all Deere and IH drills. In most cases they bolt in place using existing bolts on the seed boxes. Once installed, it's simply a matter of slipping in a detachable hand crank for fast roll-up. "We can completely tarp a 40-ft. drill in less than a minute," says Ehlers, noting that the tarp can be used as protection against both rain and wind. "Some farmers have told us they have trouble seeding certain crops in high wind, such as oats. They plan to leave the tarps rolled out when seeding."
A 10-ft. section of E-Z Drill Tarp for a Deere 9350 sells for $169.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Bob & Mark Ehlers, Betam Mfg., Inc., Box 975, Elbow Lake, Minn. 56531 (ph 800 328-1792, ext. 12, or 218 685-4457, ext. 12).
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