Industrial Magnets Great For Lifting
Applied Magnets of Plano, Texas, knows how valuable magnets can be on a farm and they’ve got a lot to choose from.
“We sell a lot of magnets, but there are three different types,” says Russ Colburn, marketing manager for Applied Magnets.
“We have ceramic, which makes up many older style magnets people might be more familiar with.
“We also have Rare Earth magnets with Neodymium, which were invented in the 1980’s,” he says. “They’re much more powerful than ceramic.”
A 1-in. dia. Rare Earth magnet has a 100-lb. pull force. A 3 in. has a 600-lb. pull force. He says they’re “extremely powerful” and you have to be careful using them.
The company also carries Samarium Cobalt Magnets.
Colburn says other styles that may be useful on the farm include the Neodymium Short Neck Eye Bolt Hook Fishing Cup magnets that can lift up to 2,200 lbs.
Applied Magnets also has industrial-strength magnets for really heavy lifting. The strongest ones can lift up to 4,400 lbs. and require no electricity to operate. Turn the handle on one end to turn the magnet on and start lifting.
The ceramic magnets range from 19 cents to $19.99, depending on the size and strength.
The Neodymium magnets have a wide price range, starting at a nickel and running to $2,399 for the largest industrial magnet.
The cobalt magnets range in price from 32 cents up to $28.99.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Russ Colburn, Applied Magnets, 1111 Summit Avenue, Suite #8, Plano, Texas, 75074 (ph 800-379-6818; russ@appliedmagnets.com; www.appliedmagnets.com).

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