Applegate’s ATV Feeder provides an end to bucket feeding
Union City, Indiana – September 19, 2012- Applegate Livestock Equipment (Applegate) has announced the addition of the Feed Train ATV Feeder to its line of products. Manufactured in Unionville, Missouri, the ATV Feeder offers the perfect alternative to bucket feeding livestock in remote areas and brings about new possibilities for farmers worldwide.
The ATV feeder supports many types of feed (including cubes) and features a feed capacity of 500lbs and a 4″ auger, designed to fill bunks of all heights. The feed tank is translucent white plastic, so feed flows easily and is visible at all times.
Efficiency and low cost were key factors considered by Bob Lutz, owner of Feed Train when designing the ATV Feeder. “The new ATV Feeder has been an instant hit in the industry! It eliminates the need for costly bucket feeding and can be utilized to transport and distribute many types of feed, pellets or other products,” explains Applegate’s Sales Manager, Aaron Applegate, “Bob has designed this product with the true cattle person in mind.”
In addition to the features mentioned by Applegate, the ATV Feeder includes a large 18″x28″ opening lid for easy loading and a dual-speed controller with 15ft cord that dispenses feed at two speeds: LO = 9 seconds/5 gallon or HI = 4.5 seconds/5 gallon. The ATV Feeder attaches to all styles of ATVs using a 2″ Ball Hitch at 12″ height. Tire size is 22x1100x8, while battery tender and circuit breaker protection are built-in for all electronics.
Applegate has considered the needs of real livestock producers everywhere and has designed a product that meets and exceeds those requirements through its versatility, efficiency, low cost and ease of use.
For more information about Applegate’s Feed Train ATV Feeder, please visit www.applegatelivestock.com.
About Applegate Livestock Equipment
Established in 1955, Applegate Livestock Equipment (Applegate) manufactures a comprehensive product line including gates, corral panels, feeders, cattle handling equipment, equine products and livestock waterers. In addition to quality brand names such as IDEAL and Elk River, Applegate offers product innovation and superior customer service. Applegate was acquired in 2008 by Ag Growth International (AGI), a leading manufacturer of portable and stationary grain handling and conditioning equipment.
For more information regarding Applegate please visit www.applegatelivestock.com.
About Ag Growth International
Ag Growth International (AGI) is a leading manufacturer of portable and stationary grain handling, storage and conditioning equipment including augers, belt conveyors, grain storage bins, grain handling accessories and grain aeration equipment. AGI’s corporate divisions represent some of the most recognized brands servicing agriculture globally, in some cases with more than 150 years of experience. AGI’s sales, marketing and distribution system is comprised of approximately 1,400 dealers and distributors that distribute product in 48 states, nine provinces, and overseas.
For more information regarding AGI please visit www.aggrowth.com.
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