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Loftness Introduces 8-Ton Fertilizer Spreader

Loftness has added the F810 to its FertiLogix line of fertilizer spreaders. This new 8-ton spreader comes standard with variable rate capabilities and offers multiple wheel and tire options to meet a wide range of needs. The variable-rate ready F810 includes a hydraulic apron drive and Raven 37-pin plug with other harness types available to […]
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Loftness Becomes 100-Percent Employee Owned

HECTOR, Minn. — As of January 1, 2020, Loftness Specialized Equipment, Inc. has joined an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Through this change, the Minnesota-based manufacturer of agricultural and vegetation management equipment is now 100-percent employee owned. “We’re proud to become 100-percent employee owned,” said Gloria Nelson, president and CFO of Loftness. “Our employees, as […]
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Grain Bagging | AgWeb: Eight Secrets Of Grain Bag Storage Success

From set up to winter maintenance, you will want to stay on top of grain bag management practices to make sure the storage system is successful. Here are eight ways to do that: You don’t want to place the bags where water will pool around them or in a high-traffic area for hungry wildlife, says […]
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Grain Bagging | Loftness Introduces Bag Baler Attachment

Loftness Introduces Bag Baler Attachment for Easy Handling, Recycling of Used Grain Bags HECTOR, Minn. — Loftness Specialized Equipment has introduced a new Grain Bag Baler attachment designed for new and existing models of its GBU10 grain bag unloader. The attachment takes used grain bags directly from the GBU10’s roller and winds them up tightly […]
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Grain Bagging | Indiana Prairie Farmer: Tips For Storing Grain In Bags

One practice gaining traction recently is storing grain in bags. If you choose that route, take the time to make sure your grain will store properly. Dave Nelson, senior vice president of sales for Loftness, provides answers to some basic questions about grain bags. How do you decide where to store bags? Keep in mind that […]
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Farm Equipment: Loftness Marks 60 Years of Manufacturing Innovation

HECTOR, Minn. — This year, Loftness Specialized Equipment marks 60 years of manufacturing success in the heart of the upper Midwest. Loftness has grown and expanded as a company since its founder, a Hector, Minn., farmer named Dick Loftness, made a V-type snow blower for his own use. This soon led to the start of […]
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Fertilizer Equipment | Minnesota Farm Guide: In 60th year, Loftness moves into fertilizer tenders/spreaders

HECTOR, Minn. – Farming is always changing and so is Loftness Specialized Equipment, Inc. Working out of their 80,000-square-feet manufacturing facility just off Highway 212 in Hector, Loftness builds grain baggers, snow removal equipment, forestry and vegetative equipment, crop residue management tools and fertilizer spreaders/tenders. With 75-100 employees that commute from as far away as […]
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Grain Bagging | Farm & Ranch Guide: Out of grain bins? Loftness grain bagging system could be answer

Grain storage has been at a premium this year with high yields being harvested across the Northern Plains. “We’ve seen some terrific yields but with prices low, a lot of producers may want to hold on to their high-value grain and wait for better prices,” said Dave Nelson, one of the owners of the Loftness […]
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Grain Bagging | Farm Industry News: Trend Watch

Over the weekend I was visiting our family’s long-time friends, Mary, Arlen, and Sheila Hall, who had driven in from Kansas for our annual fishing trip and Arts Meander. Mary mentioned that farmers in her area were bagging their harvested grain this year to avoid the long lines at the elevator. Turns out it’s a […]
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Grain Bagging | Minneapolis Star Tribune: More farmers seeking storage are turning to grain bags

A near-record harvest, low crop prices and a shortage of storage space are changing the way some farmers store their crops. Across Minnesota and elsewhere, many growers are stuffing corn, wheat and sometimes soybeans into 300-foot polyethylene bags, 10 feet in diameter. The process, called grain bagging, provides temporary storage in farm fields that eliminates […]
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