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Colorado Farmer “Airs” His Favor for New Windrower

The Background Located in western Colorado, Derek Frigetto operates a farm and two feedlots in Montrose and Olathe. In 2006 he got into custom haying, covering a nearly 40-mile radius, as nobody else offered the service in the valley. The custom work included baling corn stalks for other area farmers, who wanted the bales for […]
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Loftness Introduces Side Discharge Windrower for Reliable, Efficient Corn Stover Baling

The new Side Discharge Windrower from Loftness uses one-of-a-kind technology to shred corn stover and place the windrow at the side of the machine. It helps customers maximize baling efficiency, while eliminating many of the reliability and maintenance issues of other windrower designs. Unlike any other crop shredder/windrower on the market, the Loftness Side Discharge […]
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Loftness Announces New Ditcher Attachment

Loftness has added a PTO-driven ditcher attachment to its line of agricultural equipment. It features heavy-duty construction for reliable performance in various drainage improvement projects. Ratcheting skid shoes on the new ditcher offer quick and easy adjustment of the cutting depth up to 12 inches. The attachment also has adjustable impeller blades for creating either […]
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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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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: Read More Here
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Loftness Introduces Grain 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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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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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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