Western Wisconsin Ag Supply knows a good door when they see it
White polycarbonate panels on the new bifold liftstrap doors at Western Wisconsin Ag Supply in Ellsworth match those on the plant tower above it and give it a nice clean look. Liftstraps and new control panels will add years of life to the doors.
There's an old saying . . . "If it's not broke, don't fix it." Western Wisconsin Ag Supply of Ellsworth, Wisconsin sort of put a new twist to that saying. Years ago they placed orders for Schweiss bifold cable doors that eventually wore out. The reason they wore out was due to fine caustic and corrosive fertilizer dust particles that have a tendency, like acid, to eat their way through metal.
They liked what they saw in the original Schweiss bifold doors and replaced them with bifold liftstrap doors. All three bifold doors they replaced were 16' wide x 17.10' tall and have automatic latching systems and are clad with white polycarbonate panels, matching the same style as on the plant tower above the door.
According to Dana Lansing, Mgr. of Western Wisconsin Ag Supply (WWAS), the previous doors saw decades of hard use before needing replacement.
“We had Schweiss doors on these fertilizer plant buildings before and had good luck with them. They lasted 20 years; that was pretty good. The quality of Schweiss doors is good; I like them, they hold up well. The new ones now with the straps will be even better for the fertilizer business than the cables.”
- Dana Lansing, Construction Mgr.
Western Wisconsin Ag Supply
"We had Schweiss doors on these fertilizer plant buildings before and had good luck with them," noted Lansing. "They lasted 20 years: that was pretty good. The quality of Schweiss doors is good; I like them, they hold up well. The new ones now with the straps will be even better for the fertilizer business than the cables."
Lodermeier's, Inc. of Goodhue, Minnesota placed the orders for the doors.
"All the doors are in bulk fertilizer buildings," said Travis Thomforde, Construction Manager for Lodermeier's, Inc. "The bulk fertilizer gets loaded up there in tender trucks and hauled out to farms and distributed. During the summer the doors are primarily left open during the day and closed at night."
The business connection between Lodermeier's and WWAS comes through Ag Partners, a co-op that serves Southeastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Ag Partners is a true partnership in which both parent companies have equal ownership and equal representation on an eight-member board of directors.
In 1996 two local cooperatives, Goodhue Elevator and Farmers Elevator Company of Lake City, consolidated to form Ag Partners Coop. Unification with Farm Country Coop in 2013 and Genesis Coop in 2018 expanded the customer base and territory significantly into what it is today; a strong member-owned cooperative serving producers, communities, homeowners and businesses across Southern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
"The customer was very happy with the doors. The doors arrived on the day Schweiss said they would be there," added Thomforde. "The Schweiss staff was very professional all the way around from start to finish. All we did was provide the Schweiss installers with a telescoping forklift and a basket. The quality of Schweiss doors is very good. I would recommend them to anyone and we have priced them on other post frame jobs."
Western Wisconsin Ag Supply
Western Wisconsin Ag Supply (WWAS) of Ellsworth, Wisconsin has been working hard for years to provide its customers with expert agronomic services in order to maximize returns on input investments.
Through a skilled staff of 16 fulltime employees, their goal is to provide their customers with exceptional service and expertise to maximize return on input investments. They have a powerful combination of knowledgeable agronomists, modern technology, experienced applicators and one-on-one specialized consultation services to tackle any agronomic challenge large or small.
A team of Schweiss Door installers traveled to Ellsworth, Wisconsin to install the bifold automatic latching doors for Western Wisconsin Ag Supply.
WWAS provides recommendations, ideas and solutions specifically targeted to each individual farm, fields, crops and soils. Because no two fields are alike they utilize precision Ag technologies to put the right products in the right place on every field. Their use of soil sampling is an intensive site-specific grid sampling technique. This method of sampling divides fields into equal sized 2.5-acre grids to help identify the fertility and pH variability within the field. Site-specific soil test results create variable rate fertilizer, lime and seed prescriptions for each farm.
“The customer was very happy with the doors. The doors arrived on the day Schweiss said they would be there. The Schweiss staff was very professional all the way around from start to finish. All we did was provide the Schweiss installers with a telescoping forklift and a basket. The quality of Schweiss doors is very good. I would recommend them to anyone and we have priced them on other post frame jobs.”
WWAS understands that a successful harvest begins with the best quality and most agronomically proficient seeds. That's why they proudly offer products from a half dozen leading seed companies.
These companies have a diversified and comprehensive seed line-up that is ideally suited for the area WWAS services. As a customer you will benefit from industry leading traits and genetics. Their sales agronomists will help you select the right hybrid for the right acres on your farm to maximize yield potential. Seed treating for corn and soybean products is available.
Fertilizer, Crop Protection, and Application of NH3, dry and liquid fertilizers and crop protection products is also important. They provide custom application services using their fleet of dry air machines and row crop sprayers. They have a 28% applicator and dry fertilizer buggies available for customer use.
WWAS has teamed up with Ag Partners to offer AYS, an innovative and very customer-friendly precision technology program. Farmers who want the latest tools to evaluate their soils, categorize data effectively and apply variable rate seeding and nutrient technology on their farm should look into AYS.
Lodermeier's is a rural Minnesota business that sells and services farm machinery, outdoor power equipment, grain equipment, and post or steel frame buildings. They have been a story of constant growth that has catered their business to many different people and businesses but primarily to the agriculture sector. They pride themselves on being able to service what they sell through a dedicated team of great employees, which during peak season can be as many as 60.
Their family business took roots back in 1947 when Leonard Lodermeier built a building in downtown Goodhue and started an auto repair service, body shop, and welding business. In 1951, Edwin Lodermeier became a partner with Leonard. They purchased the Allis Chalmers farm machinery dealership rights from Cyrus Buck in Goodhue and began selling farm equipment. Shortly thereafter, two more brothers, Norbert and Jerome Lodermeier, joined the business.
In 1963, Butler Manufacturing talked Leonard into building his first grain bin and thus began the grain bin, grain dryer, and Butler steel building business. In 1964, a second location (the farm) was added 1 mile west of town to help manage the construction and farm equipment business growth as the company grew and needed room to expand.
In 1971, the first warehouse, that was 40×72', was constructed at the farm to house additional farm and grain equipment. It included a loading dock off the back of the warehouse for hauling out grain bins. Later, two additional warehouses were added.
In 1983, Richard Lodermeier became the sole owner and by 1987, Lodermeier's added wood frame buildings to complement its building business when the local lumberyard in town was purchased.
In the fall of 2016, Lodermeier's started to erect a new Butler steel frame building 115 by 175 long and 27' tall outside of Goodhue. The new building is used for retail, parts and service work. The new building consolidated the 1970 location by providing a new office, meeting rooms, showroom, displays, parts, and a modern repair shop. There are now over 42,000 square feet of buildings that are being used for repair and storage. Lodermeier's used the original 1947 building built by Len and Ed for 70 years with several additions onto it.
This crusty and corroded 20-year-old bifold cable door and two others like it at the Western Wisconsin Ag Supply fertilizer division were replaced with Schweiss bifold liftstrap 16' × 16' doors. Fine, caustic and corrosive fertilizer dust particles have a tendency, like acid, to eat their way through metal.
In 2017, Brent and Tyler Lodermeier, and Dustin Luhman took on the task of transitioning Richard and Roxanne into retirement. Brent graduated from Minnesota West with a degree in Plumbing in 2002, Brent started full time in 2006. Dustin Luhman finished his time in the service and came out of the Marines in 2003 to join full time. Tyler Lodermeier graduated from the University of Sioux Falls in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and started full time.
Lodermeier's offers several options to the style of buildings you may need whether it be a commercial building, livestock building, pre-engineered building, hoop building, machine storage or shop, or an addition/repair to another standing building.
In addition to farm and grain equipment and buildings, Lodermeier's carries outdoor power equipment, toys and apparel, a large selection of rental equipment and has a service and repair department.
Lodermeier's have sold farm equipment nationwide and have completed construction projects in seven different states. They have been around for many years through dedication and hard work of many great employees who have built the solid reputation of what Lodermeier's stands for today.
Craig Beranek of Lafayette, Minnesota put a Schweiss 18 ft. x 16 ft. bifold liftstrap/autolatch door on his new automotive farm shop. Over the years he has watched Schweiss Doors evolve into a major quality bifold and hydraulic door manufacturer. His 5,808 sq. ft Cleary building is combined for farm machinery cold storage and a heated automotive shop. Read More And See A lot More
CEO Donald "Butch" Haug and his General Manager son, Paal, are co-owners of Haug Implement Co. John Deere dealerships in Willmar and Litchfield, Minnesota. Butch's grandfather, Gunder Haug, started the first implement dealership in 1918. Haug Implement saw the reliability of Schweiss liftstrap doors with the first purchase of a 34.10 ft. x 15.7 ft. custom door with a walk-through door and manual latching system. Two years later another 34 ft. x 18.11 ft. door was installed on another building at the Willmar location. Read More And See A lot More
Charlie has restored four Minneapolis Moline Jet Star's for his other grandchildren. Grandson, Eric, at right received one of them. He is pictured with Charlie and Madden, inside the cab. Charlie and his sons have nine Schweiss bifold doors on various buildings on their farm, two of which can be seen in the background. Read More And See A lot More
Western Wisconsin Ag Supply liked what they saw in the original Schweiss bifold doors and replaced them with bifold liftstrap doors. All three bifold doors they replaced were 16' wide x 17.10' tall and have automatic latching systems and are clad with white polycarbonate panels, matching the same style as on the plant tower above the door. Read More And See A lot More
Stencel's new insulated farm shop is 60' x 72' and has a 36' x 16' Schweiss bifold liftstrap door on it. Four 4' x 3' sliding windows on the door let in an ample amount of natural daylight and the door has an automatic latching system, backup system and remote opener. Minnesota Buildings & Equipment, Inc. of Mapleton did the construction on the Solid Core EPS pre-engineered building; the door was installed by Schweiss Doors. Read More And See A lot More
Tim Huisman, wireless remote in hand, opens the big 50' x 18' bifold liftstrap door on his new cold storage machine shed at Huisman Farms southeast of Atwater. When you farm big with big equipment you need big machine sheds with big doors. Schweiss Doors filled that bill over the years by manufacturing three large bifold liftstrap doors for Huisman Farms of Atwater, Minnesota. Read More And See A lot More
The newly constructed Fairfax CRC plant consists of three buildings that have four Schweiss bifold liftstrap doors that are all 16' x 18,' large enough for a semi to come in one end, load or unload, and drive through the opposite side at the fertilizer receiving and fertilizer load-out bays. The bifold doors are equipped with the new auto strap latch systems and have dustproof motors and electrical in compliance with National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standards. Read More And See A lot More
Agtegra Cooperative installed two of these 70' x 14' Schweiss hydraulic doors for its aerial spraying operation in Harrold, S.D. The two doors, one on each end of the hangar give them the capability of time -saving in and out refueling and loading chemicals into their fleet of Air Tractors. Read More And See A lot More
Vic Hansen, owner of Ace Body Shop in Linn Grove, Iowa, put a 80' x 54' addition on his body shop business and has Schweiss 24' x 14' and 12' x 14' hydraulic doors placed on the sidewall entrances. He chose the hydraulic door in order to get maximum headroom to be able to work on big trucks, RVs and farm equipment. Read More And See A lot More
This 98' x 70' hangar owned by Ely Helicopter Services of Sallisaw has a Schweiss 46' x 15' hydraulic door with a remote opening system. The door is positioned in the middle of the steel building endwall. Jason "Hoot" Ely, of Ely Helicopter Services was added to the satisfied customer list after having a new 98' x 70' hangar built for his thriving Sallisaw, Oklahoma crop spraying business that also provides anything from aerial sightseeing and much more. Read More And See A lot More
Built by Lembke Construction of Albert Lea, Minn., it has a Schweiss hydraulic 32' x 20' door on the south sidewall. A hydraulic door was ordered to take full advantage of clear opening height of the 24' tall building. Asmus Farm Supply has Schweiss bifold doors at three of their other locations. Those locations include, Estherville and Manly, Iowa and Fulda and Okabena, Minnesota. Read More And See A lot More
Frans Rosenquist stopped by the Schweiss Doors booth at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. Rosenquist Farms in Atwater has purchased five Schweiss bifold doors that they have been using over the years. With Frans are Dave Schweiss, left, and company owner, Mike Schweiss. Read More And See A lot More
When it came time to decide on a door for Wes and Todd Westra's new farm machine shed and hangar in Ireton, Iowa they did their homework and found a Schweiss bifold door really was an affordable option. The 40' x 15.3' liftstrap bifold has an automatic latch system and remote openers. Read More And See A lot More
Pilots from throughout the state arrived at Schweiss Doors Friday for fun, food and a Schweiss factory tour where hydraulic and bifold liftstrap hangar doors are made and distributed throughout the world. It was a time for these pilots and others to trade stories compare flying stories and reunite with old friends; some of whom have taken to the skies for over 50 years. Read More And See A lot More
In recent years growth and services have escalated. Just a few years ago a new equipment and shop building was added adjacent to the offices. It has a Schweiss 40' x 18' 6" bifold liftstrap door with autolatches and remote openers. Read More And See A lot More
The dealership offers Case IH, New Holland, Haybuster hay processors and grinders, Rowse mowers and rakes and Koyker loaders in additional to other lines of farm implements. Mathis replace sliding doors on his building with a Schweiss 50' 9" x 14' 2.5" one-piece hydraulic door. He went with the hydraulic style door in order to get maximum height and headroom. The door is equipped with remote openers and a 17" double bottom seal. It also has a walkdoor built into the left side of the door. Read More And See A lot More
Everything there has its place and the heated shop with all its tools and gear is neat as a pin. The Knutson's take pride in their buildings and also their two Schweiss bifold doors. One of the bifolds that was purchased nearly 20 years ago is still operating with cables. It's 36' x 16' and on their 70' x 75' shop that they can heat with a forced air wood stove or in-floor heat. The other is a bifold liftstrap 50' x 17' door that was attached to their new 80' x 150' cold storage building a few years ago. Both doors have automatic latches and the big door has a remote opener. Read More And See A lot More
Reiner went a couple of steps further to make his door even nicer. He ordered it with a remote opener and two 24' x 36" windows to take advantage of available daylight. He also mounted three sets of fluorescent lights on each side of the windows, that he says really lights up the outside of his building after the sun goes down. Read More And See A lot More
Those first two doors are bifold cable lift doors 23' x 16' and 26' x 12' and they have manual latches, that Brian said have been holding up really good since the day they were put on. He says he keeps them in operating order by following simple routine maintenance such as keeping them well lubed. Read More And See A lot More
Two Schweiss 40' x 16' bifold doors are placed on the endwalls of his newest 60' x 120' and 60' x 80' pole barns built by Lester Buildings. The larger one is a cold storage machine shed and the latter one is a heated farm shop. An older 40' x 70' building that initially had sliding doors on it was replaced with a 34' x 15' Schweiss freestanding header bifold cable door that has since been converted to liftstraps. The doors all have windows and autolatch systems; two can be operated by remote openers. Read More And See A lot More
That particular building has a 35' x 16' Schweiss bifold liftstrap autolatch door on it. The door itself weathered the storm quite well but wasn't operational again until the tilted and leaning structure could be straightened out. The busy 3,800-acre farmstead has 320 Red Angus beef cattle and a 75-head dairy herd operated by a trio of brothers; Mark, Steve and Scott Nelson, along with Mark's son, Evan and two nephews; Darrin and Troy. In addition to the livestock, they grow corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. The family farm dates back to the brothers' great-grandfather, Thor, who settled here from Norway in 1885. Read More And See A lot More
Such was the case for Jeff "Jumpy" Hagen and his son, Jesse, who farm 300 acres of corn and soybeans south of Bird Island, Minn. When he put up a new 54'x72' cold storage pole shed and shop he knew he wanted a Schweiss bifold liftstrap door on it. The bifold door spans 40' wide x 16' tall, has an automatic latching system and sliding windows. Read More And See A lot More
The building has and will have many modern conveniences such as a 40' x 18' Schweiss bifold liftstrap door with a remote opener and automatic latches. Three 4' x 4' windows on the bottom half of the door bring in natural daylight to the building and a decorative faux haymow door, adds a touch of class to the upper half of the door. A basketball hoop is centered near the rear of the building for Jason's four-year-old son Dylan and seven-year-old daughter, Molly, to perfect their game on a newly poured concrete floor. The Schanil's plan to do some additional electrical work inside that will enable them to use it as a heated shop. A overhead 16' x 16' door was built into the west side of the building, mostly for use to bring smaller vehicles in, while the big Schweiss bifold allows access for the biggest of their farm machinery. Read More And See A lot More
When Ken Kuttner, who farms southwest of Stewart, MN, decided to put up a new 80' x 145' machine shed he wanted it done right and he wanted his building to be reinforced to the max. And without thinking twice he ordered a Schweiss 42' x 20' clear opening bifold liftstrap door with autolatches to put on the south endwall. Kuttner said that putting in a 20' tall door was one of the best things he could have done. Read More And See A lot More
Dave, who started farming 43 years ago, says he is now Dan's helper, and Dan has 20 years of farming behind him. Dave and Dan’s wives, Laurie and Rachel, don't do field work, but run the farm from behind their computers and do other things necessary to keep a farm running successfully. Dan also gets help from his 14-year-old son, Logan. Read More And See A lot More
When you have a modern line of farm equipment one thing you want to have is a quality building to protect it from the Minnesota elements. Dave Elfering, who farms northeast of Bird Island, MN went to Country Wide Lumber in Hector, MN for a 150' x 80' building which combines as a shop and storage building. Buildings this size require big reliable doors to bring today's large farm machinery in and out; and for that he made a one-stop shop for Schweiss Doors. Read More And See A lot More
When you have a busy trucking business and a big farming operation to boot . . . that calls for a lot of buildings to store and service a fleet of semis, tractors and other related farm equipment. These buildings require reliable doors for its day-to-day operation and Schweiss doors fill that bill. Read More And See A lot More
Brian Lamb has been producing corn, soybeans and sweetcorn on 2,000 acres of prime Renville County farmland just southwest of Hector, MN since 1981. He emphasized how fortunate he was to have what he called a "World Class" door manufacturer near his backyard and stressed the importance of doing business locally with an experienced builder to put up his machine shed and farmshop. Read More And See A lot More
Gary Seehusen, a third generation farmer who works 1,600 acres of farmland six miles north of Danube since 1988 has seen considerable improvements to his farmsite and equipment since his father, Dale and grandfather, George, farmed it going back to over a century ago. Corn, soybeans, sweetcorn and occasional pea crops grow well on the prime agricultural land. Read More And See A lot More
When it came time for Teri Kubesh to put up a new Country Wide Lumber 80' x 175' post frame farm building, she and her son, Justin called on Schweiss Doors for a couple of large bifold doors.The Kubesh's have two 50' x 18' Schweiss bifold liftstrap doors at their rural Olivia, MN farm location. The doors are equipped with autolatches and remote openers. Read More And See A lot More
In smaller towns, such as Hector, MN, family-owned businesses are a big deal. Customers and repeat customers get to know and trust the owners and staff and feel comfortable knowing the business sees them as more than a number or a name. Jim and Jan Eiler, owners of Country Wide Lumber and Hardware, along with the rest of their staff are a prime example and have been so for nearly the past 25 years since they embedded themselves into the business community. Read More And See A lot More
Sullivan Family Farms is up on the latest modern-day equipment and technology, but like most farms it didn't start out that way. Patriarch, Mike Sullivan, can still remember those first years going back to 1968 when he began working a handful of acres with a limited amount of equipment. Read More And See A lot More
"When I heard the Schweiss bifold doors went to straps instead of cables, it was a no brainer. I knew there would be less maintenance because of the straps - it works every time, all the time, and that's what I really like about the door." Those were the words of Lonnie Spaeth, who farms 400 acres just northwest of Sleepy Eye, MN. Read More And See A lot More
For over 100 years and four generations, the Hanson family has been involved with agriculture and has grown to symbolize quality, economy, and dependability. Hanson Silo was founded at Lake Lillian, Minnesota in 1916 by Emil Hanson - a local farmer who wanted a better product for himself and for his neighbors. His goal was to manufacture an improved product at the best price with the lowest upkeep. Hanson silos are easily identifiable - those with the checkered pattern on top are a Hanson silo. Read More And See A lot More
World War II had just ended and in March of 1946 a new business by the name of Lano's Body and Fender Works took roots in the small town of Chaska, MN. The original Lano brothers, Dick, Hauser and Clarence, returning from service in WWII, started that repair shop and expanded their business vision in 1948, when they took on the Allis Chalmers farm equipment line. When the company switched from the automotive business to farm equipment, brother Joe, also just out of the military, joined the corporation. The rest, as they say, is history. Read More And See A lot More
When the time came for the City of Meriden, CT to order four new bifold doors for its new municipal airport hangar they went through the usual procedure of getting multiple bids, as most cities are required to do. The low bid for four 40' x 14' doors was awarded to Schweiss Doors. Read More And See A lot More
Turtle Farms of Gibbon, MN, managed by the brother combination of Mark and Brad Turtle, along with Brad's son-in-law, Andrew Hansen, have been loyal Schweiss door customers ever since they put up their first farm shop. Read More And See A lot More
Forty-one years of farming can teach you a lot. Dennis and Jennifer Peterson of Hector know just about everything there is to know about the good years, the not so good years and how farming technology has progressed to where it is today. Read More And See A lot More
Sleek is a good word to describe Erik Dean's new Hector, MN cold storage building. The clean lines and brown accent, all the way down to the exterior LED lights and large Schweiss Bifold Liftstrap/Autolatch door with decorative windows give this structure a great working and farmsite appeal. Read More And See A lot More
Fredonia, Kansas is a city of 2,482 and the county seat of Wilson County, Kansas. The quiet picturesque city is in the southeast corner of Kansas farm country at the junction of US Highways 400 and 47 within 150 miles of Wichita, Kansas City and Tulsa Oklahoma. It was founded in 1868, and saw considerable expansion in the early 20th century, with a fossil fuel boom. Read More And See A lot More
Don Anderson of Hector, MN has a progressive Renville County farm operation and building arrangement that is well planned out. For the 40-some years he's been farming, he has a good handle on what it takes to be successful at what he does. Read More And See A lot More
Dave Duehn's path to farming followed a different route than that of most farmers today. I guess you could say, "It was from the ground up." And at first it wasn't an easy row to hoe. Read More And See A lot More
There's a very old John Deere two-row corn planter that sits next to Jeff Buboltz's modern 80' x 120' Lester Building steel-sided building that now shelters a full line of powerful, modern John Deere tractors, implements, a combine and two semi grain trucks. Now an ornamental piece, that old planter which probably sat in a grove for quite sometime, would easily fit in the back of a pickup truck - it is literally a step back in time from farming days gone by. Read More And See A lot More
Perry Meyer of New Ulm, MN lives and works on a seventh-generation farm dating back to 1858. Things were a lot different when his great-grandparents tilled the soil with a horse-drawn plow. Read More And See A lot More
Kurt Sandgren is like a lot of other Schweiss Door customers who at one time or another have purchased a Schweiss door and who like it enough to be a repeat customer when they put up or renovate another building. Read More And See A lot More
Around these parts Paul Lux is known as a Jack Of All Trades and master of many. He's one of those guys who can and has fixed everything from refrigerators to airplanes and everything in between. Read More And See A lot More
How Frans Rosenquist got his start in farming back in the late '70s is quite unusual. It wasn't a situation where the family farm was handed down to him or where he was able negotiate a nice loan through his local friendly banker. It was a matter of him spending money wisely. Read More And See A lot More
Chad Hoese at age 29 is a new-generation, unmarried farmer producing corn, soybeans and a herd of 60 dairy heifers at Stoney Creek Farms, a 2,500 acre spread just three miles north of Glencoe, MN. His latest acquisition was to put a Schweiss One-Piece Hydraulic 29.10' x 14' clear door on an existing woodframe cold storage building. He uses it to shelter two sparkling semi trucks and other equipment. Read More And See A lot More
If you are a farmer that takes care of a lot of acres and you need a machine shed that's more than just the average machine shed, you might want to give Randy Buboltz of Hector, MN a jingle. His 80' x 240' machine shed has it all from in-floor heating, a kitchen for farm help, to an office to conduct and keep track of crop production and all the ins and outs associated with it. Read More And See A lot More
"I didn't even price anyone elses doors, I knew this was the one I wanted. I still would have went with a Schweiss door even if I wasn't so close to the factory. Schweiss is the only company I know of that has the liftstrap. I've seen bifolds on other buildings that weren't Schweiss doors, but they didn't have the quality. Some guys tried to talk me into these big rollup doors, and then they put a post in the middle of them that I figure someone sooner or later is going to back into and you lose some headroom with a rollup..." explained Kiecker. Read More And See A lot More
Cliff "Chipper" Willhite of Hector, MN has two Schweiss bifold liftstrap doors, both equipped with autolatches and remote openers. His first Schweiss bifold, a 24' x 15.6', went on his remodeled 30' x 72' shop over nine years ago to replace a worn out rollup door. When he built a new 70' x 84' machine shed he didn't hesitate to give Schweiss Doors another call which resulted in a 40' x 18' bifold liftstrap door. Willhite farmed for 40 years. In 2012, retirement was calling so he turned the keys to the 1,000 acre corn and soybean farm over to his son-in-law, Mike Koenig. Read More And See A lot More
Never try to beat a man at his own game was the advice of Jim Hinton, father of Randy Hinton, General Manager of the 'Red Power' Case/IH Team of northern Iowa. That was back in 1971 when Randy and his Dad were just trying to get a toehold in the farm equipment business with their 'start up' store in Bancroft, IA. Read More And See A lot More
It stands tall, nearly 40' to the roof line. It's big, like 120' x 200'. Concrete walls standing 16' tall wrap all four sides of this huge structure. And it holds nearly 1 million bushels of corn. We're talking about the huge feed storage structure at Revier Cattle Company, a beef operation with feedlot capacity of about 16,000 head. But what makes this feed storage especially unique are two steel hydraulic doors, each 15' 6" wide and 15' tall and positioned at both ends of this feed storage structure. Read More And See A lot More
Jim Becke, a Winthrop, MN farmer stands in front of his new Country Wide Lumber 120'x66' machine storage building. The tractor, sitting just outside the Schweiss 36'x 18' bifold door is a New Holland T6050 that he bought from Lano Equipment and it is fitted with a Loftness snowblower. Read More And See A lot More