FarmTek’s New Products for 2015!
The end of the year is always a busy time for everyone. Between saying goodbye to 2014 and ringing in the New Year, we here at FarmTek found some time to welcome dozens of new products to our 2015 catalog. From large products, like our new ClearSpanTM Hybrid Buildings, to small ones, such as our 43 PSI Pressure Regulators, our new product line offers something for everyone, and we are very excited to be starting off the new year with such great product additions.
Perhaps the most notable new product is our ClearSpan Hybrid Building. This building is constructed with the same long-lasting reliability of our Hercules Truss Arch Buildings, but is designed like never before. Featuring a straight, pitched roof with optional steel or fabric sidewalls, the new Hybrid Buildings are a visual departure from our classic Gable and Round Style buildings, but the high-quality construction and durability have not changed one bit. These buildings still feature our industry-leading, 20 year cover and 50 year frame warranty, and the permeable properties of the fabric covering allow for an abundance of natural light. As a special addition, you can include a section of Palsun Polycarbonate in this building, another new product of ours. This polycarbonate panel is half the weight of glass, but has proven to be 200 times stronger. Palsun Polycarobnate Sheets also promote thermal efficiency year-round, entirely block out harmful UV radiation and have an 89 percent light transmittance. This polycarbonate is great for covering greenhouses and any other crop growing location, and a section of it is available on the back and front end walls of our Hybrid Buildings.
For those with a greenhouse that requires periods of total light deprivation, installing and removing shade cloth or blackout curtain can be time consuming. Our new EZ-Shade Tarp Arm is designed to help save time and make covering your greenhouse with shade or blackout material easier than ever. The EZ-Shade Tarp Arm is made from corrosion-resistant steel and features two pivot arms that mount directly onto a concrete foundation, which will be located on the front and back side of the greenhouse. Once the concrete foundation and pivot arms have been installed, the shade material is connected directly to the pivot arms. Once installed, the EZ-Shade Tarp Arm enables growers to cover and uncover a ClearSpan Pro-Greenhouse with shade material quickly and easily, greatly simplifying a once time consuming job.
Any farmer living in a region that experiences bitter cold knows that fighting off the freeze is a never ending battle. Between keeping pipes from freezing, ensuring that ice doesn’t collect on roofs and keeping up with livestock, those shortened winter days never seem to end. To help reduce winter stress, we now offer Raychem Gardian Heat Cables. These cables are available in 24- and 50-foot lengths and are great for pipe-freeze protection, roof and gutter deicing and more. Safe for use on both metal and plastic pipe, these 120 V cables are self regulating and lend a much desired helping hand during the cold winter months.
Growing Systems & Supplies
Greenhouse growers are all too familiar with walking back and forth throughout the greenhouse during transplanting. Walking from propagation trays to each individual Dutch Bucket or NFT Channel dozens to potentially hundreds of times can get very tiresome. We know how time consuming transplanting can be, and we also know how important it is to maximize your time for additional jobs around the greenhouse. Because of this, we’ve developed the Rolling Bench with Propagation Tray to maximize efficiency in the greenhouse. These 4’ wide by 8’ long grow bench and tray sit on casters, which allow your propagation tray to glide throughout your growing space. The corrosion-resistant, galvanized steel tube frame enables this tray to hold 1,000 lbs. when stationary or 300 lbs. while moving. To accommodate for taller plants and grow lights, we also offer a Trellis and Light Bar Frame, which can be purchased separately.
If you’re looking to produce larger, heavier fruiting crops indoors, a Dutch Bucket system is ideal. However, tending to a Dutch Bucket System often means bending over for long periods of time, which takes a toll on your lower back and, occasionally, your patience. Our new Dutch Bucket Low Profile Benches offer a handy solution for those looking for an easier way to tend to their Dutch Bucket Systems. Manufactured from galvanized steel tube with an expanded metal deck, these benches put your Dutch Buckets at the perfect height. Add our optional leveler feet to achieve the desired height or slope for your bench and make caring for crops easier than ever.
As an industry leader in hydroponic fodder, we are always looking for new ways to improve our systems and new products to make working with the systems easier all around. Our new FodderPro 3.0 Seed Spreader has been designed to make spreading seed in our FodderPro 3.0 Commercial Feed Modules quick and efficient. This handheld spreader fits snug in our 16” wide channels. When engaged, this seed spreader drops to an ideal height and spreads the seed evenly throughout the entire channel. With the addition of our FodderPro 3.0 Seed Spreader Extension Handle, spreading seed perfectly throughout the channels is foolproof. Spend less time fussing with seed distribution when you add our newest seed spreader to your daily routine.
This time of year, mice, rats and chipmunks seek shelter inside your home, barn, garage and just about any place that can offer some protection from the cold. Make sure those unwelcomed guests don’t overstay their welcome with Jawz Rodent Traps. These traps are made of heavy-duty plastic, which make them easy to clean and give them nearly a lifetime of reuse. The plastic teeth are incredibly strong, but will not break the skin of the rodent, making cleanup quick and sanitary. After a catch, simply dispose of the rodent, rinse the trap and reset for unmatched rodent control.
If you have a problem with flies, mosquitoes or any type of flying insect, we now offer CV-80D Flying Insect Killer. This oil-based fly spray is safe for use in all environments, making it ideal for houses, barns, stables, garden centers, poultry barns and more. Just one 18.5 oz. spray can make all the difference in the fight against airborne pests. This environmentally friendly spray is safe to use around both animals and humans and contains no ozone depleting CFCs, but you can be sure that it will deplete your insect problem.
Our new products have us looking forward to 2015, and we hope that with the addition of some of these new products, your year will be looking just as productive. If you would like to learn more about these products, or would like to see our full line of new products, please visit our website, www.FarmTek.com, or give us a call at 1.800.327.6835 to speak with a National Account Manager to learn more about how our new products can benefit you.