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  • Flanders Truck Dealership Highlights 3 Interesting Facts About Semi-Trucks

    From online shopping deliveries to providing produce at the grocery store, semi-trucks are involved in nearly every aspect of our daily lives. According to the knowledgeable team at Hoover Truck & Bus Centers, a leading truck dealership in Flanders, NJ, the trucking industry is far more interesting than most individuals realize. Below, these specialists share their favorite facts about big rigs.

    3 Interesting Semi-Truck Facts From Your Local Truck Dealership

    1. Invention

    The first big rig was originally developed to meet the needs of the automotive industry. In 1898, Alexander Winton designed a semi-truck to haul his automobiles to buyers and car dealerships. The Winton Motor Carriage Company would later be sold to General Motors®, but the design made its impact on manufacturers across the country. While the first model has undergone many improvements over the last century, the basic concept is still very apparent in the design of modern 18-wheelers seen in truck dealerships around the country.

    2. Name

    While the first variation was called an "automobile hauler", the term "semi-truck" evolved as a result of the trailer. Full trailers are equipped with two axles, but they're not often used for over-the-road hauling because they're challenging to control, especially when they’re in reverse. Semi-trailers are called so as a result of only having one axle or set of axles, and the attachment of "semi" was quickly extended to the trucks that haul them.

    3. Number

    According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are over 2.7 million registered semi-trucks in the U.S. There are also around 5.9 million commercial truck drivers, including on-the-road and local operators. In total, big rigs traveled nearly 300 billion miles in 2015, which translates to roughly 9% of total road travel in the country.

    Semi-trucks are a vital component of the transportation of modern products and goods. If you own a trucking company, turn to Hoover Truck & Bus Centers in Flanders, NJ for a wide selection of reliable vehicles. Servicing the Tri-State area, they offer big rig sales, truck parts, and repairs.

    The information above is courtesy of  Morris County Near Say

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  • Atlantic Tractor Receives 2018 SATISFYD Top Dealer Award

     

    PHOTO: Atlantic Tractor’s Director of Human Resources Paul Titzler (left) and General Manager Mel Goldsmith (right) accepting the 2018 SATISFYD Top Dealer Award.

     

    Atlantic Tractor has been ranked by SATISFYD as one of the Top 55 dealers in the equipment industry, winning the 2018 SATISFYD Top Dealer Award. This honor is awarded to an exclusive group of the best dealerships as selected by their own customers and represents those dealers who have shown a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.

     

    “Achieving the SATISFYD Top Dealer award means we at Atlantic Tractor have put our customers first by listening to what they say, caring about it, engaging in it and actively managing the issue resolution process,” CEO Gregg Rebar said.  “This award along with continued, exceptional customer service will help set the stage for increased customer loyalty, making Atlantic Tractor a trusted leader in the industry.”

     

    Each year SATISFYD conducts customer experience surveys on behalf of over 1,000 equipment dealers from a variety of industries throughout the US, Canada and Australia. SATISFYD empowers these dealers to listen to their customers by collecting valuable feedback that drives important business decisions and improvements.

     

    As the equipment dealership industry continues to consolidate and product differentiation continues to shrink, the standout dealers will be those with a commitment to serving the customer.

     

    The complete list of the 2018 SATISFYD Top Dealer Award winners can be found at http://www.satisfyd.com/topdealeraward/.

  • Larson Electronics Releases LED Tractor Lighting Package for McCormick International MTX125

    KEMP, Texas, March 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, industrial grade lighting leader, released an LED tractor light package, complete with four LED spot lights, six LED flood lights, and two rectangular LED grill lights. This tractor light kit mounts in existing lamp holders for halogen lamps on McCormick International MTX125 tractors, making it an ideal upgrade solution with high output and increased energy-efficiency.

    The LLP-MCC-TR-MTX-125-V2 LED tractor light package is designed for installation and use on McCormick International MTX125 tractors and comes with a total of twelve LED lights. These LEDs include: Ten Larson Electronics’ LEDEQ-3X3-CPR LED work lights, four of which come in a spot beam configuration for rear fender and top front cab lighting, six LEDs in a flood beam configuration for use as rear back cab, mid cab and top front cab illumination, and two Larson Electronics’ IL-LED-DLR-5X2 rectangular LEDs for use as grill lights.

    The ten LEDEQ-3X3-CPR LEDs in this tractor kit are 45-watt fixtures that produce 2,100 lumens each, and feature 9V-64V DC input voltages with electric currents of 2.8 A. During output, these luminaries produce a brilliant white light with a color temperature rating of 6,000-6,500K. These LED fixtures comply with CE, ROHS and E4 standards and are constructed of an IP67 rated aluminum housing with an unbreakable polycarbonate lens, and are mounted via u-bracket trunnion mounts, making light direction easy to adjust vertically. The IL-LED-DLR-5X2 rectangular lights are 30-watt, low voltage luminaries that emit 1,440 lumens each of bright white light with a color temperature rating of 6,000K. These units are constructed of aluminum and are waterproof, protected against rain and wetness in outdoor environments. The IL-LED-DLR-5X2 operates on 12-24V DC and features a breathable design for robust air flow, along with a standard 2-pin connector for quick installation.

    “The LLP-MCC-TR-MTX-125-V2 is a robust LED upgrade lighting package for McCormick International MTX125 tractors,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “The kit mounts into existing lamp holders, making the switch very simple and stress-free.”

    About Larson Electronics LLC: Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

  • Tractor Supply Co. Searching for 4-H, FFA ‘Great Neighbors’

    Youth Essay Contest Winners to be Recognized at State, County Fairs Across the Country

     

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Tractor Supply Company Mobile Fair Tour is looking for 4-H and FFA youth who showcase what it means to be a great neighbor.

    Originating last year, the “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest is an experiential component of the retailer’s Mobile Fair Tour—a 24-stop journey across the United States that will begin its route June 1 in Kentucky and conclude Nov. 10 in Nevada.

    Beginning Tuesday, March 27, 4-H and FFA members living near one of the fair tour’s 24 stops can enter the contest by submitting an essay in response to the following: Choose one memorable 4-H or FFA experience and explain how that experience has influenced your development as a great neighbor in your community.

    Tractor Supply will recognize five winners at each of the 24 fair stops with a special ceremony at the Mobile Fair Tour footprint. Winners will be presented with a commemorative plaque and Tractor Supply gift pack.

    The “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest closes Sunday, April 29 at 5 p.m. CDT. To enter, eligible 4-H and FFA members should visit TractorSupply.com/FairTour to submit an essay, review contest rules and regulations, and view a list of fair stops.

    “Whether it’s caring for animals, growing vegetables or volunteering, fairs play an important role in providing developmental opportunities for 4-H and FFA youth,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company. “The ‘Great Neighbor’ Essay Contest is an excellent platform for these youth to share their leadership experiences, and it allows Tractor Supply to provide some well-deserved recognition for the work they do year-round to make their communities better places.”

    Last year, Tractor Supply recognized more than 90 4-H and FFA youth for their community contributions at 19 fair stops across the country. In addition to honoring contest winners, the Mobile Fair Tour features free, family-friendly activities and prizes to enhance the fair experience.

    About Tractor Supply Company
    Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. At December 30, 2017, the Company operated 1,685 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com.

    Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. At December 30, 2017, the Company operated 168 Petsense stores in 26 states. For more information on Petsense, visit www.petsense.com.

    About National FFA Organization
    The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.

    About 4‑H
    4‑H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs. Learn more about 4‑H at www.4-H.org, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/4-H and on Twitter at Twitter.com/4H.

  • New Holland Construction adds C237 model to Compact Track Loader Lineup

    From New Holland Construction

    New Holland Construction expands its compact track loader lineup to include an all-new model, the C237. Ready for any farm, rental yard or construction site, the vertical lift C237 model will hold fast to steep slopes and move easily through various terrains. Plus, to help you become more productive, the C237 can lift more hay bales, haul heavier pallets and bigger boulders, and everything in between without the need to worry about DEF (diesel exhaust fluid).

    “Our customers told us that while the C238 will fit their needs for lifting and carrying, they didn’t need all the horsepower to complete their tasks,” said Doran Herritt, Product Marketing Manager for New Holland Construction. “Because of this feedback, we developed the C237 to have the same operating capacity of the C238 but with a 74 horsepower engine that does not require DEF.”

    The C237 model includes:
    - 74 HP engine
    - 3,700-lb rated operating capacity at 50 percent tipping load (7,400-lb tipping load)
    - Long track base of 64.5 inches, with 17.7-inch wide tracks
    - Low ground pressure of 4.3 psi
    - Strong bucket tip and lift breakout forces of 7,360 lbs and 6,110 lbs respectively with 78-inch dirt and foundry bucket

     

    For more information about New Holland Construction visit their website.

     

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