Farmers can “go green” with a vinyl tarp made from recycled advertising billboards. The billboard vinyl is being repurposed as the tarp material by Repurposed Materials, located in Denver, CO. The recycled tarps may be used for many purposes including covering hay, making windscreens, or covering a floor. The waterproof vinyl is heavy duty (20 millmeters thick and 13 oz./yard material). Company literature states the tarps also cost 75% less than tarps purchased in a store. The tarps may be cemented together with vinyl cement. Prices start at $60/vinyl. For more information call call 303/478-6193 or visit
A new wire feed welder called the Handler 210MVP is available from Hobart Welding Products. The new welder features a multi-voltage plug (MVP) that allows use of either 115V or 230V power. Only a simple twist is required to switch power receptacles. Once plugged into the power, the Handler automatically adjusts to the correct input power.
The Handler offers 210 amps of welding power in a portable case. The power is enough to welds 3/8pin. Thick mild steel, as well as offer precise control for welding 24-gauge material. It offers seven output voltage settings and infinite wire feed speed control options.
Price: $1,250. For more information, call 800-626-9420 or visit
Rhino has expanded its flex-wing line of mowers with two 20-ft. models, FN240 and FR240. Both are ideal for large farm mowing jobs. The FN series is available in cutting widths of 10½, 13½, 15 and now 20 ft. It is built for heavy-duty conditions like mowing roadways or clearing brush up to 5 in. in diameter. List prices for the FR240 range from $29,000 to $31,900
The FR models are available in the same cutting widths and will handle pasture maintenance, shredding crops and clearing brush. List price of the FN240 range from $34,250 to $37,400. To find a dealer, visit
A new gooseneck trailer coupler offers exceptional security to prevent theft. B&W Trailer Hitches is selling the Defender trailer coupler with a push-button keyed lock. Operators can lock the trailer coupler when coupled or uncoupled.
The hitch also is simple to use. A cone-shaped coupler makes aligning and hooking up early. Operators simply line up the ball, drop the trailer and drive away.
Suggested retail price of the Defender is $279. For more information, visit
I am just glad that recycled material is used for such constructive purposes, it gives meaning to my every day individual recycling effort. We have the SLC junk removal service to rely on, it handles all types of materials so logistics is not a problem here.
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