ATV rider

Patty Scheffert does not know what she is talking about [Your input, January, page 102]. Spinning around in the mud and riding through woods and creeks is what four wheeling is, and it never hurt anybody. I'm 15 years old and have ridden Quads on the same farm for nine years, and our farm is the same as it was nine years ago. The creeks don't have ruts, and the track hasn't done any damage. Quads are only dangerous if you don't use your head. I always wear full protective gear — helmet, riding boots and gloves. She's blowing this issue way out of context. You people at Farm Industry News did nothing wrong, and you did a great job on the ATV Rodeo.
Cole Proeschel
Lebanon, OH

No pelican mouth bolt cutter

I want to thank you for all the help you have given me in the past. I have not found anyone who has the pelican mouth bolt cutter. However, I did get a tool from the Farm Tek catalog that does a fairly good job of cutting wire.

I do enjoy your magazine very much.
George Gengenbach
Madrid, NE

Can you help?

We have had many requests in the past few years for information about Fieldmaster. The company was originally located in Canada and manufactured dirt scrapers. We have been unable to locate any parts for the scrapers and would appreciate any information you might have about the company or where to find parts. If you can help, please contact us at the mailing address or e-mail address given below(“How to reach us”).

Van Dale conveyors

I am looking for parts for a Van Dale conveyor, and the old number no longer works. Can you help?
Keith Deal
Galatia, IL

Contact J-Star Industries, 801 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538, 920/563-5521. The company will give you the name and phone number of a dealership in your area where you can order your parts.

Excel cabs

We are looking for information about the Excel Tractor Company tractor cabs. They are out of Hesston, KS, and we are unable to locate any information about them.
Darrell and Bill Cooper
Chillicothe, MO

Unfortunately, no parts are available through Excel (now Excel/Hussler Turf Equipment). The tractor cabs have not been manufactured since the 1970s. We suggest you ask the manufacturer of your tractor if it has parts for the cab.

Prime loader parts

I have a L925 Prime Mover skid loader. It was made in Muscatine, IA, a division of Hon Industries. Where can I find parts for it? I am looking for a coupler that connects the Onan gas motor to the hydrostatic pump.
Thanks for your help.
Tom Nees
via e-mail

Primemover sold its skid loader division. Parts for your machine are now available from OmniQuip International, Box 990, Port Washington, WI 53074, 888/872-5123.

Bishman tire changer parts

We are need an e-mail address for a customer needing to locate Bishman “Command” Tire changer parts.
Ken, Just Equipment
Fremont, CA

Bishman — Royal has been out of business for many years, and we are unable to locate any further information on where to find parts.

How to reach us

Write to us at fin@primediabusiness.com; Farm Industry News, 7900 International Dr., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55425; or www.farmindustrynews.com (click on e-mail). We assume all letters to be for publication. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.