An update for AMCO Manufacturing partners and customers

The impact of COVID-19 grows each day. We’re reaching out to let you know AMCO Manufacturing is constantly monitoring the situation to maintain the safest possible environment for our employees, customers, and business partners. We have implemented standards proposed by the CDC as well as additional procedures to try and reduce exposure to COVID-19.

These include:

  • Social distancing within our facilities
  • Eliminating non-essential travel
  • Increasing the frequency at which facilities are disinfected
  • Eliminating shared food and beverage stations
  • Prohibiting visitors in company buildings
  • Working with truck drivers to complete deliveries without them entering our facilities
  • Requiring employees who can work from home to do so

As a manufacturer of agricultural equipment, AMCO Manufacturing will remain open per the Department of Homeland Security’s definition of Essential Critical Infrastructure. We want to reassure you we are well prepared to continue providing the reliable service and technical support you count on during these ongoing challenges.

During these difficult times, as new restrictions are imposed and we adapt to them, we ask for your understanding. We may encounter delays in shipments and will communicate accordingly. If there are items you need in the coming weeks, please place those orders soon to allow ample time for processing.  

AMCO thanks you for your support and patience during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have any questions, please contact your sales representative. You may also call us toll free at 1-800-748-9022, and we will connect you with the best person to address your needs.

 

 

 

Ditcher upgrades offer better performance for the same cost

Spring fast approaches—and spring is the perfect time for growers to consider the benefits of the new features and upgrades on AMCO’s Ditchers. AMCO is known for manufacturing some of the toughest, most reliable drainage ditchers in the industry. Last season, AMCO upgraded their Vertical and Offset Rotary Ditchers, delivering better ditch-clearing performance and durability. Take a look at the upgrades below.

Spring fast approaches—and spring is the perfect time for growers to consider the benefits of the new features and upgrades on AMCO’s Ditchers. AMCO is known for manufacturing some of the toughest, most reliable ditchers in the industry. Last season, AMCO upgraded their Vertical and Offset Rotary Ditchers, delivering better ditch-clearing performance and durability.

Contact the AMCO sales team at 800-748-9022 or sales@amcomfg.com for more information on AMCO drainage Ditchers or other AMCO tough tillage tools.

About AMCO

Since 1947, AMCO Manufacturing, Inc., has produced a wide range of primary tillage implements and farm equipment engineered and designed for the agricultural, farming, wildlife, forest and construction industry. AMCO products are the perfect fit for today’s production agriculture.

AMCO takes scraper system to the next level

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The new scraper system for AMCO’s large-frame models features more durable 2½″ x 2½″ square tubing and heavier-duty mounting brackets.

AMCO Manufacturing has made another upgrade to its standard equipment as part of its ongoing efforts to give customers more value and performance for their money. The scraper system included on AMCO’s larger-frame disc harrows, offset harrows, and levee and terracing plows is now constructed from ultra-durable 2½″ x 2½″ square tubing rather than angle iron. Heavy-duty mounting brackets are now also standard.

“The new square tubing makes our large-frame scraper system more than twice as strong as the design we use for our smaller-frame models,” said Michael Atwood, AMCO marketing manager. “We are pleased to be able to bring this significant upgrade to our customers without a cost increase.

F17-scraper-tubing“The new scrapers will hold up better in high residue and wet conditions, and will just overall have a longer lifespan,” said Atwood.

The large-frame scraper system now also features 2½″ x ½″ thick arms that can bear more weight due to a new vertical rather than offset design. The scrapers are attached to the arm with heavy-duty u-bolts. “We considered a lot of factors when designing the best scraper system for our larger models, like the weight the axle bears and the number of blades per gang,” said Atwood.

F17 large scraper systemBlades on the scraper are made from high-carbon steel, measure 3/16″ x 6½″ x 8″, and are adjustable and replaceable. Models using the new scraper system include the F15, F15B, C15, F17, F41, F42, J41, J42, J43, G2, LF6, MLJ6, MLF6, and TJ3. The J44 already featured the larger-frame scraper system.

All AMCO products will still ship with the scraper blades attached so no adjustment is needed until after a bearing adjustment is made. AMCO recommends users maintain a ¼″ spacing between the blade and the scraper so that dirt can flow through without putting too much pressure on the blade.

About AMCO

Since 1947, AMCO Manufacturing, Inc., has produced a wide range of primary tillage implements and farm equipment engineered and designed for production agriculture and the wildlife, forestry and construction industries. Our experienced staff is committed to the needs of our customers and strives to improve your productivity. We offer quality, value, durability, convenience and performance in all our products and service.

AMCO enhances equipment durability with new powder-coat finish

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AMCO equipment parts pass through the curing oven after being powder coated. They then cool off, ready for assembly.

It’s no secret that farm equipment is exposed to some rugged conditions: repeated heavy-duty use, impacts, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light and extreme weather conditions can all take their toll on equipment. Because of this, it’s crucial for farmers to invest in equipment that will last.

AMCO’s new powder-coat finishing system will ensure just that. The benefits of powder coating include:

  • More than twice as durable as a wet-paint finish and better coverage
  • More scratch resistant
  • Resistant to fading
  • Lowers waste, because unused or oversprayed powder that doesn’t adhere to the equipment can be retrieved and reused
  • Once the equipment leaves the oven and cools, it is completely cured.

“With our new powder-coating system, we’re able to offer even better value to our customers,” said Marketing Manager Michael Atwood. “Not only is the finish more durable, it will help maintain the value of the machine much longer.”

The upgrade to the painting system is just the latest step in AMCO’s plan to revitalize its manufacturing setup. “AMCO is very focused on using state-of-the-art equipment so that we are continually able to offer new and innovative products and features,” said Atwood. “Customers can look forward to even more improvements to many of AMCO’s leading models in the coming months.”

About AMCO

Since 1947, AMCO Manufacturing, Inc., has produced a wide range of primary tillage implements and farm equipment engineered and designed for production agriculture and the wildlife, forestry and construction industries. Our experienced staff is committed to the needs of our customers and strives to improve your productivity. We offer quality, value, durability, convenience and performance in all our products and service.

From road beds to construction sites, AMCO’s offset discs are breaking new ground

Across the U.S.A., construction season is in full swing. As construction companies and land-clearing contractors prepare to clear ground for job sites and break up road beds, many will be looking to purchase new construction equipment or upgrade existing equipment.

“AMCO has developed offset harrows to suit a range of construction needs, from lighter weight options to real heavy-hitters,” said AMCO Marketing Manager Michael Atwood. “We’ve gained a reputation in the construction industry as manufacturers of rugged, durable construction harrows. Construction equipment is exposed to stressful conditions, including repeated heavy-duty use, impacts, moisture, sunlight and extreme weather conditions. We know that downtime on the job site is costly, so our harrows are made to last.”

All AMCO’s construction harrows clear land by cutting through trash and mixing, aerating and leveling the soil. After AMCO’s harrows are manufactured, they are given a powder-coat finish, which is more than twice as durable as a wet-paint finish, offers better coverage and holds up under rugged conditions.

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The G2 Wheel Offset Harrow is ideal for the toughest conditions, such as breaking up new ground.

For the toughest conditions—for example, heavily wooded site preparation by a parks and recreation department that requires cutting through underbrush—the G2 Wheel Offset Harrow is the ideal tool. It is also fully capable of working new ground, which has never been broken before.

The G2 is available with impressive 36″ x ½″ thick cutout blades and offers cutting widths up to over 20 feet wide. To handle the force the G2 applies per blade, AMCO and a local manufacturer designed an oversized hydraulic cylinder with special clevis that lifts the harrow into transport position on dual wheels. This cylinder adds durability to the massive G2 design.

“The G2 cuts into ground 18″, which gets to the roots and moves more dirt than other products,” added Atwood. “Also, you can’t beat the scraper system on the G2. It has a welded scraper system with a curved moldboard, which keeps blades free from debris.”

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The J42 Wheel Offset Harrow, while still a heavy-duty tool, is ideal for smaller, less demanding projects such as breaking up road beds.

AMCO’s J42, J43 and J44 Wheel Offset Harrows are construction discs that are available in small-frame and large-frame options. The J42 Wheel Offset Harrow, while still a heavy-duty tool, is ideal for smaller, less demanding projects such as breaking up road beds. Featuring high-carbon, cold-rolled 1½″ steel square axles, the standard unit comes with 24″ diameter x 1/4″ thick plain blades with diminishing leveling blades. The J42 features heat-treated spring steel scraper shanks, replaceable high-carbon steel scraper blades, and extra-heavy-duty scraper bars. Depending on the size of the unit, its outrigger frame measures 16’6″ through 20’6″, and it weighs 179 to 208 pounds per blade.

AMCO’s J42, J43 and J44 Wheel Offset Harrows are construction harrows that are available in small-frame and large-frame options and a range of cutting widths. The J42 Wheel Offset Harrow, while still a heavy-duty tool, is ideal for smaller, less demanding projects such as breaking up road beds. The J43 and J44 Wheel Offset Harrows have all the same features as the J42, with extra features that enable them to perform more heavy-duty work.

The J42, J43 and J44 can also be used in farming to cut and size residue, eliminate clumps, and loosen packed soil to help prepare the ideal seedbed.

Since 1947, AMCO Manufacturing, Inc., has produced a wide range of primary tillage implements and farm equipment engineered and designed for the agricultural, farming, wildlife, forest and construction industry. AMCO products are the perfect fit for today’s production agriculture.

Contact the AMCO sales team at 800-748-9022 or sales@amcomfg.com for more information on AMCO’s construction harrows or other AMCO tough tillage tools.

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