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Chick Feeder, LLC announced that its newest product, the BriteTap® Chick Feeder, is now available for pre-sale on the company's web site. The patent pending BriteTap Feeder keeps chick's food free from contamination, is easier to fill than other chick feeders, and can be used outdoors to provide scratch, grit, mealworms, and oyster shells when the chicks mature and leave the brooder.

The BriteTap Feeder is comprised of a Feeder Tube that acts as a reservoir for food, a Lid that covers the feeder tube and allows users to easily refill the feeder, a Shield that surrounds the Feeder Tube to protect chick's food from contamination, rain and snow, and a Base that dispenses the food.

Keeps Food More Sanitary

The BriteTap Feeder's unique Shield blocks chicks from perching on top of the feed tray and thus keeps the feed free from droppings. As chicks mature, the Shield can be raised by screwing it up the threads on the outside of the Feeder Tube in much the same way that a nut screws up a bolt. Periodically raising the shield allows chicks to feed comfortably as they grow taller while still preventing them from perching on the Base.

When attached to a metal or plastic base and filled, the BriteTap Chick Feeder holds 4 cups (20 ounces) of feed, scratch, grit or oyster shells. Owners can increase the capacity of the feeder by an additional 2 cups (10 ounces) by purchasing an additional Feeder Tube. The Feed Tubes screw together, allowing owners to extend the capacity of the BriteTap feeder. Each additional tube holds 2 cups (10 ounces) of food.

Easier Filling/No Mess or Waste

The BriteTap Feeder is easier to fill and more economical than traditional Mason jar feeders. These traditional feeders require owners to remove the jar and invert the feeder base in order to refill them. This necessarily results in spills and wasted feed. The BriteTap Feeder stays attached to the base at all times. Users re-fill the BriteTap Feeder by opening the Lid on the Feeder Tube and re-filling from the top. No inversion. No spills. No wasted feed.

Grows With the Flock

The BriteTap Feeder can be used long after chicks have left the brooder and other chick feeders have been placed into storage. When chicks mature, the BrtieTap Feeder can be used outdoors to provide scratch, grit, oyster shells or a combination of all of these to adult chickens. The Shield on the BriteTap Feeder serves the additional purpose of preventing rain and snow from entering the Base and thus prevents these foodstuffs from spoiling.

Height Adjustment

Pre-Sale Now Accepted

The BriteTap Chick Feeder is now available for pre-sale online. Product will begin to shipping to customers the second week in March 2015. A kit containing the Feeder Tube, Lid and Shield costs $29.95 + shipping & handling. Since many potential customers already own a chick feeder base, a red plastic base is sold separately for $5 for those needing one. Extra Feeder Tubes to extend the capacity are sold as an accessory for $10. Customers buying during the pre-sale period will receive a free 1/2 cup feed scoop with their orders.

About's mission is to make it easier for poultry hobbyists, urban farmers, and homesteaders to keep a healthy flock of chickens. In 2012, the company launched the BriteTap® chicken waterer, a dispenser that shields poultry's water from contamination by dirt and debris, thereby providing cleaner and safer water than traditional pan-style chicken waterers. is a privately held company located in Palo Alto, California, USA.

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Michelin Work Boots

From the very beginning, the Michelin name has meant innovation. As the world's leading tire manufacturer, Michelin has helped to advance the mobility of goods and people for 125 years.  Customers have counted on Michelin tires for safety and performance on the road. So, and understandably, many know of Michelin for their truck, tractor, construction, farming, off-road or pickup truck tires as well as for the tires which carry their families to work, school and activities.  Relying on Michelin for durability, performance and total cost of ownership is a given but what many may not know is that Michelin is also a brand that can be trusted to provide maximum comfort, superior traction and technology in everyday work and lifestyle products.

Leveraging the company's technical expertise in managing contact with the ground and in providing comfort and safety, Michelin offers a growing line of professional footwear, vehicle mats and liners, wiper blades, coolers, tools, seat covers, ice melt, compressors, gauges, passenger car snow chains, sports sneakers and tire inflators.

Michelin Rubber Boots


Michelin has applied its knowhow and expertise relating to rubber and traction to its range of footwear. Michelin footwear is practical and stylish with sole designs inspired by Michelin's high-performance tires. No matter what boot is necessary — durable work boots, steel toed work boots, steel toes rubber boots, slip-resistant work shoes, rugged outdoor shoes, hiking boots or more casual lifestyle shoes  and sneakers — Michelin provides solutions for all performance needs. Highly advanced technology is incorporated into every style.

Michelin offers more than 25 different industrial footwear styles ideal for working professionals or simply for casual wear — many with sole designs inspired by Michelin's high-performance tire tread designs. The comprehensive range of Michelin-branded safety and protective footwear has been embraced by the construction, food service, waste management, mining and manufacturing industries. Michelin footwear has also been coveted by rugged outdoorsmen and by those who like to walk in comfort.

High slip, oil and chemical and abrasion resistance are just some of the qualities that make Michelin boots ready for any industrial work place. For example, Michelin's Pilot Exalto Metatarsal Steel Toe Boot and Michelin’s Sledge Met Guard Work Boots have shock-absorbing midsole cushions, orthotic insoles and an ASTM F2413-05 Electrical Hazard rating. The ANSI/ASTM-rated class 75 metatarsal guard protects against unexpected foot impacts. The oil- and slip-resistant multi-density sole of Michelin's XPX761 Sledge Work Boots deliver comfort and durability for those needing a premium welding boot. Steel toe boots are available in men’s sizes up to size 13.  Tennis sneakers are available in men, women and children’s sizes through Dick’s Sporting Goods or at the BabolaT website. The complete Michelin industrial footwear collection can be found online at and at independent footwear retailers nationwide.

Michelin Car Equipment

Tools and products

Michelin is not focused on just tire manufacturing alone. It offers many other premium products such as custom floor liners, all-weather utility/cargo mats, seat covers, winter blades, scrapers, ice melt, tire inflators, pressure washers, and 12 volt coolers. For example, the Symphony line of passenger wiper blades are designed for efficiency (no dirt and snow buildup), durability (use of fortified rubber), and convenience (employment of advance connector system) and are available up to size 28. And, similar to the tires from the brand, these blades are all-weather in design and are perfect for heavy-duty drives. The custom floor liners are constructed by precision laser measurements providing the best possible vehicle fit.  The raised containment walls and extended edge prevent spills from damaging vehicle interior while the deep, sculpted channels trap and contain water, sand, dirt and debris. The all-weather utility/cargo mats have a universal fit mat designed to fit more vehicles including cars, trucks, vans and SUV’s. The premium rubber provides maximum protection from the outside elements and is naturally soil and stain resistant and mold to the contours of vehicle floor for a smooth, snug fit. For more information, visit the Michelin website.

Maps and Guides

Over a century ago, the Michelin brothers published a guidebook that would inspire motorists to travel and make their trips rewarding. In the years since, the Michelin guides have been a trusted friend to travelers who are eager to pursue their passions around the globe. Michelin guides equip travelers with comprehensive information they need to get the most out of their travel. From countries to regions to cities, Michelin’s legendary maps and guides help travelers taste, see and experience some of the world’s most memorable destinations. There are over 60 maps, atlases, Red Guides, and Green Guides available in North America alone covering popular destinations such as New England, Florida, Toronto, Hawaii, Alaska, Cancun, Havana and Las Vegas. Green Guides include recommendations for lodging, attractions, dining and event.


 Curtis Industries Heavy Duty Vehicle Plow

Curtis Industries LLC, manufacturer of cab enclosures, attachments and accessories for compact vehicles, announces the release of its new heavy-duty utility vehicle plow. The plow ships fully assembled to dealers to significantly reduce installation time and cost.

This durable plow is powder coated for corrosion resistance and painted in a polished silver-gray finish that complements any color vehicle. The plow features a 72" wide x 19" high adjustable full-trip moldboard with 6" double-sided cutting edge for longer life. It's designed with a 48" trip frame and heavy-duty springs to protect the plow and vehicle from ground obstructions.

The plow ships with moldboard, trip frame, A-frame, lift frame, hydraulic pump and motor and angle cylinders fully assembled, including hydraulic fluid. Quick installation and one-plug electrical connection means greater time and money savings.

Custom vehicle mount kits are designed for the John Deere Gator XUV; Club Car XRT 1550/ Case; Polaris Ranger XP 900; Bobcat 2200, 2300, 3400 4x4; Case Scout and Scout XL; Husqvarna HUV 4421 and 4421XL; New Holland Rustler 120 and 125.

The mount kit bolts directly to the existing holes in the vehicle frame. No drilling is required. Once installed the plow easily mounts on standard 2" receiver hitch in less than 30 seconds.

"We have thousands of touch points with our customers annually and we are constantly asking for their opinions." said Michael Alexander, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "What they want in a plow is durability and faster installation time, and this plow delivers.

The plow's rapid speed hydraulic lift and angle controls operate within 2 seconds. The plow includes a 4-button hand-held controller allowing the user to operate the controls with one hand from the comfort of the vehicle.

The hydraulic reservoir is enclosed in a removable metal housing above the mount frame for easy access to hydraulic fluid, hoses and coil valve while protecting the components from the weather. Skid shoes, high-visibility blade markers and jack leg, which are accessories on some plows, are included as standard equipment.

"This plow is an exceptional value and built to last season after season," said Alexander. "Curtis has a long history of engineering on-road plows for larger pickup trucks. That same expertise and technology has gone into this off-road vehicle plow.

The plow is perfect for schools, universities, parks, resorts, municipalities and home owners with acreage.

Curtis offers an optional snow deflector and rubber cutting edge for the plow. Other snow and ice accessories are also available such as a vibration kit, gate control units and spreaders for salt, sand, fine gravel and fertilizer.

About Curtis Industries

Curtis Industries, LLC, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company, is recognized as one of the most innovative designers and manufacturers of compact vehicle enclosure systems, attachments and related accessories that enhance our customers' comfort and productivity. The company, which started in 1968, also manufactures truck plows and snow & ice control equipment for tractors and utility vehicles. Curtis markets its products through OEM vehicle manufacturers and a large network of dealers in the United States and Canada as well as Europe and Asia. The company operates from a 150,000 sq. ft. facility in Worcester, Massachusetts.

For more information on Curtis products, please visit

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Skid auger

Land Pride’s SA20 Skid Auger fills a need for users that require a quality post hole attachment but don’t require our heavy-duty, commercial-grade SA35 Auger. This lighter planetary drive Skid Auger is ideal for land owners, landscapers, hobby farmers, or contractors.

The Land Pride SA20 Skid Auger digs holes from 9” to 36” in diameter and up to 48” deep or deeper with available auger extensions. With 10 different augers available — 7 double flight augers from 9” to 36” and 3 tree augers in 24”, 30”, and 36” — the SA20 is a versatile and dependable tool.

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Yanmar America Corporation is a proud supporter and Title Sponsor of this year’s MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR being held at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort  Friday, September 12, through Sunday, September 14  in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS are fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle events that offer hands-on seminars covering topics from small scale agriculture to renewable energy. Visitors to the fair can experience Yanmar’s recently launched new line of sub-compact tractors first-hand in booth 621. 

Yanmar will also be hosting a local farm to table dinner for special VIP guests and agricultural leaders of the mid-Atlantic and New England regions on the evening of September 13 in the Alpine Room at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

For more information on Yanmar agricultural equipment, please visit To learn more about Yanmar America Corporation, visit

About Yanmar America Corporation:

Yanmar America Corporation, located in Adairsville, GA, is the regional headquarters of Yanmar Co., Ltd. a global company based in Osaka, Japan. Yanmar Co. Ltd., was established in 1912, and in1933 became the world's first manufacturer to develop a practical small diesel engine. Today, Yanmar is a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment. Yanmar America Corporation is located at 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103.

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Rose & Lee Hubbert and Mike O’Dell, partners in Back to the Future Farm in Middletown, New York, have received approval to operate the first-ever Bob-White Systems LiLi Pasteurizer on their farm in Middletown, New York. They plan to process and bottle milk—and make milk soaps, cheese and yogurt—from their 48 Holstein and Jersey cows to sell locally and at the NYC Greenmarkets this summer. The Hubberts and O’Dell passed rigorous inspection in April by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and will begin processing LiLi Milk as early as June. This is the first LiLi Pasteurizer approved for use in the country.Side view of LiLi Pasteurizer

“The LiLi Pasteurizer is the best, FDA-approved low input-low impact HTST pasteurizer on the market,” says Steven A. Judge, the founder of Bob-White Systems and one of the chief designers of the LiLi. He adds: “This is revolutionary technology that works flawlessly and is gentle on the milk and saves valuable time.” The Hubberts and O’Dell were prepared to turn in an application to install a VAT pasteurization system when the LiLi passed inspection by the State of Vermont and received a favorable FDA review.

“The LiLi puts out the capacity we need without damaging the milk,” says Rose. “We did lots of taste tests of VAT-pasteurized milk and feel that LiLi milk is as close to raw as you can get. The LiLi is the least invasive pasteurization method on the market, which was a major selling point.”

“The LiLi opens up new income streams for dairy farmers like the Hubberts who wish to legally produce value-added products onsite,” says Judge. “It has the potential to make locally-produced, safe and delicious farm-fresh milk and other dairy products readily available again,” adds Judge.

The LiLi pasteurizer is available at a significantly lower price than comparable machines—$75,000 (depending on upgrades, installation costs and accessories), and Bob-White Systems offers financing options and cash rebates on complementary equipment.

“The LiLi pasteurizer is truly low input and low impact. It requires very little energy, time and resources to set up,” adds Judge. The LiLi pasteurizes at between 163 and 165 degrees and holds that temperature consistently to within one degree. It operates so dependably and at such consistent temperatures that the milk is not diverted and reheated during the pasteurization process.” This protects the overall quality of the milk and produces a superior end product that will make better-tasting milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products.

The LiLi pasteurizer is in full compliance with all pertinent regulations, including the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO). The machine is now approved for legal use in all 50 states, pending local, routine inspections.

LiLi benefits include:

Low Impact Continuous heating process has a low impact on the nutritional value and flavor of the milk. A gentle pumping action further preserves milk’s creamy, rich taste and consistency.
Legal The LiLi pasteurizer is in full compliance with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance. This means that dairies and dairy-food producers of all sizes can easily and legally pasteurize milk on site.
Efficient Inline system pasteurizes milk at a rate of two gallons per minute—much faster, and using much less energy, than traditional vat pasteurizers. Revolutionary, regenerative heating process returns 85% of process heat, making the LiLi the most efficient small-scale pasteurizer on the market.
Standard, Modular Construction Requires only 5 hookups – 240 VAC input, standard 120-volt amp circuit, water, raw milk input, and a drain. No additional infrastructure or external heat source required. Compact size (approximate 6-foot square design) makes it easy to use and install. In addition, the LiLi has an automated “Clean-in-Place” System. The machine requires minimal training or operator input during use.

The LiLi ships pre-assembled and requires almost no maintenance during use. The best part is that it does the same job as other small HTST pasteurizers and delivers a better-tasting end product.

The Hubberts and O’Dell plan to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony in July to mark the official opening of their LiLi Milk Plant. They plan to sell milk, milk soaps and other value-added dairy products under the Old Mother Hubbert label.

About Bob-White Systems

Bob-White Systems provides innovative equipment, supplies, technology and resources for the local production of safe, farm-fresh dairy products. Bob-White Systems, creators of the LiLi pasteurizer, provides farmstead dairy consulting services and affordable small-scale dairy equipment including bulk tanks, portable milking equipment, dairy and cheese making supplies for Micro Dairies milking cows, sheep, goats and even water buffalo. Inspired by the Slow Food movement, Bob-White Systems supports local, farmstead dairy farmers across the country and aims to increase the availability of locally-produced, safe and delicious farm-fresh milk, cheese and yogurt.  To learn more about the company, visit them online at Bob-White Systems and LiLi Milk, on Facebook and on Twitter

About Back to the Future Farm

Back to the Future Farm is a small, locally-owned farm operated by Rose and Lee Hubbert with their son Joshua, along with Mike O’Dell, in Middletown, New York. Back to the Future Farm is a producer of antibiotic and hormone-free poultry and poultry products and Old Mother Hubbert cream line milk and dairy products. To learn more about Back to the Future Farm, visit them on Facebook.

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DEWALT metal storage is perfect for the auto industry.

Today DEWALT announced the national launch of its new rolling Metal Storage system for the automotive industry, contractors, and more.

DEWALT rolling metal cabinetThe two products include a 36” 6-Drawer Top Chest — model DWMT73678 — and a 36” 5-Drawer Roller Cabinet — model DWMT73679. Combined, the Top Chest and Roller Cabinet deliver up to 1,400 pound load capacity.

With these two new products, DEWALT is bringing its history of innovation and engineering excellence to reinvent the rolling Metal Storage product category.

After extensive end-user research, DEWALT has built the rolling Metal Storage system to feature auto-return closing drawers, 100-pound capacity ball bearing drawers, 200-pound capacity extra deep bottom drawer, and fully extendable drawers.

The Metal Storage products are designed to be durable and tough, and offer a new level of convenience and lots of storage room. The pull-out drawers are deep and large enough to store and organize an array of large tools. The top lid design provides enough clearance to allow a DEWALT 20 Volt Drill to stand with the lid closed. Knockouts in the back of the top lid allow power cords to run inside for battery charging, with the lid closed and locked.

The drawers on the Top Chest and Roller Cabinet feature100-pound auto-return drawer slides for heavy-duty storage capacity. Top and bottom keys are included for an internal locking mechanism with breakaway keys. Heavy-duty casters offer durability and easy movement.

The Top Chest provides 9,096 cubic inches of storage space with 10-3/8” deep top that stores a variety of power tools and hand tools for easy access. Specially designed gas lid stays offer smooth opening and closing to the top lid, as well as hold the lid open.

The Roller Cabinet features 12,896 cubic inches of storage space. An extra deep 12” bottom drawer offers additional storage with 200 pound capacity.

The 36” 6-Drawer Top Chest retails for $249.99 and the 36” 5-Drawer Roller Cabinet retails for $349.99 in June 2014 at Home Depot and Independent Retailers. Also available in a 52” 8-drawer Top Cabinet $599.99 and 9-drawer Roller Cabinet 699.99 at Canadian Tire, Home Depot online, and independent retailers.

Competing Metal Storage systems retail for more than $1,000 and do not include the patented DEWALT Metal Storage features of auto-return closing drawers, 100-pound capacity ball bearing drawers, 200-pound capacity extra deep bottom drawer, and fully extendable drawers.


DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, hand tools and accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors, nailers, saw blades, mechanic tools, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more, as well as hand tools, air tools, and pneumatic tools. DEWALT tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold. With more than 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America. For more information, visit DEWALT online or follow DEWALT on Facebook and Twitter.

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