Farmfest 2014

Farming is full of traditions and every August we mark our calendars for Farmfest at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County.  We look forward to spending time with old friends and meeting new customers.  Christiansons' booth is located near the seed plots on the South end of the show.  Stop by and visit with Mike and Jason during the show on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 5th, 6th and 7th.  Show hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday.  Make a visit to Booth 301 a tradition during your Farmfest show experience! … [Read more...]

National Farm Machinery Show

Christianson Systems, Inc. will be participating this year in the National Farm Machinery Show beginning February 12, 2014 at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center in Louisville.  The nation's largest indoor farm show features more than 850 exhibitors.  We are located in the North Wing, Booth 420 and 420A. The NFMS runs daily from February 12 - 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST).  Admission is free.  Dealer inquiries are welcome, so stop by to see what's new at Christianson Systems. … [Read more...]

ADM Grain Purchases a VacBoss Diesel on a Gooseneck Trailer

Nebcom Agri Distributing http://www.nebcom.net/ in Elm Creek, Nebraska, recently delivered a VacBoss Diesel Model 6068 to ADM Grain in Goodland, Kansas.  This grain vac was mounted on a 5th wheel gooseneck trailer.  The 5th Wheel option is an excellent choice for the commercial user who already has truck equipment in place for pulling their grain vac from location to location.  An advantage of the goose neck trailer is the turning radius, which may be seen when the truck is backing up.  A skilled driver can maneuver a trailer into tight spaces.  There is no hindrance … [Read more...]

Save Time Filling Your Planter with the Larger Model 30 Seed Vac

The Seed Vac Bulk Seed Conveyor is approaching its 20th anniversary and is still providing cost effective solutions for handling bulk seed.  Farm equipment continues to change and the Seed Vac continues to work well with the new geneartion of planters.  Christiansons now offers two different sizes; the standard Model 20, and the larger version, the Model 30 Seed Vac. The size and efficiency of farm equipment has continued to grow as technology changes.  The Model 30 Seed Vac was introduced as a solution fo transferring bulk seed at a faster rate to the center fill … [Read more...]

Use less space and be more efficient this spring planting season!

Christianson Systems, Inc. now offers a 4-box bulk seed stand that takes less space on the trailer.  The Quad-Pro Bulk Seed Stand holds 4 hard-sided seed boxes BACK-TO-BACK so you have more room on your trailer to haul your fertilizer tanks and other equipment to the field.  One central hopper directs the seed into the airlock of the Seed Vac where it is fed into the airstream and gently delivered to your planter or drill. 94" Wide, the Quad-Pro Bulk Seed Stand will fit most flat bed trailers.  The seed boxes are locked in place to secure them to the stand which is … [Read more...]

Transfer Your Bulk Seed at 700 lbs/minute with the Model 30 Seed Vac

The Seed Vac Bulk Seed Conveyor is approaching its 20th anniversary and is still providing cost effective solutions for handling bulk seed. Farm equipment continues to change and the Seed Vac continues to work well with the new generation of planters. Christiansons now offers two different sizes; the standard Model 20 and the larger version, the Model 30 Seed Vac. The size and efficiency of farm equipment has continued grow as technology changes. The Model 30 Seed Vac was introduced as a solution for transferring bulk seed at a faster rate to the center fill … [Read more...]

Changing the Oil in Your Grain Vac Blower

If you are wondering how often you should change the oil in your grain vac blower, the simple answer is at least every 100 hours. Changing the oil every 100 hours of operation is important for proper equipment maintenance. Be sure to use the correct synthetic gear oil (link to other article) and properly dispose of all waste oil. The best way to remember to change the oil is to make note of the date of each oil change on the equipment itself using an oil change sticker, in your operations manual, or look for an oil change app for your mobile device. Proper waste oil … [Read more...]

Christianson Systems Diverse Solutions Impact Globally

Christianson Systems is well-known for their extensive line of grain vac conveyors, but those within the shipping, landscaping, and seed industries know how well-diversified the company has become. Christianson has a long history of designing and manufacturing unified solutions to streamline processes for a multitude of industries. The diversified products and services offered by Christianson Systems make them a world-wide contender; winning the accolades of large and small companies alike to modernize their conveying processes and reduce unnecessary … [Read more...]

Determining the Correct Oil for Your Grain Vac Blower

The kind of oil required is determined by the type of blower used on your grain vac. The easiest way to figure this out is by checking the serial number tag on the blower. Once you have determined what kind of blower you have, you can use this guide to specify the type of gear oil needed. Dresser Roots and M&D Tuthill are the blowers used on the VacBoss and Handlair line of equipment. The Dresser Roots blower uses ISO-220 synthetic gear lubricant. The Tuthill blower uses an ISO-100 synthetic gear lubricant. Please remember that gear oil is not the same as motor … [Read more...]

Grain Vacs Drive Down Expenses

Blomkest, MN, USA - Agriculture is a technology-driven industry that demands the best in equipment performance, efficiency, and safety. When OSHA issued new regulations regarding sweep augers, the industry scrambled to figure out how to meet the regulations and move grain safely, while keeping expenses in check. Christianson’s has been able to ease the burden of this specific OSHA regulation by offering a series of grain vac options that move grain from bin to bin or from bin to truck. Essentially, the use of a pneumatic grain vac provides heightened protection from … [Read more...]