The Kovaco Skid Steer Loader brings electric equipment to new heights. Over the last three years, the European powerhouse manufacturer has been daring the Agriculture world to think electric. While quiet running and zero emissions aren’t that enticing to the common farmer, time has caught up to the cutting edge nature of Kovaco. In a year of gas shortages and rising prices, the Kovaco skid steer loader is here to save your bottom line.
When dealing with skid steer loaders, most farmers are concerned with the boom height and how easily they can get their work done. Electric skid steer loaders and related farm equipment are still relatively new on the market. But, whether it’s the Elise900 or the MiniZ…Kovaco represents something different. A focus on skid steer loaders with all of their research placed into two active models.
Electric farm equipment tends to be seen as a novelty among traditional and older farmers. Yet, this group of farmers stand to benefit the most from using electric equipment. No exhaust fumes and very little production noise creates less distractions regardless of your work environment. After all, who wants to have trouble hearing or breathing in exhaust fumes while working?
You can even use mobile apps to control the loaders. That means less bending over to check your loaders, as you can do it from your phone. While it’s one thing to spot check your equipment when the weather is pleasant, imagine the ease of not having to do it in the summer heat or winter cold? The Elise900 model even comes with a deep bucket that stands up to anything on the market.
Gas prices control so much of our economy. However, gas costs impact so much of the summer and fall farmer seasons. As the weather changes, you’re going to spend more time outside maintaining crops and controlling large sections of land. Whether it’s your spreaders, skid steers or other equipment…all of these typically require gas.
Depending on the scale of your farm work force, this can be multiple vehicles not forgetting trucks that require constant fill-ups. While you can maintain this constant fueling schedule for awhile, what if you can slide in a piece of equipment that doesn’t require the same gas demands? That doesn’t mean replacing your entire farm fleet. But, think of one piece of equipment that could easily be switched to electric.
In times like these, we have to ask ourselves if we’re willing to invest in our future. Tradition is a beautiful thing, but that was great back when gas cost 30 cents a gallon. By dipping your toe into the electric power future, you get to see what you feel comfortable with on your farm.
While there have been other battery operated farm equipment on the market, little compares to the Kovaco. Bobcat and Gehl have made great strides into the battery powered electric market. But, these options have yet to spark the excitement in modern farmers. Where does this leave Kovaco?
As the outsider looking into the American farm landscape, they get to bring modern engineering and futureproof electric applications into old world skid loading. While they’re not quite Tesla, the same kind of planning goes into the Kovaco Skid Steer Loader. Planning hours of usage into loaders just as powerful as their gas cousins without the hang-ups is just the start.
Throughout the summer, Wakarusa Ag will be highlighting the perks and applications of the Kovaco Skid Steer Loader. Stay tuned, as we make everyone farm electric throughout 2021.
How do I take care of my lawn with Bad Boy Mowers? Everyone has their own set of lawn care tips. As a nation of property owners, everyone spends a sunny day mowing their lawn. But, Wakarusa Ag wants to know everything you’re doing for your lawn. Whether it’s cutting the grass, laying down manure for growth or readying your land for the next season, these are our tips to for overall lawn care.
Bad Boy Mowers have a home at Wakarusa Ag. While you might see high-end mowers at a variety of businesses, we want to show you why Bad Boy Mowers are so awesome. That’s why we’re going to bring down the most frequently asked questions we receive about Bad Boy Mowers.
When it comes to the fuel you should use in your Mowers, Bad Boy recommends not needing anything high octane. Maintenance schedules will vary by the particular model. When in doubt, contact your local Bad Boy Mower dealer. In this case, it would be Wakarusa Ag.
Bad Boy Mowers are also not recommended for blade sharpening. The mower powerhouse recommends replacing the blades, rather than impacting the cut by sharpening the blade. A shorter blade can’t cut the lawn as well.
Scag mowers are commercial mowers that can almost reach costs of $19,000. While every mower is going to have its advantage and disadvantages, that price point is going to scare off its fair share of entry level customers. What’s funny is when you examine the cost of Scag vs. other mower brands. Prices have been rising for the past decade, so the steep Scag price is now seeming not as high anymore.
Skid steers also have a wide variety of applications. Wakarusa Ag wants to see you find the skid steer and skid steer attachment that works for you. Are you lifting heavy materials like rocks? Needing to level land for a smooth construction base? Skid steer attachments can help.
Compact and utility tractors are classes of tractor defined by horsepower and utility. The compact tractors are popular with smaller farmers, homeowners with big lawns and gardeners. Utility tractors can be low or medium horsepower. They tend to get used in construction with attachments, but also for pulling around equipment.
Manure application comes in many forms. Wakarusa is a big fan of Jamesway and its various manure applications. But whether it’s a manure spreader or another device, the rules remain the same. Go slow, plan out your fertilizer pattern. Know that you’re going to use a lot, but don’t overspend. Beyond that, plan for environmental factors and record what you did. That way you can learn your manure spreading patterns for this season and beyond.
Tillage equipment is a constant in modern farming. Many have been trying to find ways to work around this time-tested method, but the merits remain. You must replenish the nutrients in your soil between planting sessions.
The Seed Drill is as old as it gets in Agriculture. From 1400 BCE to Jethro Tull in the 1700s, farmers have been trying to optimize seed planting. A seed drill gives individual attention to each seed through direct measurements. Distances between seeds and amounts of dirt placed on top of each planting are measured by the driller.
The last few years have seen new efforts made in allowing for seed drilling without prior tillage. But, let’s examine the situation that most of us face each spring. How can you till a field in less time, yet be ready for planting as soon the ground is warm?
You use tillage to influence crop production by modifying the soil and making room for fertilizer stimulus. Taking care of weeds and adding to the soil comes next, as the goal is removing constraints from your soil. Now that we understand that, how do we deal with the grass made by a well fed soil?
Pottinger equipment has been one of the biggest Wakarusa Ag mainstays. While we deal with many companies, Pottinger is creating new products to best serve agriculture needs. Right now, Pottinger is making a tedder that rivals anything New Holland is bringing to the market. So, ask yourself…what are you doing to help your forage dry?
After a farmer mows their property, a wide swath of forage gets kicked up. Now, this is where the age old battle of a tedder vs. inverter comes into play. Tedding and inverting both fluff up the lawn forage and enhances drying. Forage is at its highest quality when first cut. Everything you do after that first cut results in loss of material and quality. A farmer can incur forage losses just be handling dry forage.
What a tedder does is breaking up forage that isn’t drying properly. They tend to deal with the denser material and are highly recommended for grass hay. Especially because grass hay dries into a fine mat. Alfalfa dries differently, so we can’t say that a tedder is recommended for that kind of hay.
Then, there is the case of the inverter. Inverting is a far more gentle process than tedding. You lose less forage than raking, but it can take a little longer. But, the chances of having quality loss with alfalfa diminishes with an inverter. So, what is a farmer to do?
There are still more lawn care tips that we want to share with everyone visiting Wakarusa Ag. While we would like to see everyone in a Bad Boy Mower, there is more to a lawn than mowing it. After all, how are you watering the grass and cultivating a better cut? Fertilizer and a sharp blade might be your first step, but we recommend you reach out to Wakarusa Ag for further assistance.
Don’t do both at the same time, as it gums up the mower.
Just kidding. But, please…one task at a time.
Whether it’s with a Bad Boy Mower, a Scag or something else…you are the master of your lawn. What’s important to remember is that with a little patience and experience, it will return every year. When it does, reach out to your friends at Wakarusa Ag.