Two SnowSport customers show off their plow rigs

We’ve heard from a pair of SnowSport® owners this week. They shared shots of their plow rigs and told us about how they’re using their SnowSport® HD Utility Plows.

First up is Mike W. in Michigan. Check it out.

Photo courtesy of Mike W. in Michigan

Mike says:

“Not a lot of snow in Michigan, but the rubber cutting edge lets ya plow the yard so the kids can play!”

Second up is Bobby C. in Massachusetts.  After seven years of clearing snow with snowblowers, Bobby got a SnowSport HD Utility Plow to clear his 200-foot driveway. Here is the plow on his Jeep:

Photo courtesy of Bobby C. in Massachusetts

Here’s what Bobby had to say:

“Today was our first winter storm of six heavy inches of snow. My snow removal has normally taken about three hours with my two snow blowers running, I got a 7′ Snowsport for my ’06 Jeep Wrangler this year and I plowed out in under an hour while in my Jeep with heated seats and listening to the Acoustic Sunrise on the radio. Totally warm and relaxed. This plow worked unreal. I should have got the plow seven years ago. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! It was no strain on the Jeep.”

ROLTEC® Electric Hopper Conversions from Agri-Cover save valuable time and money

Having to open and close the traps on a grain trailer again and again can be tough on a driver, and it uses a lot of time that could be better spent doing other things

This is where the ROLTEC® Electric Hopper Conversions from Agri-Cover can help. The

Electric Hopper Conversion mounts to your existing manual-crank hopper driveshaft and gives you electric control from the cab or with a remote control.

There’s no need to cut off or throw out the hopper doors you’ve already got installed. Just add this system to convert your trailer’s traps to electric.

There are other benefits to adding this conversion. It eases driver fatigue, is lighter by design, and saves time allowing more trips per day.

The system also improves safety for drivers and operators, reducing the risk of injuries. A safe driver is a productive driver, while an injured driver means one fewer person to share the work — not to mention the costs of caring for an injured driver.

This video shows the steps involved in installing a ROLTEC® Electric Hopper Conversion:

This conversion readily attaches to any standard 1-inch hopper driveshaft with its split-sprocket technology. This prevents you from having to cut the driveshaft. It also connects to hoppers with non-standard driveshafts. Here’s a video that shows that process:

The ROLTEC® Electric Hopper Conversion’s reliable and powerful chain drive system has oversized bearings and is built for years of dependable use. It features stainless-steel parts to give it maximum protection from road salt and flying gravel.

The electric hopper trap openers feature a positive automatic lock that is impossible to back-off, so it locks wherever you stop to control the flow of grain. Featuring stainless-steel hardware in a high-clearance design, ROLTEC® hopper conversions provide maximum protection from harsh road conditions.

The system also includes a simple manual override in case of power loss. Just remove the detachable link and you can still crank the hopper door like before.

The conversion system comes ready to work with Agri-Cover’s COMMAND-10® remote. The remote lets a driver operate a combination of up to 10 electric tarps, hopper trap openers or accessories from more than 100 feet away. You simply hold down a button to operate, and release it to stop at any point.

Drivers have the option to have multiple trucks programmed to one remote, or decide to have multiple remotes programmed for several trucks. The COMMAND-10® remote shuts off when its lid is closed or after 3 minutes of inactivity for long-lasting battery life.

Here’s a video that shows how to set up your COMMAND-10® remote to fit your needs:

ROLTEC® conversions can add productivity, safety and utility to your farm operation. You can order yours online, or contact Agri-Cover at 866-414-5422 to make an order or find a dealer close to you.

The ACCESS™ Truck Bed Mat can take plenty of abuse and still look good

Not all cargo is created equal.

Some stuff doesn’t care how rough you are when you drop it in the bed.

Other gear can be more sensitive, and that’s when you want your truck to have a softer side.

The ACCESS™ Truck Bed Mat doesn’t just look nice. It helps you move gear in several ways.

First, a truck’s bed does an OK job of carrying stuff, but it’s not so nice for people who need to move around in the bed while loading, securing and unloading gear. Get down on your knees in your truck bed sometime and you’ll see what I mean — the metal just isn’t very nice to your joints.

A Truck Bed Mat, however, is very easy on the knees and makes it much easier to move around in the bed. It helps cushion your body when you’re in the bed, and it also cushions whatever cargo you carry.

Some gear wants to slide around in a stock truck bed. This can mean your cargo winds up skidding to the front of the box — often damaging the bed’s paint and giving rust a chance to take root.

This carpet, however, helps keep cargo in place by providing more grip for your gear. And even if your stuff still manages to slide around, the bed below is protected from damage by the thick mat.

Many bed liners are permanent, but the ACCESS™ Truck Bed Mat can be removed and reinstalled as needed. For normal hauling, just let it be. If you’ve got something particularly dirty to haul, like a load of gravel, you simply unsnap the carpet and take care of your dirty work. When you’re done with the messy jobs, just spray out the bed and snap the carpet back into place.

But don’t think you need to worry about this carpet getting dirty — it’s not like you have to take it to the dry cleaners any time it gets smudged. The mat is easily cleaned with a pressure washer or garden hose. It’s made to be durable and washable.

This mat is also made in an environmentally responsible manner. The ACCESS™ Truck Bed Mat is a marine-grade carpet made from recycled water and soda bottles. Each mat sold means a pile of bottles get kept out of a landfill.

The Truck Bed Mat is produced with a precise fit for many different truck bed sizes. Installing the mat for the first time is a straightforward process using drill-in or adhesive snaps — both options are included with each mat. The mat can be installed in a bare truck bed or on top of drop-in or spray-in bed liners, too.

When I installed my own Truck Bed Mat, I used the drill-in snaps. Here is a step-by-step video that shows that installation process:

Some truck owners may not be too thrilled about putting holes through their new truck bed. That’s why ACCESS offers adhesive snaps as well. This video shows how to install an ACCESS™ Truck Bed Mat with the adhesive snaps:

Whether using the drill-in snaps or adhesive snaps, take your time while measuring the mat’s location and deciding where to put the snaps. It’s hard to fix a hole drilled through the wrong spot in your bed, and the adhesive snaps are made to stick in place for the long haul.

I love having an ACCESS™ Truck Bed Mat in my pickup. It keeps my gear from sliding around and makes it easy for me to work in the bed when I need to. It’s also so soft I let my daughter crawl around in the back when we’re stopped on a long drive and she needs a break from her car seat.

Hey, it’s never too early to pass along the joy of pickup trucks.

Anyway, if you think an ACCESS™ Truck Bed Mat is right for you, get yours here.

Agri-Cover’s ROLTEC® Electric Tarp Conversion can save you time and money

Using a hand-cranked electric tarp can be tough on a driver, and very time-consuming. Many in the industry are adding electric tarp systems to trucks and trailers, but this can be a hefty expense, especially if you still want to get more life out of an existing tarp.

This is where the ROLTEC® electric conversions from Agri-Cover fit in. The

Electric Tarp Conversion mounts to your existing side-locking tarp system — no matter which manufacturer made it — and turns it into an electric system.

You don’t throw out the tarp and latchplate you’ve already got installed. Just add this system to convert your existing tarp to run on electricity.

You’ll find other benefits from adding this conversion. It reduces driver fatigue, is lighter by design, and saves time allowing more trips to the elevator or other stops per day.

The system also improves safety for drivers and operators, reducing the risk of injuries. A safe driver is a productive driver, while an injured driver means one fewer person to help with the work — not to mention the costs of caring for the injured driver.

This video shows the steps involved in installing a ROLTEC® tarp conversion:

The ROLTEC® attaches to the existing rolltube. Its reliable and powerful drive system with oversized bearings is built for years of dependable use. Torsional pivot arms provide spring return, and the rotating and telescoping motor mount allows roll tube to rise and flex over heaped loads.

The system also includes a simple manual override in case of power loss. Just remove the pin at the front of the trailer, attach the crank handle at the rear of the trailer, and then open and close the tarp like before the conversion.

The conversion system also works with Agri-Cover’s COMMAND-10® remote. The remote lets a driver operate a combination of up to 10 electric tarps, hopper trap openers or accessories from more than 100 feet away. Simply hold down a button to operate, and release it to stop at any point.

Drivers have the option to have multiple trucks programmed to one remote, or decide to have multiple remotes programmed for several trucks. The COMMAND-10® remote shuts off when its lid is closed or after 3 minutes of inactivity for long-lasting battery life.

Here’s a video that shows how to program the COMMAND-10® remote to suit your application:

ROLTEC® conversions can add productivity, safety and utility to your farm operation. You can order yours online, or contact Agri-Cover at 866-414-5422 to make an order or find a dealer close to you.

If your trailer is worth protecting, consider these mud flaps

So you’ve got a trailer, huh? What is it, a boat? Camper? Toy hauler? Something else?

Whatever it is, I bet it wasn’t cheap.

If you’re lucky, you’ve been spared any serious rock damage. If you’re not lucky, you’ve got some dings and marks in your trailer’s finish, or maybe a few repair bills.

Maybe you’re really unlucky like a member of my family who was towing his classic camper a couple of years ago when his tire threw a rock into the camper’s front window, shattering it. Worse, the force of the wind blowing through the new hole was enough to bust the camper’s side door open, warping the door frame.

In any case, I imagine you’d like to prevent any future rock damage to your trailer or cargo.

Here’s your solution: You need some solid mud flaps, like these:

These are the ROCKSTAR™ hitch-mounted mud flaps. We make them here at Agri-Cover, Inc., in Jamestown, N.D.

These mud flaps mount to a 2” receiver hitch. They install in very little time and require no drilling. The flaps are thick with half an inch of rubber standing guard between your trailer and rock damage. The rubber has a smooth finish to resist mud and ice buildup.

The custom frame’s shape contours to the curves of a pickup’s bumper. It comes in smooth, mill-finish aluminum or bright diamond plate. Either way, the frame will never rust.

The frame also features a built-in stabilizer plate that keeps the ROCKSTAR™ mud flaps level with the truck’s bumper. It has openings for access to pins and wiring for trailer lights and brakes.

Here is a video that details how to install a set on your pickup:

We’ve got more information and photos about these mud flaps here on our website. You can also place an order for some ROCKSTAR™ hitch-mounted mud flaps and have a set coming your direction right away.

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