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You can’t afford a cheap motor

Checking the motor plates offers valuable information when comparing two different motors. 

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Simple Primer on How Galvanizing Protects Metal

Hog Slat bins feature the industry's heaviest galvanized coating. Hog Slat bins feature the industry's heaviest galvanized coating.

Steel corrosion, commonly referred to as rust, is an oxidization process occurring when iron in steel is exposed to oxygen and water. Rust causes steel to thin over time, reducing its strength and causing product failure.

Paint coating protect steel  from elements until damaged. Paint co...

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Vent Actuator Delivers the Right Kind of Sticker Shock.

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Your reaction on seeing the PRICE of Hog Slat’s Vent Actuator will probably be to dismiss it as a low quality item.  You get what you pay for.

 

Don’t let the price fool you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Vent Actuator is a great example of Hog Slat’s engineering expertise, combined with global sour...

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Hog Slat offers Additional Options for Swine Watering
Single and Double Welded Cups

Single and Double Welded Cups

Hog Slat highlighted an additional watering option for finishing pigs at the 2016 World Pork Expo. This all stainless steel welded cup is available in single and double models and designed with several features producers will appreciate.

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Larger sow farms drive move to larger buildings.

The size of individual sow farms continues to increase; just a few years ago 2,400 head units were considered large, but new sow farms under construction this year range between 5,000 to 14,000 head in size.

Building cross-section comparison

Building cross-section comparison

Designing the central production facility into two o...

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Heavyweight Bin...Lightweight Price.

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How can we make the claim of selling the strongest, heaviest feed bins on the market at the best possible price to swine and poultry growers?

Direct distribution supply chain vs. tradition multi-level distribution

Traditional multilevel supply chain vs. Hog Slat’s Direct Distribution

 

Simple. Our direct distribution system eliminates the additional markup that...

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Feed Bins Built Like a Tank

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Heavier bins, Stronger bins. Bins designed to last longer.

Hig Carbon Structural Steel Ratings

 

It starts with the selection of steel. Most feed bins are built from a mixture of steel grades. The sidewall sheets and legs are manufactured from Grade 50 structural steel (50,000 psi) while the other components are produced using a...

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Hog Slat's Wind Tunnel Key to Constant Fan Improvement

Management expert Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” We believe this is particularly true when it comes to developing, improving and testing ventilation fans.

Hog Slat's Wind Tunnel

Hog Slat’s Wind Tunnel

Hog Slat’s AirStorm and Windstorm ventilation fans are desi...

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Center Drop Sow Drop

Hog Slat’s newest feed drop hangs straight under the feed pipe to reduce twist. Available in two models; HSSD60C for mounting on Grow-Disk metal pipe or HSS55DC for model 55 PVC pipe.

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The Center Drop is molded from UV stable polypropylene to prevent damage from sunlight and cold temperatures.  An open-top design permits direct installation on feed pipe and a large access plug allows access to inside of the feeder. A plastic clip for record cards completes the exterior features.

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The Center Drop features positive open/close shutoff.

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Large adjustment dial permits single-hand regulation feed settings from one to eight pounds.

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Nylon wheel reduces wear on lifter cord and the weighted ball securely seals bottom opening.

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To order go to http://hogslat.com/hog-slat-center-drop-sow-feeder-8-lb

Hog Slat’s Drop Tube Assembly completes the installation to a metal pipe.  Available in 2″ or 3″ models, the flared top reduces feed spillage and provides a flexible mount to sow drops.

To order go to http://hogslat.com/grower-select-adjustable-drop-tube-assembly-4 

 

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North Carolina Chicken Farm Builds Family and Business
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Mewborn farm entrance sign

“These chicken houses are my family’s life; they’re our investment,” stated Wesley Mewborn. “As a new grower, I trusted the folks at Hog Slat to provide the right equipment and follow up service. So far, they haven’t let me down.”

Wesley with Hog Slat service tech Dewayne Dunn

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