Farming Tag

According to BSC Product Manager David Malthouse, the Titan precision Stainless Steel gear has a wide range of applications in the food and agricultural industries, and he is enthusiastic about the recent addition of these products to the BSC portfolio. One example he provides is the suitability of the Titan rigging gear to fishing applications. “Lots of companies use...

The food and beverage industry in Australia is subject to regulations that align with ANSI requirements and promote acceptance by USDA and FDA regulatory authorities. “Beverage producers such as wineries and breweries must ensure that the pump and valve equipment on site meet are in accordance with hygienic standards and guidelines and do not compromise the quality of their product,”...

“When sales are up in agricultural machinery, after-market parts and lubricants go up in tandem with them”, says Viva Energy’s Paul Fisher, noting that agriculture is a particularly strong market for Shell lubricant products because of the strong OEM relationships they have. The National Product Manager says he has seen bumper crops across multiple businesses in the agricultural...

Richard Hawkes began growing potatoes in the early 2000’s, originally trialling some on a small patch of the family farmland. Now, potatoes make up their largest line. “This is followed by Dutch carrots, and we also grow spring onions, radishes, kale and parsley,” explains his wife, Georgie....

As BSC’s National Product Manager for Mechanical Drive Systems and Belt Drives, Steve Hittmann asserts that reducing the cost of belt replacements and the risk of downtime during a harvest are two key considerations in his line of work. For the most demanding applications, he recommends the Super Ag-Drive®️ Belt by Timken, one of BSC’s premium partners. To read the full article,...

BSC Product Manager Troy Markland has become a Power Transmission connoisseur — managing a substantial portfolio of chain, pulleys, taper locks, sprockets, and ironware that will see a product from harvest, to processing, to the shelf of a local supermarket. Australian agriculture is in unprecedented times, according to Troy. A robust harvest season has seen an increase in demand for power transmission products, impaired by the overseas logistical challenges and shortages...

Recently acquired by the Motion Industries group, Australian owned and operated Sealing Solutions is a leading national manufacturer and supplier of mechanical seals, gasketing, packing and extrusions — many of which are refurbished and re-engineered in accordance with OEM standards. Offering a complete range of mechanical seals, Sealing Solutions is a great complement to the Motion...

As the agricultural sector is poised for another bumper harvest season, Grant Gray encourages those working in the paddock to plate industries to have a conversation with their local CBC or BSC branch about upcoming equipment requirements. “Preparation is so important, particularly in light of the...

In line with recent innovations in the field of lubrication, aerosols and adhesive technology, most modern harvester machines contain a self-oiling reservoir or a self-greasing board for providing an ongoing source of lubrication. However, according to Angela Chardon, the Managing Director at Candan Industries – who...

When Rod Lucas invested in a second-hand mixer, the most critical part he needed was knives. To make that happen, he called BSC in Wagga Wagga – and, as always, they delivered. “We moved over to a mixer to optimise the weight gain of our cattle and reduce...