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60 years of farming
Dale Jans grew up in the agriculture industry. His father started farming in the 1950s, and he joined him in the 1970s. “I think we got our fi rst turkeys when I was 5 years old,” Dale says. “We went from raising them on the range in a clover and alfalfa fi eld. We started small. Now we raise several thousand turkeys at once in confi nement buildings that range from 60 to 76 feet wide, and some are as long as 500 feet. I’ve always been interested in livestock, and turkeys have been the best fi t for our operation. That’s where the Bobcat loader is used for cleaning buildings, loading manure spreaders, clearing snow and all sorts of things connected with raising turkeys.”
In the mid ’90s, Dale switched from another make of skid-steer loader to a Bobcat model. His primary reason for doing so was because he needed more lift height.
“That Bobcat loader gave me an additional 13 or 14 inches of lift height, which we needed for loading manure spreaders,” he says. That extra lift height enabled Dale to easily empty buckets of manure into the spreader.
Today Dale owns an M-Series S750 skid-steer loader — purchased from Bobcat of Ames — that he says has many notable improvements that affect his day-to-day farming responsibilities. Dale says visibility and the cab-forward design are two of the remarkable differences.
“Being able to see the cutting edges on the front part of the bucket is important — so is side visibility, which is much improved.” — Dale Jans, D&K Farms
“Being able to see the cutting edges on the front part of the bucket is important — so is side visibility, which is much improved,” he says. This is especially true when he is working in close quarters within the buildings.
In addition to a standard bucket, Dale pairs his S750 with a Bobcat angle broom and a rock bucket to help him clean his barns. “I use the rock bucket for skimming the top layer of poultry litter out of the houses,” he says. Meanwhile, the angle broom bristles remove litter and debris to create a clean surface. “The angle broom is the best way to clean the dirt fl oor in our brooder house where we start the birds, and we use it in the fi nishing houses to get the fl oors as clean as we can.”
Superior cooling package
Another improvement, according to Dale, is the cooling package. He’s working in dusty, dirty barns where debris can potentially affect his machine’s productivity.
“As far as the Bobcat cooling system, there’s nothing better — it’s head and shoulders over other makes in terms of keeping debris out of the radiator. Other machines draw in dirty air from below and blow it out the top, and I was always concerned with that, trying to clean the cooling system,” he says. The Bobcat cooling system pulls in cool clean air from above and blows it out the sides. “The cooling system stays 80 percent cleaner than other makes,” he says.
to learn more about M-Series loaders. Look inside the cab with a 360-degree view, fi nd product specs and see close-up pictures of M-Series features.
Bobcat: Fifty Years of Opportunity 1958-2008
Learn more about the history of Eddie Velo’s fi rst compact loader and the fi rst 50 years of compact equipment in the book Bobcat: Fifty Years of Opportunity 1958-2008. Purchase your own copy through your dealer or through the Bobcat Store at www.BobcatStore.com
ABOVE: Dale Jans (center) with his son Kevin and daughter Kelly. SPRING 2012 | WorkSaver 7
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