Farming continues to evolve from a lifestyle into a business where operating efficiencies, equipment downtime, and energy cost dictate the ROI and profitability of the farm or aqua and mariculture industry.
Ease of Service and Replacement
Repair and/or replacements must be done quickly on site. This helps restore critical operations, prevents unnecessary downtime and the adverse effects to livestock, crops, confinements and aquaculture.
Simply stated, we have built tough products despite the adverse extremes of ambient temperatures and the harsh environments that our power transmission and motors must operate in for the agriculture, aqua and mariculture industry for over 100 years.
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LEESON Washguard Motors
The LEESON® Washguard® industrial-duty line of motors are designed to meet the demanding conditions that you may find in processing plants, chemical processing, pharmaceutical plants and beverage and brewing industries.
Agriculture Literature Training
- American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA)
- Canadian Standards Association
- CE Mark
- EISA/NEMA Premium®
- NEMA MG1-2006
- Underwriters Laboratories
Agriculture Reference List
Note the various equipment applications within the Agricultural Industry, segregated by the motor types within each one. Additionally, Power Transmission equipment applications are also referenced.
|Motor Types||Bulk Handling||Conveyors||Crop Drying||Grain Distributors||Fans||Feeders||Irrigation||Loaders||Pumps|
|AC Drives||Bulk Handling||Conveyors||Crop Drying||Grain Distributors||Fans||Feeders||Irrigation||Loaders||Pumps|
|Low Voltage VFD||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Power Transmission||Bulk Handling||Conveyors||Crop Drying||Grain Distributors||Fans||Feeders||Irrigation||Loaders||Pumps|
|Center Pivot Geardrives||•|
Vegetables are sold to fresh and processing markets. As a result, any factors that improve demand for either of these downstream markets will lift returns to farmers. The largest factors that influence demand are dietary trends, produce price, consumer incomes, exchange rates and produce quality.
Although demand for greenhouse tomatoes has been quite strong in the retail market, food service outlets (e.g. restaurants) still prefer mature green tomatoes. If the greenhouse industry will be able to develop flavorful, high-quality tomatoes, it may see an increase in demand. Similarly, the introduction of new types of mushrooms and research into alternative products (such as mushroom tea) may also boost demand for greenhouse mushrooms.
The US market for vegetables and melons can be divided into several segments, including: supermarkets and retail outlets; vegetable processors; food service industries; fresh produce wholesalers; and the US government (through the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service). Furthermore, the export market accounts for an estimated 11.9% of industry sales.