Tag: straw blower

The thrashing machine, or, also known as a straw blower (or simply thresher), was first invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture. It was devised (c. 1786) for the separation of grain from stalks and husks. For thousands of years, grain was separated by hand with flails, and was very laborious and time consuming, taking about one-quarter of agricultural labor by the 18th century. Mechanization of this process took much of the drudgery out of farm labour.

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding has connections with most forms of transportation, including revegetation around highways, airports, and mass transit projects. It is even a part of water-related travel, if one considers work done on the grounds at marinas, shipping channels, and ports.

Hydroseeding Makes Transportation Projects Move

Hydroseeding Makes Transportation Projects Move

Hydroseeding has connections with most forms of transportation, including revegetation around highways, airports, and mass transit projects. It is even a part of water-related travel, if one considers work done on the grounds at marinas, shipping channels, and ports.

Meeting Mother Nature on Her Own Turf

Meeting Mother Nature on Her Own Turf

Settling North America was a tedious, drawn-out process that took centuries of hard work on mostly inhospitable land. Little wonder that the typical idea of nature was not a cuddly maternal figure but rather a monster to be tamed.  Now, when cyberspace has replaced outer space as the new frontier,

Gearing Up for Seed

Gearing Up for Seed

When it comes to hydroseeding machines, hydroseeding and hydromulching contractors have their preferences. But the features they value most vary from company to company, based on application needs. For his unique work, Ted Stallings is a Finn fan. Stallings is president of Aero Tech, a Clovis, NM-based company that has

Your Business: Doing Business With the Public Sector

Erosion control specialists are finding that despite a sagging economy, there is still plenty of work to be found in the public sector. Some of the driving factors include municipalities that want to avoid fines for having improper erosion control procedures and an aging infrastructure that is requiring a great

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