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Thomas Ritchie developed the concept of the automatic waterer valve in 1921 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Since that time, Ritchie Industries has developed into the leader in watering innovation and now manufactures a complete line of livestock and horse waterers to the highest specifications in the industry. To find the automatic waterer that will suit your needs, visit RitchieFount.com.


Memories .... Tractor Mike's First Video

Our friend and contributor Mike Wiles, aka Tractor Mike, recently shared his very first video (pre-YouTube) from 1996 — a mini documentary about his family's apple orchard that was made for his twin daughters' kindergarten class.


50 Years of Kubota Equipment in the U.S.

During its dealer meeting back in October, Kubota brought it some of the equipment from the early days of Kubota's presence in the U.S. as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Messick's Equipment was at the meeting and put this video together highlighting the museum exhibit.


First Commercially Available Electric, Driver-Optional Smart Tractor Rolls Off the Line

The rollout comes less than two years since Monarch unveiled its groundbreaking tractor that combines electrification, automation, and data analysis to help farmers reduce their carbon footprint, improve field safety, streamline farming operations, and increase their bottom lines. Constellation Brands, the leading global premium, fine wine and craft spirits producer and largest beer importer in the US, has partnered with Monarch as its first customer, through its purchase of the first six Founder Series MK-V tractors.


Polaris Off-Road's New 2023 RANGER XP 1000

New for 2023, Polaris Off-Road offers the 2023 RANGER XP 1000, a utility vehicle with number of exciting features. This vehicle comes factory installed with a 4500 lb. Pro-HD winch, and a plow ready front bumper. The all new completely enclosed cab includes an upper switch panel for ease of access and improved comfort year round.


Winter is Coming ... Make Sure Your Customers Have the Right Tools for the Job

Upstate New York already got dumped with snow, which is where this gentleman is based. With snow starting to fall across the country, make sure your customers are ready for it and don't end up like this poor guy.


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Best of the Web This Week is brought to you by Ritchie.

Thomas Ritchie developed the concept of the automatic waterer valve in 1921 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Since that time, Ritchie Industries has developed into the leader in watering innovation and now manufactures a complete line of livestock and horse waterers to the highest specifications in the industry.

From a single horse StallFount to large fountains that accommodate 500 cattle, Ritchie automatic waterers continue to set the standard in quality. So, when you buy a Ritchie waterer, you know you’re getting the most dependable product on the market… not to mention the best value, service and warranty in the business.

To find the automatic waterer that will suit your needs, visit RitchieFount.com.

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