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6/20/2014

TEETER PONG! Ping Pong Ball Mouse Traps

The TEETER PONG! Ping Pong Ball Mouse Trap is the first mouse trap specifically designed to maintain the relationship between mice and the diseases/vermin they carry, until properly disposed of outside of the home! Killing mice in the home terminates these relationships and exposes the household residents (people and pets) to potential contamination. Ironically, most live mouse traps do not supply the mouse with an environment that will keep it alive very long!

Every feature/aspect in the design of the TEETER PONG! provides the mouse with a habitat after being trapped that encourages maintaining its life without allowing it to escape until it can be removed to a safe area for release or disposal.

Kudos from around the World reveal the TEETER PONG! to be one of the most celebrated mouse traps ever to be patented and produced for safely removing mice from a home.

More information about the “World Famous TEETER PONG! Ping Pong Ball Mouse Trap” can be found online.

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6/18/2014

Close up of T-post extractor

Nearly 6000 JackJaw extractors are now in use in the North America in construction, public works, tent rental, public utilities, and Farming industries. News of the JackJaw T-post extractor is spreading quickly across North America and Australia as the easiest, safest and quickest method of fence post pulling.

The powerful, patented jaw and lever mechanism allows you to pull the T-posts straight out of the ground without damaging the t-posts. The sturdy lever arm gives you a 9 to 1 mechanical advantage. The case hardened jaws grip the t-post directly for quick and easy extraction. A 100 pound push down on the handle generates a 900 pound upward force and an 1800 pound gripping force on the T-Post. Tilted posts? No problem! Just lean the JackJaw extractor to align with the post. It never slips and completely eliminates back and shoulder strain from this common ranch problem.

T-post extractor in use.

JackJaw Model 203 T-post extractors are assembled in Dayton, Ohio from heavy gauge steel plate and tubing, to provide years of reliable service. The unit weighs only 18 pounds, and is plated with zinc and clear chromate for long lasting durability and corrosion resistance.

Visit the JackJaw website and click on the “Fencing” Section to see the unit in operation. You can also order your unit on the website or email orders@jackjaw.com or call 937-429-9089.

Call Bob Anderson at 937-609-8937, or email him at bob@jackjaw.com for more information. Dealer inquires are welcome.

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6/13/2014

John Deere adpater

A new adapter is available from Worksaver, Inc. for use on John Deere 400 / 500 series loaders to allow the use of Euro / Global type attachments. Features an all welded design, plated rods and easy release handle to secure Euro / Global attachments in place. This adapter provides owners of John Deere 400 / 500 series loaders with a greater versatility in attachment choices.

Worksaver, Inc. is a manufacturer of agricultural, industrial, commercial and construction equipment for a variety of applications for property owners, farmers, ranchers, contractors and many others. A variety of equipment is able to fit skid steers and front loaders and tractors.

For more information, contact Worksaver, Inc., P.O. Box 100, Litchfield, IL 62056-0100. Phone: 217-324-5973, Fax: 217-234-3356.  E-mail: sales@worksaver.com.

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6/4/2014

Guru Drain in action

Guru Drain was born to solve a huge problem, keeping hair and debris out of drains.

Guru Drain is the first universal product to stay in place, trapping everything from fine hair, to rings, to all the other things we wish never went down the drain. Guru Drain eliminates the costly expense of harsh liquid drain cleaners and plumbing professionals, works on all types of drains and won't rust.

Guru Drain

Guru Drain is made in the USA (Minneapolis, MN) and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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5/29/2014

Indow Windows Shade Grade InsertsIndow Windows new Shade Grade window inserts are like sunglasses for your home, shielding searing summer sun through your windows to keep you cooler and more comfortable.

By reducing solar heat gain, Shade Grade acrylic window inserts make a home more energy efficient and reduce air conditioning bills. And like all Indow Windows, they instantly hush a room by dampening outside noise coming through single-pane windows by up to 50 percent.

Solar radiation through a home’s windows can dramatically spike temperatures. Shade Grade window inserts with their soft green tint still let in plenty of light while reducing solar heat transmitted through windows by almost half. Enjoy bright summer light without sweltering heat.

Indow Windows are acrylic window inserts that simply press into the interior of a window frame using the company’s patented silicone Compression Tube. They require no destructive mounting hardware and are an elegant choice for beautiful, historic windows.

Worldwide, buildings account for one-third of energy consumption. Making homes and businesses more energy efficient has a direct impact on carbon emissions. So while Shade Grade inserts provide comfort and energy savings, they help keep the planet cool too.

When the weather turns cold, Indow Windows Standard Grade inserts block winter drafts to make a room more comfortable and energy efficient. A recent U.S. Department of Energy study found that Indow Windows reduced energy use by more than 20 percent in a Seattle home. The inserts come in a total of seven grades ranging from UV-blocking Museum Grade to light-diffusing Privacy Grade to light-blocking Blackout Grade, all of which provide the same level of energy efficiency.

About Indow Windows

Indow Windows was founded in 2010 after CEO Sam Pardue found a better way to insulate the windows in his 1906 Portland Craftsman home. The result: Indow Windows, custom-manufactured sheets of acrylic edged with the company’s patented Compression Tube. The inserts are now sold in 34 states and Canada. They are 100 percent made in the USA.

The company has received national accolades for its design.  It won the 2014 Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards as well as the 2013 BetterBricks Special Judges Award. Dwell Magazine named it one of the Top 10 products at Greenbuild 2012. It won the national Energy Efficiency Award at the CleanTech Open in 2011 and a Bronze Award in the Energy Efficiency category at the Edison Awards. Sustainable Industries Magazine selected it as one of the Top 10 Green Products of the Year in 2011.

Learn more about Indow Windows.

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5/28/2014

Kencove Farm Fence Supplies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural fencing supplies, announces that it has acquired Forester Industries, LLC.

Forester PasturePro FencingForester Industries, LLC is the exclusive manufacturer of PasturePro fence products.  Using a patented process, Forester Industries creates lighter, stronger wood-plastic composite posts for electric fence systems.  Manufactured in Nevada, Mo., PasturePro posts contain no fiberglass or PVC and are approved for use in Certified Organic food production and handling.  Since 2005, the PasturePro post has been selected by industry professionals as a permanent fence post solution over metal t-posts and fiberglass rods.

Don Kendall, President of Kencove Farm Fence Supplies, said, “Kencove and Forester Industries share a common goal of providing great products and services to the agricultural community.  Kencove is very excited to expand the distribution of the PasturePro posts, and we look forward to the future of this great fence post.”

“Having Kencove as a customer for the last four years, we know their business and manufacturing abilities will enhance the PasturePro brand and products,” said Forester Industries founder Steve Wheeler.

“I became a partner in the company eight years ago because I thought PasturePro was the best post for building high-tensile fence. I leave knowing that's still true, and I'm happy I can pick up the phone and order posts from Kencove — which is where we already purchase most of our fencing supplies — for all my future fence projects. I have found Kencove to be a great company to work with as both a customer and a manufacturer,” said Steve Freeman, who will be returning to full-time grass farming.

About Kencove Farm Fence Supplies

Kencove Farm Fence Supplies is a nationwide distributor of high-tensile, electric, woven wire, and horse fence systems, along with rotational grazing supplies and hydraulic post drivers. Since 1980, the company has committed itself to serving farmers and fence builders with fast, friendly service and expert advice. Kencove operates from its headquarters in Blairsville, Pa. and warehouses in Earl Park, In., Peculiar, Mo., and Nevada, Mo.  Please visit Kencove or call 1-800-KENCOVE.

About Forester Industries, LLC

Forester Industries, LLC was founded in 2004 and operates from a 40,000 square foot facility in Nevada, Mo.  Using a breakthrough composite technology, Forester became the first commercial manufacturer to create a composite material with less weight and more strength that stands up in environments where wood and other plastics fail.  For more information on PasturePro posts, please visit PasturePro or call 1-800-KENCOVE.

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5/16/2014

TRUFUEL

The red gas can has been a staple of landscapers, emergency workers and do-it-yourselfers using two-stroke power tools for decades. With it, comes the hassle of precise measuring, the mess of spilled oil and gasoline, and the fumes that are inherent when mixing both. Today though, small engine equipment users have another option with TRUFUEL.

TRUFUEL is the leader in pre-packaged, ready-to-use, fuel for two and four-stroke small displacement engines such as those found in lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws and rescue equipment. Engineered with premium, high-octane, ethanol-free fuel and mixed with the highest quality synthetic oil, TRUFUEL dramatically increases reliability and performance in both types of engines. Because it is ethanol free, TRUFUEL prevents the corrosion and build up issues that plague users of pump gas for their fuel or premix, ensuring peak performance, and protecting your investment on power equipment.

When first introduced to the market, TRUFUEL was the nation’s first pre-mixed product for two-stroke engines that eliminated the need to mix your own gas and oil. Available in both 50:1 and 40:1 gas:oil ratios and engineered to the highest standards, TRUFUEL has greater than a two-year life span after opening and is guaranteed never to separate like traditional station gas and oil mix.

Prolonged use of pump gas which contains up to 15-percent ethanol (E-15) can lead to corrosion of rubber and plastic parts in the engine. Ethanol can also break down two-stroke mix, separating the gasoline from the oil and even introduce water to the fuel — leaving engines even more susceptible to damage and breakdown. According to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), more than 200 million pieces of outdoor power equipment have significant risk of operational failure or performance issues if owners fuel their equipment with E-15.

TRUFUEL is available at more than 12,000 retail outlets nationwide, including The Home Depot, Wal-Mart and other key national retailers. Consumer packages for TRUFUEL are available in 32 and 110-ounce containers, commercial and fleet users have the option of larger quantities, including 4.375 gallon and 48 gallon drums. To find the nearest retailer or for more information visit TRUFUEL.

About TRUFUEL:

Available for four-stroke engines as well as two-stroke engines in both 50:1 and 40:1 ratios, TRUFUEL is a highly engineered, ready-to-use engine fuel. The precise oil-to-gas blend in TRUFUEL assures the right ratio every time, and eliminates the need for mixing gas and oil. TRUFUEL is ethanol-free, protecting the two-cycle engine from the corrosive nature of ethanol and ensuring peak performance of equipment. The product, which features a re-sealable cap, also has a two-year shelf life after opening for convenient storage. For more information visit TRUFUEL or call (866) 950-3835.

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