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‘The Bull’ promises PTO speed, fuel efficiency

By Staff | Feb 9, 2010

Kurt Johnson, of Premier Power, demonstrates how a portion of The Bull works. The new stationary engine, designed to do all of the standard PTO work of a tractor with better fuel efficiency and can be moved to different locations more quickly than a tractor.

ALDEN – One of the dozen or so new products being marketing commercially for the first time at last week’s Iowa Pork Congress, was The bull, a stationary engine that can perform virtually any type of PTO chore formerly done by tractors.

Owners and designers Premier Power, of Alden were showing the Bull.

“The advantage of this machine,” said Kurt Johnson, who worked the Premier Power booth, “is that it uses fuel more efficiently than tractors, and it can be hauled to different locations at 60 mph, rather than 18 mph driving a tractor to the site.”

Tiffany Jordahl, of Premier Power, said the machine was designed by her husband, Dustin Jordahl, with the engineering work done by partner Jerry Hitch. The individual parts are sourced out to numerous manufacturers, Jordahl said, and the machines are assembled at the company’s Alden site.

“It’s so new,” Jordahl said, “that people walking by don’t understand, that its more than a manure pumper.” Indeed, that’s exactly what it appears to be.

Yet, according to Jordahl, the machine has been field tested for the past few years and is applicable as a silage puller, a grain vacuum, wood chipper and anything else farmers will hook onto a tractor PTO.

“In these days, we want to do things faster,” Jordahl said, indicating the quickness a pick up truck can hook onto the machine and transport it down the road.

The Bull’s primary feature is its Tier III engine that turns out 150 hp at 1,800 rpm for better fuel efficiency. It comes equipped with a three-point hitch and four hydraulic outriggers to compensate for uneven terrain.

For more information, visit www.pullthebull.com.

Contact Larry Kershner (515) 573-2141, ext. 453, or by e-mail at kersh@farm-news.com.

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