Kansas Cattlemen Tour HydraBed Facility During Regional Meeting
Members of the Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) met at the HydraBed by Triple C, Inc. facilities in Sabetha, KS for a guided plant tour on June 16, 2016. In addition to the tour, attendees took part in industry presentations and discussions that evening. The free and open to the public event included presentations by KCA, the Kansas Corporation Commission, and a free USA Beef BBQ dinner courtesy of the Triple C, Inc. staff.
The HydraBed facility was recently expanded to provide a smoother production cycle. Adding to the functionality is a new state-of-the-art pai
nting bay and oven which provides a consistent and high-quality finish. The facility is capable of turning out a completed bale bed every one and a half hours. In addition to producing the signature HyraBed truck beds, the facility also produces other products including the Hydra Feeder, Across the Bed Toolbox, Underbody Toolbox, Square Bale Flaker, and numerous other HydraBed accessories.
“HydraBed has been providing ranchers with bale beds and other quality products for over 30 years. The investments they have made into the new facility are testaments to their focus on producing a quality product, their commitment to the rural community of Sabetha, and their support of the independent cattlemen,” stated Tyler Dupy, KCA Executive Director.
Brent Scott, Investigator from the Kansas Corporation Commission, provided a presentation covering compliance with motor carrier equipment regulations. Although most agriculture-related machinery and equipment is exempt from the commercial carrier rules and regulations, equipment that is utilized as for-hire is not exempt. Working with inspectors to determine what it takes to be compliant is critical in preventing hefty fines and ensuring safety.
Proud sponsors of the meeting included HydraBed by Triple C, Inc., United Bank and Trust, Key Feeds, Heinen True Value Farm Supply, Midwest Crop Insurance, Livestock Nutrition Center, Stallbaumer Lumber and Hardware, Lang Diesel, Inc., Nemaha County COOP, Holton Farm and Home, and Denison State Bank.