A mechanical cotton picker is a complex and large piece of machinery designed to do the

A mechanical cotton picker is a complex and large piece of machinery designed to do the work of hundreds of field laborers in a short amount of time. It has a lot of moving parts to it that are extremely important. Cotton pickers generally come in two types, though some newer models will combine features of both, as well as cotton harvesting machines, which used to be separate devices. The spindle picker, a machine that uses rotating spindles to pull off cotton from the boll, was the first successful picker and remains one of the most common types of cotton pickers. The cotton stripper-type picker, a machine that removes the cotton from the boll and separates other components of the cotton plant, is used with success in areas such as Texas and Arkansas. Both types of pickers substantially reduce the time and human effort needed to pick cotton and are invaluable as labor-saving devices. The two major types of cotton pickers work in significantly different ways and often include features of other less complex machines that were once themselves separate from the picking machines. The traditional spindle picker works through the movement of moisturized spindles that pull the cotton ...

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Download the latest Daily for news from the last 24 hours plus all Fastmarkets MB prices, and the magazine for feature articles, market analysis and high-profile interviews. Track, chart, compare and export 950+ global metal, steel and scrap prices with Fastmarkets MB’s pricing analysis tool. Find all your saved comparisons here. Compare up to five different prices over a selected period of time in Price Book. Find all your bookmarked prices here. To bookmark a price click on the ‘Add to my saved prices’ icon in Price Book. MB Apex contains leader boards of analysts based upon the accuracy of their most recent price predictions. A complete list of all Fastmarkets MB’s metal, steel and scrap prices, contained within our pricing analysis tool, Price Book. Get Fastmarkets MB’s pricing data delivered directly to your spread sheet or integrated within your internal ERP/workflow. A complete list of all Metal Bulletin’s metal prices, contained within our pricing analysis tool, Price Book.Scroll down to view all the prices or download the Metal Bulletin Prices Brochure here. Copper & Brass Producer premium (Codelco) Grade A cathode (average) Aurubis European...

Textron Wildcat XX Review – UTV Guide Textron Wildcat XX Review

Currently, the UTV industry is all about numbers. Tag lines read “more horsepower” and “more suspension travel” across manufacturer marketing campaigns. Modern-day turbo cars are extremely fast, have incredible suspension systems, and make the average driver look like a hero behind the wheel. However, what would happen if you put some of the most skilled drivers and fabricators in the world on the development team for a new company’s first foray into the heated sport UTV market? The question is, what if the manufacturer worried less about surveys and customer testimonials, and more about building the car they truly thought the market needed? The answer- you get the new Textron Wildcat XX. When the focus is all about numbers, sometimes the driving dynamics change. Electronically adjustable suspension, variable throttle mapping, adjustable power steering assist- all of these things are very nice when you feel the need to flip some switches and change the way your UTV drives. All of these things also eat into a build budget- in both cost and development time. For their first all-new sport UTV, Textron chose to shy away from complex turbocharging, adjustable engine mapping, servo-as...

Global Technical Textile Market 2019 Top Companies are 3M, DuPont, Ahlstrom, Johns Manville, HUESKER Group, DiloGroup, Hindoostan Technical Fabrics Limited, Procter & Gamble, Freudenberg Group

Mar 20, 2019 (Heraldkeeper via COMTEX) — Global Technical Textile market report is in-depth study on how the status is for the industry. This report includes a study of marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolios of the leading companies. It also includes profiles of leading companies and brands that are driving the market with their recent developments, product launches, joint ventures, merges, and accusations. The global Technical Textile market report also gives a deep knowledge about market definition, classifications, applications, engagements and market trends while also showing the CAGR figures for the Forecast years 2019-2026. SWOT analysis is used to find the market drivers and restrains. The Global Technical Textile Market is highly fragmented and the major players have used various strategies such as new product launches, expansions, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, and others to increase their footprints in this market. The report includes market shares of Technical Textile market for global, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa. Global Technical Textile Market is pro...

Frozen stallion semen, and other strange things Aussie SMSFs are investing in

It sounds crazy, but Australian self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are already investing in the “exotic” asset, according to new research from SuperConcepts. “Frozen semen is more tradable than bullion because you can sell it units,” said Phil LaGreca, SuperConcepts analyst. He explained that the product is often bought in “straws” which require Nitrogen storage, with the value of the straws aligned with the stallion’s heritage and the market scarcity of the semen’s lineage. And if the stallion is a multiple title winner, its semen also increases in value and can enjoy capital gains. “If a horse comes from a winning line of showjumping or dressage it can command enormous fees for a date night – technically known as ‘Stallion Standing Fees’,” LaGreca said. “[But] like any SMSF asset, it needs to be professionally stored and insured, so these costs need to be factored against any capital growth forecasts.” Frozen stallion was just one of 10 “exotic” SMSF investments identified in the SuperConcepts research. “The value is derived from the fact that a limited number of licenses are made available to provides the right to operate a taxi,” LaGreca noted. “The value in this asset is chan...

While some look to the runways (OK, and Instagram) to see what all the models are

While some look to the runways (OK, and Instagram) to see what all the models are wearing on their bodies, I’m more interested in what they’ve got on their ears. And on their fingers, and around their necks — do you see where I’m going with this? Earrings, rings, and necklaces are the keys to my heart, and lucky for me, all the 2020 jewelry trends are full-on obsession-worthy. Designers like Christian Siriano made a case for the shift from gold to silver with chunky, punk-inspired chains, while others, like Givenchy and Jacquemus, showed off more playful looks like colorful tassels and wide white hoops, respectively. If you’re in the market to treat yourself to a few new pieces, read on for the jewelry trends worth trying out this season. At the Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2020 show, models paired ornate gowns with collarbone-length dangle earrings, and while that extra-long look might not be as practical IRL, the inspo is everything. A slightly shorter pair with just as much fringe and glitz gives your 2020 jewelry some 1920s drama. The Aqua Multi Chain Drop Earrings look like a million bucks, but they’ll only cost you $34. Christian Siriano’s Fall/Winter 2020 collection was comp...

Global Tiny Homes Market 2020-2024 | Environmentally Efficient Tiny Homes to Boost Growth | Technavio

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled global tiny homes market 2020-2024. (Graphic: Business Wire) Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled global tiny homes market 2020-2024. (Graphic: Business Wire) LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global tiny homes market is expected to post a CAGR of close to 7% during the period 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. Request a free sample report Vendors in the tiny homes market are focusing on product innovation, which in turn, is leading to portfolio extension and product premiumization. They are focusing on differentiating themselves from their competitors by offering tiny homes with different features. Consumers usually opt for tiny homes that are mobile and are equipped with advanced features. Vendors are offering signature series tiny homes that are equipped with amenities such as washer/dryer combo, flat screen TV, and quartz countertops. Furthermore, factors such as the rise in the cost of living, coupled with the high interest on home loans, have prompted consumers to opt for affordable housing. These consumers prefer to invest in homes that ar...

Newest technology on tap Sunday for 37th Winter Flight 8K/5K, Fun Run

Staff report SPENCER — North Rowan High School football coach Ben Hampton could soon be on the move. MyHorryNews.com, which covers Horry County in South … Read more | Add your comment Staff report SPENCER — North Rowan High School football coach Ben Hampton could soon be on the move. MyHorryNews.com, which covers Horry County in South … Read more | Add your comment “This happens to other people, but not us” — Mike Brown, whose home was damaged by high winds and a tornado that touched down in … Read more | Add your comment By Amy-Lynn Albertson Rowan County Extension Director The Rowan County Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting a seminar on “Native Plants for Home Landscape” on Tuesday, … Read more | Add your comment SALISBURY — The oldest 8K in the state is just part of the excitement on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26,  at Catawba College. The 8K and 5K races will use chip timing, and participants will be able to get finishing times and places immediately. All finishers will have access to a finish-line video. More of the  latest in race technology will be used for race day as well.  Live GPS phone tracking of the race will be available for participants and...

From Egyptian cotton bedding to Bluetooth speakers, Nordstrom’s Winter Clearance Event is a treasure trove of

From Egyptian cotton bedding to Bluetooth speakers, Nordstrom’s Winter Clearance Event is a treasure trove of deals. Great items from every department are 25-50 percent off, including plenty of coveted brands like Anthropologie, All-Clad, SMEG, and more. And to top it all off, there’s free shipping! Here are a few of our faves from the sale—some to get you through the final weeks of winter, and some to help usher in spring. If you’re into weighted blankets, you’ll love these luxurious Egyptian cotton bath towels. They weigh in at a hefty 700 gsm (grams per square meter), which is definitely on the heavier side for towels. Besides having a luxuriously plush feel, they’re also absorbent and come in a soft gray hue. Buy: The White Company Egyptian Cotton Bath Towel, $32 $25.60 And finally, something especially for spring. SMEG’s retro blenders are a must-have for any vintage appliance fan, and this pastel blue version is the perfect hue. And they’re not just pretty—these blenders are also highly rated. While they can normally go for almost $300, this one’s a steal at less than $160. Buy: SMEG Blender, $259.95 $156.43 There’s still plenty of winter left, and these ultra-cozy flannel...

An eye-catching silhouette, immaculate finish and great feel make Omar Rodríquez-López’s signature model easy to love

An eye-catching silhouette, immaculate finish and great feel make Omar Rodríquez-López’s signature model easy to love While Omar Rodríquez-López is known for his Ibanez ORM signature electric, the new Music Man Mariposa vision appears to be a more complete and innovative design – and that’s just the shape.  Whether or not it looks cool to you (we must say that we immediately fell for its charms), there’s no doubt this is one very sharply dressed guitar. “Omar has played Ernie Ball strings since the early days of At The Drive-In and has been a personal friend for many years,” explains Music Man sales manager, AJ Braman. “He started playing Music Man guitars exclusively officially in 2015 with the Albert Lee HH and the St Vincent guitars being his main axes.  “We’ve talked for years about building something together and creating a new design from scratch. The inspiration to do it really picked up steam during the At The Drive-In reunion tour, where he wanted a love child of what he already played.” We’ve talked for years about building something together and creating a new design from scratch… he wanted a love child of what he already played Firstly, it is...

Silicon Valley leaders mull combining housing, transportation ballot measures

Bay Area business and housing leaders are in talks over whether 2020 is the year when two ballot measures to fund the most critical issues in the region become one. The advocates behind the potential regional measures — one on housing and another on transportation — have both been working on separate tracks for years to get their questions on the November ballot. But as the deadline approaches to finalize what residents will vote on, the groups are now “exploring” whether the two initiatives would fare better together following new polling data that suggests that may be the case. One measure, known as FASTER Bay Area, is backed by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the Bay Area Council and nonprofit urban planning thinktank SPUR and aims to raise $100 billion over 40 years through a sales tax increase and fees paid by major companies specifically to fund transit and transportation. The affordable housing measure, called Bay Area Housing For All, backed by a slew of nonprofit and housing organizations, would ask residents to vote for a $10 billion measure, potentially a general obligation bond, for housing throughout the nine-county region. It would come with specific requireme...

What Every Employer Needs To Know About Safety Footwear

As an employer, you should have safety measures in place to ensure that your employees, customers and anyone else who visits your premises are not exposed to danger. Some of the safety measures that employers should consider include providing safety training for workers, investing in safety tools and equipment, using signs to warn of danger, eliminating recognised hazards, and ensuring employees wear safety gear. By doing so, you can avoid workplace injuries, loss of revenue, a bad reputation, and lawsuits. This article explores some of the key factors every employer needs to know about safety shoes. The first point to note is that safety shoes have different classifications. The ratings are based on the nature of the hazard they offer protection against or the environment they are suited for. The basic requirement for safety footwear for the workplace is a 200J toecap. SB is the rating mark for this specification. Most online stores dealing with safety shoes UK such as engelbert strauss have an in-depth understanding of these ratings and this makes shopping easy. Here you can find a range of safety shoes, each marked with its rating. From this page displaying their safety shoes...

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