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Ag in Motion Virtual Booth Show Specials!

To kick off Ag in Motion Discovery Plus, we have a number of exclusive Show Specials! 
Purchase from July 21-25 at Northern Strands while quantities last!
We have the following on special for Ag in Motion Discovery Plus:
  • 25% Off Soft Shackles and Regular Shackles
  • 25% Off Lever and Chain Hoists
  • 25% Off Dyneema Winch Lines
  • 25% Off Ratchet Straps
  • 45% - 50% Off Tow Straps
  • Wholesale Pricing on Electric Fence Wire
  • Up to 50% LESS than Dealer Pricing on Custom Belly and Harrow Cable Assemblies
  • Featured Farm Safety Product: Award Winning Grain Bin Fall Protection System, Bin Safe
Recovery Strap Sale prices

 

Blue 8" x 50'

 

2 Ply Construction
128,000 lbs W.L.L
Blue
$590.20

SALE PRICE
$269.00

 

Orange 10" x 50'

 

2 Ply Construction

160,000 lbs W.L.L
Orange
$739.70

SALE PRICE

 $369.00

 

Orange 12" x 50'

 

2 Ply Construction

192,000 lbs W.L.L

Orange

$878.80

SALE PRICE

$419.00

 

 

      Recovery Straps with D-Rings

 

Blue       - 128,000 lbs W.L.L -  8" x 50'        $747.50

                                                 SALE PRICE $411.00

 

Orange  - 160,000 lbs W.L.L - 10" x 50'        $886.00

                                                  SALE PRICE $487.00

 

Orange  - 192,000 lbs W.L.L - 12" x 50'        $995.00

                                                  SALE PRICE $547.00    

 

OTHER RECOVERY STRAP SIZES &

LENGTHS AVAILABLE.

 

 


Falls Off of Grain Bins Vs. Grain Bin Entrapment

Recently grain bin entrapment has been at the forefront of Agriculture news, particularly in the United States corn belt where a number of news articles have reported deaths from persons being engulfed in Corn. Sadly, more often than not, grain bin entrapment is usually fatal. Usually, unstable grain or corn collapses suddenly, burying workers who may be within it. This typically results in the person dying of asphyxiation. According to the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association, on average 3 to 4 people die per year from grain bin entrapment. In the United State this number is much higher. A recent study by Perdue University states that in the United States, there were 67 fatal and non-fatal cases involving all types of agricultural confined spaces in 2019. 39 of those cases resulted in a fatality.

In terms of total fatal and non-fatal cases how do falls from Grain bins or silos compare to grain bin entrapment cases?

If one was to Google "grain bin injuries", you will find many new articles on grain bin entrapment and only a handful on grain bin falls  This would lead one to thinking that there are more people being injured or killed from grain bin entrapment than people falling off of grain bins. This is actually far from the truth! Although there are less fatalities from falling from a grain bin or silo, as a whole,  the total number of fatal and non fatal injuries from falling off of a grain bin or silo are statistically much higher than grain bin entrapment. The reason you will not find as many news articles on falls from grain bins or silos is that serious injuries are not reported on near as often as fatalities. Yet falls on a farm are leading cause of worker lost time claims. The below AG Safe Alberta graph below is an example of Alberta worker lost time claims.
A worker or family member who is injured from falling from a grain bin is not only emotionally devastating, it can be financially devastating as well. Consider all the potential costs incurred by a lost time injury on your farm:
  • Incident investigation time
  • Wages paid for time lost
  • Worker overtime
  • Extra leader's time
  • Clerical time
  • Decreased output of injured worker upon return
  • Compensation costs
  • Medical costs
  • Damage to equipment
  • Repair costs
  • Replacement costs
  • Potential fines or lawsuits if safety regulations were not followed or negligence is proven. i.e. not providing proper personal protective equipment.

In conclusion, both potential grain bin entrapment and fall from grain bins should both be taken very seriously.With this said, the most likely incident to occur on your farm is a fall from a grain bin. Please strongly consider installing a grain bin fall protection system on your grain bins for the health and safety of your family, workers and the financial well being of your farm.

News articles from grain bin and silo fall resulting in injury or death:

AG in Motion Discovery Plus Goes Digital With Virtual Booth Spaces

With Covid-19 causing the closure of all tradeshows, AG in Motion 2020 near Langham is transforming into a full on digital event that will be free for farmers to attend and sign up for online. They will create a virtual environment that will allow farmers to interact with exhibitors and the tradeshow. AG in Motion Discovery Plus features will include virtual tours of crops, equipment demos, educational webinar presentations, and much more. Exhibitors will have virtual booths where they are able to post videos, pictures, brochures, host webinars, and live chat with customers. AG in Motion has stated there is more news to come and there will be various exhibitor packages to choose from. 

We at Northern Strands are excited to once again be an exhibitor at Ag in Motion. We will be having tradeshow specials during AG in Motion Discovery Plus. Stay tuned for more info as the event date comes up!

The team at Glacier Media is showing how innovative they can be by hosting AG in Motion in the a digital landscape. Ag in Motion Discovery Plus will be a digital event that will deliver interactive content from the field on July 21-25, 2020.  


Why You Should Try a Soft Shackle For Your Next Tow?

Did you know that there is an alternative to metal shackles for towing? A 12 Strand Soft Shackle has many great advantages when compared to a traditional metal shackle. 

Dyneema soft Shackles are an excellent lightweight replacement for steel shackles. Many new trucks have tow lugs on the front that you cannot hook to without wrecking your bumper. This type of shackle can also easily wrapped around difficult pulling points and will not scratch vehicle paint. The shackle is complete with a locking system for ease of use and a slip ring for extra security. The Soft Shackle is constructed with one piece, meaning there are no pins needing to be fastened. 
The Soft Shackle is available in the following sizes and breaking strengths: 


If you would like more information on Soft Shackles, please contact our sales team!

Spring Sale! Recovery Straps 45% to 55% Off at Northern Strands!

Spring is here and with spring comes the mud! Don't be caught on a muddy road or in a field with no tow strap, or with one that should have been replaced long ago. A recovery strap that has degraded or has defects can have a greatly reduced working load limit. Which means it will break unexpectedly before you can pull your tractor, equipment, or vehicle out.

Now is the time to replace the old with the new. Contact us today to save 45% to 55% on your next recovery strap!

Saskatoon location

3235 Millar Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y3

Hours of Operation: 7:30am to 5:00pm Mon - Fri

Phone:  (306) 242-7073

Toll Free: (800) 242-7073

Regina location

125 Henderson Drive
Regina, SK S4N 5W4

Phone: (306) 352-7073
Toll Free: (800) 242-7073

Here is a sample of some of the savings on our larger tow straps. Perfect for those big jobs!

 

 

Blue 8" x 50'

 

2 Ply Construction
128,000 lbs Breaking Strength
Blue
$590.20

SALE PRICE
$269.00

 

Orange 10" x 50'

 

2 Ply Construction

160,000 lbs Breaking Strength
Orange
$739.70

SALE PRICE

 $369.00

 

Orange 12" x 50'

 

2 Ply Construction

192,000 lbs Breaking Strength

Orange

$878.80

SALE PRICE

$419.00

      Recovery Straps with D-Rings

 

Blue       - 128,000 lbs Breaking Strength -  8" x 50'                                                                           $747.50

                                                 SALE PRICE $411.00

 

Orange  - 160,000 lbs Breaking Strength - 10" x 50'                                                                           $886.00

                                                  SALE PRICE $487.00

 

Orange  - 192,000 lbs Breaking Strength - 12" x 50'                                                                            $995.00

                                                  SALE PRICE $547.00    

 

OTHER RECOVERY STRAP SIZES &

LENGTHS AVAILABLE.

 

CALL NOW! LIMITED QUANTITIES. SALE ENDS MAY 31, 2020.

 

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Saskatoon (Head Office)

  • 3235 Millar Avenue
  • Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y3

Regina

  • 125 Henderson Drive
  • Regina, SK S4N 5W4

Esterhazy

  • 816 Park Ave
  • Esterhazy, SK S0A 0X0
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