Heartland AG Systems’ VPA 1000 Tender has been announced as one of five nominees for the 2021 CropLife IRON Product of the Year.

Every year dozens of CropLife IRON’S readers choose the top five newly launched product innovations to the agriculture industry. Once the top five products have been identified, readers are able to view qualifications and vote for their favorite through CropLife’s website.

“We are honored to have our manufactured product be nominated for 2021 CropLife IRON Product of the Year,” said Arnie Sinclair, President of Heartland AG Systems. “Heartland AG Systems Equipment is committed to pushing ourselves to create new and innovative technology for our ag retailers, and it is rewarding to see that our commitment is being noticed.”

Every minute matters in the application industry. Each season, precious minutes are wasted spending too much time unloading product, maneuvering augers, cleaning out hopper bottoms and switching out equipment. Heartland AG Systems introduced the VPA 1000 in June of 2021 to improve retailer efficiencies and enhance operator safety. The VPA 1000 includes a dual chute auger system to discharge fertilizer from either side, a 43 percent faster unloading rate than standard tenders, and self-cleaning bins to improve operator safety. 

“When it comes to tender design, the VPA 1000 is a step above the rest. Our goal with this piece of equipment was to take the cumbersome elements of standard tenders and turn them into added-value time savers for our ag retail customers. I confidently believe the VPA 1000 has helped achieve this,” shared Andrew Young, Engineer at Heartland AG Systems. “Our ag retail clients are being asked to do more work in less time, and the VPA 1000 can help them meet these demands without sacrificing worker wellbeing.”

After reading the qualifications of each, it is up to you to decide which product deserves the title of CropLife IRON Product of the Year. So… what’s your choice?