September 1, 2015 - New Retriever® PUP self-loading trailer
Bestway Inc. adds to the successful Retriever® brand of Dealer Logistic Products with the new Retriever PUP self-loading trailer for Cat I and Cat II three-point implements and attachments.
The Retriever PUP trailer is designed specifically for “Rural Lifestyle” equipment dealers, as well as small construction equipment sales and rental facilities. The Retriever PUP self-loading trailer features a self-contained hydraulic 3-point lift system that allows one operator and a pickup truck to hitch up, lift, load and transport Cat I and II 3-point implements and attachments. The Retriever PUP eliminates the need for an expensive roll off truck to deliver and pick up this type of equipment. The Retriever Pup also solves the problem of needing a tractor or forklift to load and unload implements since it’s self-contained 3-point lift system handles that task. Contact Bestway Inc. today to learn more about the exciting new Retriever PUP trailer.
Bestway receives US Patent # 8,992,155B2 , March 31, 2015 , on the Retriever Transport Hitch for towing planters, tillage equipment, fertilizer applicators, grain carts etc. , with a semi-tractor.
Bestway President , Pat Meenen (left) , Director of Sales and Marketing, Dave Benson (center) and Design Engineer, Mike Brainard (right) are pictured accepting the plaque to commemorate the issue of the Patent. Bestway Inc. received a Canadian Patent # 2,774,527 on the Retriever Transport Hitch, December 12, 2014.
Moorhead, Minnesota "We recently acquired two Bestway Retriever SLT units that we’ve used throughout our sales territory with tremendous success. The thing we’ve noticed is the time and expense it saves. We’ve used them to deliver new headers and 3-point planters, as well as pick up trade headers and 3-point equipment for repair. Since the Retriever SLTs are self-contained, we can simply hook up to any pickup with a fifth wheel, pick up the header or 3-point planter and head down the road. Before, to deliver a header we had to use a Payloader to load it onto our large haul truck and the customer would have to get his combine out to unload it. So we’re now able to do a lot more, including picking up trades or equipment for repair anytime, even in the middle of winter when equipment has already been stored. It makes it much more convenient for us and the customer."
September 17, 2013 - Bestway Receives U. S. Patent on Retriever® Self Loading Trailer
Bestway receives U. S. Patent # 8,534,982 B2 on the lift and rotation mechanism for the Retriever Self Loading Trailer. Bestway President Pat Meenen (right) and Director of Sales and Marketing, David Benson (left) are shown accepting the plaque to commemorate the approval of the patent.
Retriever® Transport Hitch receives Gold Standard Innovation Award from Canada's Farm Progress Show. Canada's Farm Progress Show holds an Innovation Awards Program each year for the most innovative farm equipment products. This year 18 products were finalists for the awards of which 8 were awarded the Sterling Standard and 2 were awarded the Gold Standard.
The Retriever® Transport Hitch converts a tandem axle semi-tractor into a heavy-duty implement towing vehicle in as little as five minutes. The Retriever® Transport Hitch features a hydraulic lift mast and CAT II and II two-point hitch systems as well as a removable Cat III or CAT IV drawbar for towing large planters, grain carts, fertilizer applicators or tillage equipment. A 12-volt power pack version and a Wet Kit powered version of the hitch are available.
Bestway Inc. announces the addition of a Wet Kit version of their new Retriever Transport Hitch. The Wet Kit version of the Retriever TH is for semi tractors equipped with "wet kits" to provide the hydraulic power for the Transport Hitch lift system. The Wet Kit Transport Hitch is priced slightly lower than the 12 volt power pack version of the Transport Hitch. Contact a Retriever representative at 877-390-4480 or click on the contact information page for more information.August 15, 2011 - New Addition to Retriever® lineup!
Bestway Inc. recently announced the introduction of the Retriever Transport Hitch for towing large drawn planters and other large implements with two-point or drawbar type hitches. The Retriever Transport Hitch mounts in about five minutes on the fifth wheel and frame of a tandem axle semi-tractor. Using a powerful 12-volt hydraulic power pack, the Retriever Transport Hitch attaches to the planter with a two-point Quick Attach hitch system and the operator uses a remote control to hydraulically raise the planter to transport height for towing. For drawbar type implements and planters a removable, heavy-duty drawbar with 12,000 lb. tongue weight capacity is included with the hitch. In addition a remote hydraulic valve is standard equipment for folding and unfolding implements.April 1, 2011 - AGCO and LEXION head adapters added
Bestway Inc. recently announced the addition of two new combine head adapter options to their Retriever Self-Loading Trailer.
First is the LEXION head adapter, which is an entirely different adapter than the standard (part # 81000) Retriever head adapter due to the LEXION feeder house being wider. The LEXION adapter utilizes the same type of locking mechanism that the LEXION feeder house uses to secure the head.
Next is the AGCO head adapter option, which is a four-piece kit that pins on to the standard (part # 81000) retriever head adapter to lift AGCO (Gleaner/Massey Ferguson/Challenger A, R and S series heads).
Both these new options are available now from Bestway to add even more versatility to your Retriever Self Loading Trailer.January 1, 2011 - Retriever SLT Self-Loader Trailer wins FinOvation Award. The 2011 FinOvation Award winners cover the spectrum of new products that growers need for their corn and soybean crops. This year’s 22 winners run from small wind turbines and a fuel-efficient pickup to a Class 10 combine and drought-tolerant hybrids. Farm Industry News chose these products as the most innovative agricultural products of 2010, based on reader interest. All of the new products appeared in Farm Industry News or on www.farmindustrynews.com during the past 12 months.
Loading and unloading combine heads was an inconvenient task until Bestway introduced the Retriever Self-loading Trailer. This unique trailer features a hydraulic lift system that picks up and loads a combine head without a tractor or forklift to help.
The trailer is backed up to the head and the lift arms attach to the unit. Then the head is picked up by the lift system with its 6- x 12-in. hydraulic cylinders. Next, the head is rotated and then locked into place for transport. A Honda gas engine powers the hydraulics.
The Retriever will load and unload onto most trailers. Gooseneck and bumper-pull versions of the Retriever are available. Prices start at $24,000. For more information, call Bestway at 877/390-4480, or visit www.RetrieverSLT.com.
June 1, 2010 -
Hiawatha, KS - Bestway Inc., manufacturers and marketers of the Bestway line of pull type
sprayers and premium foam marking equipment, announce the introduction of the RetrieverTM SLT, self-loading
trailer for combine heads and wide, three-point mounted equipment.
Bestway recognizes the need for farm equipment dealers and large farming operations to move combine heads and wide, three-point mounted equipment more efficiently and quickly. The RetrieverTM eliminates the need for a combine, tractor or forklift to be used in loading a head or three-point implement at the dealership or farm.