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Extinguish the Flame

Farming Applications

The Mini-Ductor® Induction Heater & Flameless Torch Is Useful in a Multitude of Farming Applications Where a Torch Could Start a Fire

Eliminate the Torch

Torches are commonly used to remove the many rusted or otherwise seized nuts, bolts and bearings found on farming equipment. However, using an open flame can be dangerous given the amount of dust and fertilizer present on farming equipment after each day's work. Using an induction heater to replace most torch use is increasingly accepted by farmers as a safer and faster way to maintain their equipment, especially with the Mini-Ductor from Induction Innovations.

How Farmers Use the Mini-Ductor

We recently interviewed several farmers that use our Mini-Ductor portable induction heater – many of whom purchased it on the spot at farming shows, even though they had never heard of it before – and here's what they listed as their most commonly used and repaired equipment:

  • Tractors
  • Combines
  • Planters
  • Plows
  • Sprayers
  • Pillage
  • Feed mixers

Due to farmers keeping their equipment rather than purchasing new, repairing and maintaining their farm equipment is critical. The Mini-Ductor is ideal for rusted bolts, bearings and other ferrous metal parts and fasteners, especially during the winter and spring major overhauls.

The Mini-Ductor has also been praised for being used to remove:

  • Parts where in the past you were concerned with damaging the paint
  • Parts when fertilizer and dust is present – especially combines
  • Removing pins and pivot pins
  • Wire harnesses
  • Rubber grommets
  • Sprayers with chemical build-up
  • Lug nuts and other fasteners on cars and trucks

All of the above is summarized in the infographic below:

Farming Induction Heating Applications

The Mini-Ductor is available from Snap-On, Mac Tools, Five Star, Grainger, and these other authorized resellers.

Contact us to learn more about removing bearings and more with induction heat

Induction Innovations, Inc.

U.S. patents: 6670590 and 6563096 apply to all products; D707,804 and D728,086 apply to handheld, inline induction heaters; patent pending for the Mini-Ductor 12V (MD-500)
European Patent Office (EPO): patent 002076372-0001 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters; patent pending for the Mini-Ductor 220V (MD-800) and Mini-Ductor 12V (MD-500)
Australia patent: 343968 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters