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Ashland Industries, Inc.

Address PO Box 717, 1115 Rail Dr, Ashland, WI, 54806, US
Phone 877-634-4622
Fax 715-682-9717
Email [email protected]
Website ashlandind.com

Ashland Industries manufactures high quality earthmoving (scrapers/dirtpans) equipment.  These are used in a variety of industrial, agricultural and landscaping applications. We also manufacture Hydro Trash Rakes for hydroelectric facilities.
At Ashland we pride ourselves in making the highest quality equipment that can handle the toughest conditions imaginable.

In 2003 Ashland celebrated 50 years of manufacturing earthmoving equipment. Originally founded by Arnold Buchli in 1953, Buchli Enterprises manufactured a line of carry-all scrapers and after-market dozer blades for several dozers. Ashland native Mr. Bernard Hnath and Terrance Magnason of Grand Forks ND, purchased the company from Mr. Buchli in the late 1960’s. During this time they expanded the product line to include earthmovers for agricultural applications.  Ashland Industries established a relationship with Versatile Tractor Company, Winnipeg MB, to build a specialized scraper for their large four wheeled drive tractors.  The popularity of large four wheel drive tractors gave way to an increased demand for larger scrapers. During the late 1970’s Ashland employed over one hundred employees and was the largest manufacturer of pull-type earthmoving equipment.  Growing competition and the high interest rates of the 1970’s and 1980’s had a dramatic effect on Ashland’s sales within the agricultural market.
In June of 1998 Jack Martinsen, Randy Rust and Carol Lindsey purchased Ashland Industries from Mr. Hnath and Mr. Magnason.  Bob Eder joining the owners in 1999.  The new owners aggressively began to diversify the product line to include more industrial models.  During this time most of the major tractor manufacturers: Case IH, New Holland, John Deere, and Caterpillar began to build specialized high horsepower tractors for pulling earthmovers like Ashland’s.  Contractor’s quickly realized that the combination of an Ashland Scraper and a specialized tractor made it possible to move more material for site preparation with less investment than with traditional self propelled earthmovers.Ashland Industries is proud of its competitive wage and benefit package which has helped to attract and keep it’s highly skilled workforce.  Since acquiring the company the average hourly wage increase has increases by 43%.  They have also increased their workforce from 18 to 45 employees. Ashland continues to lead the way in the manufacturing of quality earthmoving equipment. With the continuing evolution of tractors the needs and demands of dirt contractors is ever changing.  Ashland is constantly improving and raising its own standards to meet those of the industry.

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Ashland debuts direct-mount dump style scraper

A direct mount, dump style scraper, the 2012CS from Ashland Industries meets the needs of construction, mining and agriculture markets.  Designed around Ashland's toughest model to date, the 2014CS, the new 2012CS, with its 12' cut width and 20 cubic yards of haul, allows this machine to meet the needs of more operators across the country, without losing capacity.   Constructed of high strength and abrasion resistant steel processed from premium iron ore, combined with skeletal frame design, friction welded cylinder rods and easy to maintain wear parts, the 2012CS delivers the superior longevity Ashland customers have come to expect to keep them productive.  Required horsepower is 400-620 for the 2012CS. 

Ashland Industries launches ejector earthmover

Weighing in at nearly 25,000 pounds, the new Ashland I-180TS2 is the industry’s heaviest-duty unit in the 18-cubic-yard-capacity class of ejector scrapers. The I-180TS2 tackles the toughest applications and material types with construction-grade durability – allowing contractors to move more dirt at lower costs per yard – and with greater day-to-day reliability.
Ideal for use with rubber-tracked or wheeled tractors over 325 hp, the I-180TS2 maximizes its power unit by transferring a portion of the weight for greater traction. Plus, its standard 29.5 x 25 E3/L3 28-ply tires, lower ground pressure and longer rolling radius allow excellent flotation and operational ease in marginally wet or clay soils, as well as in sandy loams or dry topsoil.
Importantly, the I-180TS2 is engineered for maximum uptime and higher production capacity. Its lift cylinders are mounted over the blade to provide a quick response, allowing the tractor to maintain higher ground speed. The large apron opening allows dirt to be easily ejected from the bowl.
Additional rugged performance features of the new I-180TS2 ejector scraper include a heavier-duty framework, larger pins and cylinders, and massive trailing arms for optimum strength and durability. Optional dual-caliper brake systems provide instant stopping power for customers who require ISO 3450 brake standards.

Scraper attachment for compact equipment

most successful, The new Ground Hog 2500 scraper attachment moves three to four times the payload of traditional buckets. When combined with compact power units, the 2.5 cubic-yard-heaped-capacity Ground Hog 2500 delivers the rugged reliability of a small self-propelled tracked earthmover and the maneuverability of a skid steer. Designed for use with 70+ hp compact track loaders or skid steers with steel tracks, the Ground Hog 2500 is mounted to the universal quick attach plate of its power unit. The Ground Hog is engineered to utilize its power unit for traction and hydraulics only, as its oscillating front beam and large caster shoulders the larger portion of the weight, while minimizing any stress to the loader arms. The larger volume payload and operational ease of the Ground Hog 2500 is ensured via several key engineering and design features: The Ground Hog is rolling the weight, not carrying it like a bucket; 2) A safety chain prevents the operator from accidentally lifting the loader arms off the stops of the bulkhead; 3) All scraper functions are controlled by the low-flow auxiliary hydraulics, with no boom controls needed; 4) The universal mounting plate is secured to a heavy-duty rear pivoting axle assembly.

Heavy-duty, carry-all scraper tackles tough jobs

Weighing in at nearly 25,000 pounds, the new Ashland CS18-HD tackles the toughest applications and material types with ejector-grade durability - allowing contractors to move more dirt at lower costs per yard and with greater day-to-day reliability. Ideal for use with high horsepower (325+) rubber-tracked or wheeled tractors, the CS18-HD maximizes its power unit by transferring a portion of the weight for greater traction. Plus, its standard 23.5 x 25 E3/L3 12-ply tires, lower ground pressure, and longer rolling radius allow excellent flotation and operational ease in marginally wet or clay soils, as well as in sandy loams or dry topsoil.

Scraper attachment ideal for small site preparation

The Ground Hog 2500 scraper attachment moves three to four times the payload of traditional buckets. When combined with compact power units, the 2.5 cubic-yard-heaped-capacity machine delivers the rugged reliability of a small self-propelled tracked earthmover and the maneuverability of a skid steer – all with reduced mobilization costs. Designed for use with 70-plus hp compact track loaders or skid steers with steel tracks, the Ground Hog 2500 is mounted to the universal quick attach plate of its power unit. The Ground Hog is engineered to utilize its power unit for traction and hydraulics only, as its oscillating front beam and large caster shoulders the larger portion of the weight, while minimizing any stress to the loader arms.