ASAN acquired a roller crimper as part of a collaborative grant in 2008, with the intention that, after the grant project ended, it (along with several other pieces of farm equipment) would be rented out for farmers to use on their own farms.  That happened, though not at the scale that we would have wanted, as proper management of the equipment’s rental, transport, maintenance, storage, and administration requires infrastructure and resources that ASAN simply does not have at this time.

Therefore we decided to sell the equipment to ASAN members, so that it may see wider and/or more frequent use.  (The other pieces of equipment have already been sold.)

All funds generated from the sale of the roller crimper will be reinvested to fund ASAN’s work to support Alabama farmers in other ways.

Purchasing eligibility:
You must be a current ASAN member at the Farm/Household level or higher ($50/year) in order to purchase the equipment.  If you are not a member or your membership has expired, you can join/renew at https://asanonline.org/join-asan/.

Pricing:
Sold AS IS, and without haggling.  This implement has been lightly used for about 8 years and is in good working condition.  The asking price is 50% of the purchase price, to account for depreciation from age and wear and tear.  More information about the roller crimper below, including photos.

Sale is, for the most part, first come first serve.  If multiple potential buyers are interested simultaneously, we reserve the right to sell the roller crimper to a buyer who is able to show that the roller crimper will have a broader educational/training purposes or will be shared among multiple farmers (ex. a co-op), as this falls in line with the original purpose of the equipment.  It is not a requirement for purchase, however, that the equipment be shared or used for education.

Transport:
The roller crimper is currently housed in Shorter, AL.  The buyer must arrange to pick up the equipment within three weeks of purchase, and is responsible for bringing a vehicle or trailer appropriate for transporting it.

Payment:
SALES TAX:  Sale is subject to 1.5% sales tax in addition to the purchase price.

SCHEDULE FOR PAYMENT: The buyer must pay at least 50% of the total price (up to 100%, if preferable) at the time of purchase.  Any remaining amount still owed must be paid before pickup of the equipment.

ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT:  Payment may be made by check / money order (preferred), or using a credit/debit card.  Debit/credit card transactions will incur a 3% processing fee.

Interested??  For more information:
Serious inquiries only please!  Please thoroughly read this entire post before getting in touch.  Please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Roller crimper”.  Please include:

  • Your name and farm/organization name (if applicable)
  • Contact information
  • (Optional) What you plan to use the equipment for

We will follow up with you within 1-2 business days of receiving your inquiry.  Also, we will update this post when the roller crimper is sold, so be sure to check this site before you send your inquiry!

 

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ROLLER-CRIMPER

Custom-made, 3-pt. hitch, 8-ft wide, two-stage roller/crimper (smooth roller in front, crimping roller in rear)

Purchased: March 2009
Purchase price: $4,825
Asking price: $2415

ASAN equipment roller crimper 1

ASAN equipment roller crimper 2

ASAN equipment roller crimper 3