New Product Additions: WR Long Inc + Lane Shark USA


At Lane Shark USA, we're always on the lookout for ways to enhance your tractor's performance and versatility. That's why we're thrilled to announce our latest collaboration with WR Long Inc, a pioneering name in the tractor attachment and hydraulics industry. In this article, we'll delve into the details of this exciting partnership and introduce you to the top-of-the-line attachments and accessories that are now part of our expanded product range.

About WR Long Inc: A Legacy of Innovation

WR Long Inc has been a trusted name in front-end loader and skid steer attachments since its inception in 1986. What started with the groundbreaking hydro-jaw 4N1 bucket has evolved into a comprehensive range of attachments suitable for all kinds of machinery. From compact tractors to skid steer loaders, WR Long Inc offers attachments with lift capacities ranging from 450 to 6,500 pounds. Their nationwide dealer network has been a cornerstone of their success, making them a go-to brand for quality and reliability.

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The Lane Shark USA and WR Long Inc Partnership: A Match Made in Tractor Heaven

In the summer of 2019, Travis, the visionary behind Lane Shark USA, was at a pivotal juncture. The goal was clear: to develop a top-tier hydraulic 3rd function system that would be compatible with Lane Shark Cutters and versatile enough for other tractor attachments. Enter Nelson Long, who offered not just advice but a collaborative partnership.

This partnership was more than a business transaction; it was a meeting of minds, a fusion of shared visions. Travis and Ross, our Sales and Service Manager, visited WR Long Inc's headquarters to work out the nuts and bolts of a hydraulic system tailor-made for Lane Shark Cutters. The result? A win-win collaboration that has set new standards in the American tractor and hydraulics industry.

New Products Spotlight

Front Blades: The Ultimate Tool for Versatile Ground Management

The Need for a Reliable Front Blade

Whether you're dealing with snow in the winter, sand in the summer, or gravel and dirt year-round, a reliable front blade is essential for efficient ground management. WR Long Inc offers two models of front blades designed specifically for tractors of varying horsepower, ensuring that you get the most out of your machine.

Product Information

WR Long Inc's Front Blades are designed for subcompact and compact tractors up to 50 hp, as well as for more robust tractors ranging from 50 to 90 hp. These blades are perfect for pushing various materials, including snow, sand, dirt, manure, and gravel. They come in widths ranging from 60" to 96" and can angle up to 30 degrees to the right or left, offering maximum versatility.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Replaceable Cutting Edge: Both models come with a 1/2" thick by 6" wide and reversible cutting edge, ensuring longevity and reducing maintenance costs.

  • Skid Shoes: These prevent gouging by maintaining the blade at a preset height. The blade height for the standard model is approximately 22", while the Front Blade X has a height of approximately 30".

  • Spring Trip Blade Design: This feature allows the blade to pivot when it hits an obstruction, reducing the risk of damage.

  • Additional Features: Options for a radius dozer cutting edge and a polyurethane cutting edge for snow removal are available. The hydraulic blade uses two double-acting welded construction cylinders, and it's easy to add cylinders and hoses to convert a manual blade to a hydraulic one.

Versatility Across Tractor Types

WR Long Inc offers two types of front blades to fit different needs:

  • Front Blade for Subcompact and Compact Tractors up to 50 hp: This model comes in 60", 72", 84", and 96" widths.

  • Front Blade X for 50 to 90 hp Tractors: This more robust model is available in 84" and 96" widths.

Both models can be built with most any type of quick attach or pin-on connection at no additional charge, ensuring a perfect fit for your tractor.

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Elevate Your Digging Efficiency with Our Range of Tooth Bars

Flat Tooth Bar "FTB": The Ideal Choice for Mini Skid Steers and Sub Compact Loaders

When it comes to mini skid steers and sub-compact loaders, the Flat Tooth Bar "FTB" is a game-changer. Designed to fit loaders with lift capacities up to 1,500 pounds, these bars come in widths ranging from 34-1/8" to 60 inches.

Key Benefits:

  • Custom Fit: Each Flat Tooth Bar is custom-made to fit your bucket, ensuring a seamless integration.

  • Efficiency: Say goodbye to bolting or welding teeth individually. The FTB improves digging efficiency, saving you both time and effort.

  • Smooth Operation: The design allows for a smooth surface when back dragging.

  • Bucket Protection: The FTB helps protect the cutting edge of your bucket.

  • Easy Replacement: The teeth are pinned to a 1" thick shank, making them easy to replace.

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Tooth Bar "TB": A Versatile Option for Farm, Utility, and Skid Industrial Loaders

The Tooth Bar "TB" is designed for loaders with lift capacities up to 3,500 pounds and comes in widths from 34 to 84 inches.

Key Benefits:

  • Efficiency: The TB eliminates the need for bolting or welding teeth individually, streamlining your digging tasks.

  • Easy Replacement: Teeth are pinned to a 1" thick shank, making them easy to replace.

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Special Tooth Bar "STB": Customized for Your Specific Needs

The Special Tooth Bar "STB" is designed for a range of loaders with lift capacities up to 3,500 pounds and comes in widths from 60 to 84 inches. The Special Tooth Bar fits over the top and bottom of the cutting edge of the bucket and is secured by only 2 bolts.

Key Benefits:

  • Efficiency: Like our other models, the STB is designed to improve your digging efficiency.

  • Easy Replacement: Teeth are pinned to a 1-1/2" thick shank, making them easy to replace.

  • Installation: No bolting or welding teeth individually

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Industrial Tooth Bar "ITB": The Heavy-Duty Option

The Industrial Tooth Bar "ITB" is designed for loaders with lift capacities from 3,500 to 6,500 pounds and comes in widths from 76 to 92 inches.

Key Benefits:

  • Efficiency: The ITB is designed to make your digging tasks more efficient.

  • Flex-Pins: Teeth are secured to shanks with flex-pins, making them easy to replace.

  • Thick Shanks: The shanks on the ITB are 1-1/2" thick, providing added durability.

Each of these tooth bars is designed to meet specific needs, ensuring that you have the right tool for the job. Whether you're working on a small project or tackling industrial-scale work, our range of tooth bars offers something for everyone. Feel free to reach out to us for more information or visit our website to explore these new products in detail.Wear Blades: The Ultimate Protection for Your Loader's Bucket

NOTE: Inside dimension of the bucket is required in order to manufacture your special tooth bar.

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Tooth Bar for Tapered Buckets: Customization for Unique Bucket Designs

If your bucket has a taper, specifically a 10-degree angle from front to back, it's essential to provide accurate measurements to ensure the Tooth Bar fits perfectly. This is relevant for both the Tooth Bar on Tapered Bucket (TBT) and the Flat Tooth Bar on Tapered Bucket (FTBT). If your bucket doesn't have this taper, you can skip this section.

To determine the right fit, please refer to the W.R. Long Inc. Tooth Bar for Tapered Buckets guide and follow the measurement instructions provided. The guide includes a handy diagram to assist you in taking the necessary measurements. Once you've gathered the required information, you can proceed with your order, ensuring a custom fit for your equipment.

WR Long INnc Tooth Bar for Tapered Buckets Worksheet Diagram

Here are some images that showcase the measurement process for the tapered tooth bars:

Wear Blades: The Importance of Bucket Protection

When it comes to operating loaders, whether they're farm, compact, light industrial, or skid loaders, the bucket's cutting edge is often the most vulnerable part. It's exposed to various materials like soil, gravel, and even pavement, which can lead to wear and tear over time. This is where WR Long Inc's Wear Blades come into the picture.

Product Information

Wear Blades are designed specifically for loaders with lift capacities ranging from 1,500 to 6,500 pounds. These blades come in various widths to fit your needs, from 44 to 92 inches. The wear blade is engineered to fit over the top and bottom of the cutting edge of the bucket and is secured by only two bolts, making installation a breeze.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Ultimate Protection: One of the primary benefits of these wear blades is that they protect the cutting edge of the bucket, particularly when skidding on pavement. This extends the lifespan of your bucket and saves you money in the long run.

  • Quick Replacement: The wear blades can be replaced in just 5 to 10 minutes, making it convenient for those who are on a tight schedule.

  • High-Quality Material: Both the standard and industrial wear blades are made of high carbon steel, ensuring durability and longevity. The standard wear blade is made of 5/8 x 6 High Carbon Steel, while the industrial version is made of 3/4 x 6 High Carbon Steel.

  • Custom Fit: The inside dimension of the bucket is required for manufacturing your wear blade, ensuring a perfect fit for optimal performance.

Versatility Across Loader Types

WR Long Inc offers two types of wear blades to fit different needs:

  • Wear Blade "WB": Ideal for Farm, Compact, Light Industrial, and Skid Loaders with lift capacities up to 3,500 pounds.

  • Industrial Wear Blade "IWB": Designed for Light Industrial and Skid Loaders with lift capacities ranging from 3,500 to 6,500 pounds.

This range of options ensures that no matter what type of loader you operate, there's a wear blade designed to fit your specific needs.

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Comfort Ride: A Revolution in Loader Comfort and Efficiency

The Need for Comfort in Tractor Operations

Operating a tractor loader can be a jarring experience, especially when navigating uneven terrains. The up and down jolting motion not only affects the operator's comfort but also imposes stress on the tractor itself. This is where WR Long Inc's Comfort Ride comes into play.

Product Information

The Long Comfort Ride is a game-changing attachment designed specifically to enhance the comfort level of your loader operations. This innovative kit is engineered to reduce the up and down jolting motions commonly experienced when riding over uneven surfaces. It achieves this through the use of two nitrogen-charged accumulators connected to the lift cylinders of your loader. These accumulators help dampen the ride, providing a smoother, more comfortable experience.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Two Nitrogen-Charged Accumulators: The kit includes two accumulators, one designed for lighter loads and the other for heavier loads. This ensures optimal performance regardless of the load you're carrying.

  • Comprehensive Kit: The Comfort Ride kit is all-inclusive, featuring two accumulators, a ball valve, a mounting bracket, hose, fittings, and hardware. Everything you need to upgrade your loader's comfort is in this kit.

  • Stress Reduction: By dampening the jolting action, the Comfort Ride significantly reduces the stress imposed on your tractor from the loader. This contributes to the longevity and efficiency of your machinery.

  • Easy Control: The included ball valve allows you to easily engage or disengage the Comfort Ride system, giving you full control over your loader's operation.

  • Two Models for Different Needs: The Comfort Ride comes in two models—CR10 for tractors up to 60 hp and CR20 for tractors ranging from 60 to 125 hp. This ensures that whether you're operating sub-compact tractors or more robust models, there's a Comfort Ride designed to fit your needs.

Versatility Across Tractor Models

The Comfort Ride is versatile, designed to fit a wide range of tractors. The smaller unit, CR10, is perfect for sub-compact tractors up to 60 hp. For those operating tractors from 60 to 125 hp, the CR20 model is the ideal fit. This level of versatility makes it a must-have attachment for anyone looking to improve their loader's comfort and efficiency.

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We're confident that these new additions to our product line will not only meet but exceed your expectations. For more information, feel free to reach out to us or visit our website to explore these new products in detail.

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