Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

West Bench looking toward Pioneer Mtns from Ranch

West Bench

Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

Nice brown trout from Albers Springcreek

Brown Trout

Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

Old Beaverslide overlooking Beaverhead Rock and Tobacco Root Mtns


Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

Browns, Brooks and Rainbows Lurk in Albers Springcreek

Albers Springcreek

Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

Van Derens moving to the ranch in Montana - 1959

Family History

Open A Ranch, Dillon, MT

Yearling Bull Moose in Yard, Nov 2004

Bull Moose

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   Open A Ranch, Inc.
   Robert Van Deren, Manager
   4500 Albers Lane
   P.O. Box 952
   Dillon, MT  59725
   Home Tel.: (406) 683-9510
   Contact Form

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Custom Farming and Excavation

Mar 31st, 2008 by admin | 0

Open A Ranch offers the following custom farming and machine services in Southwest Montana:

  • Chisel Plowing – Melroe model 505 28 foot plow.
  • Heavy Disking – Schaffer 18 foot offset tandem disk, 22 inch disks.
  • Sub-Soil Aeration – Savage 12 foot aerator, 22 inch shanks.¬† Ideal for grass and alfalfa hay fields.
  • Excavator – Drott 50 tracked excavator, 1 1/4 yard bucket.
  • Zero Tailswing Excavator – Cat 307ssr tracked excavator, 0.30 yard bucket.
  • Auger Truck – Powers Polemaster with 16 inch auger, 36 foot boom.

We have selected Steiger Bearcat II and the Steiger built Allis Chalmers 440 tractors as they provide the following benefits:

  • 225 horse Caterpillar or Cummins diesel power. This is the maximum recommended horsepower for a wheel tractor before tracks become more efficient.
  • 4 wheel drive, articulated
  • Axle weight of approximately 5 ton
  • High flotation, low ground pressure
  • Ideal weight distribution and total machine weight

For additional information regarding rates, availability or estimates, please contact Open A Ranch.

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