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New Holland Boomer 54D Award

New Holland gave its Boomer Series a boost with the introduction of the new Tier4B compliant Boomer 54D. Now that tractor has been awarded the title of “Machine of the Year 2015″ in Compact and Specialized category at the SIMA 2015 show.

The new model runs a new Common rail FPT Industrial engine and delivers a superior driving experience with the SuperSuite cab and EasyDrive continuously variable transmission.

Read our New Holland Boomer 54D Review

“This award recognises the considerable benefits that 54D Boomer tractor brings to our customers. It is the ultimate power tool, the perfect combination of superior operator comfort and optimal performance. This is achieved with the EasyDrive continuously variable transmission, the Tier 4B compliant engine and a host of features that enable the operator to get the job done with great efficiency and comfort,” says Luca Mainardi, head of Tractor and Precision Land Management Product Management. “It will appeal to municipalities, private estates and sports facilities alike. At the same time it is perfect for large scale operations and can be specified with tyres suitable for turf care management.”

The new Boomer 54D was awarded the coveted title by a jury panel of 19 farm machinery journalists from across Europe. The machine was rewarded for its technical innovation and the benefits it brings to customers, with selection criteria focusing on innovative features, performance, productivity, cost of operation, ease of use and operator comfort.

McCormick X4 Series

McCormick North America unveiled three new models of the X4 tractor family during the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. These three new models (X4.20, X4.30, and X4.40) expand the X4 tractor family to a total of six members.

Ranging from 64 to 79 maximum engine horsepower, these three lower horsepower machines allow McCormick to enter into and compete in the small utility class segment of the market place.

McCormick X6

McCormick North America unveiled the all-new X6 tractor family during the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. The X6 Series ranges from 111 to 133 maximum engine horsepower and is an evolution of the X60 Series mid-range tractors.

The new X6 Series lineup consists of two models: the X6.420 rated for 101 PTO horsepower, and the X6.430 rated for 111 PTO horsepower. Both models use a BETAPOWER 4.5 liter, four-cylinder diesel engine that. Advanced SCR technology helps these engine meet the EPA’s strict Tier 4i emissions regulations.

New Holland T7 270

New Holland has introduced its new tractor styling with the new T7 Series featuring its ECOBlue HI-eSCR technology for compliance with Tier 4B emissions standards. The new eight-model range includes a new standard wheelbase model with 225hp.

“The new T7 offers the best of New Holland’s technologies and features,” says Luca Mainardi, head of Tractor and Precision Land Management Product Management. “Great attention to detail has been devoted to provide farmers with a powerful and highly versatile tractor that will enable them to achieve the highest levels of productivity with ease while enjoying ultimate comfort.”

New Holland T8435

New Holland has upgraded the T8 Series with its ECOBlue Hi-eSCR technology for compliance with Tier 4B emissions standards. The entire range is more powerful than its predecessor.

“The T8 Series is the most powerful conventional tractor in the world,” says Luca Mainardi, head of Tractor and Precision Land Management Product Management, “and with the ECOBlue Hi-eSCR technology their performance has improved even further. Our longsighted approach to emissions standards, adopting at an early stage SCR for our machines above 120 hp, is delivering great advantages for our customers and it has proved to be the right choice, as this technology is now accepted as the industry standard for high horsepower equipment.”

New Holland Boomer 54D

New Holland has released its new Tier 4B Boomer 54D, which runs a new Common rail FPT Industrial engine and features the SuperSuite cab and EasyDrive continuously variable transmission.

“The 54D Boomer tractor is the ultimate power tool, the perfect combination of superior operator comfort and optimal performance. This is achieved with the EasyDrive continuously variable transmission, the Tier 4B compliant engine and a host of features that enable the operator to get the job done with great efficiency and comfort,” says Luca Mainardi, head of Tractor and Precision Land Management Product Management. “It will appeal to municipalities, private estates and sports facilities alike. At the same time it is perfect for large scale operations and can be specified with tyres suitable for turf care management.”

New Holland TD4F Working

New Holland has taken the covers off its new and upgraded TD4F Series, which is based off the TD4000F tractor range.

The new series offers three models with horsepower ranging from 65 to 88: TD4.70F, TD4.80 and TD4.90F. They feature a new hydraulic power shuttle, entirely redesigned ergonomics and new styling, a rugged servo operated PTO, and easy access hydraulic couplings.

Low profile and narrow, the TD4F tractors can work in anything from confined spaces and the tight rows of orchards, to nut growers and vineyards.

Bobcat Excavator Depth Check

Bobcat has unveiled its new Depth Check system for its compact excavators – a grade control system. The system is available for use with Bobcat’s E32, E32i, E35, E35i, E42, E45, E50 and E55 models, with either standard or long-arm iterations.

The Depth Check system is a kit that utilizes three sensors – one on the trenching or grading bucket, one on the arm and one on the boom – that are connected to the deluxe instrument panel inside the cab to track the precise location of the bucket teeth as the bucket, boom and arm move. The system can be calibrated to a specific machine as well as its corresponding attachments – up to five buckets – using the excavator’s boom and arm length, as well as a bucket tooth radius.

Kubota Hay Tools

Kubota has expanded its hay tools line, bringing to market new round balers and turntable bale wrappers; side-mounted and trailed disc mowers; trailed mower conditioners; and a complete range of rotary tedders and rakes.

The new machinery is designed specifically for the U.S. market to further expand Kubota’s presence in the larger agricultural product market.

John Deere Baler B-Wrap

John Deere 469 Premium and 569 Premium Round Balers can now apply B-Wrap, the alternative to indoor storage.

“The Premium Round Balers are designed for customers who make thousands of bales each year,” says Louis Fernandez, senior marketing representative for John Deere Ottumwa Works. “These Premium Balers are not only designed with stronger chains, larger shafts and bearings, and more robust pickups, they also feature Tractor Baler Automation (TBA). And, with TBA, the baler can electronically communicate with newer John Deere tractors to help speed baling and prevent many typical operator errors.”

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