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Mahindra Rise Campaign

Mahindra USA has launched a new advertising campaign designed to celebrate rural landowners.

“For rural landowners, the land is not only their home but in many cases also their livelihood as well,” Mahindra says in a release. “Mahindra created this campaign to honor the character and strength vital to “Rise” each day to meet the unique challenges of this lifestyle.”

Mahindra, of course, offers a full line of tractors to support these rural landowners, with tractors ranging from 22 to 100 horsepower.

Fendt 700 Series

Fendt has introduced its new 700 Series tractor line, offering what it calls a broader range of premium options and price points.

“The Fendt 700 Series is an exceptionally compact, high-horsepower tractor that provides maximum engine HP ratings from 145 to 240 for a broad range of farmwork, from heavy-duty field duties to light row crop operations, as well as the nimbleness to serve in loading and feeding operations with a front-end loader,” says Conor Bergin, product marketing manager for high-horsepower tractors.

Michelin Logo

Michelin will conduct special demonstrations at the 2014 Farm Progress Show, Aug. 26-28, in Boone, Iowa, to illustrate the benefits of its YieldBib VF tires with Ultraflex technologies compared to standard radial technology row-crop tires. As well, Michelin will showcase its new 50-inch SprayBib tire.

Michelin is planning two demonstrations for the YieldBib VF tires. First is a soil compaction demo, which will feature a large, above-ground pit that is designed to demonstrate the reduced soil compaction of a tractor equipped with Michelin YieldBib tires versus an identical tractor with standard radial tire technology. This is a static display that can be seen throughout the show. Second is the Michelin Traction Challenge. This live demonstration, lasting about 20 minutes, will take place on the “Michelin Testing Grounds.” Two identical tractors will pull against each other with the goal of showing improved traction as well as better fuel efficiency with YieldBib versus standard radial technology tires.

John Deere Gator RSX850i SE Low

John Deere is offering two new special edition Gator utility vehicles that forgo the traditional John Deere green for a blacked out appearance.

“The Midnight Black XUV825i and Midnight Black RSX850i are designed for those customers yearning for a John Deere Gator like no other,” John Deere says in a release.

Mitas PneuTrac Tire

Mitas’ PneuTrac tire concept will be on display at the 2014 Farm Progress Show, which takes place August 26-28 in Boone, Iowa.

Mitas will display PneuTrac mounted on a 38-inch rim at booth 16S for the first time ever in the United States.

“PneuTrac brings together the best of both worlds in traditional pneumatic tires and rubber tracks,” Mitas says in a release.

John Deere Pre-Owned Program

John Deere has introduced a new Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Equipment Program for consumers looking for field-ready used machines.

“Some customers have not upgraded their machinery fleet in a few years and the Certified Pre-Owned Equipment Program will allow them to trade up to later model machines with new technology,” says Bill Weber, division manager, remarketing, John Deere. “Typically, these machines have better fuel economy, comfort, convenience, and the latest technology to provide exceptional value to customers wanting to enhance and improve their overall equipment line-up.”

Yamaha Ag Helmet University of Florida

Dr. Ricky Telg, Jessica Holt, Andrea Davis, Caroline Roper and Tiffany Dale from the The University of Florida ACT Chapter display the custom-painted helmet provided by Yamaha.

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has awarded its annual scholarships for National Ag Communicators of Tomorrow (NACT) students at the Ag Media Summit (AMS) in Indianapolis last week. Three chapters including the University of Missouri, University of Florida and University of Nebraska-Lincoln were awarded a combined $4,000 to help with travel costs associated with students attending AMS.

Yamaha also awarded a $1,500 individual scholarship to Valerie Kesterson, a student from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “The Yamaha scholarships were pivotal in our chapter’s decision to attend Ag Media Summit this year,” Kesterson said.

TradeMachines Tractor Auction

TradeMachines is a premier destination for industrial auction houses to list their machinery lots, as well as a place for consumers to easily find what they are looking for in location.

By virtue of the fact that thousands of listings are all featured on a single platform, consumers no longer have to browse multiple auction websites. TradeMachines also allows auction houses to benefit from an increased amount of online machinery and tools buyers viewing their auctions from various locations around the world.

Mahindra Urban Ag Scholarship

Mahindra USA has introduced a unique scholarship program specifically designed to support urban youth interested in pursuing a career in the agricultural industry.

In a joint effort with the National FFA Organization, Mahindra will award five, $2,500 merit-based scholarships to high school students from Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston or Indianapolis entering college in the Fall of 2015. Scholarship winners will be selected based on their commitment to pursuing an agricultural industry related secondary degree, and their current passion and leadership in high school agriculture activities as well as academic performance.

Kubota MX5200

Kubota has unveiled two new models to its MX-Series utility ag tractor line with the MX4800 and MX5200. Both tractors offer two- and four-wheel-drive models and HST models, and deliver 49.3 or 54.7 horsepower, respectively. Kubota boasts the new machines offer enhanced environmental performance, compliant with Tier 4 Final emissions, as well as increased engine power, greater comfort and upgraded ergonomics.

“Kubota’s MX4800 and MX5200 diesel utility tractors offer one of the smoothest running 4-cylinder diesel engines in the industry,” says Paul Williams, senior product manager for Kubota. “The added bonus is the new bold design – including the new seat, wide deck with ample leg room, and the digital LCD dash panel. The MX-Series delivers exceptional comfort that will allow the operator to maximize productivity and minimize fatigue.”

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