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Bobcat T595 Dumping Dirt

(Press Release) The new 74-horsepower Bobcat T595 compact track loader features increased horsepower and performance for pushing or digging applications, without the need for operators to move up to a bigger machine.

With a 2,200-pound rated operating capacity and improved lift force, the T595 compact track loader from Bobcat Company can help increase jobsite productivity, plus it can move or carry more material with an attachment to increase jobsite efficiency.

Kubota and Great Plains

(Press Release) Kubota Corporation, Osaka, Japan, parent company to Kubota U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc., based in Salina, Kansas. Once final, the purchase will expand the company’s long-time partnership with Land Pride and will include all five Great Plains divisions with multiple facilities in Kansas and a manufacturing plant in Sleaford, England.

Since 2007, Kubota has worked closely with Land Pride to provide quality, performance-matched implements to Kubota dealers and customers across the U.S. and Canada. “This acquisition aligns with our long-term strategic vision to continue our market expansion and provide high-quality products and comprehensive solutions for our customers,” said Mr. Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation. “Great Plains and Kubota share a common set of values in that we both were founded four decades ago on a reputation for quality, innovation and engineering excellence. We believe these synergies will continue to add value for our dealers and our customers for many years to come.”

Mitas Powerpull

(Press Release) The special tractor pulling tire Mitas Powerpull has been released for sale in North America. After several months of in-house development and extensive testing, Mitas 30.5L32 148A8 Powerpull is available for pulling teams. It is manufactured as a slick tire without a tread pattern, allowing the competitor to create the winning tread design of their choice. Manufacturing of Mitas Powerpull 30.5L-32 is based on a process similar to that of Mitas’ high-horsepower tractor tires. This will guarantee endurance and durability.

Krone Machines

(Press Release) Krone, a global manufacturer focused on innovative hay-and-forage farming equipment, announced today it will relocate its North American corporate headquarters from Memphis, Tennessee, to Shelbyville, Indiana. The move is part of a comprehensive strategic plan by Krone to grow its business in North America.

The 110-year-old company, which is privately held and owned by Germany-based Bernard Krone Holding GmbH & Co. KG, will invest $12.5 million to construct a 200,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. In addition to the corporate headquarters, the complex, located on 40 acres in central Indiana, will also feature a distribution center, showroom, and training facility. The transition will take place over the next three years, while Krone continues to prioritize exceptional customer service for its dealers.

New Holland T5

New Holland has refreshed its T5 tractor series for 2016. The updated tractors not only meet more stringent Tier 4B engine emissions regulations, but also come equipped with new features designed to boost efficiency, productivity and comfort.

According to New Holland, the new T5 Tier 4B series is a short wheelbase haymaking and loader tractor, boasting a high power-to-weight ratio and a transmission that’s optimized for loader and haymaking operations.

Bobcat S595 Loader Feature

Bobcat has unveiled a new 74-horsepower skid-steer loader – the S595.

According to Bobcat, the S595 skid-steer loader has the highest rated operating capacity (ROC) of any of the 500-series loaders in its lineup by boasting a 2,200-pound ROC.

1955 Hesston Windrower

Hesston, which introduced the self-propelled windrower to the agricultural harvesting world more than 60 years ago, will complete the production of its 100,000th windrower in March 2016 in Hesston, Kan. The landmark achievement will be celebrated in Hesston on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

John Deere Gator XUV590i

A pair of new Gators have been added to the John Deere family – the XUV590i and XUV590i S4 Crossover Utility Vehicles.

Deere says the new Gators are designed for crop and livestock producers who looking for performance, comfort and customization. Each features a Twin-cylinder engine, independent four-wheel suspension and availability of more than 75.

New-Holland-Baler

New Holland Agriculture has won six AE50 Awards for engineering and innovation excellence by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

The AE50 Award Program is sponsored annually by ASABE, and celebrates product innovations in the areas of agricultural, food, and biological system engineering. The Award is given to products that rank highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement, and impact on the market served.

“I am exceptionally proud of these awards and I consider them a fitting testament for New Holland in 2016,” said Carlo Lambro, brand president, New Holland Agriculture. “They represent the key  strengths of our brand, our people, who have shown unswerving dedication  and our commitment to developing state of the art technology, which improves the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of the world’s farmers.”

New Holland AE50 Awards

  • IntelliCruise Feed Rate Control System for New Holland BigBaler Series Large Square Balers
  • 315 and T7.290 Heavy Duty Tractors
  • Flexi-Coil P Series Air Carts
  • Modular and Configurable Rice Concave for New Holland CX Combines
  • Autofloat Sunflower Kit for Mid-range CX Combines
  • Dual Stream Header Attachment for all New Holland Combines

Mahindra Tractor Winner

Mahindra North America has announced its 17th donated tractor of 2015 is going to Mike Reed, an active volunteer fire fighter for 25 years in Levering, Mich.

Reed is the winner of a Mahindra eMax 22 subcompact tractor with a front-end loader in the Mahindra Tractors First Responders Celebration, presented by Outdoor Channel. Reed is receiving his eMax 22 from Mahindra’s dealer, Zaremba’s Equipment in Gaylord, Mich. He serves his community as a volunteer fire fighter, works a full time job and is also a cattle rancher.

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