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2015 John Deere 6R

John Deere has made improvements to the 6D and 6R Series Tractors for 2015. The four 6D Series Tractors (6105D, 6115D, 6130D and 6140D) come with two new transmissions: a 12/12 PowrReverser or optional 24/12 PowrReverser Hi/Lo to provide more speeds within each working range.

According to Brad Tolbert, marketing manager for 6 Family Tractors for John Deere, these new transmission options allow operators to shift on the fly to match changing field conditions and keep engine RPMs constant for PTO-driven equipment such as rotary cutters and balers.

2015 John Deere 5075M

John Deere has made changes to its high-spec 5M model lineup. These updates include the addition of aftertreatment systems to meet Final Tier 4 compliance, and a host of comfort, convenience, and performance features with model year 2015 tractors.

The changes impact the complete range of 5M Utility Tractors, ranging from 75 to 115 hp. The 3-cylinder 5075M model will have John Deere’s diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) solution with no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) required. The 5075M will also feature modern styling with chrome headlight bezels, a full range of isolated open operator stations and cabs, and new factory installed options such as front fenders and cab fender extensions, according to Brad Aldridge, product marketing manager for 5M Tractors at John Deere.

2015 John Deere 9R

Large-scale farmers who need to cover a lot of acres under tough might want to explore the new John Deere 9R/9RT Series.

The new 9R/9RT Series Tractors feature more horsepower across all models and industry-leading hydraulic capacity in durable, articulated four-wheel-drive and track tractor platforms. According to John Deere, these machines are ideal for row-crop applications and large-acre small-grain operations with tough field conditions and hillside terrain, as well as the high-performance demands of the scraper market.

2015 John Deere 8000 Series SPFH

John Deere says its new 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters (SPFH) offers significant improvements in dependability and fuel efficiency and combines rugged dependability and sophisticated crop analysis technology.

“The 8000 Series builds upon the best features of our popular 7000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters,” says Shaun Fritchey, marketing representative, John Deere Ottumwa Works. “This new series integrates cutting-edge crop analysis and documentation with an innovative machine design to provide superior efficiency, reliability and crop quality.”

2015 John Deere W260 Windrower

John Deere‘s new 2015 W260 Self-Propelled Windrower and 500R Platform feature increased horsepower and advanced cutting technology.

“The combination of the W260 Windrower and 500R Platform results in improved cut quality and consistent windrow formation to minimize dry-down time and deliver high-quality hay and forage,” says James Petersen, senior marketing representative, John Deere Ottumwa Works. “When harvesting a forage crop where time is money, operators can cut up to 100 extra acres a day because of the increased cutting speed and reduced overlaps.”

2015 John Deere Large Square Baler

John Deere has introduced two new L Series Square Balers, the L330 and the L340. These large balers are designed to maximize performance, increase uptime, and lower the overall cost of operation for commercial hay equipment owners and operators.

“We’ve been working for years to develop a large square baler that will meet the tough demands of our commercial hay customers,” says Jeremy Unruh, product line manager, Ottumwa Works. “And now we’re very pleased to launch the new L Series Square Balers with High-Capacity Rotor to offer more efficiency, capacity, and performance to commercial hay producers in the U.S. and Canada.”

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.

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