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Mahindra USA is set to begin phasing in its all-new parts facility in July 2015 and is expected to be fully online by the end of the year.

Mahindra has invested more than $1 million in a major expansion that triples the parts department footprint and increases office space at its Houston headquarters. The additional space includes an automated parts storage and retrieval system tied directly to the shipping and receiving operations that continue to be managed by Pierce Distribution Services. According to Mahindra, this expansion supports and fuels continued growth in North America.

John Deere Self Propelled Sprayer

Deere & Company has entered a partnership agreement with and King Agro, a manufacturer of carbon fiber technology products. The partnership will focus on developing and distributing carbon fiber booms exclusively for John Deere application equipment.

King Argo has 22 years experience building carbon fiber applications for boating and marine products, including masts for racing sailboats. The company has expanded into developing carbon fiber structures for agricultural equipment.

Bobcat S740 Skid Steer Loader

Bobcat Company has taken the covers off its first Tier 4-compliant 700 frame-size loader – the S740. According to Bobcat, S740 is powered by an engine that is under 75 horsepower and doesn’t require a diesel particulate filter (DPF), selective catalytic reduction (SCR) or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

“The new Bobcat S740 skid-steer loader boasts the highest rated operating capacity in the under 75-horsepower skid-steer loader class, and provides customers with a large, powerful machine for working in construction, landscaping, agriculture, and buildings and grounds as well as other market segments,” Bobcat says in a release.

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Mahindra USA has awarded 20 high school graduates with scholarships totaling $32,000 in recognition of their scholastic achievements and involvement in their local high school’s agricultural-focused clubs and activities. Mahindra offers scholarships under three specific programs: Women In Ag and Urban Ag scholarships in conjunction with the national Future Farmer’s of America organization, and Mahindra Texas Pride scholarships offered jointly with the Career and Technology Association of Texas, Inc.

2016 John Deere 5080E Loader

John Deere has added a pair of new tractors to its 5 Series – the 5E and 5ML.

“We’ve taken our popular, market-proven 5 Series Utility Tractor lineup and added new models that make it even easier to perform more jobs on the property or around the farm, ranch or orchard,” says Brad Aldridge, 5 Series product marketing manager for John Deere. “These versatile 5E and 5ML Tractors combine durability with value and are the perfect choice for many types of customers.”

Mahindra eMax First Responder

Mahindra USA and Yahoo Sports Radio partnered to present a new Mahindra eMax 22 tractor with front-end loader to Corporal Kurt Poteet of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department as part of Mahindra Tractors’ First Responders Appreciation program, A Tribute to the Brave.

Corporal Poteet, who lives in Cape Coral, Fla., was randomly selected from nearly 800 nominations as part of Mahindra’s appreciation program to recognize the service and dedication of first responders throughout the nation.

Kubota RTV Series

Kubota has announced plans to increase production capacity for Kubota equipment in the U.S. by building a new manufacturing plant and expanding its existing operations in Gainesville, Ga.

The company’s expansion plans come on the heels of KTC’s recent announcement that it will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Grapevine, Texas, in an effort to get closer to its major markets and customers.

New Holland Super Guard Warranty

New Holland has announced a new warranty program for its light construction equipment – Super Guard.

“New Holland has a history for manufacturing quality construction equipment for over four decades and is known for our industry leading Super Boom design,” says Mark Hooper, senior director of marketing for New Holland in North America. “The best-in-class Super Guard warranty represents the confidence that New Holland has in its skid steers and compact track loaders.”

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Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) and Kubota Credit Corporation (KCC) is relocating their headquarters to Grapevine, Tex.

Both companies are U.S. subsidiaries of Kubota Corporation, based in Osaka, Japan, and have been planning for increased efficiencies on the heels of recent expansions and an aggressive growth strategy. The move will affect about 180 employees and is expected to happen within the next 18 months.

Mahindra 2500 Series

Mahindra has given its 2500 series tractors a significant update. All 2500 series tractors now feature Mahindra’s exclusive mCRD technology to achieve Tier IV compliance.

The 2555, 55-horsepower 2555 is available in four configurations and is the most versatile tractor in this model series, which ranges from 40-65 horsepower. According to Mahindra, 2500 series tractors are ideal for moving hay bales, tilling, and managing livestock and produce operations.

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