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New Holland CR10.90 World Record

New Holland Agriculture has reclaimed the Guinness World Records title, harvesting 797.656 tonnes (29,308.84 bushels) of wheat in eight hours with its 653 hp CR10.90 Elevation combine.

“We are extremely proud to have recaptured the Guinness World Records title for harvesting almost 800 tonnes (30,000 bushels) of wheat in eight hours, shattering the previous record by more than 120 tonnes (4,409 bushels),” says Hedley Cooper, head of harvesting product management. “This record demonstrates the unsurpassed capacity and productivity of the CR10.90 Elevation, especially as the current record of 675.84 tonnes (24,832.87 bushels) was broken after just six hours and 36 minutes.”

Kubota M7-Series Tractor

Kubota took the covers off its anticipated M7-Series tractor line at its 2014 Dealer Meeting in Nashville. Included in the line are three new mid-range tractors in the 130 to 170 horsepower range. This is the largest horsepower offering for Kubota in its tractor line-up to date.

“With the Kubota M7, we’ve set in motion a strategy for full-scale entry into new markets, setting our sights on commercial livestock and row-crop production customers, and readying Kubota to compete with other big players in the field,” says Todd Stucke, Kubota vice president, agriculture and turf division. “The M7’s ease of operation, technological advances and overall comfort factor will make it a top choice for hay producers as well.”

Bobcat E20 Excavator Action

Bobcat has introduced its new 13.9-horsepower Zero Tail Swing (ZTS) E20 compact excavator, which Bobcat says in designed to handle the toughest jobs in confined spaces.

The Tier-4 compliant E20 replaces the 324 excavator model and features an automatic slew brake. Available as options are auto-shift drive and a fingertip auxiliary boom swing control. It has a maximum reach of 14 feet, dig depth of 8 feet 6 inches and dump height of 8 feet 8 inches. With the E20 the rear of the house stays within the width of the tracks through full rotation, allowing operators to work flush against a structure to help minimize damaging nearby objects.

Massey Ferguson Woods Partnership

Massey Ferguson, a tractor brand of AGCO, and Woods, an implement and attachment brand of the Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture Division of Blount International, have joined together to provide consumers compatible and color-matched implements and tractors.

“Through this agreement, customers have access to more than 70 Woods implements paired with Massey Ferguson tractors,” says Jerry Johnson, president of Blount International’s Farm, Ranch and Agriculture Division. “We’re proud to provide Massey Ferguson dealers a broader product offering and to have sales of these implements supported by AGCO Finance programs.”

Bobcat Million Loaders Giveaway

A second-generation Bobcat compact equipment owner received the surprise of his life by being honored with a Special Edition One-Millionth Bobcat T650 compact track loader during Bobcat Company’s “Unstoppable” campaign and Million Loaders Celebration contest.

Steven Klumker, of Mancos, Colo., visited the Bobcat of Durango equipment dealership thinking he was being interviewed as a finalist for the contest. Instead, he was handed over the grand prize with his family on hand to celebrate with him.

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.”

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