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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.

New Holland T7 270

Congress has approved tax legislation extending the $500,000 Section 179 capital assets depreciation limit and enhanced bonus depreciation.

“New Holland Agriculture and Construction applauds enactment of this legislation, which allows farmers and small businesses to immediately write off the full price of up to $500,000 in capital assets purchases (including farm and construction equipment) instead of depreciating it over time,” New Holland says in a release.

John Deere 5G Series Pair

John Deere has taken the covers off its new 5G Series tractors with narrow configurations aimed at vineyard and orchard producers.

“The 5G Series tractors build on the success of the 5EN Series to offer customers more choices for their specialty applications,” says Christopher Lammie, product manager, John Deere Augusta. “With two chassis widths for narrow (5GN) and vineyard (5GV) applications, the 5G Series Tractors bring John Deere utility tractor performance into specialty row applications.”

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