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Kubota M Series Narrow

Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces four new specialty ag tractors designed for narrow and low-clearance applications. The new M-Series introductions include the M4N-071, M5N-091 and M5N-111 narrow tractors, and the M5L-111 low profile* tractor. Engineered to combine Kubota power and performance with versatility and reliability, the new M-Series specialty tractors bring more variety, performance and operator options to the orchard and vineyard markets. These tractors are available at Kubota dealerships now.

“Through dealer and customer feedback we have learned vineyard and orchard managers are looking for higher horsepower, more versatile tractors. We designed Kubota’s new M-Series specialty models to meet their specific needs and harvest demands,” said Tyler Pittson, Kubota compact and utility tractor product manager. “Take a seat in any one of these new tractors and you’ll understand why they stand out against the competition.”

Challenger 1000 Series

Challenger, a global brand of AGCO Corporation, introduced an entirely new category of tractors to North American agribusiness operations during the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. The Challenger 1000 Series tractors, the largest fixed-frame tractors in the world, are the agricultural industry’s next ‘must-see’ innovation. Designed to deliver lower cost of ownership and improved productivity per acre, the Challenger 1000 Series tractors can be the single solution for both heavy draft and row crop work.

The Challenger 1000 Series tractors combine the power of a small-frame, articulated 4-wheel drive with the flexibility and speed of a lighter-weight, fixed-frame row crop machine. They are offered in four models ranging from 396 to 517 engine horsepower with a weight range of 31,204 lbs. (14,153 kg) to 50,706 lbs. (23,000 kg).

Massey Ferguson 5700

Massey Ferguson, a global brand of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), expands its heavy-duty utility tractor lineup with the new 5700 and 6700 Series, offering outstanding weight and lift capacity for tractors in the 100- to 130-engine horsepower range. The tractors were introduced at the 2016 Farm Progress Show and join Massey Ferguson’s recently-introduced 4700 Series to round out the new Global Series. The MF5710 and MF5711 are 100- and 110-hp tractors, while the MF6712 and MF6713 provide 120 hp and 130 hp, respectively.

“The 5700 and 6700 Series tractors are common-platform tractors manufactured in AGCO’s newest, state-of-the-art factory, which leverages the long history of Massey Ferguson production experience with a module-oriented manufacturing approach that standardizes components, lowers costs and improves product quality and performance,” says Warren Morris, AGCO tactical marketing manager. “They join the 4700 Series within our new Global Series offering which began with a blank sheet of paper and input from thousands of customers. The entire line will be marketed worldwide and each model is built to perform in the most demanding environments.”

John Deere 9R Series

New for model year 2017, the 9R Series Wheeled and Scraper Special Tractors will feature a redesigned composite fuel tank. The new sloped design of the tank improves the aesthetics of the 9R and rear visibility for the operator.

“The composite fuel tank also features a dual-fill design, allowing operators to fill the fuel tank from either side,” says Tiffany Turner, product marketing manager, John Deere. “The fuel tank capacity is 320 gallons on the 9370R and 9470R Tractors and 400 gallons on the 9529R and 9620R Tractors.”

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.”

Challenger X-Edition Black

Challenger has taken the covers off the new X-Edition Challenger MT700E/MT800E Series track tractors, each decked out in midnight-black paint.

“The X-Edition track tractor stands apart from any tractor you have ever seen with unique features, such as a custom, midnight-black finish,” says Ash Alt, AGCO tactical marketing manager for high-horsepower tractors.

Massey Ferguson 4600M

Massey Ferguson has introduced its new 4600M Series of utility tractors.

With models ranging from 70 to 99 engine hp, the Massey Ferguson 4600M Series replaces the 4600 Series with a model lineup that includes the MF4607M, MF4609M and MF4610M, ranging from 56 to 80 PTO hp.

Fendt 500 Vario

AGCO recently introduced its new Fendt 500 Vario Series – 110-150-horsepower tractors in a compact package.

“The new Fendt 500 Vario features an extensive range of capabilities to meet the needs of operators who increasingly demand more with less,” says Josh Keeney, AGCO Fendt tactical marketing manager. “Time is a precious resource for farmers. The Fendt 500 is versatile enough for a wide range of applications work, from light chores to fieldwork. It’s an efficient tractor that provides unrivalled competitive advantages from a tractor of its size.”

2016 John Deere 6E

John Deere has added a new branch to the 6 Family Tractor lineup – the 6E Series of high-horsepower utility tractors. The three 6E Series Tractors range from 105, 120, and 135 horsepower.

According to John Deere, the design on the new 6E Series initially began with upgrading the pre-existing 6D line.

2016 John Deere 9RX

John Deere has introduced its first ever 4-track tractors. Four models are available in the new 9RX line, which range from 470 to 620 engine horsepower.

According to John Deere, 9RX models “feature a large, robust undercarriage and track system engineered to provide superior power, durability, and improved ride quality, especially when handling large implements in the field.”

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