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FPT Grape Harvest Record

After the 439.97 tons of soybean harvested in last year’s world record, FPT Industrial powers New Holland in achieving a new performance record.

How many tonnes of grapes can be harvested in eight hours? According to the latest test, the answer is 197.6 tonnes, corresponding to nearly 200,000 bottles of Shiraz wine. This new benchmark was verified by certification company SGS and was established by FPT Industrial sister brand New Holland Agriculture using a new Braud 9090X harvester, powered by an FPT Industrial engine.

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S8000 G-DRIVE 30KVA KVA

From the 6th to the 8th of March, Dubai welcomes the 43rd edition of Middle East Electricity, the International trade event for the Power Industry. FPT Industrial is there with its latest Power Generation applications. Covering a range from 30 kVA to 600 kVA, FPT Industrial presents its most representative line-up of Power Generation solutions on its stand (Saeed Hall, booth S3 D19) as well as on the stands of its OEM partners, covering 41% of the overall OEMs exhibiting in Dubai, once again proving FPT Industrial’s leadership in the field.

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White Planters Wing Fold Planter

AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, unveiled two new planter models under the White Planters™ brand during the 2018 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. The planters offer features conventional and no-till farmers are requesting, so they can accurately plant more acres of corn during the ideal planting window that is so critical for optimum yields.

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Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change

Deere launches the Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System for quick and easy oil changes on select lawn tractors.  With the new system, owners can change oil by simply twisting on a new cartridge that contains both the oil and the filter – no engine oil drainage needed. This revolutionary technology makes changing the engine oil easy, quick, and clean. Changing the filter removes the captured contaminants and replaces about 0.8 qt (0.76 L) of the engine oil.

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Kubota-Donation

Governor Greg Abbott today joined officials from Kubota Tractor Corporation, Commissioner John Sharp and local elected leaders in Fulton, Texas to announce a $1 million dollar donation of funds and equipment from Kubota to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. This donation will help provide the people of Aransas County and surrounding areas with the equipment and tools they need to help clear debris and expand efforts to rebuild businesses, homes, and entire communities that were devastated by Harvey. Following the announcement, the Governor expressed his thanks for Kubota’s generous contribution to the relief effort and to helping Texans in their time of need.

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With Thanksgiving here, that means it’s officially deal season in the retail world. We combed through as many Black Friday Tractor deals we could find that tractor owners might find interesting and put five of the best ones here. Happy shopping.

Dremel 3000

Dremel

Amazon.com is having an incredible deal on the Dremel 3ooo Rotary Tool Kit for today only and you can pick one up for just $49. This particular kit comes with a host of cutting and grinding accessories – perfect for those small jobs that can cause big problems if you don’t stay on top of them.

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McCormick X6.440 VT Drive

The 2017 edition of Agritechnica opened with many awards ceremonies. A jury composed by 24 international expert journalists decided to mention FPT Industrial both in the “Tractor of the Year 2018” and “Machine of the Year 2018”. FPT Industrial was involved five times during these ceremonies: first for equipping McCormick’s X6.440 VT-Drive tractor, which won the “Tractor of the Year” award in the “Best Utility” category, then for powering Case IH Maxxum Multicontroller, STEYR Profi, New Holland Agriculture T6.175 Dynamic Command in the “Mid-Class” category and the CLAAS AXION 900 in the “High Horsepower tractors” category of the “Machine of the Year” award.

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Fendt 943 Vario

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, achieved remarkable success with 17 major awards at the prestigious Agritechnica 2017 event in Hannover, Germany. As a result of the votes cast by an independent expert committee, AGCO was once again one of the most successful manufacturers at Agritechnica 2017 by way of the number of innovation awards received.

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John Deere Logo

A Gold Key Tour for a Florida family and delivery of their new 8245R John Deere tractor – the first 2018 tractor made in Waterloo, Iowa – has kicked off a series of events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of John Deere entering the tractor business.

Deere hosted the Wade Purvis family of Naples, Fla., for the Gold Key event, during which customers can watch the final assembly of their newly purchased machine. The new tractor includes a commemorative badge that will be appear on several models of 2018 John Deere tractors including the 6 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series and 9 Series machines. Deere entered the farm tractor business in March 1918 through the acquisition of the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company.

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Kubota RTV

Kubota Tractor Corporation announced the introduction of several new products from the field and main stage of the company’s annual dealer meeting this week in Phoenix, Arizona. Adding to all segments of its business, the company announced the following:

A new addition to its popular utility vehicle line with the new gas-powered RTV-XG850 Sidekick, the company’s fastest utility vehicle yet;

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