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McCormick X6

McCormick North America unveiled the all-new X6 tractor family during the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. The X6 Series ranges from 111 to 133 maximum engine horsepower and is an evolution of the X60 Series mid-range tractors.

The new X6 Series lineup consists of two models: the X6.420 rated for 101 PTO horsepower, and the X6.430 rated for 111 PTO horsepower. Both models use a BETAPOWER 4.5 liter, four-cylinder diesel engine that. Advanced SCR technology helps these engine meet the EPA’s strict Tier 4i emissions regulations.

New Holland TD4F Working

New Holland has taken the covers off its new and upgraded TD4F Series, which is based off the TD4000F tractor range.

The new series offers three models with horsepower ranging from 65 to 88: TD4.70F, TD4.80 and TD4.90F. They feature a new hydraulic power shuttle, entirely redesigned ergonomics and new styling, a rugged servo operated PTO, and easy access hydraulic couplings.

Low profile and narrow, the TD4F tractors can work in anything from confined spaces and the tight rows of orchards, to nut growers and vineyards.

John Deere 3032E

In what has become an annual tradition across the country, hundreds of local John Deere dealerships are again hosting Drive Green Demo Days events. This year’s Drive Green events will focus on the tractor buying experience, not only giving guests the opportunity to check out a wide variety of equipment and implements, but also the many different attachments that are available to help them get more from and do more with their equipment.

In addition to featuring a wide selection of John Deere utility tractors, lawn and garden equipment, Gators and other products, Drive Green event attendees may also test drive the latest equipment and compare them with competitive models. They’ll also receive special discounts on John Deere equipment and attachments and have a chance to win a John Deere 3032E Compact Utility Tractor with loader and rotary mower package for attending.

Massey Ferguson South Pole

After a gruelling 2,500 km journey across the ice, the Antarctica2 expedition team arrived at the South Pole with its Massey Ferguson MF 510 tractor on Dec. 9, 2014.

Immediately relaying the exciting news from the ice, the crew announced: “04.30 hours CET. This is December 9th, Camp 17. After 17 days and 2500 kilometres, we are at a red and white striped pole with a reflective ball on top, surrounded by flags. This is South 90 – as far South as anybody can go. It’s unbelievable – at the South Pole there is a red Massey Ferguson tractor! We’re all ecstatic to be here and so proud to be taking our hero shots with the tractor that never gave us cause to doubt that it would be up for the challenge. Thank you all for your support.”

2015 Kubota L2501

Kubota will give away an L-Series tractor to one lucky winner in conjunction with its 2015 Keepin’ It Country with Alan Jackson L-Series Sweepstakes. The giveaway will coincide with the company’s sponsorship of Jackson’s 25th Anniversary National Concert Tour by the same name.

Contestants may enter by scanning QR codes at Kubota dealerships nationwide or at concert venues on Jackson’s 2015 tour schedule, which kicks off this week in Fort Myers, Fla.

2014 Kubota L3301

Kubota Tractor Corporation plans to open a 450,000 square foot Parts Distribution Center in Edgerton, Kan. The company has entered into a five-year lease agreement with ELHC XI, LLC, a Kansas limited liability company.

“As Kubota’s business continues to grow and we enter new markets, we are committed to being equipped to meet our dealers’ and customers’ needs,” says Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation. “This new Parts Distribution Center is going to further streamline our operations and improve our parts delivery support, making sure that our dealers and customers have the support they need when they need it.”

Bobcat Logo

Bobcat Company has launched the new Bobcat Blog (blog.bobcat.com) — a site where equipment experts, other individuals with Bobcat Company and occasional guest bloggers will provide perspective on Bobcat products and their applications, markets, customers’ businesses and lifestyles, and promotions and events for the large and growing Bobcat social community. It’s all designed to help customers be more successful on jobsites and in running their businesses.

Bobcat Blog topics will include tips on equipment selection, operation, maintenance and safety; economic forecasts and general state of the industry; finding employees, marketing a business and maximizing profitability; getting the most out of equipment and attachments around acreages and farms; and details on contests and other customer-engaging activities offered by Bobcat Company and its dealer network. Posts will be designed to appeal to all common compact equipment industries: construction, compact equipment rental, landscaping, agriculture, buildings and grounds and personal property maintenance.

Case IH Magnum 380

The Case IH Magnum 380 CVX has won the prestigious Tractor of the Year title at the 2015 TOTY 2015 awards.

This award series is conferred at the major European agricultural machinery exhibition taking place in the fall or winter of each calendar year. This year’s exhibition is EIMA International 2014, which was held in Bologna, Italy from November 12-16.

Toro Aqua Traxx Drip Tape

After years of development, Toro has announced its latest product – Aqua-Traxx FC (flow control) drip tape.

According to Toro, this product creates an entirely new category within the drip irrigation marketplace. Toro says its Aqua-Traxx FC provides growers with improved uniformity compared to turbulent-flow devices, and superior ability to control overall system flow rate compared to pressure-compensating devices. This is made possible through the design of the Flow Control emitter, and leverages Toro’s experience in manufacturing its Proportionally Balanced Cross-Section (PBX) emitter.

Mahindra xPACT Graphic

Mahindra USA announced it is teaming up with Intimidator Inc. to manufacturer an all-new line of Utility vehicles, the Mahindra mPACT XTV.

The mPACT XTV rollout will begin with six models available through Mahindra’s dealer network beginning in early 2015. Mahindra dealers were given a sneak preview of the new utility vehicles at Mahindra’s Regional Dealer Meetings in October.

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