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John Deere Gator RSX850i SE Low

John Deere is offering two new special edition Gator utility vehicles that forgo the traditional John Deere green for a blacked out appearance.

“The Midnight Black XUV825i and Midnight Black RSX850i are designed for those customers yearning for a John Deere Gator like no other,” John Deere says in a release.

Mitas PneuTrac Tire

Mitas’ PneuTrac tire concept will be on display at the 2014 Farm Progress Show, which takes place August 26-28 in Boone, Iowa.

Mitas will display PneuTrac mounted on a 38-inch rim at booth 16S for the first time ever in the United States.

“PneuTrac brings together the best of both worlds in traditional pneumatic tires and rubber tracks,” Mitas says in a release.

John Deere Pre-Owned Program

John Deere has introduced a new Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Equipment Program for consumers looking for field-ready used machines.

“Some customers have not upgraded their machinery fleet in a few years and the Certified Pre-Owned Equipment Program will allow them to trade up to later model machines with new technology,” says Bill Weber, division manager, remarketing, John Deere. “Typically, these machines have better fuel economy, comfort, convenience, and the latest technology to provide exceptional value to customers wanting to enhance and improve their overall equipment line-up.”

Yamaha Ag Helmet University of Florida

Dr. Ricky Telg, Jessica Holt, Andrea Davis, Caroline Roper and Tiffany Dale from the The University of Florida ACT Chapter display the custom-painted helmet provided by Yamaha.

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has awarded its annual scholarships for National Ag Communicators of Tomorrow (NACT) students at the Ag Media Summit (AMS) in Indianapolis last week. Three chapters including the University of Missouri, University of Florida and University of Nebraska-Lincoln were awarded a combined $4,000 to help with travel costs associated with students attending AMS.

Yamaha also awarded a $1,500 individual scholarship to Valerie Kesterson, a student from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “The Yamaha scholarships were pivotal in our chapter’s decision to attend Ag Media Summit this year,” Kesterson said.

TradeMachines Tractor Auction

TradeMachines is a premier destination for industrial auction houses to list their machinery lots, as well as a place for consumers to easily find what they are looking for in location.

By virtue of the fact that thousands of listings are all featured on a single platform, consumers no longer have to browse multiple auction websites. TradeMachines also allows auction houses to benefit from an increased amount of online machinery and tools buyers viewing their auctions from various locations around the world.

Mahindra Urban Ag Scholarship

Mahindra USA has introduced a unique scholarship program specifically designed to support urban youth interested in pursuing a career in the agricultural industry.

In a joint effort with the National FFA Organization, Mahindra will award five, $2,500 merit-based scholarships to high school students from Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston or Indianapolis entering college in the Fall of 2015. Scholarship winners will be selected based on their commitment to pursuing an agricultural industry related secondary degree, and their current passion and leadership in high school agriculture activities as well as academic performance.

Mahindra First Responders Program

Mahindra USA has launched a new program offering discounts to first responders throughout North America.

The “Mahindra Pride 1st Responders Appreciation Program” gives first responders a $200 rebate on the purchase of a Mahindra tractor and implement.

2014 Mahindra eMax

Mahindra USA is celebrating its 20th year of tractor sales in the United States, including a record-breaking 2013.

According to Mahindra USA, it has experienced 13 straight record-breaking months of retail sales. Overall, annual retail North American tractor sales grew more than 40 percent in 2013.

2014 Polaris Ranger Diesel HST Beauty

Polaris has unveiled a pair of new Ranger Side-by-Sides with many attributes familiar to tractor users – the Ranger Diesel HST and Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe.

The new Ranger vehicles are equipped with diesel power, hydrostatic transmission, treadle pedal, multi-link coil over De Dion rear suspension, and full climate control (standard on the Ranger Diesel HST Deluxe).

Mahindra Pride Military Appreciation Program

Mahindra USA has extended its “Mahindra Pride Military Appreciation Program,” to show support and appreciation for the commitment of members of the armed forces service, through December 31, 2014.

The Military Appreciation Program offers an extra $200 rebate for active and retired US and Canadian military personnel with the purchase of a new Mahindra tractor and qualifying implement.

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