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John Deere 2025

John Deere has kicked off its annual Green Fever sales event to start its 2015 product marketing year by launching a new $35,000 Green Fever Giveaway program, which includes a $25,000 landscape makeover. As well, John Deere says customers can get major discounts and financing incentives on select models of equipment purchased from November 1, 2014, to February 2, 2015.

As part of the Green Fever Giveaway, John Deere is offering a grand prize package of a $25,000 landscape makeover and choice of either a John Deere Gator, ZTrak Mower, 1 Family Tractor or Signature Series Lawn Tractor (total approximate retail value up to $36,748, depending on selected equipment).

AGCO Jounce Test

AGCO is in the midst of a multi-year, $42 million upgrade and expansion to its engineering and manufacturing facility in Jackson, Minn. The motivation behind the project, which kicked off in 2013, is to further improve the quality of the agricultural equipment built there, as well as the efficiency and production capacity of the facility.

“Farmers expect the best when they purchase AGCO equipment built here in Jackson, and we have a history of meeting those expectations,” says Eric Fisher, AGCO director of operations. “With the continuous improvements we’re making here and at other AGCO facilities, we continue to provide our dealers and farmers the highest-quality agricultural equipment available.”

AGCO FARMS

As the fall harvest wraps up, many farmers are turning their attention to next spring, making decisions on fertilizer, crop rotations and seed purchases. AGCO wants to remind farmers not to overlook necessary maintenance on their tractors before winter sets in.

To help farmers remember how to winterize their equipment, AGCO is introducing FARMS. FARMS consists of five steps farmers should take to protect their equipment investment and prepare for next spring.

New Holland CR10.90 World Record

New Holland Agriculture has reclaimed the Guinness World Records title, harvesting 797.656 tonnes (29,308.84 bushels) of wheat in eight hours with its 653 hp CR10.90 Elevation combine.

“We are extremely proud to have recaptured the Guinness World Records title for harvesting almost 800 tonnes (30,000 bushels) of wheat in eight hours, shattering the previous record by more than 120 tonnes (4,409 bushels),” says Hedley Cooper, head of harvesting product management. “This record demonstrates the unsurpassed capacity and productivity of the CR10.90 Elevation, especially as the current record of 675.84 tonnes (24,832.87 bushels) was broken after just six hours and 36 minutes.”

Bobcat E20 Excavator Action

Bobcat has introduced its new 13.9-horsepower Zero Tail Swing (ZTS) E20 compact excavator, which Bobcat says in designed to handle the toughest jobs in confined spaces.

The Tier-4 compliant E20 replaces the 324 excavator model and features an automatic slew brake. Available as options are auto-shift drive and a fingertip auxiliary boom swing control. It has a maximum reach of 14 feet, dig depth of 8 feet 6 inches and dump height of 8 feet 8 inches. With the E20 the rear of the house stays within the width of the tracks through full rotation, allowing operators to work flush against a structure to help minimize damaging nearby objects.

Bobcat Million Loaders Giveaway

A second-generation Bobcat compact equipment owner received the surprise of his life by being honored with a Special Edition One-Millionth Bobcat T650 compact track loader during Bobcat Company’s “Unstoppable” campaign and Million Loaders Celebration contest.

Steven Klumker, of Mancos, Colo., visited the Bobcat of Durango equipment dealership thinking he was being interviewed as a finalist for the contest. Instead, he was handed over the grand prize with his family on hand to celebrate with him.

2015 John Deere 5075M

John Deere has made changes to its high-spec 5M model lineup. These updates include the addition of aftertreatment systems to meet Final Tier 4 compliance, and a host of comfort, convenience, and performance features with model year 2015 tractors.

The changes impact the complete range of 5M Utility Tractors, ranging from 75 to 115 hp. The 3-cylinder 5075M model will have John Deere’s diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) solution with no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) required. The 5075M will also feature modern styling with chrome headlight bezels, a full range of isolated open operator stations and cabs, and new factory installed options such as front fenders and cab fender extensions, according to Brad Aldridge, product marketing manager for 5M Tractors at John Deere.

2015 John Deere 8000 Series SPFH

John Deere says its new 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters (SPFH) offers significant improvements in dependability and fuel efficiency and combines rugged dependability and sophisticated crop analysis technology.

“The 8000 Series builds upon the best features of our popular 7000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters,” says Shaun Fritchey, marketing representative, John Deere Ottumwa Works. “This new series integrates cutting-edge crop analysis and documentation with an innovative machine design to provide superior efficiency, reliability and crop quality.”

2015 John Deere Large Square Baler

John Deere has introduced two new L Series Square Balers, the L330 and the L340. These large balers are designed to maximize performance, increase uptime, and lower the overall cost of operation for commercial hay equipment owners and operators.

“We’ve been working for years to develop a large square baler that will meet the tough demands of our commercial hay customers,” says Jeremy Unruh, product line manager, Ottumwa Works. “And now we’re very pleased to launch the new L Series Square Balers with High-Capacity Rotor to offer more efficiency, capacity, and performance to commercial hay producers in the U.S. and Canada.”

Mahindra Rise Campaign

Mahindra USA has launched a new advertising campaign designed to celebrate rural landowners.

“For rural landowners, the land is not only their home but in many cases also their livelihood as well,” Mahindra says in a release. “Mahindra created this campaign to honor the character and strength vital to “Rise” each day to meet the unique challenges of this lifestyle.”

Mahindra, of course, offers a full line of tractors to support these rural landowners, with tractors ranging from 22 to 100 horsepower.

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