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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.

Massey Ferguson 8700 Tractor

Massey Ferguson introduced and displayed its 8700 Series high-horsepower tractors at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.

Featuring AGCO POWER 8.4-liter diesel engines, hefty hydraulics, CVT transmissions and a redesigned cab, Massey Ferguson boasts these tractors “deliver unparalleled performance while maximizing operator comfort around the dairy or in the field.”

Fendt 800 Series

Fendt has introduced its new 800 and 900 Series tractor lines, two four-model families designed for farmers supporting high-intensity dairies and feeding operations to large, broad-acre row crop and small grain farms.

The new 800 Series line is made up of the models 822 (220 HP), 824 (240 HP), 826 (260 HP) and 828 (280 HP). The new 900 Series family includes the 927 (270 HP), 930 (300 HP), 933 (330 HP) and 936 (360 HP, available only in Canada).

Sunflower Tillage System

Sunflower has introduced seven new models to the 6631 Series vertical tillage system. The seven new models offer cutting widths from 20 feet, 5 inches to 34 feet, 9 inches, and join the two previous models at 32 feet, 7 inches and 37 feet, 5 inches.

The 6631 Series combines Sunflower’s Saber Blade disc blades and staggered offset disc gang design. The Saber Blades feature an edge that is fluted the full cutting depth of the blade, designed to stay sharp and cut residue “long after standard blades become dull.” The 22-inch, low-concavity blades are set at an 18-degree gang angle on 7 1/2-inch (191 mm) spacing. Each blade has 25.

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