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John Deere MaxEmerge

(Press Release) To help corn and soybean growers improve planting accuracy, reliability and uptime during this critical time of year, John Deere introduces the MaxEmerge 5e row units. Available in time for use next spring, the variable-rate MaxEmerge 5e row units can be used on a wide variety of John Deere planters, including popular mini-hopper and DB planters.

Brian Boelens, product specialist John Deere Seeding, says the new MaxEmerge 5e row units provide significant improvement in seeding population accuracy across the full width of the planter, especially when operating on curves. “With planters equipped with the electric meter drive for each row unit and related technology, customers can achieve up to a 20 percent improvement in population accuracy and eliminate a potential one to two percent yield loss due to seeding inaccuracies.”

Bobcat T595 Dumping Dirt

(Press Release) The new 74-horsepower Bobcat T595 compact track loader features increased horsepower and performance for pushing or digging applications, without the need for operators to move up to a bigger machine.

With a 2,200-pound rated operating capacity and improved lift force, the T595 compact track loader from Bobcat Company can help increase jobsite productivity, plus it can move or carry more material with an attachment to increase jobsite efficiency.

Kubota and Great Plains

(Press Release) Kubota Corporation, Osaka, Japan, parent company to Kubota U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc., based in Salina, Kansas. Once final, the purchase will expand the company’s long-time partnership with Land Pride and will include all five Great Plains divisions with multiple facilities in Kansas and a manufacturing plant in Sleaford, England.

Since 2007, Kubota has worked closely with Land Pride to provide quality, performance-matched implements to Kubota dealers and customers across the U.S. and Canada. “This acquisition aligns with our long-term strategic vision to continue our market expansion and provide high-quality products and comprehensive solutions for our customers,” said Mr. Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation. “Great Plains and Kubota share a common set of values in that we both were founded four decades ago on a reputation for quality, innovation and engineering excellence. We believe these synergies will continue to add value for our dealers and our customers for many years to come.”

New-Holland-Baler

New Holland Agriculture has won six AE50 Awards for engineering and innovation excellence by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

The AE50 Award Program is sponsored annually by ASABE, and celebrates product innovations in the areas of agricultural, food, and biological system engineering. The Award is given to products that rank highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement, and impact on the market served.

“I am exceptionally proud of these awards and I consider them a fitting testament for New Holland in 2016,” said Carlo Lambro, brand president, New Holland Agriculture. “They represent the key  strengths of our brand, our people, who have shown unswerving dedication  and our commitment to developing state of the art technology, which improves the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of the world’s farmers.”

New Holland AE50 Awards

  • IntelliCruise Feed Rate Control System for New Holland BigBaler Series Large Square Balers
  • 315 and T7.290 Heavy Duty Tractors
  • Flexi-Coil P Series Air Carts
  • Modular and Configurable Rice Concave for New Holland CX Combines
  • Autofloat Sunflower Kit for Mid-range CX Combines
  • Dual Stream Header Attachment for all New Holland Combines

Mahindra Tractor Winner

Mahindra North America has announced its 17th donated tractor of 2015 is going to Mike Reed, an active volunteer fire fighter for 25 years in Levering, Mich.

Reed is the winner of a Mahindra eMax 22 subcompact tractor with a front-end loader in the Mahindra Tractors First Responders Celebration, presented by Outdoor Channel. Reed is receiving his eMax 22 from Mahindra’s dealer, Zaremba’s Equipment in Gaylord, Mich. He serves his community as a volunteer fire fighter, works a full time job and is also a cattle rancher.

Bobcat Compact Loader Undercarriage Close

Bobcat has introduced a new solid-mount and optional Roller Suspension system undercarriages for select compact track loaders, including the T550, T590, T630, T650, T740, T750 and T770.

Dual-flange front idlers now ride on the rubber track’s roller way. According to Bobcat, these new front idlers, along with wider rollers, help reduce vibration, which improves operator comfort while reducing track wear on the inside of the track. Single-flange idlers are still found on the rear of the machine to help minimize de-tracking.

Krone Forage Harvester

Krone is expanding its line of forage harvesters to include four new models of the BiG X. The BiG X 480, 530, 580 and 630 round out the range of the BiG X line with 489, 523, 585 and 617 horsepower, respectively.

“The new BiG X models were tested extensively in North America,” said Jim Mandes, northern region sales manager. “Capitalizing on the reputation of the BiG X 700, 850 and 1100, these machines will allow Krone to offer machines to operations that have lower horsepower requirements and provide the same exceptional forage quality, reliability and production.”

New Holland T7.315

New Holland‘s new T7.315 tractor was named the “Machine of the Year” 2016 in the large tractor category at Agritechnica 2015.

“This award represents an important validation that New Holland’s approach to product development that focuses on innovation specifically to meet our customers’ needs,” said Dan Valen, Cash Crop Segment Lead for New Holland North America. “Although this is a European award, we know our customers in North America will also appreciate the T7.315’s versatility, efficiency, comfort, and power. We are particularly proud to receive this award in 2015, when we are celebrating New Holland’s 120th anniversary of innovation in agriculture.”

Massey Ferguson 1734E

Massey Ferguson is donating a MF1734E compact tractor to support the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy.

Valued at $25,000, the tractor is one item that will be auctioned during the 8th Annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala, Nov. 30, 2015 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Gleaner S9 Combine

Gleaner has introduced its new S9 Series combines, which claim to offer more harvesting performance, technology, comfort and convenience. Available in 2016, the S9 Series includes three models, the S96, S97 and S98 to meet the needs of growers seeking class 6, 7 and 8 machines.

“Today’s growers must harvest more crop from more acres in an increasingly narrow harvest window which means they need a combine that can adapt to and perform in less than ideal harvest conditions,” says Caleb Schleder, tactical marketing manager at AGCO. “We’ve incorporated the latest technology, comfort features and even more engineering advancements to ensure our combines provide operators the ability to handle whatever harvest conditions they face during long days in the fields.”

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