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2014 Bobcat E55 Excavator

Bobcat has released four new Tier 4 excavators – the E42, E45, E50 and E55 – which include a non-DPF (diesel particulate filter) engine solution. The machines feature a new forward-mount instrumentation system.

According to Bobcat, the Tier 4 Bobcat non-DPF solution was achieved by designing an ultra-low particulate combustion (ULPC) engine. The ULPC is accomplished through a specially designed engine combustion chamber that significantly reduces the amounts of particulate matter created during combustion.

Bobcat Loader Contest

Bobcat will hit a major milestone in 2014 – its one millionth Bobcat loader. Bobcat is celebrating the achievement with the Bobcat “Unstoppable” campaign. During the campaign, Bobcat will award a commemorative loader to the contest winner.

John Deere X739

As part of its annual Green Fever sales event that kicks off the company’s 2014 product marketing year, John Deere has launched a new $30,000 Big Gear Giveaway program and announced major incentives on select models of compact tractors, utility tractors, and pull-type hay tools purchased from now through February 3, 2014.

In addition, customers can take advantage of significant year-end savings on select John Deere turf products, including Signature Series Lawn Tractors and Gator Utility Vehicles.

Mahindra Operation Finally Home

Mahindra USA, its dealer network and partner KMW LTD teamed up with Operation Finally Home, announcing plans to build a new home for a wounded Army soldier.

Army SPC Brad Wilson, his wife Lisa and their three children were surprised by executives from all three organizations with the news of their new home at Mahindra USA’s National Dealer Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

Mahindra 7060

Mahindra USA is providing a Mahindra 7060 Tier IV compliant tractor to Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) for use in its Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Institute. OSUIT offers one of the leading technical programs in the nation providing highly trained future employees critical to the success of farm equipment dealers.

The Mahindra 7060 4WD full-size utility tractor with ML 273 loader is equipped with an mCRD engine, Mahindra Common Rail Diesel, a fuel-efficient high performance engine that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by over 360 tons per year as well as visible engine smoke. The Mahindra 7060 will be used in the curriculum for the Southwestern Association Industrial & Farm Equipment Associate in Applied Science degree program.

2013 Mahindra 4035

Mahindra USA says it is offering its best prices of the year now through December 31, 2013 with the company’s Red Ribbon Holiday Sales Event.

Mahindra is providing up to $3,500 off the purchase price as well as a special discount of up to $2,000 on year-end, close out inventory for a $5,500 savings on select models.

Challenger MTD400 Series

Challenger plans to introduce and display its new MT400D Series mid-range tractors at the 2013 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., Aug. 27-29.

“These new MT400D Series tractors are built with the professional farmer in mind,” says David Bercik, product marketing manager. “These handy, productive tractors round out any fleet and are perfect for the daily chores of a busy farming operation.”

The MT400D Series includes five models – MT455D, MT465D, MT475D, MT485D and MT495D – ranging from 90 to 125 PTO horsepower. The 4.9-liter AGCO Power engine that powers each model features wet, replaceable cylinder liners and mid supports. The four-cylinder powerplant benefits from an intercooled turbocharger, four valves per cylinder, high-pressure common-rail fuel injection and electronic engine management. Each MT400D also meets Tier 4-interim emissions standards for North America.

Massey Ferguson 1700 Series Pair

Massey Ferguson will introduce its new 1700 Series compact tractors at the 2013 Farm Progress Show, Aug. 27-29 in Decatur, Ill.

The 1700 Series tractors, building upon the success of the popular 1600 Series, feature new Tier 4-compliant turbo-charged diesel engines.

“Operators today are looking for a comfortable tractor that is productive and powerful, yet efficient, regardless of what type of work they’re doing,” says David Bercik, product marketing manager for Massey Ferguson. “These newly designed 1700 Series tractors deliver exactly that.”

The Series offers six models from 35 to 60 gross engine horsepower, all featuring four-wheel drive, the option of a cab or open platform, a choice of two transmissions, plus rear and/or mid PTOs. Those attending the Farm Progress Show can stop by the AGCO lot and see these productive tractors in person.

John Deere Z925M Flex Fuel
John Deere is adding a Flex Fuel version of its ZTrak mower to its fleet. The new Z925M Flex Fuel is compatible with ethanol blends up to E85, giving contractors a new alternative fuel option for their fleets.

“When we introduced the new line of ZTrak mowers last year, our intent was to meet the needs of every customer,” says Steve Wilhelmi, John Deere tactical marketing manager. “The new Z925M Flex Fuel model continues that mission by appealing to customers who need or prefer to run on alternative-fuel platforms.”

The new Flex Fuel model is part of the M Series of ZTrak commercial mowers, designed for customers seeking productivity and efficiency. With a 24.6 hp electronic fuel injected engine, the Z925M Flex Fuel can run on any blend of ethanol-mixed fuel, up to E85, and it has a top speed of 10 mph. Offered in 54- and 60-inch widths, it comes equipped with a 7-Iron deck.

Bobcat E63 Excavator

Bobcat has unveiled its new E63 Compact Tail Swing excavator, featuring improvements in joystick controls, lift capacity, arm and bucket forces, and drive performance.

Replacing the E60, the E63 becomes the second-largest machine in the company’s compact excavator family. The 6.3-metric-ton excavator features a number of operator conveniences including a blade float, multi-function joysticks, color instrumentation panel and an auto-shift drive system.

At an operating weight of 13,779 pounds, the E63 provides 59.4 horsepower, an increase of 13.5 percent. Its diesel engine is also Tier 4 compliant. The diesel engine features a high-pressure common-rail fuel injection system, a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

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