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Mahindra eMax 22 Gear Tractor

Effective July 1st, 2016, Mahindra North America has strengthened their warranty program on sub-compact, compact and compact/utility models with the industry’s best 7-year limited powertrain warranty offering.  This new warranty program will be offered on several tractor series including:  eMax, Max, 1500, 2500, 3500, and 4500.

“We are pleased to offer Mahindra customers a seven-year limited powertrain warranty showing we firmly stand behind these toughest tractors on earth. We are 100 percent committed to delivering products that take on the hard work our customers face every day and maintaining the 97 percent customer satisfaction and 98 percent customer loyalty ratings,” said Cleo Franklin, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Planning, Mahindra North America. “Mahindra is continuing to set new standards for performance, dependability and our customer’s peace of mind when they make the smart choice to purchase a Mahindra tractor.”

Challenger 1000 Series

Challenger, a global brand of AGCO Corporation, introduces an entirely new category of tractors to North American agribusiness operations. Challenger 1000 Series tractors are the industry’s most versatile standard tractor and the ‘must-see’ innovation for 2016. Designed to deliver lower cost of ownership per acre, advanced connectivity and world-class Challenger performance, they are available in four powerful models ranging from 396 to 517 engine horsepower. Producers will get their first look at the tractors during the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, Aug. 30-Sept.1.

“The needs of producers in North America continue to evolve as operations become larger and require more efficiency,” says Josh Keeney, tactical marketing manager at AGCO. “The Challenger 1000 Series tractors bring an entirely new solution to the market. These tractors combine the power of a small-frame, articulated 4-wheel drive with the flexibility and speed of a lighter-weight, fixed-frame row crop machine.

John Deere T670

(Press Release) For model year 2017, John Deere T670 model walker combines will have significant enhancements to boost productivity, threshing capacity, and straw quality for baling while making service and maintenance much easier and less time consuming. These are all benefits that U.S. and Canadian small grain producers will appreciate when it comes to harvesting during often tight windows and tough conditions.

According to Terry DeMay, senior marketing representative for John Deere Harvester Works, the newly updated T670 Combine will lead the industry with several new features, helping to make it the most productive walker combine available.

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.”

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