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John Deere 5075E

The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) announced that John Deere received the 2015 Dealer’s Choice Award for Full-line Manufacturers. This award is presented annually to manufacturers who receive exemplary ratings in 12 operational categories from the NAEDA’s Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey.

“This is great news and we’re extremely proud to be ranked so highly by NAEDA dealers,” says Bob Timmons, director, sales, John Deere Ag and Turf Division. “John Deere dealers do an exceptional job in providing quality products and services to customers and are a major factor in our overall success today.”

2015 Kubota L2501

In conjunction with National Ag Day, Kubota Tractor Corporation has announced the launch of “Geared To Give,” a new program in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) that will provide financial support and donated Kubota equipment to U.S. military veterans pursuing a future in farming.

Kubota and FVC jointly launched their partnership at the California State Capitol in Sacramento during the Department of Food and Agriculture’s Ag Day festivities.

New Holland Boomer 54D Award

New Holland gave its Boomer Series a boost with the introduction of the new Tier4B compliant Boomer 54D. Now that tractor has been awarded the title of “Machine of the Year 2015″ in Compact and Specialized category at the SIMA 2015 show.

The new model runs a new Common rail FPT Industrial engine and delivers a superior driving experience with the SuperSuite cab and EasyDrive continuously variable transmission.

Read our New Holland Boomer 54D Review

“This award recognises the considerable benefits that 54D Boomer tractor brings to our customers. It is the ultimate power tool, the perfect combination of superior operator comfort and optimal performance. This is achieved with the EasyDrive continuously variable transmission, the Tier 4B compliant engine and a host of features that enable the operator to get the job done with great efficiency and comfort,” says Luca Mainardi, head of Tractor and Precision Land Management Product Management. “It will appeal to municipalities, private estates and sports facilities alike. At the same time it is perfect for large scale operations and can be specified with tyres suitable for turf care management.”

The new Boomer 54D was awarded the coveted title by a jury panel of 19 farm machinery journalists from across Europe. The machine was rewarded for its technical innovation and the benefits it brings to customers, with selection criteria focusing on innovative features, performance, productivity, cost of operation, ease of use and operator comfort.

McCormick X4 Series

McCormick North America unveiled three new models of the X4 tractor family during the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. These three new models (X4.20, X4.30, and X4.40) expand the X4 tractor family to a total of six members.

Ranging from 64 to 79 maximum engine horsepower, these three lower horsepower machines allow McCormick to enter into and compete in the small utility class segment of the market place.

McCormick X6

McCormick North America unveiled the all-new X6 tractor family during the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. The X6 Series ranges from 111 to 133 maximum engine horsepower and is an evolution of the X60 Series mid-range tractors.

The new X6 Series lineup consists of two models: the X6.420 rated for 101 PTO horsepower, and the X6.430 rated for 111 PTO horsepower. Both models use a BETAPOWER 4.5 liter, four-cylinder diesel engine that. Advanced SCR technology helps these engine meet the EPA’s strict Tier 4i emissions regulations.

New Holland TD4F Working

New Holland has taken the covers off its new and upgraded TD4F Series, which is based off the TD4000F tractor range.

The new series offers three models with horsepower ranging from 65 to 88: TD4.70F, TD4.80 and TD4.90F. They feature a new hydraulic power shuttle, entirely redesigned ergonomics and new styling, a rugged servo operated PTO, and easy access hydraulic couplings.

Low profile and narrow, the TD4F tractors can work in anything from confined spaces and the tight rows of orchards, to nut growers and vineyards.

John Deere 3032E

In what has become an annual tradition across the country, hundreds of local John Deere dealerships are again hosting Drive Green Demo Days events. This year’s Drive Green events will focus on the tractor buying experience, not only giving guests the opportunity to check out a wide variety of equipment and implements, but also the many different attachments that are available to help them get more from and do more with their equipment.

In addition to featuring a wide selection of John Deere utility tractors, lawn and garden equipment, Gators and other products, Drive Green event attendees may also test drive the latest equipment and compare them with competitive models. They’ll also receive special discounts on John Deere equipment and attachments and have a chance to win a John Deere 3032E Compact Utility Tractor with loader and rotary mower package for attending.

Massey Ferguson South Pole

After a gruelling 2,500 km journey across the ice, the Antarctica2 expedition team arrived at the South Pole with its Massey Ferguson MF 510 tractor on Dec. 9, 2014.

Immediately relaying the exciting news from the ice, the crew announced: “04.30 hours CET. This is December 9th, Camp 17. After 17 days and 2500 kilometres, we are at a red and white striped pole with a reflective ball on top, surrounded by flags. This is South 90 – as far South as anybody can go. It’s unbelievable – at the South Pole there is a red Massey Ferguson tractor! We’re all ecstatic to be here and so proud to be taking our hero shots with the tractor that never gave us cause to doubt that it would be up for the challenge. Thank you all for your support.”

2015 Kubota L2501

Kubota will give away an L-Series tractor to one lucky winner in conjunction with its 2015 Keepin’ It Country with Alan Jackson L-Series Sweepstakes. The giveaway will coincide with the company’s sponsorship of Jackson’s 25th Anniversary National Concert Tour by the same name.

Contestants may enter by scanning QR codes at Kubota dealerships nationwide or at concert venues on Jackson’s 2015 tour schedule, which kicks off this week in Fort Myers, Fla.

2014 Kubota L3301

Kubota Tractor Corporation plans to open a 450,000 square foot Parts Distribution Center in Edgerton, Kan. The company has entered into a five-year lease agreement with ELHC XI, LLC, a Kansas limited liability company.

“As Kubota’s business continues to grow and we enter new markets, we are committed to being equipped to meet our dealers’ and customers’ needs,” says Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation. “This new Parts Distribution Center is going to further streamline our operations and improve our parts delivery support, making sure that our dealers and customers have the support they need when they need it.”

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