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John Deere 1025R

If your John Deere compact utility tractor is not performing properly, following these tips may save you a costly trip to the mechanic.

While taking your tractor to a qualified mechanic is sometimes unavoidable, that isn’t always the case. John Deere has put together a checklist for its Compact Utility Tractor owners who can’t get their tractors to start.

1000 or 2000 Series

Check to see if:
• (1000 Series) The two-speed range lever is in the correct position.
• (2000 Series) The transmission range shift lever is in the proper position.
• The PTO/RIO switch is disengaged.
• The engine throttle lever is pushed forward.
• The fuel shut-off valve is closed or “off.” If so, open it.

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Attendees of the 2011 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. witnessed the debut of the redesigned Case IH Farmall B compact tractor lineup. The new Farmall B compact lineup offers four models and a full line of attachments for compact tractors.

“Our new Farmall B Series tractors replace the current Case IH line-up of compact tractors. The 30B, 35B, 40B and 50B have been redesigned to better fit the needs of our customers, whether they’re used on a dairy farm, livestock operation, hobby farm or for municipal work,” says Greg Lucey, Case IH marketing manager for Farmall tractors. “The Farmall B Series continues to provide dependable power, fuel efficiency, comfort, and time savings, which greatly influences the performance needed.”

The Farmall B is offered in both hydrostatic and gear transmission models with a standard forward and reverse shuttle on the gear models. The Farmall 30B gear and Farmall 35B gear offer 12X12 synchronized shuttle transmissions, while the Farmall 40B gear and 50B gear boast a 16X16 synchronized shuttle.

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Yanmar America and MTD have announced that the two companies are modifying their business partnership. Since 2006, Yanmar and MTD have been jointly marketing Yanmar’s compact utility tractors under the Cub Cadet Yanmar brand. Effective Sept. 1, Yanmar will begin distributing its compact utility tractors directly to dealers.

Cub Cadet Yanmar branded tractor models currently in the market will continue to be manufactured by Yanmar but will display only the Yanmar brand. Yanmar also will take over product support within the current distribution channel.

“The compact tractor market in North America is beginning to rebound from the economic downturn, and we believe that now is the perfect time for Yanmar to take on full responsibility for sales, marketing and customer service of our compact tractors,” says Katsumi Deguchi, executive vice president of Yanmar America. “By doing this, Yanmar will be able to focus more directly and efficiently on the specific needs of our compact tractor dealers and their customers. The transition to all of our customers will be seamless. We have appreciated the great marketing, sales and service our MTD partners have provided.”

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