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October 26, 2017
FPT Industrial will be present within the Case IH exhibit at the 2017 Farm Progress Show and feature engines that power agricultural machinery.
The Farm Progress Show is the largest outdoor farm event in the United States: from the 29th until the 31st of August farmers, agribusinesses and brands will gather from all over the US and around the world to discover the agriculture industry’s newest developments in equipment, technologies, products and services.
FPT Industrial and Case IH, sister brands within CNH Industrial, collaborate together for this event and celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Case IH brand. Visitors to the Case IH exhibit can discover four different FPT engines: three from the Cursor family – Cursor 9 (8.7L), Cursor 13 (12.9L) and Cursor 16 (15.9L) – and one from NEF, the N67 (6.7L). These engines power Case IH tractors, harvesters, sprayers, floaters, windrowers, and the new combination applicator – Trident 5550.
With the introduction of the 0 Series Round Balers for the 2018 haying season, John Deere is offering its first North American-built round baler precutter and the industry’s first 5-foot precutter baler.
The eight models that comprise the new 0 Series Round Balers build upon the popular 9 Series Balers and include several new features that improve hay pickup and overall baling speed and productivity in the field.
Making large square bales of high-quality hay will get much easier in 2018 with the introduction of the model L331 and L341 Large Square Balers from John Deere.
Both models feature several customer-requested enhancements, including a new MegaWide pickup with or without precutter, and numerous hay-making options that hay producers can select from to best fit their operations.
These two new large square balers, which will replace the previous L300 Series Large Square Balers introduced in 2015, are 100 percent John Deere designed and built from front to back, says Travis Roe, senior marketing representative for hay tools for John Deere. “They are a perfect fit for commercial hay producers, as well as larger dairy and beef producers, who demand more consistent bale densities with less crop loss, and who want to spend more time baling and less time clearing plugs and servicing the machine.”
John Deere continues to evolve its expansive line of compact utility tractor implements with two additions, the 260B Backhoe and 120R Loader. Building upon previous models, the new implement offerings feature improvements that offer operators the power and productivity needed to get a variety of jobs done.
“When designing our latest backhoe and loader models, we listened to customer feedback, making key changes to improve operator ease and productivity,” said DeMark Cole, Product Specialist for Compact Utility Tractors. “The 260B and 120R retain the features that customers loved from previous models, and include updates to simplify tasks, including implement attachment and detachment, and routine maintenance.”
The most advanced grain harvesting technology from front to back is featured in the combines and headers John Deere is introducing for model year 2018 production. This includes four new S700 Combine models (S760, S770, S780 and S790) that offer producers significant improvements in “smart” technology, improved operator comfort and better data, along with the 700C/FC Series Corn Heads and 700D Drapers for more efficient grain harvesting.
Building on the proven field performance of the S600 Combines introduced in 2012, the new S700 Combines incorporate the latest in automated harvesting technology. Many of these changes make it easier on the operator by allowing the combine to make needed adjustments automatically, on the go.
Producers looking for an affordable vertical tillage tool that sizes and buries residue in the fall or prepares smooth seedbeds in the spring have another option: The new Frontier VT17 Series Vertical Tillage Tool from John Deere.
Vertical tillage enables producers to operate their machines at higher speeds, up to 10 mph, while minimizing erosion and reducing soil compaction. According to Scott Geier, marketing manager, partnered products for John Deere, the new Frontier VT17 Series Vertical Tillage Tools can be easily adjusted and custom-configured to best fit the level of residue management and tillage that customers want.
The new John Deere 4640 Universal Display raises the bar for performance, uptime and cost of operation as part of the latest John Deere Generation 4 Operating System. For customers, this translates into better data collection, increased application functionality, and greater choice for monitoring and managing many tractor-driven field operations.
The new 4640 Universal Display enables customers to use the most common and popular John Deere applications, including AutoTrac, documentation, and Section Control, in a portable display that has the latest internal components, design and user interface.
Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces four new specialty ag tractors designed for narrow and low-clearance applications. The new M-Series introductions include the M4N-071, M5N-091 and M5N-111 narrow tractors, and the M5L-111 low profile* tractor. Engineered to combine Kubota power and performance with versatility and reliability, the new M-Series specialty tractors bring more variety, performance and operator options to the orchard and vineyard markets. These tractors are available at Kubota dealerships now.
“Through dealer and customer feedback we have learned vineyard and orchard managers are looking for higher horsepower, more versatile tractors. We designed Kubota’s new M-Series specialty models to meet their specific needs and harvest demands,” said Tyler Pittson, Kubota compact and utility tractor product manager. “Take a seat in any one of these new tractors and you’ll understand why they stand out against the competition.”
Curtis Industries, LLC. has finalized the acquisition of Artillian, LLC, a privately owned company based in Douglas, Massachusetts. The company will continue to operate under the Artilian name as a division of Curtis.
Artillian manufactures pallet forks for John Deere front loaders and innovative modular Grapple attachments. Their product line also includes a variety of other specialty attachments and accessories built specifically for John Deere Compact Utility Tractors and a variety of skid-steer machines.
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