New Holland Launches Precision Land Management Academy App

Precision farming has become much more than a useful optional technique considering the rising costs of fuel, seeds, workforce and the reduction of land available. The optimization of land usage is now a real necessity for any kind of farmer and size of business. In this direction, New Holland has launched the Precision Land Management (PLM) ™Academy App, which is available and compatible for both iOs and Android operating systems.

“We know that in order to maintain productivity, farmers need top class advice at their fingertips,” stated Luca Mainardi, Head of Tractor and PLM Product Management.“This new App means operators can consult the latest in PLM know-how wherever they are and whenever they need.”

On demand PLM training
The PLM Academy App is an innovative training tool. It will enable farmers to watch practical videos and tutorials wherever they are, including in the field while at the wheel of their machine.… Continue reading

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Lexion 670 combine updates highlighted

Reduced emissions, increased horsepower and greater grain capacity

Fuel efficiency, emissions controls and larger grain tank underline the list of quality components found in the new CLAAS LEXION 670 straw walker combine.

In compliance with the Tier 4i emissions standards, the LEXION 670 model comes complete with a Cat C 9.3L, 360 horsepower engine that is capable of reaching a 394 horsepower bulge. Based on CLAAS POWER SYSTEMS technology, the emissions-friendly engine aims to deliver optimal power transfer at an exceptionally low fuel consumption rate.

In order to maintain optimal engine temperatures — CLEAN SWEEP — a planar dust extraction system automatically sweeps and cleans the radiator. The extraction system also strives to reduce dirt accumulation on the cooling ribs.

A hallmark of CLAAS combines — capacity combined with efficiency — the LEXION 670 unit comes complete with a 300 bushel grain tank and optional 4XL unloading auger. The higher capacity tank is designed to incorporate greater productivity and versatility.… Continue reading

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New Holland WORKMASTER Tractor Line Expands

The WORKMASTER 35 and 40  compact tractor models are the latest addition to New Holland’s value class tractors that bear the same trusted name and dependable qualities as the original WORKMASTER tractors.

“The new WORKMASTER tractors are simple to operate and offer advanced features compared to competition while still focusing on affordability,” says Dan Valen, New Holland’s ProWork Tools Segment Marketing Leader. “Rural lifestylers, landscapers, farmers, and municipalities alike will find these 33- and 38-hp compact tractors provide reliable performance at a very attractive price.”

Features not found in all value tractors
The WORKMASTER 35 and 40 models are offered with a choice of two transmissions. Operators preferring a traditional gear transmission can choose the 12×12 Synchronized Shuttle transmission. The synchronized shuttle transmission makes change of direction easy because there’s no need to come to a complete stop when shuttling, a real plus for fast, efficient front-end loader work.

For those preferring hydrostatic drive, a two-pedal HST transmission with cruise control allows the operator to adjust speed and change direction using two convenient foot pedals: one to move forward and one to move backward.… Continue reading

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John Deere offers deals on Sub-Compact and Compact Tractors

Deere season kicks off early with unprecedented saving on 17 tractor models

Owning a new John Deere sub-compact and compact utility tractor this spring just got a lot more affordable, thanks to never-before-seen incentives now being offered by John Deere dealers. From now through April 30, 2013, customers can take advantage 0% financing and the biggest cash incentives ever offered to make owning a new 1 Family, 2000 Series, 3000 Series, 4000 Series Tractors, and implements an even better value.

During this early Deere Season kick-off promotion, customers can get 0% for 60 months financing plus the following cash bonus offers on the following equipment models:

  • On new John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact and 2000 Series Compact Utility Tractors, receive $500 retail cash bonus PLUS another $500 off with the purchase of two or more John Deere or Frontier implements.
  • On new John Deere 1025R Sub-Compact, 3000 Series and 4000 Series Compact Utility Tractors, receive $500 cash bonus with the purchase of two or more John Deere or Frontier implements.
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Mahindra featured as a case study at Dartmouth College

Successful Reverse Innovation Strategy Explored At Tuck Executive Education

Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, is now showcased at Tuck Executive Education as a case study on successfully implementing reverse innovation. Mahindra USA (MUSA) entered the U.S. tractor market in 1994 and proceeded to establish itself as a successful niche player using innovative marketing and sales strategies.

Mahnidra USA’s successful entry into the U.S. marketplace from an emerging market is featured by Vijay Govindrajan, Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, USA in his book, Reverse Innovation: Create Far from Home, Win Everywhere (jointly written with Chris Trimble well-known innovation speaker and consultant and also on the faculty at Tuck) which profiles companies that have pioneered Reverse Innovation.

“Leveraging a great product in a new market required a thoughtful and deliberate strategy to encourage trial and capture mindshare with both dealers and customers,” said Mani Iyer, President of Mahindra USA.… Continue reading

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Michelin North America extends Ultraflex Technology Line

A popular OEM fitment on new high-horsepower 4WD and MFWA equipment, the award-winning MICHELIN® YieldBib™ radial is now available in more sizes and as a replacement tire

Michelin North America Agricultural Tires announced at the 2013 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky., it is rolling out two new sizes of its AE50 Award-winning MICHELIN® YieldBib™ radial tire and expanding the tire’s availability to the replacement market.

For the first time, farmers now can order all four sizes of the new tire as a replacement for their current tires or as an option on new machines. Honored in January by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for its technological advancement, the MICHELIN® YieldBib™ radial tire now comes in these sizes for 4WD and MFWA high-horsepower tractors:

  • VF380/85 R34
  • VF420/85 R34
  • VF480/80 R46
  • VF480/80 R50

As competitors first begin to expand their offerings in the higher-flexion ag tire category, the new MICHELIN® YieldBib™ radial is the fifth high-flexion tire from Michelin, which was the first to introduce both an Improved-Flexion (IF) radial and a Very-High-Flexion (VF) radial.… Continue reading

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New Holland wins ‘Tractor of the Year – Best of Specialized- Award’

New Holland has won the prestigious Tractor of the Year 2013 award in the Best of Specialized category with the T4060F. The award was presented at the EIMA International Expo in Bologna, Italy. The T4060F is the top of the range model in the T4000F/V series, producing 106 hp in a narrow overall package, making it the ideal choice for vineyard and orchard operations.

A complete productivity boosting and safety enhancing package
The T4060F, together with the entire T4000F/ V range, has been designed to offer outstanding operating efficiency. A whole host of features ensure that growers can tailor their tractor to suit their needs, a range of transmissions can be selected, and all “F”models benefit from the SuperSteer™ front axle for the best-in-class turning radius: 76°.

Safe operation comes courtesy of the 100% mechanical park lock and the new PTO ratio that further boosts operating efficiency with a 5% fuel saving.… Continue reading

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Kubota Introduces the New BX70 Series Sub-Compact Tractors

The best-selling sub-compact tractor line for over a decade elevates the operator experience with comfort, convenience and versatility

Kubota Tractor Corporation introduces its new BX70 Series sub-compact tractors with four ready-to-work models: the BX1870, BX2370, BX2670 and the BX25D. With improved comfort, convenience and operation, Kubota’s popular BX series has the power and versatility for digging, hauling, mowing, snow-blowing, tilling, and plowing through yard projects, big or small.

“The focus of improvements to our latest version of these best-selling BX Series tractors was to enhance the operator experience, specifically in comfort, convenience and versatility,” says Dan Muramoto, BX and RTV product manager for Kubota. “Whether you are simply mowing the lawn or giving your property a complete landscaping make-over, these rugged and versatile machines will get the job done, more comfortably and more easily than ever before.”

An all-new Operator Experience
The new BX70 Series features an array of ergonomic enhancements and convenience adjustments.… Continue reading

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May Wes releases new models of Tractor STALK STOMPER

Product Expansions and Kitted Option

May Wes Manufacturing is pleased to announce the release of three new Tractor STALK STOMPER designs to their stalk leveling product solutions. Now available are Tractor STALK STOMPER kits for:

• Case IH Steiger Series (2012 and later, all models)

• John Deere 9020 Series (all models)

• New Holland T9 Series (with SmartTrax, models T9.615 and T9.670)

Additionally, May Wes has made it easier to order their current Tractor STALK STOMPERS for specific series/models by providing a “Kitted” option as an alternative to the ‘Build Your Own Kit’. Listed below are the existing Tractor STALK STOMPER kitted options available:

• Case IH Quadtrac Series (2012 and later, all models)

• Case IH Steiger Quadtrac Series (2011 and earlier, models 485 and 535)

• Challenger 700 & 800 Series (all models)

• John Deere 8000/8R/8RT Series (all models)

• John Deere 9030 Series (all models)

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Case IH announces new heavy-duty Farmall U Tractors for tough everyday challenges

Case IH announced two new utility powerhouse tractors to meet professional livestock producers’ demand for rugged, yet comfortable and easy-to-operate equipment. Heavy-duty Farmall U tractors deliver power and performance, with the Farmall 105U having 91 PTO HP and the Farmall 115U having 98 PTO HP. Producers will appreciate the superior interior environment for extra comfort in getting day-to-day jobs done.

“Whether moving creep feeders, hauling grain or cutting hay, producers will appreciate the versatility of these heavy-duty machines,” said Greg Lucey, Case IH Farmall Tractors Marketing Manager. “These tractors are ready to meet any challenge on your ever-growing task list during longer work days. They also meet emissions standards with Tier 4A engines.”


Running on updated clean-diesel technology, the new Farmall U models use Tier 4A-compliant Case IH FPT 4-cylinder 3.4-L turbocharged and intercooled engines. For a more efficient combustion process, fuel is delivered with electronic high-pressure common-rail fuel injection.… Continue reading

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Class 10 LEXION 780 combine debuts with new patented CLAAS technology

Visitors to the Ag Connect Conference were among the first to witness a special unveiling of the new LEXION 780 combine from CLAAS. The state-of-the-art combine is headlined by greater functionality, featuring a DYNAMIC COOLING system, 4-link rear axle and newly automated CEMOS technology.

“This will be the top-end model, what we call Class 10 as the largest combines, capable of operating with those large headers. It is the next step in LEXION combines,” said Jeff Gray, product coordinator of CLAAS of North America.

The trademark of the new LEXION 780 combine is a higher horsepower motor that is cooled via the DYNAMIC COOLING system. Along with the engine upgrades is a fuel efficient, 16L Mercedes-Benz diesel engine that complies with Tier 4i emission standards.

“The new engine on the LEXION 780 produces 543 horsepower with a bulge that increases total power output to 590 horsepower,” Gray said. “To support the higher horsepower engine, CLAAS integrated a new cooling system, which we call DYNAMIC COOLING.… Continue reading

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Ohio man’s Chisel Ripper takes tillage to new depths

By Heather Hetterick & Matt Reese

Jeff Sberna, from Bellevue, could not find a tillage tool that went deep enough for him, especially with the limited horsepower he had available.

“We only had the Oliver 1855 to pull with. That was the biggest tractor we had at the time. I couldn’t get to the depth we wanted with a regular chisel plow or the Soil Saver. I couldn’t get it in the ground and then I couldn’t pull it, even if we borrowed a neighbor’s tractor and get more horsepower on it,” he said. “Even with the Soil Saver I couldn’t get the depth I wanted. Everybody goes for the hard pan or the plow pan, but I wanted to get down deeper to get the roots down.”

He went to work to create a piece of equipment that would do the job and the Chisel Ripper was born.

The efficient machine Sberna fabricated shatters soils from 13-inches to 15-inches deep with only 20 to 25 horsepower per shank, depending on the soil conditions, at speeds in excess of eight miles per hour.… Continue reading

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Cummins QSB4.5 powers up to 173 hp for Tier 4 Final

VGT Turbo Enhances 4-Cylinder Performance, Showcased At World Of Concrete

Cummins Inc.  announced today that the next-generation QSB4.5 engine will meet Tier 4 Final near- zero emissions standards with top-rated power increased to 173 hp (129 kW) and a higher peak torque of 520 lb-ft (705 Nm). The 4-cylinder, 4.5-liter engine is performance enhanced with a Cummins VGT(TM) Variable Geometry Turbocharger, enabling the higher ratings of the QSB4.5 to reach performance levels previously associated with a larger 6-cylinder engine.

For the QSB4.5 lower ratings down to 121 hp (90 kW), the VGT technology improves transient response on a fuel efficient basis. For equipment operation, this means a stronger, faster response to increasing load demands compared to Tier 4 Interim.

The QSB4.5 will be a key focus of attention in the Cummins booth at World of Concrete, which is taking place February 5-8, 2013 in Las Vegas. The QSB4.5 will be shown ready for the EPA Tier 4 Final emission regulations taking effect Jan.… Continue reading

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GSI introduces GSI 40-Series grain bins with Z-Tek Roof System

Stronger bins meet growing demand for faster, more efficient grain handling

Grain Systems Inc. (GSI®), a global brand of AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), introduces the GSI 40-Series™ bins, the next generation in grain storage and handling. Featuring the new Z-Tek Roof System™, the new 40-Series bins’ roof can accommodate large grain-handling equipment while reducing the need for additional structural towers to support the weight. The additional strength will allow customers to move more grain faster than ever, cutting the time required for unloading trucks and filling the bin. Customers in northern climates will also appreciate the increased snow load capacities.

The 40-Series is designed for large farms and commercial grain-handling operations and offers capacities from 7,000 to 1.2 million bushels.

GSI unveiled the newly designed 40-Series bins to their dealers last week. The innovative line of bins and accessories, available to customers this spring, addresses needs identified by GSI customers, dealers and builders, said Scott Becker, 40-Series product manager.… Continue reading

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Mahindra launches Mahindra University

Online Dealer Education Program Available 24/7

Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, kicked off the New Year with the launch of an exclusive dealer training and development program, Mahindra University.  This is a proprietary, year-round, 24/7, online training and certification program created for Mahindra dealers. Mahindra University offers more than 600 courses on all aspects of dealer business operations, from computer skills and human resources classes to sales and service training. Mahindra University classes are available to all Mahindra dealership employees anytime and anywhere.

“We are pleased to introduce this industry-leading dealer development program. Mahindra University is another example of our dealer-first commitment and our on-going investment in Mahindra’s growing dealer network,” said Cleo Franklin, Vice-President, Marketing and Strategic Planning. “Mahindra University is offered online to provide access on-demand from any location, making it easy for our dealers to implement.”

Mahindra dealer employee groups have a variety of courses at their fingertips in short, fun learning segments.… Continue reading

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New Ag Leader GPS System Offers Farmers Accuracy, Range, Simplicity

Farmers requiring sub-inch accuracy for tiling and other precision farming operations have a new GPS option from Ag Leader Technology, Inc.: the GPS 2500B RTK Base Station.

Bill Cran, Ag Leader GPS Product Specialist, said, “The GPS 2500B is a dual-frequency 900 MHz RTK Base Station for use with the field-proven GPS 2500 smart antenna.”

Intended for highly accurate tile installation and pass-to-pass repeatability in field operations, the system can access multiple GNSS signals, including GLONASS. “The GPS 2500B is ideal for use with the Ag Leader Intellislope™ Tile Plow Control system. Growers with the Ag Leader OnTrac2+™ Assisted Steering system can also benefit from the increased accuracy, “ Cran explained.

Setup of the GPS 2500B base station is quick and easy: the operator simply mounts the unit on the included tripod and connects to a 12-volt power source. The unit can also be permanently mounted for long-term repeatability.

The base station also features improved GNSS performance, a full graphic display with menu selection keys and standard USB flash drive data transfer.… Continue reading

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New Case IH Patriot 2240 Class 2 Sprayer

New Case IH Patriot 2240 Class 2 Sprayer Delivers Total Application Control in a Smaller Package

Sometimes bigger isn’t always better – particularly when it comes to getting equipment into the field. That’s why the new Case IH Patriot® 2240 – a Class 2, self-propelled sprayer – is such an important addition to the Patriot sprayer line.

“The Patriot 2240 sprayer is smaller, lighter and offers a narrower track spacing than its larger family members and boasts more ground clearance than any competitive sprayer in its class. These attributes make it better suited for the owner-operator with specialty crops or smaller fields,” says Mark Burns, Case IH Application Equipment Marketing Manager.

Case IH used the customer-driven design process to determine producer needs and married that information with current agriculture trends to develop the Patriot 2240.  The Patriot 2240 sprayer shares the same DNA as its larger siblings, the Patriot 3230, 3330 and 4430 self-propelled sprayers.… Continue reading

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Tariffs target U.S. agricultural equipment

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net

One of the largest importers of U.S. agricultural equipment, Ukraine, is planning to raise rates on 371 tariff lines, including ag machinery.

While the U.S. government and international trade community continue to put pressure on Ukraine, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is asking those in the industry to make their voices heard.

“U.S. agriculture machinery exporters have a strong market and trading partner in Ukraine.  Unfortunately, Ukraine recently announced intention to raise the rates on tariffs could threaten that relationship and agriculture machinery manufacturers,” said Nick Yaksich, AEM Vice President of Government and Industry Relations. “AEM will continue to monitor the situation and call on the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, if necessary, to firmly negotiate with Ukraine on this issue.”

A total of 23 World Trade Organization delegations, including the U.S., urged Ukraine to withdraw its notification to renegotiate its tariffs prior to the expiration of the standard 90-day notification period.… Continue reading

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Kinze Manufacturing opens the Kinze innovation center

Company shares its innovations with customers, dealers and friends

Kinze® Manufacturing, Inc. held a grand opening of the Kinze Innovation Center with Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds today. The Kinze Innovation Center is located at the Kinze world headquarters on Iowa Interstate-80 and houses all of the major agricultural inventions by Kinze founder and president Jon Kinzenbaw, as well as those made by Kinze engineers. Kinze designed the center to serve as a destination for customers, dealers and friends from all over the world.

Visitors can see the exact size of Kinzenbaw’s first workshop in Ladora, Iowa, as well as explore Kinze tillage equipment from the early years, row crop planters and grain carts on several hands-on, interactive displays. There also is an area where visitors can design their own Kinze planter and grain cart and see how Kinze Autonomy, the world’s first large-scale, truly autonomous row-crop solution, works.

“Kinze Manufacturing is one of the world’s largest privately owned farm equipment manufacturers and we’re proud to have them right here in central Iowa,” said Lieutenant Governor Reynolds.… Continue reading

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J D Equipment, Inc. Breaks Ground for New Albany Store

The owners of J D Equipment, Inc. have begun construction on a two and a half acre site in New Albany, Ohio, in order to accommodate the need for additional space as the company continues to grow. The site will become the new home for their current store located at 4075 Westerville Rd., near Easton Town Center.

On January 28, Nancy Ferguson, mayor of New Albany, as well as representatives from 4 Points Development, Gioffre Construction, CF Bank, and the city of New Albany officially welcomed J D Equipment to town at their groundbreaking ceremony. The construction is anticipated to be complete in early summer 2013.

The new store will be built at 5740 Zarley Road, near the intersection of Route 161 and Route 62. It will be a 17,000 square foot facility that will house a state of the art retail store, service shop, parts department and a new corporate training center.… Continue reading

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