CEEDA Briefing
Jan. 10, 2013

Global challenges continue for Caterpillar in 2013
Pekin Times
While based in Peoria, Caterpillar is a company that finds its business affected by winds of change that may be blowing thousands of miles away. While 2012 looks to be a record year for the company based on continued sales and revenue gains, it may be a little harder for the earth-moving giant to top that performance in 2013.More

Canadian International Farm Show Bus Program
Canadian International Farm Show
Management of the Canadian International Farm Show would like to invite your organization to participate in our door to door motor coach program. Many of our participants have been involved with this program for several years, which involves them renting a bus and inviting their customers to catch a ride directly to the doors of the show! No hassle, no dealing with traffic or parking! More

Bobcat launches new 500 series compact loaders
Construction Week Online
Bobcat has launched a new range of 500 series platform compact loaders, comprising six new models destined for markets in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. According to parent company Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment, the new machines are intended to cement Bobcat's leadership of the skid-steer and compact tracked loader market worldwide. More

Protect and Turf
Kubota's market leading M-Series tractors are the perfect tool for high presentation areas in the amenity and landscape sector as the range is available with turf protecting tyres. With much of amenity and landscaping work taking place on areas that are required to be in pristine condition, there is a need within this industry for tractors that have the torque and power to do the job whilst being delicate on turf. More

AGCO to retire SpraCoupe Self-Propelled Sprayer in 2013
Farm Equipment
Citing EPA compliance and diminishing volumes resulting in an ever-changing industry landscape, AGCO has announced it will discontinue production of its line of SpraCoupe compact, self-propelled sprayers for the North American market in 2013.More

'Driverless' tractor technology ready by 2014
Opti-cal Survey Equipment
The use of machine control systems and GPS guidance in agriculture will see 'driverless' tractors in the U.K. by 2014, the chief executive of the Royal Agricultural Society of England has said. David Gardner has said that robots will play a huge role in complex agriculture by the middle of this century, capable of cultivating lands, destroying particular weeds and harvesting fruit and vegetables. More

New Disk Ripper from John Deere for heavy-duty tillage
Farm Industry News
The latest tillage implement from John Deere is the new 2720 Disk Ripper with a disk-ripper-disk configuration. This heavy-duty primary tillage tool will size and bury crop residue, penetrate and shatter compacted soils, and mix and level the soil. The new tool features a gang design with heavier C-springs, thicker gang tubes and the largest gang bolt in the industry, according to Deere.More

Agriculture technology continues to evolve with JDLink improvements
As the John Deere Company continues to expand its arsenal of features within its JDLink software, the end goal of the technology is to gather more data efficiently and increase profits for customers. This is according to a SAE article highlighting the John Deere technology that can be used on the farm. More

Arctic Cat stock gets 2013 spotlight from analyst
Powersports Business
Feltl and Company analyst Mark Smith offered Arctic Cat as part of Feltl's '2013 Top Ideas' program. Here's six reasons why Smith sizes up the Arctic Cat stock, which he rates as a "strong buy". For example, ACAT is a high-growth company that is diversifying its product line and boosting salesMore