CEEDA Briefing
Jan. 31, 2013

Caterpillar upgraded to 'outperform' by BMO Capital
iStockAnalyst
BMO Capital has upgraded shares of Caterpillar to "outperform" from "market perform". The brokerage believes promising global developments, strong global liquidity, increased investor optimism, well-defined headwinds, the desire by global PMs to build exposure to pent-up demand in construction end markets, and efforts by Caterpillar to improve EPS could all drive the stock to higher levels.More

AGCO initiates quarterly cash dividend
Farm Equipment
AGCO has announced that its Board of Directors has approved the initiation of quarterly cash dividends to its stockholders. A quarterly dividend of $0.10 per common share will be paid on March 15, 2013 to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 15, 2013. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval. More

Husqvarna TR650 Terra & Strada Review
Inside Motorcycles
BMW purchased Husqvarna back in 2007, and by then the famous Swedish builder was actually operating in northern Italy, in tandem with MV Agusta in Varese. While Husky continues to operate independently and produce their core full-blown off-road machines, the BMW ownership first bore affiliated fruit last year with the Supermoto-styled Nuda 900 twin, based on the F800GS. Sadly, we don't get the successful, trick Nuda here in North America, but the Terra and Strada are on their way. More

Machinery industry stock outlook for January 2013
NASDAQ
A world economic recovery, as witnessed from equity market improvements of the lows experienced since the 2008 global crisis, has been quite impressive. The journey was difficult with ever-present headwinds hindering growth, the most recent of which was the Eurozone debt crisis that significantly slowed down the overall growth pace in 2011 and 2012. Demand for the machinery industry is correlated to increasing economic activity, which stimulates demand for industrial products, thereby increasing the need for new/advanced machinery. The major end-markets for the machinery industry include agriculture, construction, mining and energy industries, among others. More

Kawasaki 95Z7 Wheel Loader evaluated for performance
Mechanics Hub
Kawasaki's Z7 Series wheel loaders are, indeed, the most technically advanced in the company's history, with a long list of new features aimed essentially at greater overall efficiency. Z7 technology has so far been applied to three models in the company's extensive wheel-loader range (85Z7, 90Z7 and 95Z7. The Z7 Series is the first of Kawasaki's loaders to use a load-sensing hydraulic system, which incorporates variable-displacement pumps and an open-center valve. More

New Case IH Patriot 2240 Class 2 sprayer
Digital Journal
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. 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.More

U.S. tractor sales experience double digit growth in 2012
Machine Finder
Tractor sales in the United States experienced a healthy growth rate across the board in 2012, as well as year-over-year growth in the month of December. This is according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers' (AEM) monthly "Flash Report" for December 2012. Tractor sales saw growth across various types of machines, with 100+ HP 2WD farm tractors experiencing a growth of 16 per cent throughout 2012, one of the largest growth percentages cited in the report. More

Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK SE model unveiled
Inside Motorcycles
Details are still limited, but Aprilia is planning to let the world see its brand new RSV4 Factory APRC ABS SBK model with an unconventional launch: via Facebook. What we do know is that the SBK special edition model is in celebration of Aprilia's 2012 eni World Superbike Championship won by Max Biaggi, and that the model will only be sold in America. More

Yanmar to brand and distribute Woods attachments
Equipment World
Yanmar America has announced that it will begin marketing and distributing Woods attachments. The products will be branded under the "Yanmar" name. The Woods line includes cutters, finish mowers, snow blowers and more agriculture and landscaping attachments. All are compatible with Yanmar tractors between 24 and 49 horsepower. More

Crop Solutions unveils net wrapper
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Manufactured in Northern Ireland, the unrolling machine is designed to carry and unravel net wraps 2m to 5.2m. The front- or rear-mounted hydraulic headstock is plumbed into one single acting spool. Top speed while unrolling is about 8kph. The rolling-up version can handle up to 1t of fleece, netting or polytunnel. It has a collapsible centre so that, once rolled up, the netting can be dropped off and recycled. More

Daimer releases pressure washer for farm equipment cleaning
SFGate
Daimer Industries is debuting a diesel pressure washer that offers immense cleaning power. The Super Max 12885 DE offers exceptionally high pressure levels of 3500 psi and flow rates of 5 gpm. Since the machine is powered with diesel, it is ideal for outdoor commercial applications, like farm equipment cleaning, where electricity is not easily available. The machine is a perfect option for those who desire diesel over gasoline. More

Branson compact tractors launched in the U.K.
Farming UK
Korean-built Branson tractors, new to the U.K. and imported by Hampshire company Riko are designed 'to give the operator a safe, comfortable ride'. Separate hydraulic pumps — one for the steering, one for rear linkage and spool valves — ensure consistent, precision steering. Front axle with caster angle gives an exceptionally good turning circle. More