CEEDA Briefing
Feb. 7, 2013

New cab for John Deere 5E Series tractors
Mechanics Hub
Designed to provide more comfort, performance and versatility, John Deere's 5E Series three-cylinder utility tractors will be available from this spring with a new John Deere-designed cab. The tractors are suitable for a wide range of customers in the commercial, golf and groundscare markets when fitted with turf tyres, as well as equestrian centres, private landowners and country estates, part-time farmers and smallholders.More

First Ride: 2013 Polaris RZR XP 4 900 EPS
Motorcycle USA
It's no doubt that Polaris is a leader in the UTV market. UTV machines are becoming more and more popular every year while aftermarket parts and accessories are being produced faster than anyone could imagine. Off-road shredding grounds like the Glamis sand dunes and Ocotillo Wells are heavily populated with the four-wheeled machines, so what do we do about it? More

Bobcat's rebar bender fits skid steers and CTLs
Equipment World
Bend rebar into a variety of angles and repeat bends with Bobcat's rebar bender, which comes with five mandrels. Suitable for bending up to #6 grade rebar up to 200 degrees, the rebar bender mounts on the left Bob-Tach mount and features a remote attachment control for easy, safe operation from the cab. The operator can stop and start the rotation of the bend pin via the wired remote control. An optional bar stop can be set at any angle for automatic stop and repeatable angle settings.More

AGCO reports 7.4 per cent increase in Q4 net sale
Farm Equipment
AGCO has reported net sales of approximately $2.7 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of approximately 7.4 per cent compared to net sales of $2.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2011. Reported and adjusted net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $1.04 per share and $0.99 per share, respectively.More

Fendt 700 doesn't give a bum steer
The Western Producer
Losing GPS during a critical field operation isn't a problem if the system simultaneously receives signals from 75 satellites representing half a dozen providers. Science fiction? No. It's available to Canadian farmers now. That level of reliability is exactly what farmers can expect from GPS if their next tractor is a Fendt 700 series, says Ross Tufford, owner of AgWest, the Agco dealership in Portage la Prairie, MB. More

Triumph refreshes the Rocket III
Motorcycle Cruiser
Triumph recently announced a smart little tweak (some would call it an upgrade) to its already monstrously torquey Rocket Roadster. This time around, the motorcycle lugging around the world's largest production engine gains even more power and torque, by removing some obstacles: in this CASE, the torque limiter in the first three gears. That means even more punch off the line (as if you needed it). More

CNH Global profits up slightly in Q4
CNH Global fourth-quarter earnings rose 1 per cent as increased sales of agricultural equipment helped mitigate weaker construction equipment sales. CNH, the world's second-largest maker of farm machinery behind Deere & Co., has seen improved profits over the past year as record high grain prices gave CNH's base of largely row-crop farmers more money to spend on equipment. More

Tribine combine can carry 27 tonnes of grain
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Did you think that combines couldn't get any bigger or heavier? Then think again, because the prototype Tribine combine on display at the recent Ag Connect Expo Show in Kansas City claims to be able to carry an astounding 27 tonnes in its grain tank. According to Kansas' High Plains Journal, the front half of the Tribine (including the cab) is essentially an Agco Gleaner S77 rotary combine with the grain tank removed and replaced with a 370hp engine. Clean grain passes from the front threshing module to the rear tank module via a 30cm diameter auger. More

Branson compact tractors from RIKO
Compact, reliable and affordable Branson compact tractors give you all the features you need for trouble-free operation. 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. The driver's platform is kept clear so it is easy to step on and off and through from either side. Clear front floor panels help protect the driver from spray from the front wheels. More

Honda motorcycle sales up 5.7 per cent in fiscal Q3
Powersports Business
Honda Motor reported a 5.7 per cent increase in worldwide motorcycle sales (including ATVs) in fiscal Q3 with 3.5 million units sold. Sales in North America were up 29.2 per cent to 62,000 units. The company attributed the increase to the positive impact of the CRF110F, CRF250L and NC700X introductions in the U.S., as well as a rise in sales of the CBR250R. More