CEEDA Briefing
Feb. 21, 2013

Kohler offering gear-reductions options
Green Industry Pros
Kohler Engines has introduced gear-reductions options, some including a clutch, on select models of the 7-, 9.5- and 14-hp Command PRO Horizontal engines. The new options are expected to be popular among end-users in the lawn and landscape, construction and agriculture markets seeking a powerful engine with reduced RPM speed while increasing torque.More

Titan Machinery acquires Tucson Tractor Company
Farm Equipment
Titan Machinery has announced that it has acquired Tucson Tractor, consisting of one Case Construction equipment dealership located in Tucson, AZ. Tucson Tractor is located in southern Arizona. The dealership has been in business for over 45 years and complements the company's existing Case Construction equipment dealerships in Phoenix and Flagstaff, AZ. In its most recently reported fiscal year, Tucson Tractor generated revenue of approximately $7 million.More

John Deere introduces new X700 Signature Series tractors for lawn care maintenance
Innovation is at the heart of the X700, which offers operators exclusive technology that makes this lawn tractor engineered for premier performance. The new X700 Signature Series boasts 54-in. and 60-in. high-capacity mower decks that are drive-on/drive-off and feature AutoConnect™ technology, which allows the operator to attach or remove a mower deck on the tractor. Once the deck is locked-in, the Exact Adjust ports and on-board deck-leveling gauge allow users to quickly make adjustments without getting out of the seat.More

Kubota introduces the new BX70 Series sub-compact tractors
Business Wire
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. The new BX70 Series features an array of ergonomic enhancements and convenience adjustments. Cruise control, and a new deluxe, high-back reclining seat with armrests are standard on all models except the BX1870 (optional enhancement). A new steering wheel incorporates a smaller hub and is positioned closer to the operator for better comfort and visibility. More

Caterpillar's new 986H wheel loader
Mechanics Hub
On show recently at bauma China was Caterpillar's new wheel loader, the 986H. Powered by a Tier III engine, the 42-tonne operating weight machine will be approved for release in the Middle East, Africa, China, and other emerging markets in 2013, once its intensive testing regime is complete. The 986H fits in Caterpillar's line up of larger wheel loaders for mining, quarrying, and other applications, but the machine has been downsized as a response to the size of trucks often used in emerging markets including China and the Middle East.More

Sizing up skid-steer loaders for optimal performance
Equipment World
Whether you're a long-time skid-steer loader owner/operator, or are in the market to enhance your equipment fleet and offerings, there is no question that matching the machine to the job should be a top consideration. It's a first step that will offer increased efficiency and uptime, as well as easy regular maintenance. In addition, skid-steer loader attachment options offer a versatility that's hard to match.More

U.S. sales of Yamaha powersports products up in 2012
Powersports Business
Sales of Yamaha's powersports vehicles increased in the U.S. in 2012, but the rise wasn't enough to drive up the company's net sales for the year. Power products, which includes ATVs, rose 3.3 per cent. Sales of golf carts increased, as did sales of generators in the U.S. and Japan. However, ATV sales dropped. North American net sales of power products were up 3.4 per cent.More

Farm buggy sales up, but ATVs dip
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Farm buggies — also known variously as UTVs, utility vehicles and side-by-sides — continue to increase in popularity while sales of ATVs are still dipping, according to the latest sales figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association. Deliveries of ATVs to dealers dropped by 13 per cent in 2012 to 5,908 units while deliveries of farm buggies rose 18 per cent to 4,451 units. The figures cover just the types sold mainly into agriculture and don't include leisure or sports machinesMore