CEEDA Briefing
Apr. 19, 2012

Caterpillar introduces the B-Series vibratory soil compactors
Mechanics Hub
Caterpillar Inc. has announced the introduction of the new B-Series Production-Class vibratory soil compactors. The B-Series range of vibratory soil compactors includes nine models in the US and Canada, and ten models in the European Union. In the United States and Canada, the range of vibratory soil compactors includes the smooth drum CS54B, CS56B, CS68B, CS74B and CS78B. Padfoot models include the CP54B, CP56B, CP68B and CP74B. In the European Union, the range includes the smooth drum CS54B, CS64B, CS66B, CS68B, CS74B, CS76B and CS78B. Padfoot models in Europe include the CP54B, CP68B and CP74B.More

Kelly Engineering wins grant to expand
Stock Journal
An Enterprise Zone Fund grant will assist Kelly Engineering to meet increasing demand for farm machinery from the United States, South Africa, Canada, Denmark and New Zealand.More

RDO Equipment and Brandt Agricultural Products strengthen partnership
Farm Equipment
Brandt has announced the appointment of nine new RDO Equipment locations as authorized dealers for Brandt Agricultural Products.More

Government unveils new rules to cut heavy-duty vehicle emissions
Environment Minister Peter Kent has announced new regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. The government hopes these regulations will lower emissions from long-haul tractor trailers and large pick-up trucks by 23 per cent by 2018.More

Irrigation funding expanded
The Star Phoenix
The federal and provincial governments are putting $9 million in new funding to expand and develop irrigation in Saskatchewan. The new funds will add about 4,500 acres of irrigation capacity in the province.More

Ducati Streetfighter 848 a stripped-down, powerful motorcycle
The Streetfighter 848 uses an 849 cc Testastretta V-twin, and even though the bike has been toned down with a smaller-displacement engine, it still produces a very satisfying 132 hp. Torque peaks at 69 lbs.-ft., and a bunch of that twisting power is available from right off idle. More

Farm sales give JCB record revenues
JCB, the maker of earthmoving machinery, achieved record revenues and earnings in 2011 on strong demand from agricultural producers and a shift in its sales mix towards bigger equipment. The company expects record volumes in 2012.More

New Husqvarna Fast Tractor model leaves competitors in the dust
Digital Journal
Husqvarna, the world's largest producer of outdoor power products, has teamed up with the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Lowes and five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Jimmie Johnson, to launch a new riding mower – the Husqvarna Fast Tractor - that speeds through yard work, leaving consumers with more time to spend doing the things they love. More

Titan posts colossal growth on strong farm economy
Heavy equipment seller Titan Machinery blew past analyst forecasts, thanks to flush farmers and a resurgent construction market in parts of the country. The new and used combine, tractor and excavator retailer posted fourth-quarter earnings of 84 cents per share, up 47 per cent from a year ago. Analysts were expecting 53 cents per share.More