CEEDA Briefing
May. 9, 2013

Sudbury paves way to allow ATVs permanently on city streets
CBC News
ATVs moved a little closer to permanently being allowed on many Sudbury city streets. City councillors on the operations committee liked what they heard about the two year trial period for the new ATV bylaw. Sudbury city councillor Jacques Barbeau says a bylaw permanently allowing ATVs on some city streets could be tweaked every year. Sudbury city councillor Jacques Barbeau says a bylaw permanently allowing ATVs on some city streets could be tweaked every year. More

New John Deere 900K/H Series logging features look to increase harvester productivity
Machine Finder
Loggers looking to keep pace with top-level operators in the industry could look to the new features of the John Deere 900K/H Series tracked feller bunchers and harvesters. These features will likely increase logging productivity and efficiency, according to a company release. Both the 900K-Series tracked feller bunchers and 900KH-Series tracked harvesters are now equipped to take on even more of the forest with the introduction of an updated boom structure. More

New Holland precision management controls all machines with one screen
Precision Farming Dealer
Producers who use New Holland tractors now have the ability to control several brands of farm implements and machines from the cab of their tractor using their New Holland IntelliView IV color touchscreen display. "The new system allows producers to use our display to control a mixed fleet of implements. In the past, guys had to use multiple displays, one for every implement," said Chris Carrier, marketing manager for New Holland. More

Wacker adds infrared remote control for roller, plates
Mechanics Hub
Wacker now has an infrared remote control system for its RT trench roller and reversible plates that requires the operator to maintain line-of-sight view of the equipment at all times. The SC (Smart Control) line-of-sight system works in tandem with a built-in "safety zone" that stops the machine should the operator come within about 6 feet of the machine. More

Mahindra announces strong April sales, Dealer Days promotions
Farm Equipment
Mahindra & Mahindra's farm equipment sector reported strong figures for tractor sales in April as it posted a 38 per cent rise in sales. Mahindra Tractors began fiscal year 2014 with domestic sales in April 2013 showing a 38 per cent growth for the first time since November 2012. Mahindra invites customers to visit their local Mahindra dealers to check out their line of professional-grade tractors and join the Mahindra family during the Dealer Days Sales Event. More

JCB celebrates 1 millionth machine: a JS220 tracked excavator
Equipment World
JCB recently celebrated its 1 millionth machine rolling off the assembly line with a big event at the company's headquarters in the U.K.. The company wrapped the entire glass frontage of its headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire, England with a graphic wrap announcing the milestone and hundreds of JCB employees gathered together to celebrate. The 1 millionth machine, a silver JS220 tracked excavator, is also being proudly displayed in the HQ's reception area. More

John Deere takes on Chinese rivals with new loader
Mechanics Hub
U.S. manufacturer John Deere has rolled out a new, low-cost loader for the Russian market, where the rule of similar Chinese models has been virtually unchallenged. Low-end loaders typically sell for $80,000 in Russia, whereas high-end models cost at least triple that. More

New Holland 333 diesel tractor motors added for sale at DieselEngines.co
Digital Journal
The tractor industry has benefited from diesel engines similar to the automotive industry. Gasoline alternatives now play a role in the type of selections that buyers make when purchasing heavy-duty equipment. More

The business of UTV racing
Powersports Business
At the genesis of the UTV craze in 2003, when the Polaris Ranger and Yamaha Rhino were the pioneers of the segment, any gearhead worth his salt could feel the potential of these utility-meets-sport vehicles from behind the wheel. More

Buhler reports strong sales of tractors
Buhler Industries is reporting continued strong demand for its tractors, seeding and tillage equipment. The Winnipeg-based company is reporting $95 million in revenue for the second quarter, just off last year's record setting second quarter revenue of $103 million. Sales are projected to be slightly lower this year due to the dry conditions in much of North America last summer and this year's late spring start. More

Royal Enfield capacity set for 175,000 bikes in 2013
Powersports Business
Royal Enfield has started commercial production from its new $2.1 million manufacturing facility in Oragadam, India, giving the Eicher Motors-owned brand a production capacity of 175,000 bikes for 2013. The plant is spread over 50 acres, and will begin with a production capacity of 150,000 in the first phase. More