CEEDA Briefing
Jul. 11, 2013

Versatile gains traction with articulated tractor
The Western Producer
Versatile publicly unveiled its tracked, articulated tractor during Canada's Farm Progress Show held recently in Regina. The Delta Track uses a custom-designed drive engineered by track maker Camoplast rather than an off-the-rack track. However, it retains the durability and serviceability of the outboard planetary axles, for which the company’s tractors are known.More

AGCO to introduce smaller RoGator
Last year AGCO announced it was "retiring" its SpraCoupe brand of sprayers, which catered to farmers who want smaller-sized application equipment. That left AGCO with just its RoGator and TerraGator lines of higher-capacity machines. But with the recent announcement of the pending introduction of the RG700 RoGator, it's clear the company still sees a market demand for sprayers with a smaller tank capacity.More

John Deere announces bilingual website designed for Canadian customers
To provide unique and more specific product information to Canadian customers, John Deere announces the launch of their new bilingual website, www.Deere.ca and www.fr.Deere.ca. Canadian customers will now have access to a unique, country-specific website for John Deere products including pricing, equipment features, and overall product information in both official languages.More

Claas launches new Scorpion telehandler
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Claas is one of the first of the big-hitters to announce a series of new products and machinery updates ready for November's monster Agritechnica show. The Axion 800 — launched at the Sima show in France — will no doubt remain the Claas headline-maker this year, but an overdue redesign of the range of Scorpion telehandlers is also big news for the harvesting kit specialists.More

Volvo's new short swing radius excavators offer big machine features
Equipment World
Volvo says its newest short wing radius excavators offer both performance and productivity in confined spaces. The ECR58D and ECR88D feature a narrow body design, centrally positioned boom and rear that swings within its track shoe. The D-Series excavators have automatic two-speed travel and hydraulic travel pedals, a joystick that controls slew and offset movements simultaneously and a three piece high tensile steel X-shaped frame undercarriage. More

Subsurfer applicator, other tech highlighted in Madison Science Review
Ohio State University's upcoming 2013 Manure Science Review will highlight will include the first ever demonstration in Ohio of the new "Subsurfer" applicator, which injects poultry litter and other solid manures into the soil without disturbing ground cover, as well as the new Nitrogen Potential Assessment Test for corn, which enables more accurate nutrient application while being unaffected by soil temperature and moisture. More

Updated John Deere 5E Series utility tractors
The John Deere 5E Series of Utility Tractors have received a major update. Here are some of the details. John Deere has updated its entire lineup of 5E Series Utility Tractors (45-100 horsepower) with new Interim Tier 4 engine models and more cab / open operator station and transmission options. More

Fendt GuideConnect: 2 tractors, 1 driver
Fendt GuideConnect, in which two tractors act as a unit, where one vehicle is unmanned, received a Gold Medal from the German Agricultural Society (DLG). With Fendt GuideConnect, two tractors are linked together to act as one unit. More

Mahindra's June tractor sales rise by 17 per cent
Farm Equipment
The Farm Equipment Sector of India's Mahindra & Mahindra sold 26,723 tractors in its domestic market in June, up from 22,493 units in June 2012, a growth rate of 19 per cent. More

Hitachi launches Zaxis Dash 5 reduced-tail-swing excavators
Mechanics Hub
The two reduced-tail-swing excavators feature the same performance and reliability as the preceding Dash-3 series models, but include a variety of enhancements that make them more durable, productive and easy to maintain. The machines' reduced-tail-swing design makes it easy for operators to navigate and work around obstacles and congested jobsites where traditional excavators don’t fit. More

AGCO unveils global precision farming initiative: Fuse Technologies
Precision Farming Dealer
AGCO has announced a new global corporate initiative that addresses all aspects of precision farming technology and how farmers can optimize their operations through AGCO products and new services. AGCO's overarching new global technology strategy is called Fuse Technologies, and it will provide professional growers seamless integration and connectivity across all their farm assets — regardless of brand. More

nizeX and Toro partner to benefit OPE dealers
Farm Equipment
nizeX and Toro have completed integration of the Toro Company's EZ-Link system with the innovative "Lizzy" software produced by nizeX. The EZ-Link integration with Lizzy will save dealers time and money by offering a way to easily complete and send warranty registration directly to Toro, along with automated rebate submission. No longer will dealers have to remember the promotion codes for the various models, as EZ-Link works directly with Lizzy to ensure that the codes are filled in automatically. More

Luxury tractors: Now use Lamborghini & Ferrari tractors!
The Economic Times
A Ferrari for your farm? That's not a far-fetched dream! Encouraged by booming sales of luxury cars, companies are driving premium tractors into the rural market. Today, companies believe they are right on the money by launching luxury tractors targeted at consumers powered by rural wealth. More