CEEDA Briefing
Jul. 26, 2012

Outdoor power tools that don't use gas or ethanol
Farm Industry News
CORE Outdoor Power has developed technology that replaces gasoline (or E15) engine-powered tools, such as trimmers and blowers. The company expects to launch push lawn mowers and pruners in late 2013 as well.More

New apple harvester also sprays and trims
Farmers Weekly
It may not be something the average broadacres farmer will be rushing out to buy, but this new straddle-type apple harvester/trimmer/sprayer is reckoned to be the first of its kind to be developed in the U.K.More

Better Farming Information Central
Some local CEEDA dealers will be offering a special opportuinity for customers to stop in and purchase a one-day pass to attend Canada's Outdoor Farm Show for $12. More

Hexangular-shaped cab provides greater visibility for Komatsu grader
Mechanics Hub
Komatsu's GD655-5 motor grader is powered by their 218-hp SAA6D107E-1 engine and has a standard configuration weight of 35,351 pounds. The power train design positions the engine at the rear of the machine, which — along with the increased weight on the front axle — provides better control.More

Takeuchi announces TL10 and TL12 compact track loaders
Equipment World
Takeuchi recently updated its compact track loader lineup with the new TL10 and TL12. The new models are Takeuchi's most powerful track loaders to date and feature Tier 4-compliant engines with plenty of power and torque, along with an exclusive 'Eco Mode' function designed to reduce fuel consumption during operation.More

Volvo Construction equipment up 15 per cent
Equipment World
Volvo Construction Equipment saw sales increase 15 per cent in second quarter. Volvo says the company has strengthened its market position in wheel loader and excavator sales in China, taking a 14.7 per cent share.More

Tough time for agricultural equipment firms
Winnipeg Free Press
While farmers in the Steinbach region are frantically searching for bins to store the sky-high corn crop that has benefited from this summer's extra heat, the toll of too much heat and not enough moisture is mounting in the U.S. Midwest. Analysts have downgraded their rankings on agricultural equipment manufacturers, including Winnipeg-based Ag Growth International, amid further evidence the U.S. corn crop will be smaller than was anticipated as recently as eight weeks ago, leaving farmers with less cash to buy machinery.More

Valmont announces second quarter results
Digital Journal
Valmont Industries, Inc. a leading global manufacturer of engineered products for infrastructure, mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, and a provider of coating services, reported sales for the second quarter of $767.3 million compared with $668.6 million for the same period of 2011. Second quarter 2012 operating income was $97.4 million versus $68.6 million in 2011.More