CEEDA Briefing
Aug. 21, 2014

M&M eyes larger global space in tractors
The Hindu
Mahindra & Mahindra is keen on increasing its global presence in tractors which will see a sharp focus on markets like Brazil and Turkey. According to Pawan Goenka, Executive Director & President (Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors), M&M is already doing well in the US where it sold over 10,000 tractors last fiscal. The challenge now is to replicate this in other markets with a range of exciting offerings. “Most of our volumes are coming from India and the key is to have a stronger presence overseas.More

Cervus Equipment completes acquisition of Peterbilt of Ontario
Farm Equipment
Cervus Equipment Corp. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the business and assets of Peterbilt of Ontario Inc. "Cervus’ successful integration and operation of the transportation business over the last two years has demonstrated our expertise as a dealer of business‐to‐business equipment in various industries,” said Graham Drake, president and CEO of Cervus.More

In the dirt: Tillage research — trials & tribulations
Real Agriculture
One year and one field does not a trial make, says Mark Van Veen, with Salford, in regards to some of the findings gleaned from the company’s tillage trials in Michigan. Salford has spent a few years evaluating several types and timing of tillage in an effort to put together reasonable comparisons of expected planter performance based on each practice.More

Teagle launches telehandler-mounted bedder
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Teagle has reinvented its popular Tomahawk straw bedder specifically for mounting on a telehandler headstock. The manufacturer has sold 15,000 Tomahawks to date and has made use of plenty of its proven components to build the Telehawk. The new machine differs from rival products from the likes of Spread-a-bale and Warthog by using a forager-style chute to fire the straw more accurately into the shed, and should also be more manoeuvrable than the traditional, tractor-mounted Tomahawk.More

FarmBot: Open source 3-D farming printer aims to create food for everyone
3DPrint
When most of us think of 3-D printers, we typically imagine the desktop machines that are used for creating small plastic objects, or the larger scale industrial level machines used for prototyping, and in some cases the printing of production ready parts. Then there are the extremely large 3-D printers that have been created for the printing of concrete structured buildings and other large objects. Perhaps the printers which have the most intriguing uses are those which can print food.More

More power, more capacity in new combine line
Farm Industry News
Combines are all about capacity - whether it's room in the grain tank or fuel capacity in the fuel tank for most farmers the answer is "the more the merrier." And for 2015 Case IH is stepping up with a new combine series that will feature upgrades in both of those areas. Case IH continues to expand the number of machines that use its patented Selective Catalytic Reduction system that meets Tier 4 final engine emissions standards.More

Bobcat's new zero tail swing E20 compact excavator arrives at dealers this fall
Equipment World
Bobcat's new E20 compact excavator, sized to fit in the 1-to-2 metric ton class and replacing the company's 324 model, will be on sale this fall. "This has been a successful size for us, especially in rental applications," says Tom Connor, Bobcat excavator product specialist. The 4,211-pound machine is quickly transportable, capable of being hauled behind a properly equipped half-ton pickup.More

Soil-sensing fertilizers among high-tech inputs on horizon
The Western Producer
A 10 minute rain, on an otherwise sunny day, arrived at an opportune time for Mario Tenuta to make a point. The Prairies have been wet for a couple of decades and if that climate pattern continues, farmers in the region may need products that preserve and protect fertilizer inputs. Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba soil scientist, says Canadian growers should expect a flood of new additives and specialty fertilizers to arrive shortly on the market.More

Harvest crops with the lightweight KULAN electric tractor
Gas 2
Farm tractors and other off-road vehicles are a major source of pollution, and getting them switched to cleaner power sources would help protect our food sources. The lightweight KULAN electric tractor was created by Germany’s POLY-LAB, and despite weighing just about 300 kg, or about 660 pounds, the largely-plastic tractor can haul one metric ton, or over 2,200 pounds. POLY-LAB came up with the idea of crossing an electric quad with a versatile design aimed primarily at hauling bundles from the fields back to the farmhouse.More

M&M eyes larger global space in tractors
The Hindu
Mahindra & Mahindra is keen on increasing its global presence in tractors which will see a sharp focus on markets like Brazil and Turkey. According to Pawan Goenka, Executive Director & President (Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors), M&M is already doing well in the US where it sold over 10,000 tractors last fiscal. The challenge now is to replicate this in other markets with a range of exciting offerings. “Most of our volumes are coming from India and the key is to have a stronger presence overseas.More

Could 3-D printing be coming to a dealership near you?
Farm Equipment
In today’s newscast we look at the possibility of equipment dealers using 3-D printers to make replacement parts, the latest earnings from AGCO, CNHI, Kubota and Trimble, Claas’ long awaited entrance into the North American tractor market, and what dealers think could prevent further declines in high horsepower tractor sales. More

CLAAS puts its stamp on Western Canada
Real Agriculture
Farmers across Western Canada may notice two very remarkable things on the Prairie landscape soon — stand alone CLAAS dealerships and brightly coloured Xerion tractors. Caterpillar recently announced its shift out of the agriculture market, which started a chain reaction that will see CLAAS, a company who had a distribution deal for its Lexion combines with the company, establish its own dealer network on the Canadian Prairies. More

European dairy farmers likely to feel impact of Russian ban
Agriland
The loss of the Russian market for EU-28 cheese and butter exports has created some market disruption and is likely to exacerbate the downward trend in global dairy commodity prices, with market sources suggesting that domestic and European commodity prices are already starting to react according to DairyCo.More

Get the best from a Sands self-propelled sprayer
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Sands Agricultural Machinery is one member of a big gaggle of British-based self-propelled sprayer manufacturers. The unmistakeable Satsuma livery of the Norfolk-built machines has been treading the UK’s tramlines since Neal Sands started the company almost 40 years ago. Early models were built on a high-clearance David Brown tractor and were a far cry from the Deutz-propelled machines of today.More

Deere announces U.S. factory layoffs
Farms.com
Deere & Company has announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market demand for its products. The action will place more than 600 employees at four locations on indefinite layoff. In addition, Deere is implementing seasonal and inventory adjustment shutdowns and temporary layoffs at several of the affected factories. When Deere announced third quarter earnings, the company said it planned to reduce agricultural equipment production in the company's fourth quarter.More

New Holland FR self-propelled forage harvester
AgWired
New Holland has been at the forefront of the forage harvesting world since it introduced its first Self-Propelled Forage Harvester in 1961. The new FR Forage Cruiser line follows in its predecessor’s footsteps by showcasing more than 50 years of innovations. Decorated for its performance, the FR Forage Harvester has received numerous awards for its developments including gold medals for its advanced precision farming technology and a Machine of the Year award from Agritechnica.More