CEEDA Briefing
Oct. 17, 2013

The new W235 John Deere windrowers
Farms.com
Crop producers understand Mother Nature isn't always going to cooperate. The task at hand can frequently be complicated due to adverse conditions such as excess rain, wind, etc. However, the latest addition to the John Deere windrower family, the W235, was built with solutions to these problems in mind.More

Stihl backpack blower delivers higher fuel savings
Green Industry Pros
A recent study of backpack blower fuel efficiency by independent research firm IAVF Antriebstechnik GmbH, found that the BR 600 Stihl Magnum backpack blower is up to 38.4 per cent more fuel efficient than competitive models, which can mean thousands of dollars in fuel savings per year. The results of the study were incorporated into an online fuel savings calculator where professionals and consumers can compare fuel costs for a variety of blower models.More

Sly Agri updates Stripcat strip-till drill
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Sly Europe, which makes U.S.-designed, French-made Stripcat strip-till drills, is now offering a further version called the Stripcat II. More than 100 units of the existing machine were sold in the first year, says the company, but the new version is said to be more versatile and easier to set up. More

New chapter for McCormick, Landini with latest range of tractors
Farmers Guardian
Following on from the McCormick X7 tractor series preview at Sima, the manufacturer's parent company, Argo Tractors, has now launched equivalent Landini versions along with several additional models for both of its flagship brands. At its largest product launch to date, Argo Tractors showed off its latest machines along with more than a glimpse at where the company is heading, both in terms of products and ambition.More

Wacker Neuson unveils its new skid steer lineup
Equipment World
Wacker Neuson officially entered a new market with the unveiling of its skid steer lineup. The skid steers were developed and will be built in house because control over those aspects and, ultimately, the cost, were important to the company, said Christopher Barnard, Wacker Neuson president and CEO. Barnard said Wacker Neuson decided to enter the market due to demand in North America and the fact that the market is the largest skid steer market in the world. More

TeeJet introduces line of TXR ConeJet Hollow Cone spray tips
Precision Farming Dealer
The new line of TXR ConeJet hollow cone spray tips from TeeJet Technologies offers growers a new tip option for air blast, directed and specialty spraying applications. The TXR produces an 80º hollow cone spray pattern with fine to very fine droplets for thorough leaf coverage. This tip is well-suited for application of insecticides, fungicides, foliar fertilizers and related products which are commonly applied in orchard, vineyard and vegetable operations. More

Demand spikes for grain bins, bags
The Western Producer
With a large crop expected this year, farmers are looking for additional space to store grain. But finding new bins is tricky with bin manufacturers reporting low stock and inventory at retailers also running low. "Our customer service group has been very busy specifically with the aeration side of our business," said Twister and Grain Guard Bins sales manager Derek Johnson.More

The new W235 John Deere windrowers
Farms.com
Crop producers understand Mother Nature isn't always going to cooperate. The task at hand can frequently be complicated due to adverse conditions such as excess rain, wind, etc. However, the latest addition to the John Deere windrower family, the W235, was built with solutions to these problems in mind.More

Farm vehicles and The Highway Traffic Act
CEEDA
Your interpretation, the MTO's interpretation, and the OPP's interpretation...one act, three different perceptions. A dealer member contacted CEEDA last week for clarification on a recent incident experienced between his dealership and MTO. He asked that we share his experience with his fellow dealers: More

How 3-D printing works for ag equipment parts
Farm Industry News
Here we bring you a visual tour of the steps of 3-D printing that eventually make a part to be used on a piece of equipment, along with some examples of the parts at work. The process makes prototyping a lot faster and cheaper, and the cost for 3-D printers is coming down to levels that consumers may be able to afford.More

The jackhammer effect & the impact on moisture movement
Real Agriculture
Every action on or in the soil profile has an impact on moisture moving up or down. Some passes and implement choices can have a positive impact on water infiltration, but not all do. Understanding how tillage implements impact water movement is one topic that Salford Machinery is exploring at their research site in the U.S.More

India: Mahindra launches tiny tractor 'Yuvraj' for hill farms
Business Standard
Leading automobile manufacturers Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) rolled out its 15 HP tractor 'Yuvraj 215' for farmers of India's hill states. "Mahindra's Yuvraj 215 is compact, fuel efficient and easy to operate tractor, suitable for hill farms," claimed Sunil Johnson, Senior General Manager, M&M, said.More