CEEDA Briefing
Dec. 19, 2013

Hot new iron: 2013 equipment snapshot
AgWeb
Wondering what 2013 looked like for power equipment? A snapshot of equipment for all across the farm introduced in the past year. Manufacturers built in more technology, new engines, and higher capacities in the past year, which yielded a bumper crop of new equipment.More

Ritchie Bros. $43 million agriculture equipment auction its best-ever
Daily Commercial News
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest auctioneer of agriculture, construction and other heavy equipment, conducted its largest ever agriculture auction, in Saskatoon, Sask. on Dec. 3, selling more than $43 million of equipment and trucks in a single day. The unreserved public auction also set a new Saskatoon site record for number of bidders: more than 4,350 bidders from 27 countries registered to participate in the auction. Every item in the auction was sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.More

App allows Komatsu owners to view data on Apple, Android devices
Equipment World
Komatsu America has released a new app that gives owners the ability to browse their Komtrax fleet monitoring data on their iPhone, iPad and/or Android tablet or smartphone. Introduced in 2005, Komatrax comes standard on all new Komatsu machines and wirelessly sends machine operating information to a secure website for owners to browse. More

'Canadians' snow machines set to command Sochi slopes
The Globe and Mail
The Sochi Winter Olympics do not start for another two months, but already the Canadians are preparing to take full command of the slopes. The "Canadians" are a fleet of Quebec-built snow-grooming machines that will rumble up and down the ski runs, sometimes at crazy angles, to ensure the Olympic skiers compete on snow that is manicured to perfection – no bumps, ruts or nasty outcroppings of rock that could wreck their high-speed runs, or worse, take them to the hospital.More

Kinze announces the world's first electric multi-hybrid concept planter
Farms.com
In order to help farmers optimize their seed hybrids and increase their yields, Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. announces the world's first electric multi-hybrid concept planter. Multi-hybrid technology provides farmers with the ability to change the seed hybrid they are planting automatically as the planter moves through the field. Instead of selecting an average seed variety for use across an entire field, seed hybrids can be selected and automatically planted to suit different field management zones. More

Mahindra USA announces new tractor models
Delta Farm Press
Mahindra USA, has introduced eight new Tier IV compliant tractors. Here are the new Mahindra tractors to be available in January 2014 (the Max 24 will be available in December 2013). Each of the new tractors is Tier IV compliant while the mPower 75, 3550, 4550, 5555 and 4565 tractors all feature the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), unique to the Mahindra mCRD engine.More

New pallet forks for John Deere loaders from Worksaver
Farm Industry News
Two new pallet fork models are available from Worksaver, Inc., which are designed for John Deere H480 loaders with the Global Series II tool carrier. The forks help growers to improve productivity. The JDPF-H48048 model is rated at 7,500 lbs. with Class III forks of 1.75" x 4.25" x 48". The JDPF-H48060 pallet fork is also rated at 7,500 lbs. with Class III forks of 1.75" x 4.25" x 60".More

India: Assam SAII Motors introduces Rhino XT 2022 DI Tractor
Rush Lane
Rhino XT 2022 DI Tractor Model is ideally suited for smaller and marginal farms in the country and is economical due to the fact that it requires lower power utility. It comes in with latest in with a modern design and sturdy chassis while it is capable of doing multiple tasks. Being lightweight, reasonably priced and highly comfortable for operators are added advantages. More

Ritchie Bros. $43 million agriculture equipment auction its best-ever
Daily Commercial News
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest auctioneer of agriculture, construction and other heavy equipment, conducted its largest ever agriculture auction, in Saskatoon, Sask. on Dec. 3, selling more than $43 million of equipment and trucks in a single day. The unreserved public auction also set a new Saskatoon site record for number of bidders: more than 4,350 bidders from 27 countries registered to participate in the auction. Every item in the auction was sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.More

CVT choice offers perfect tractor working speed
Farmers Weekly
When Fendt unveiled the first practical continuously variable transmission, it did more than just bring a new level of speed control and adjustment. It brought the engine and transmission together to perform as an integrated unit. Prior to this CVT development, it was entirely down to the operator to choose the combination of engine speed (bearing in mind the engine's power and torque characteristics) and gear ratio that best suited the job in hand. More

Lamborghini tractors to debut in India
Indian Autos Blog
Lamborghini, the super-car manufacturer that started out as tractor makers, is returning to its roots in the Indian market by launching their tractor range. The company will target high net-worth individuals, rich farmers, etc. In 1973, Italian company SAME Deutz-Fahr acquired Lamborghini tractor, while the company began manufacturing its tractors out of a small facility set up by SDF near Ranipet in Tamil Nadu in 2005. More

John Deere and Dow Agrosciences collaborate to advance farmers' product precision
MachineFinder News
According to a recent company news release, John Deere has partnered with Dow AgroSciences LLC, to develop approaches and technology that will deliver data and provide information to farmers that will assist in the execution of site-specific applications to improve yields and manage costs. Dow AgroSciences has specifically signed on with Deere to leverage the MyJohnDeere platform and cloud-based technologies for future delivery of customized prescriptions tailored to the farmer's growing environment. More