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CEEDA 2015 Dealer Forum: Speaker Profile — Jerry Carroll

Farmer-turned-comedian Jerry Carroll harvests a bumper crop of hilarity in his fast-paced, high-energy show. Featuring hilarious blue collar style stand-up comedy and true stories from the farm, Jerry’s relatable topics about everyday life crack up the most hard-to-please crowds. Everywhere he goes, he leaves audiences roaring with laughter.
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Mahindra announces its fifth North American facility
Farm Equipment
Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, announces the opening of its new Midwest Authorized Distribution Center in mid-February 2015 that will serve a six state area to meet the increasing demand for Mahindra products. This new 15-acre facility is a joint project with long-time Mahindra partner, Kansas Machine Works (KMW), located in Lyons, KS. This Assembly and Distribution Center will serve Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota with the ability to ship 150 tractors per month once fully operational.
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Digital technology big part of agriculture future
Lethbridge Herald
The future of farming lies in the online world. That may be hard for some to grasp, but according to Echelon Crop Production Services director Tom Staples, a number of trends are already illustrating that reality. In his presentation this week at the Agronomy Update 2015 conference in Lethbridge, Staples pointed to one major development which could help drive this – Monsanto’s nearly billion-dollar acquisition of The Climate Corporation, and all the company’s data-science expertise.
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New 1050K Crawler is Deere-designed and manufactured
Farms.com
Designed and built in Dubuque, IA, the 1050K Crawler Dozer is the largest, most powerful dozer ever built by John Deere. Utilizing years of research and extensive customer feedback, the 1050K has the durability, reliability, and productivity needed for mining, quarrying, road building, and other large-scale applications. The 1050K incorporates an EPA Final Tier 4/ EU Stage IV PowerTech™ diesel engine with 350 hp (261 kW). Completely redesigned from the ground up, the 1050K's dual-path hydrostatic transmission allows an operator to push a full load through turns without losing material, unlike torque-converter transmissions on competitor machines.
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Komatsu to begin leasing automated construction fleets
Equipment World
With consecutive showings on our annual Innovations awards, the Equipment World staff has talked pretty extensively about Komatsu’s Intelligent Machine Control (iMC) technology. Unveiled in 2013 alongside the D61i-23, iMC is now available on four Komatsu dozers and one excavator, the PC210LCi-10. The technology delivers automatic control from rough dozing through finish grading on dozers while heavily cutting production time by limiting excavators from digging beyond a target surface.
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10 most popular tractor brands in the U.K.
Farmers Weekly Interactive
The Agricultural Engineers Association has released the latest sales figures for the major tractor manufacturers, which show John Deere holding a narrowing, but still pretty big, lead for the 15th year running. As usual, the EU’s competition rules mean the figures can only be made public 12 months after they are collated, so the ones we are able to publish refer to 2013’s tractor sales. At that time the market had shrunk to 13,490, down from almost 15,000 units in 2012.
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5 reasons not to use your lawn tractor to plow snow
Consumer Reports
Anyone with a lawn tractor or riding mower who lives in a snowy region has likely pondered the notion of attaching a plow or snow blower to it, especially when the snow falls heavy and deep. But for many of us, particularly those who’ve taken advantage of the latest wave of snow blowers that cost $2,000 or less, a beefy snow blower is probably the better bet for a number of reasons:
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Mahindra announces its fifth North American facility
Farm Equipment
Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, announces the opening of its new Midwest Authorized Distribution Center in mid-February 2015 that will serve a six state area to meet the increasing demand for Mahindra products. This new 15-acre facility is a joint project with long-time Mahindra partner, Kansas Machine Works (KMW), located in Lyons, KS. This Assembly and Distribution Center will serve Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota with the ability to ship 150 tractors per month once fully operational.

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New poultry barn ventilation system
AgAnnex
An innovative minimum ventilation system for poultry barns is improving bird health and reducing energy costs for farmers in the process. And it comes with some environmental benefits too — lower ammonia levels and better dust control. In 2013, Jack Van Ham and his son, Jerry, were able to secure cost-share funding from the Implementation Funding Assistance Program under Growing Forward 2 (GF2) to become the first poultry farmers in Ontario to install an air-air heat exchanger developed in the Netherlands specifically for the poultry industry.

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New John Deere 5G Series tractors for 2015
Pitchcare
John Deere's latest 5G Series tractor line-up includes four model ranges featuring 3.2 and 4.5-litre Stage IIIA engines with a rated power of 75, 85 or 100hp (97/68/EC), plus a choice of two- or four-wheel drive. This new series has been specifically designed to provide high levels of comfort, power, hydraulic performance and manoeuvrability to customers who require a versatile utility tractor with compact dimensions and a narrow tread width.

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Honey Bee goes big, cuts weight
The Western Producer
Getting some air is generally not something producers are looking for with their combines’ flex headers. Growers don’t want gaps with the ground when they are down low harvesting the last of the lentils, peas, chickpeas or soybeans. A new combine header from Honey Bee of Frontier, SK, is causing some buzz with farmers. The Airflex uses airbags to keep it floating along the contours of the field.
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Massey-Ferguson adds more large-frame tractors
TractorByNet
With the addition of three new, large-frame models, the Massey Ferguson 5600 Series tractors now tackle an even wider array of jobs for a variety of operations. Ranging from 80 to 100 PTO HP, these new models, which include the 5611, 5612 and 5613, round out the MF5600 Series with features and capabilities never before found in the mid-range tractor market.
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Mobile apps for tech-savvy corn growers
Farm Industry News
With each new year, technology seems to play an everincreasing role in all facets of our lives. Today’s agricultural environment is no exception. Just consider the number of technology advances a middle-aged grower has seen over the course of his or her farming career — satellite imagery, GPS mapping, autosteer capabilities, flow monitors, high-tech features on tractors and combines.
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Toro introduces side-by-side utility vehicles
Green Industry Pros
The Toro Company is launching a new line of side-by-side utility vehicles (UTVs) designed to tackle tough jobs and demanding terrain. This includes two versatile, gas-powered electronic fuel injection (EFI) models — the 500 EFI and 700 EFI — that will be available in the spring of 2015 and support more than 40 different accessories for year-round project needs.
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