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In-depth analysis of agriculture industry impact on American economy
Farms.com
The important contribution of U.S. agriculture equipment manufacturing to the health of the nation’s economy is demonstrated in a new economic paper produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. In an in-depth analysis of the economic footprint of the agriculture equipment industry, the paper quantifies the many-sided economic impacts of the manufacturing, distribution, and use of agriculture equipment and machinery, including that in 2011, 78,200 people were directly employed in U.S. farm equipment manufacturing and the total economic footprint of the agricultural industry – including upstream and downstream industries – came in at $51 billion.
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Safety Talks
CEEDA
CEEDA offers a unique program known as Safety Talks. The program is another hands-on, practical and effective way of providing dealership staff an on-going support mechanism for sustaining internal health and safety education and training required to uphold the law. Each month a new topic is covered.
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Bobcat S450 skidsteer loader offers more space, better visibility
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Bobcat has added a new model to its skid-steer range. Called the S450, it replaces the 130 model and is said to give much improved comfort and visibility. Also, for the first time in a skid-steer loader model in this size class, the S450 loader is supplied with a fully pressurized cab with air-conditioning as an option. The S450 cab is based on those used on larger Bobcat loaders and the internal area of the cab has apparently been increased by 10 per cent.
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DuPont Pioneer, AGCO announce global collaboration
Farm Equipment
DuPont Pioneer and AGCO today announced a global collaboration to bring wireless data transfer technology solutions to farmers in leading agricultural markets, including the United States, Canada, Brazil and key European countries. The agreement will allow seamless interface of data and farm management information between AGCO equipment and Encirca services, the new whole-farm decision solutions offering from Pioneer that is designed to help growers improve their productivity and profitability.
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Case IH to produce tracked Magnums
Farmers Guardian
As well as confirming rumours of a tracked Magnum, Case IH has also revealed it is to produce a new tractor series to fill the gap between the Pumas and Magnums. Speculation of a tracked Magnum has been rife for a long time, ever since the firm showed a concept Magnum on West Track-made tracks (pictured) on its stand at the 2007 Agritechnica event. But now it looks as though development plans are finally coming to fruition.
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AgGateway tests Precision Ag Conversion Toolbox
Precision Farming Dealer
AgGateway will begin initial testing this week on its Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) Conversion Toolbox. The test will take place in Lincoln, NB, at PlugFest, an agricultural machinery compatibility testing event organized by the Agricultural Electronics Manufacturers Foundation (AEF) and hosted by the National Tractor Testing Lab. The SPADE team expects to release the completed toolbox by late summer.
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Kubota's RTV-X Series utility vehicles offer more power, better performance
Farm Industry News
Kubota showed off a new line of utility vehicles at National Farm Machinery Show this year: The RTV-X Series. The RTV-X1120D model shown here features a more powerful 24.8 hp Kubota diesel engine that tops out at 29 mph and offers better climbing power. A variable hydraulic transmission has large oil coolers to boost performance. And the vehicle can haul a lot of gear at a 1,300 lb. towing capacity.
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Remote-controlled helicopter is Forestry's newest recruit
The Sydney Morning Herald
Parked in a lush green paddock near Braidwood, this remote-controlled helicopter will soon launch into a new phase of forestry management. Yamaha Sky Division has imported the $120,000 RMAX, an unmanned aerial helicopter, to join a fast growing fleet of similar vehicles across Australia engaged in aerial photography, power pole inspections and agricultural applications.
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Water management beats precision fertilizing on irrigated land
Alberta Farmer Express
It seems fertilizer prescriptions matched to the needs of various areas of a field doesn't give much of a return under irrigation. That's the conclusion of an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development study of responses to applying fertilizer according to the needs of the field's soil zones.
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Bobcat S450 skidsteer loader offers more space, better visibility
Farmers Weekly Interactive
Bobcat has added a new model to its skid-steer range. Called the S450, it replaces the 130 model and is said to give much improved comfort and visibility. Also, for the first time in a skid-steer loader model in this size class, the S450 loader is supplied with a fully pressurized cab with air-conditioning as an option. The S450 cab is based on those used on larger Bobcat loaders and the internal area of the cab has apparently been increased by 10 per cent.

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CNH Industrial to build Sumitomo crawler excavators under new agreement
Equipment World
CNH Industrial, maker of the Case Construction and New Holland equipment brands, announced today that it has secured the rights to manufacture crawler excavators under the Sumitomo name.

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CEEDA Dealer Profile: Coleman Equipmen

Coleman Equipment Inc has seen a lot of changes over the last 75 years in the farm equipment industry. O.T. Coleman started fixing cars in 1920 in downtown Kitchener. In 1922 he moved his business to the family farm just south of New Dundee. It wasn't until 1939 with the modernization of farming that 'O.T.' sold his first tractor, a Minneapolis Moline (MM) 'G'. From that point on it was farm equipment that dominated the business.

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Vermeer's new S800TX gas-powered mini skid steer digs 48-inch-deep trenches
Equipment World
Trench up to 48 inches deep with Vermeer’s S800TX mini skid steer, which also handles landscaping jobs and has a universal attachment plate to ensure suitability for a range of applications. The S800TX features a 40-horsepower Kubota EFI gas engine that offers benefits such as lower fuel consumption, easy maintenance and improved starting. The mini-skid steer has an 840-pound SAE-rated operating capacity and 2,400-pound tipping capacity, while delivering 88.5 foot-pounds of torque.
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High tech joins historic at New Holland's Grass and Muck stand
Agriland
New Holland will be exhibiting the historic alongside the high-tech at this year’s FTMTA Grass and Muck show in Ireland as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of its tractor plant in Basildon, U.K.. The New Holland stand at the Gurteen Agricultural College venue, in Co. Tipperary, will feature machines ranging from the 1964 Ford 4000 pre-force tractor to a range of today's modern equipment, including the FR700 Self Propelled Forage Harvester, and the new Roll Baler and Roll-Belt variable chamber round baler.
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