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New Power Products Area Manager

Power Equipment has announced the appointment of industry veteran Steve Harvey to the position of Power Products Area Manager – Vic/Tas/SA. Source: AFDJ eNews This position was previously filled by Mark Butterfield, who was recently promoted to the position of National Marine Sales Ma
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Small tractors rule

US retail sales of farm tractors under 40 hp were up 33.2% for March 2016 and up 26.1% year-to-date, compared with the same time periods last year. Source: Successful Farming The 2WD category of 40 to 100hp. tractors saw retail sales increase 10.1% in March compared with last year. Th
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Mahindra Finnish with global combine business

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd), a part of the Mahindra Group, headquartered in Mumbai, India, announced its foray into the global combine harvester business, by entering into a strategic partnership with Sampo Rosenlew, a combine harvester company based in Pori, Finland. So
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Engines of tomorrow

Engine manufacturers used the recent Bauma show to lay out their intended plans for meeting forthcoming Stage 5 emission regulations. Source: FG Insight Although the show focuses on the construction industry, expect engine suppliers to offer the same power units to agricultural machin
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Milestone for Loadall

A JCB product that changed the handling of loads on construction sites and farms around the world passed a major milestone – the production of the 200,000th machine. Source: AFDJ eNews The JCB Loadall telescopic handler was first manufactured in 1977, transforming lifting and loading
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Red Dots for Deere

John Deere’s 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters have been recognised with a 2016 Red Dot international design award for excellent product design. Source: AFDJ eNews A jury of independent design specialists from 41 countries chose the forager out of more than 5200 entries fro
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AGCO Red Dot specials

AGCO’s attention to design was recognized when Fendt and Valtra, two of its leading brands, won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2016. Source: AFDJ eNews The Red Dot Design competition is one of the largest and most respected design competitions in the world. More than 5200 
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New homes found for old tractors

Bidding from across Australia ensured all tractors and sundries owned by the late John Calvert found new homes at the family’s on-property clearing sale at Field, via Coonalpyn. Source: The Stock Journal But despite the strong interest from the 94 registered bidders prices faile
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Customvac sells to Canadian Walinga

Grain handling equipment specialist, Customvac Australia, has transferred ownership to its Canadian supplier in a succession plan. Source: North Queensland Register Customvac founder, Jim Sampson will continue in his role as resident director and national sales manager while the compa
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