2009 Tractor News

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AGCO brand to be dropped

Canadian Cattleman, among other publications, is reporting on the elimination of the AGCO brand. AGCO is planning a reduction of brands, including the AGCO brand itself, although full details are not yet available. AGCO produces tractors under the AGCO, Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra brands. It also maintains the AGCO-Allis brand in Argentina.

New Holland Workmaster Tractors

New Holland's new Workmaster tractors bear a trusted name, and the same important qualities that made the original Workmaster tractors so popular in the 1960s. True to the original models, New Holland's new Workmaster tractors are dependable, basic workhorses that are simple to operate and easy on the wallet.

Case IH Farmall A Series Tractors

Everything you want in a farm utility tractor, and nothing you don't. The new Case IH Farmall A Series tractors are built with proven basics – like a dependable, fuel-efficient diesel engine and a straightforward mechanical transmission – for simple operation and rugged reliability.

New Case IH Magnum 225

"If you're looking for a lot of power with a lighter overall footprint for a very responsive weight-to-power ratio, the new 225 with 195 PTO horsepower is the way to go," says John Bohnker, Case IH marketing manager for Magnum and Steiger tractors. "The 225 provides fuel efficiency, power and responsiveness ideal for row crop applications."

Case IH expands Magnum line with CVT transmission

More power and fuel efficiency when you need it most – working at field speeds, pulling a load. Simple to use, even with minimal training, because there's no programming required or complicated settings to change. The Case IH continuously variable transmission (CVT), now available on Case IH Magnum 180, 190, 210 and the new 225 tractors, delivers more.

Case IH Scout Utility Vehicle

Check fields, haul feed, and go places a pickup can’t get to, with a new Case IH Scout utility vehicle (UTV). This rugged line of four-wheel drive UTVs, sold exclusively through Case IH dealers, offers plenty of power, accessories to match any chore, and premium features at an affordable price. “And with a top end speed of 25 miles per hour, a new Case IH Scout will help you get more done in less time,” says Shawn Boone, Case IH livestock marketing manager.

Le Sueur Pioneer Power Show

This past weekend, August 28 through 30, was the 36th annual Pioneer Power Show in Le Sueur, Minnesota. The weekend weather was absolutely perfect, bringing out a great crowd for the three days antique tractors, pioneer-era demonstrations, and entertainment. Specially featured this year were Ferguson and Eagle tractors, along with fire trucks. Le Sueur has had a long history of participation by the local fire departments, and this year brought a great display of trucks and horse-drawn fire equipment. The show also celebrated the 150th year of their log cabin, one of several historic buildings from the local area that has been preserved by the club.

Mahindra USA Introduces 35 Series Tractors

Mahindra USA, the leader in affordable, high-quality farm equipment, continues its commitment to provide hard-working, high value tractors in the United States with the announcement of its new 35 Series of tractors. Boasting an impressive 35-40 horsepower range and lift capacity of 2835 to 3090 lbs., the new models will be available nationwide this month. The professional-grade Mahindra 35 Series 4WD tractors are the best value in their class and an ideal combination of power, reliability and style. The series is launching with the 3535 and 4035 models.

Hastings Little Log House Antique Power Show

The Antique Power Show was this last weekend, July 24 to 26, at the Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, Minnesota. A storm on Friday cancelled the parade, caused havoc with the vendors' tents, and created some muddy parking problems. Fortunately, much better weather appeared on Saturday and Sunday, resulting in a great show. Some hard work by the staff (plus a large Caterpillar) made the water-logged track ready for the tractor pull on Saturday evening.

International Harvester tractor parade at HastingsInternational Harvester was featured with a great showing of classic IH, Farmall, and Cub Cadet tractors. In addition, new CaseIH tractors were on display courtesy of Minnesota Ag Group. Several classic International trucks were at the show.

Little Falls Two-Cylinder Show

This past weekend, May 2 and 3, was the Greater Minnesota Two-Cylinder Club 2009 Show at the Morrison County fairgrounds in Little Falls, Minnesota. The club had great weather for the show, encouraging a great turnout. The crowd was so large that some vendors ran out of food, although this was only a temporary inconvenience as plenty of mini-donuts and corn dogs were still to be found. The club hosted an excellent show with a great display of tractors, vendors, and antique power demonstrations.

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