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Global Turf Equipment Announces the Hiring of Jomar Figueroa as Operations Manager

(SAN ANTONIO, Fla.) – Global Turf Equipment (GTE) – the world's largest independent seller and exporter of pre-owned golf course equipment – has hired Jomar Figueroa as operations manager.

Figueroa brings over 18 years of management experience from his time at Acha Building Supply, Inc. In his previous role as operations manager, Figueroa supervised all company operations, along with 50 employees working in three warehouses. By implementing new procedures for inventory control and establishing new standard inventory transactional procedures, Figueroa created a work environment that optimized efficiencies. Jomar has relocated to Springhill, Fla. with his wife and two children. Read more

Kentucky State Fair Board Names New President and CEO

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Fair Board has named the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation's top executive as its new President and CEO. David S. Beck, 63, has served as CEO of Farm Bureau since 1995, and brings over 40 years of experience in agriculture and governmental affairs to Kentucky Venues. The State Fair Board is the governing body for Kentucky Venues which manages the Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center. Read more

Fliegl U.S. Moves Headquarter To Utica, Illinois

Fliegl, the largest manufacturer of agricultural trailers worldwide, will be relocating its North American operations in the first quarter of 2018 from Elkhart, Wisconsin to Utica, Illinois to serve dealers more efficiently. To ensure the success of Fliegl's integration into the U.S. market, Ed Reichling, from R-Equipment, has been named Fliegl's head of North American Operations.

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Merlo Multifarmer-Agriculture'S Cross-Over Vehicle

Rock Hill, SC – Of the four telehandler classes Merlo offers the agriculture industry – Compact, Turbofarmer, Panoramic and Multifarmer—it's the Multifarmer that is agriculture's cross-over vehicle.

Merlo's Multifarmer models combine the benefits of a heavy duty telehandler —with a boom capable of handling 8,818 lbs. at 28'10" lift height and 2,204 lbs. at 18'8" reach—with excellence in conventional tractor applications. The 3-point linkage, electronic PTO and 20-ton towing hook with hydraulic distributors come standard and are designed to accept any implement used by conventional tractors, having the same power, for soil preparation and haulage operations. Read more

John Deere 9RX Series Tractors Recognized For Design Innovation

OLATHE, KAN. – Recently, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design presented its Good DesignTM Award for 2017 to John Deere, for its 9RX Series Tractors. Each year, the museum presents these awards to the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product and graphic designs from around the world.

"The Good Design Award is the result of the extraordinary dedication and talents put forth by our team of engineers and designers of the powerful, efficient and smart 9RX Series Tractors," said Janet Willett, engineering manager for 9RX Series Tractors.

A jury of design professionals, leading industry specialists and media judged and evaluated entries based on criteria established 70 years ago. The criteria considered for the industrial category included: innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity. Read more

Product Roundup: Kubota Introduces New RTV-X1120 UTV Models

Kubota Tractor Corporation recently introduced the new RTV-X1120 models. The company says these machines were designed for commercial customers who use the machines for daily heavy-duty work.

The company says that the Kubota RTV-X1120 combines Kubota quality with enhanced power, performance and torque at a starting price of $13,999 MSRP. Read more

New KUHN Knight PS 270 ProSpread® Box Spreader

The new KUHN Knight PS 270 ProSpread® manure spreader is a high-capacity, non-commercial spreader designed for feeder, cow/calf, and dairy operations that process a wide array of semi-solid and solid materials. This machine pairs superior look and build, with superior performance, and is backed by rigorous testing and user feedback. Read more

Discount Hydraulic Hose Is The Leading E-Commerce Supplier Of Hydraulic Hose And Fittings

In addition, they can handle all of your custom hose assembly needs. Whether its a blown line on your tractor or if you'd like to have a few spare lines for your combine, their professional staff are ready to prepare a custom hose assembly to your specifications. Read more

2018 Country Clipper XLT And Challenger Zero Turn Mowers

COUNTRY CLIPPER, a leading brand of premium zero turn mowers, is proud to announce the introduction of the XLT series and redesign of the CHALLENGER series.

The XLT is designed for the large homeowner, providing a commercial quality machine and unique features at a competitive price. Features include: Read more

John Deere To Celebrate 100 Years Of Tractors In 2018

Farm-equipment manufacturer announces events to celebrate a century of tractors

A Gold Key Tour for a Florida family and delivery of their new 8245R John Deere tractor – the first 2018 tractor made in Waterloo, Iowa – has kicked off a series of events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of John Deere entering the tractor business.

Deere hosted the Wade Purvis family of Naples, Fla., for the Gold Key event, during which customers can watch the final assembly of their newly purchased machine. The new tractor includes a commemorative badge that will be appear on several models of 2018 John Deere tractors including the 6 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series and 9 Series machines. Deere entered the farm tractor business in March 1918 through the acquisition of the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company. Read more