Industry News

ECHO Launches Industry Leading Turf Application Spreaders

CHICAGO, IL – Making its debut to the market, the RB-80 and RB-100S are game changers in the spreading industry for professional users. Designed to provide maximum productivity utilizing patented technology and high-quality components, the unrivaled spreaders have superior performance at a competitive price point. These spreaders are the silver bullet needed in the turf application market. Read more

BKT At The Forefront For Sustainable Tire Manufacturing

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), a leading Off-Highway tire manufacturer headquartered in India, enters into a Joint Research Agreement with Kultevat, Inc., a leading US biotechnology company specialized in the cultivation and processing of TKS Dandelion as a renewable and sustainable alternative for natural rubber. The purpose of the agreement is the development of new compounding methods based on TKS Rubber to be integrated in the tire manufacturing process. All studies, analyses, experimentation and testing will be carried out at BKT´s recently inaugurated, modern Research and Development Center known as "Suresh Poddar Innovation Hub" stretching over an area of 25 acres within the company's latest and largest production site in Bhuj, India.

JOHN DEERE To Build New Test Lab

MOLINE, Ill. — Deere & Co. will build a 33,000-square-foot facility at the Iowa State UniversityResearch Park as a design and test lab for agricultural spraying and applications technology.

The facility is expected to be completed by summer 2019.It will expand Deere's presence at Iowa State. In 2017, the company opened a strategic technology innovation center in the research park.

Deere has recently expanded its role in crop care technologies and acquired several companies that offer spraying technologies.


ASV Releases New RT-40 Posi-Track Loader, A Compact 'Powerhouse'

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduces the new RT-40 Posi-Track® loader.

Featuring a compact size in a class of its own, the RT-40 provides a productive alternative to walk-behind and stand-on mini skid-steer loaders. Expanding ASV's expertise in smallframe compact track loaders, the machine offers maximum power, reliability, serviceability and comfort. The model is ideal for the rental market, homeowners or contractors working in tight spaces for anything from urban snow clearing to landscaping. Read more

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