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Weak demand for high-HP tractor and machines continues

Weak demand for high-HP tractor and machines continues
06.03.2015:
Lower commodity prices and falling farm incomes are putting pressure on sales of new farm machinery, especially for larger tractors and machines, and are blamed for the 17% fall in John Deere’s

Kongskilde up for grabs?

Kongskilde up for grabs?
05.03.2015:
The powerful Danish DLG Group has approved an extraordinary write-down of the book values in Kongskilde Industries as part of the on-going turn-around process. the write-downs and restructuring has a

Novel solution to keep mud off the road

Novel solution to keep mud off the road
05.03.2015:
Mud on public roads is a serious issue during late-season harvesting and is fast becoming outlawed in Europe and the UK. The need to ensure it stays in the field has resulted in some interesting

Robot hoe on sale early next year

Robot hoe on sale early next year
04.03.2015:
Powered by quiet-running electric motors, the laser, camera and GPS-guided prototype of the French-made Anatis robot enjoyed a great deal of attention at last week’s French SIMA show. Automatically

Work continues on methane-powered tractor

Work continues on methane-powered tractor
04.03.2015:
New Holland continues to develop its methane-powered tractor and brought the second generation prototype to SIMA 2015, in Paris last week. Flagged up as a working tractor, and 100% methane powered,

Indian tractor maker amasses 12.5% stake in AGCO

Indian tractor maker amasses 12.5% stake in AGCO
03.03.2015:
Large insider buys are fairly common at publicly traded companies, but it is rare for a game-changing accumulation to occur quickly. This is exactly what has happened at AGCO (parent company of MF,

Claas invests in state-of-the-art tractor test benches

Claas invests in state-of-the-art tractor test benches
03.03.2015:
Claas has installed two new test-benches at its Testing and Validation Centre in Trangé, France, close to the tractor factory in Le Mans. Supporting the two existing test-benches at the company’s

New Deutz-Fahr tractor plant ready in 2016

New Deutz-Fahr tractor plant ready in 2016
02.03.2015:
First announced at Agritechnica 2013, building work has started to re-develop the Deutz-Fahr tractor plant at Lauingen, in Bavaria, which when finished will allow the facility to make as many as 8,000

Sales of new combine harvesters on the slide

Sales of new combine harvesters on the slide
02.03.2015:
There was a slight growth in the UK, and the German market remained fairly stable, but overall sales of new combine harvesters were down in most European markets last year with numbers falling 8-9% to

Manitou plans for €1.5 billion turnover by 2018

Manitou plans for €1.5 billion turnover by 2018
27.02.2015:
Manitou used this week’s SIMA 2015 to outline its vision to be number one in all the markets it operates by 2018. Speaking at a press conference, president and CEO Michel Denis says the company has

AGCO believes in brand identity

AGCO believes in brand identity
27.02.2015:
Sales of new tractors slumped to around 143,000 units during 2014, and many in the industry predict it could fall again by another 5-10% during 2015. Tractor makers continue to tighten their belts and

New Holland close to Euro cultivator deal

New Holland close to Euro cultivator deal
27.02.2015:
At the Italian EIMA show last November New Holland top man Carlo Lambro spoke of plans to enter the European tillage equipment market, the business of which he values at around €8-9 billion a year....
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