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Pursuing alternative fuels

New Holland has been pursuing alternate fuel possibilities for more than a decade. In 2006 it became the first ag equipment brand to announce its engines were fully compatible with 100 per cent biodiesel. In 2009 it first showed the world its hydrogen powered NH2 concept tractor at the SIMA machinery show in Paris, France.[...]



Is it time for new tires?

Any producer who keeps the same tractor around the farm for several years will eventually need to decide when it’s time to replace the tires. Excessively worn drive tires can seriously affect a tractor’s performance and increase operating costs due to higher fuel consumption, because increased wheel slip caused by poor traction is wasted energy.[...]


Mitas AirCell can pump you up

One of the high-end features offered on AGCO’s Fendt-brand tractors is VarioGrip, which lets the operator adjust tire pressure right from the cab via the VarioTerminal. That provides some significant benefits. When the tractor drives through a gate and into a field, it’s possible to air down the tires for maximum traction and minimum soil[...]

Deere utility tractors get more updates

With utility tractor sales in North America being one of the bright spots in the current new equipment market, John Deere’s 5 Series tractors are poised to become even more competitive. The brand rejigged its 5085E and 5100E tractors — with 85 and 100 engine horsepower, respectively — making them a little more operator friendly.[...]