In this Equipment Roundup, DTN/Progressive Farmer looks at new products from Firestone, New Holland, Danuser, Arctic Cat, AGCO and Bobcat and gives an update on the film "SILO," the story of which centers on a grain entrapment incident.
In a previous column (https://www.dtnpf.com/…), I wrote that the movie "SILO" was donating proceeds to The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Donations are also going to the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (Safety Day) and to the John Bowne Agricultural Program in New York City.
For more on May 7 launch on "SILO" and to see the trailer, go to: www.silothefilm.com.
NEW TRACKS FROM FIRESTONE
Firestone Ag, a business of Bridgestone Americas Inc., has launched a new line of agricultural rubber tracks for the Case IH Quadtrac series of tractors. The Firestone Maxi-TRI X rubber track is engineered at 32 inches wide and offers a large tread surface to help maximize tread life in the field and minimize soil compaction. A double-angled tread bar support and asymmetrical tread wall promotes traction, mud clean-out, and minimizes mud lift-up.
For more information, go to: https://commercial.firestone.com/….
NEW HOLLAND, ALAMO GROUP ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
New Holland Agriculture has announced a partnership with the Agricultural Division of Alamo Group, a provider of implements and attachments compatible with New Holland's lineup of compact and mid-range tractors. The partnership will provide New Holland customers with the ability to finance new tractor purchases in the same transaction as Alamo Group products, those branded under the Bush Hog, Rhino and Schulte names.
For more information, go to: https://agriculture.newholland.com/….
DANUSER'S NEW AUGER MOUNT
Danuser has introduced a new mounting system to make its EP auger compatible for mini skid steers. The mount utilizes the same EP unit with the housing and swings from a knuckle to allow left-to-right, forward-to-back leveling. Mounts are also available for front-end loaders, backhoes, excavators and other skid steer models.
For more information, see: https://www.danuser.com/….
CAT'S NEW ATV
Arctic Cat Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has a new ATV. The model year 2022 Alterra 600 EPS features new engine, drivetrain and chassis.
Powering the Alterra 600 EPS is a 600cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine with an overhead-cam design, oversized air filter and high intake mounts ensuring ample airflow.
The Alterra also features Cat's CVTech system -- the continuously variable transmission package launched on the 2021 Arctic Cat BLAST snowmobile. CVTech features an Arctic Cat-tuned Trailbloc drive and Invance-driven clutches for increased performance and smooth low-speed engagement.
Alterra's dual A-arm front and rear suspension provide 9 inches of travel and up to 12.25 inches of ground clearance. The Alterra 600 EPS can be equipped with 27-inch tires, the largest available tire in its class. The fuel tank is 5.7 gallons. This model is equipped with a 2-inch receiver hitch for 1,050 pounds of towing capacity.
All Alterra 600 EPS models will be built in the United States, at Thief River Falls, Minnesota.
For more information, see: www.arcticcat.com.
AGCO UPDATES VIRTUAL SHOWROOM
AGCO Corp is updating its product showroom for North American customers at https://agcovirtualshowroom.com/….
Since launch in 2020, the virtual showroom has provided visitors a way to explore AGCO's brands via product videos, 360-degree views of equipment, brochures and specification sheets.
The centerpiece of the showroom's new capabilities is the AGCO Theater. It simulates in-person events in an online format, including product launches and announcements. Other updates include new-brand galleries, the ability to explore manufacturing facilities and product news.
Personal note: Take a few minutes to knock around this virtual product. Just from a technical point of view, it's a good one.
Doosan Bobcat North America has announced a $70 million U.S. expansion of its Statesville, North Carolina, manufacturing facility. The price tag buys Bobcat 580,000 square feet of manufacturing space. That will be filled with 250 new, full-time jobs during the next five years.
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