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Equipment Roundup: Deere Sweetens S Series Deals, CNH Grows Reman Business, AGCO-Amity Sold; Morton's Splashboard

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Celebrating 75 years of building self-propelled combines--first model and newest here--Deere announces new options for model year 2022 S Series Combines. (DTN photo courtesy of John Deere)

In this Equipment Roundup, DTN/Progressive Farmer looks at John Deere automation updates, new lighting packages and improvements for harvesting; CNH Industrial Reman has formed a new partnership with Breizelec; Sweden-based Vaderstad AB has acquired 100% of AGCO-Amity JV, LLC (AAJV), the company that markets the Concord, Wil-Rich and Wishek brands; and Morton Buildings is introducing the industry's first concrete splashboard.

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JOHN DEERE ANNOUNCES UPDATES

John Deere announced updates to its model year 2022 S Series Combines. They include:

-- Automation Activation 4.0 with Generation 4 Machine Sync and AutoPath.

-- New LED lighting packages already offered on the larger X Series Combines. The package offers additional forward-facing lights to brighten areas in front of and behind the combine and illuminate the grain tank, row finder, engine and service access areas, and the unloading auger.

-- Factory-installed, flat-tooth comb chaffer (formerly high-performance chaffer). The optional factory-installed chaffer can make the combine easier to set in canola and lower tailings in weedy harvesting conditions.

-- Extra-fine cut chopper for S780 and S790 Combines.

-- Advanced PowerCast tailboard with residue management for soybeans.

-- Premium residue management that includes the tough crop kit.

-- Remote grease line for the combine's final drives.

-- The Kondex Max thresh/small wire/large wire configurations. The Kondex concave maximizes material-on-material threshing to keep the rotor full while moving through the field.

Also new in MY22 are updates to the John Deere front-end equipment offerings, including:

-- New flexible cutterbar on Hinged Drapers (HDF).

-- Eight-row Folding Corn Head (C8F).

-- Wing leveling on Hinged Drapers.

-- Integrated transport on Hinged Drapers.

For information: www.johndeere.com

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CNH INDUSTRIAL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH BREIZELEC

CNH Industrial Reman has formed a new partnership with Breizelec to expand the electronics offering and coverage from CNH Industrial Reman.

Through the partnership, CNH Industrial Reman now offers a broader catalog of CNH branded electronic parts that are remanufactured or repaired by Breizelec. Breizelec already had an existing relationship with CNH Industrial, offering a wide coverage of CNH branded parts and catalog. This partnership extends the relationship to North America.

"Many of the parts Breizelec is able to repair are no longer available as new parts," said Travis Stewart, product manager for fuel injection and electronics at CNH Industrial Reman. "This partnership allows CNH Industrial Reman the opportunity to get back into supporting those machines where new or reman parts are no longer an option."

Breizelec stocks a large selection of remanufactured electronic components at their Montreal distribution center. Most available part numbers deliver within 24 to 48 hours. If reman is not available, dealers have the option to send the failed electronic unit in for repair. In most cases, parts are repaired and returned within two weeks.

For information: www.whyreman.com

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AGCO-AMITY ACQUIRED BY VADERSTAD

AGCO-Amity JV, LLC (AAJV), the company that markets the Concord, Wil-Rich and Wishek brands announced that it has been acquired by Sweden-based Vaderstad AB.

Vaderstad AB has acquired 100% of AAJV and will be fully integrating it into the Vaderstad global group of companies under the name Vaderstad Inc. Founded in 1962, Vaderstad AB is a family-owned company based in Vaderstad, Sweden and currently has more than 1,550 employees with representation in 40 countries.

AAJV, based in Wahpeton, North Dakota, known by its brand name "Wil-Rich", was formed in 2011 through a 50/50 joint venture between AGCO Corporation and Amity Technology for the continued manufacturing of seeding and tillage products under the Concord, Wil-Rich & Wishek brand names. AAJV has 110 employees, and is partnered with 270 dealers globally, most of them in the U.S.

The acquisition is Vaderstad's second large investment in the North American market. In 2013, the company took full control of the Canadian-based company Seed Hawk. It produces the Seed Hawk precision air drill for the North American market.

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MORTON OFFERS NEW CONCRETE SPLASHBOARD

Morton Buildings is introducing the industry's first concrete splashboard. The innovation is designed to make post-frame buildings stronger and more durable by removing structural wood from touching the ground.

The new splashboard is offered as an optional upgrade for most post-frame buildings that use the Morton Foundation System. That system consists of lower concrete columns that eliminate wood in the ground.

For information: www.mortonbuildings.com

Dan Miller can be reached at dan.miller@dtn.com

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