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Hot New Iron: 2013 Machinery Guide

December 15, 2012
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete

New engines, redesigned configurations and additional options have broadened the  machinery market in the past year. 



Field work and chores 

From four-wheel-drive to high-horsepower rowcrop to utility models, today’s tractors answer the call of duty on the farm.

Case IH unveiled the Steiger Rowtrac, available on the 350, 400 and 450 models, to provide a narrow track for 20", 22", 30" and 40" row-crop spacings.

AGCO Power Tier 4 Interim compliant engines fuel two new track tractors from Challenger, the 260 PTO hp MT755D and the 285 PTO hp MT765D.

The six models in the T8 Series from New Holland can be outfitted with the Auto Command continuously variable transmission, which has four modes.

Challenger added four models, ranging from 140 to 180 PTO hp, to the MT500D Series, which is powered by a Tier 4 Interim AGCO Power engine.

Spanning seven models, the John Deere 5E Series is available in two-wheel-drive or mechanical front-wheel-drive, with several transmission options and cab or rollover protective structure.

The 6 Series includes six models in the mid-spec 6M range, four models in the economical 6D Series and five models in the 6R configuration.

Kubota brought to market its most powerful tractor to date: the M135GX, at 118 PTO hp, which is one of four models in the Grand X Series.

Four new models ranging from 110 to 130 PTO hp join the four existing models in the Massey Ferguson 7600 Series with Tier 4 Interim compliant AGCO Power engines.

The T6 Series from New Holland has been updated with Tier 4 Interim compliant engines using the ECOBlue selective catalytic reduction system.

With four models ranging from 90 to 115 PTO hp, the lean and mean TS6 tractors are easy to operate and maintain and available in several configurations.

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