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Industry Briefs (2010)

December 18, 2009

The ag machinery business is always changing. New iron and technology are the result of company acquisitions, partnerships forming, business ventures developing and new company leadership. Here's a list of recent headlines.

AGCO and Topcon Positioning Systems form a partnership to provide machine control, machine management and precision farming technology products and services.

Ag Leader and AutoFarm form a collaborative partnership on product development and introduce the first product from the agreement, the ParaDyme steering system.

Alamo Group acquires Bush Hog to form the largest manufacturer of ag mowers in the world.

Art's Way Manufacturing acquires the manure spreader product line of Roda Manufacturing in Hull, Iowa.

Bobcat and Polaris Industries announce a long-term partnership to co-develop work vehicles.

Case IH and New Holland expand their equipment lineups to include the Work EZ line of implements, designed for use with utility tractors.

Claas of America appoints David Friedersdorf to direct a new business unit responsible for Claas hay tool and baler product lines in North America.

Hemisphere GPS and Handheld Group announce a strategic partnership to offer a custom version of their GPS receiver technology to the GIS data collection market.

John Deere and Raven Industries start a partnership to expand the distribution of Raven application control components through John Deere dealers.

Kioti appoints Tony Brown as national sales manager.

Krone North America opens a Western U.S. headquarters and expands service of its dealers and customers.

Kubota names Satoshi Iisa president of its tractor company.

Leica Geosystems Ag Solutions and Intuicom team up to connect farmers with precision guidance equipment and the Continuously Operating Reference System networks.

Trimble expands its precision ag business and acquires NTech Industries and Farm Works Software.

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FEATURED IN: Farm Journal - December 2009

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