At the center of New Holland’s 360-degree approach to harvesting machinery is its plant in Zedelgem, Belgium. The company’s history in Zedelgem began in 1906 when Leon Claeys started making stationary threshers. Today, the more than 2,500 employees in Zedelgem focus on the design, development and manufacture of CX conventional combines, self-propelled forage harvesters and large square balers. Ninety-eight percent of the machinery is exported. Located adjacent to the factory, the customer center, which welcomes more than 5,000 visitors every
year, has been expanded to almost 33,000 sq. ft. The large showroom (shown above) can accommodate up to 17 machines. The auditorium is equipped for multimedia presentations, and the program can be tailored to the interests of the visiting group. No visit is complete without a stop at the gift shop. In the future, the company plans to open exhibits and training programs to further showcase its engineering and manufacturing. Visit www.newholland.com for more.
Grain Train Wagons
A trio of wagons with 750 bu., 650 bu. and 550 bu. capacity rounds out Unverferth’s Q-Series Grain Train wagons. The new 757Q, 657Q and 557Q models feature an exclusive push-button-operated door that allows the operator to quickly and effortlessly unload from either the front or rear. A larger door opening unloads the grain in as quickly as 60 seconds, depending on the model. The integrated chassis design incorporates a load-equalizing torsion-bar rear axle, coupled with a front rocker-arm bolster to keep the wagon level and stable during loading and transport and quiet when empty. For nighttime unloading, the Q-Series Grain Train wagons are outfitted with a high-intensity halogen floodlight above the unloading door. LED taillights with full reflective striping provide added transport safety. Base price: $ 19,840. For more, visit www.unverferth.com.
- Mid-November 2012