Industry Briefs

02:42PM Dec 16, 2010
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AGCO launched a joint venture with Amity Technology to acquire a 50% interest in select air seeding and tillage product lines.

Bobcat mourned the death of Cliff Melroe, who with his brothers and brother-in-law launched the Melroe self-propelled loader, which became the first Bobcat machine.

Under a marketing agreement, Loftness Manufacturing will produce grain bag loaders and unloaders for Brandt Agricultural Products.

To expand its lineup of farm equipment, Buhler Industries acquired the assets of Feterl Manufacturing in Salem, S.D.

Camoplast Inc. acquired the Solideal Group.

In early December, Case IH shipped the world’s first Tier 4 interim compliant tractor from its Racine, Wis., factory.

CGS Tyres will invest $43.8 million to build a new ag tire production plant in Charles City, Iowa, to produce the Mitas and Continental brands of farm radial tires.

In late 2011, Deere & Company will build a tourist attraction in Waterloo, Iowa, focused on the history of tractor and engine manufacturing.

Great Plains Manufacturing acquired Simba, an England-based farm equipment manufacturer.

Kubota Tractor Corporation and Vermeer Corporation formed a marketing alliance that provides Kubota dealers who also sell Vermeer forage equipment with financing for Vermeer equipment by Kubota Credit Corporation.

Expanding its tillage business, Landoll Corporation acquired Brillion Farm Equipment.

On models above 100 hp, Massey Ferguson will exclusively outfit its tractors with AGCO Sisu Power engines.

New Holland Agriculture named Franco Fusignani as president and CEO.

Raven Industries named Daniel Rykhus as president and CEO.

In partnership with Agricredit Acceptance LLC, Salford Farm Machinery launched Salford Finance Program.

Trimble launched a joint venture with Russian Space Systems to sell Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Yamaha plans to shift ATV production from Japan to the U.S. by 2013.