Industry Briefs: 2013 Machinery Guide

December 14, 2012 11:00 PM

AGCO marked 10 years of Massey Ferguson combine production in Hesston, Kan., with an American flag–themed 9500 Series combine featured at farm shows.

Ag Leader Technology acquired Soil-Max, maker of the Gold Digger tile plow, and Gradient, Inc., maker of a GPS-based control system for tile plows.

Bobcat discontinued its compact utility tractor line and plans to refocus its efforts on its core products.

Case IH celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Magnum Series tractors.

Claas Lexion and TractorHouse created Harvesting World to expand the marketing of pre-owned combines.

Crary Industries, Inc., acquired Wayne’s Tile Pro, maker of tile plows, stringer trailers and tiling accessories.

Equipment Technologies opened the ET Ag Center, which is the logistics, service and knowledge backbone of

Geringhoff established its first U.S. factory, in St. Cloud, Minn., to produce corn heads and harvesting equipment.

Great Plains Mfg. opened a 12,000-sq.-ft. addition to its corporate facilities to be used as a showroom and for training and educational purposes.

Hemisphere GPS announced it will focus on the ag market, under the leadership of new CEO Rick Heiniger, founder of Outback Guidance.

John Deere celebrated its 175th year, growing from a one-man business marketing a self-scouring plow to more than 60,000 employees with a full line of agricultural equipment.

Kubota Corporation marked its 40th anniversary in the U.S.

Kuhn Krause, Inc., expanded its manufacturing facilities with a $5 million, high-bay, 70,000-sq.-ft. addition.

Mahindra USA opened a fourth assembly and distribution facility, in Bloomsburg, Pa., with capacity to assemble up to 500 tractors per month.

New Holland became the official agricultural equipment of NASCAR, referencing a joint interest in promoting the use of ethanol.

Orthman Manufacturing won the 2012 Innovation in Manufacturing Award for midsized Nebraska companies.

Topcon Corporation commemorated its 80th year of business. 

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