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New Holland launches new Durabine 413 Plus disc header for Speedrower Plus windrowers

New Holland Agriculture North America has introduced the new Durabine 413 Plus disc header for Speedrower Plus Series self-propelled windrowers. The new header features a cut width of 13 feet, 1 inch (4 meters), offering customers a new head size option to choose from to fit their needs. It also provides greater maneuverability, fast drydown time and close cutting.

With a cutting width of 13 feet, 1 inch (4 meters), the MowMax II Plus modular cutterbar delivers the cleanest, closest cut yet from New Holland. To ensure as much crop is cut as possible, a cutting height as low as half an inch (12.7 millimeters) is achievable, just like the rest of the Durabine Plus Series. To save customers’ valuable time, the QuickMax knife-change system is standard along with the ShockPRO hubs for added protection. As a result of its size, the Durabine 413 Plus has an overall width of just 13 feet, 6 inches (4.11 meters). 

Easy access to the cutterbar and drive components makes maintenance simple. Like a Discbine 313 Plus center-pivot disc mower-conditioner, the Durabine 413 Plus also has poly bifold upper shields that are easy to lift and impact resistant to avoid dents from foreign objects. The roll drive door is made from durable poly and has a steel plate at the bottom for added protection. Material overlap keeps the curtains in place without clips or magnets.


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New Puma AFS Connect CVXdrive and Multicontroller: Greater connectivity, comfort and performance

In the most significant revision since the introduction of Puma tractors 15 years ago, Case IH has released a full line of redesigned Puma AFS Connect CVXDrive 185-260 and Multicontroller 185-220 powershift long wheelbase tractors. Made in St. Valentin, Austria, they feature a larger, quieter cab, customizable functions, integral AFS Connect telematics, more power and a bigger footprint. The flagship Puma AFS Connect 260 CVXDrive was previewed at the 2022 SIMA and EIMA shows.

The new Puma tractors combine a compact 2.88-meter wheelbase with rated power outputs of 180-220 HP (Multicontroller models) and 180-260 HP (CVXDrive models). Maximum respective figures with Power Management boost are 224-260 HP and 224-302 HP. There is up to 11% more power, 15% more fuel tank volume and 18% more contact area from larger tire options.


A new combination of added-value telemetry services grouped to encompass all aspects of service support is now available for Case IH Puma tractors. Key features of Safeguard Connect, which complements AFS Connect telemetry, include extended Safeguard warranty, pre-season inspection, dealer remote support, Max Service 24/7 backup, AFS Connect subscription and full operator training.


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Massey Ferguson launches MF 500R Series sprayer

Agco Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, introduced the new Massey Ferguson (MF) 500R Series sprayer, a reliable, user-friendly solution for effective applications and increased independence. Building on more than 60 years of experience from across the Agco family, the 740-gallon, 212-HP MF 525R and 860-gallon, 235-HP MF 530R Series sprayers come standard with an advanced chemical distribution system, flexible chassis, maintenance-friendly design elements and more to deliver a cost-effective spraying solution. Massey Ferguson will display the MF 500R Series sprayer during the 2023 Farm Progress Show and is currently accepting orders for 2024 through select dealers.

The Massey Ferguson 500R Series sprayer is user-friendly and easy to operate. It provides the perfect balance of technology with an intuitive tractor cab layout, allowing independent farmers to take control of their spraying applications with confidence.

New Holland to introduce new IntelliView 12 guidance kit in 2024 to foster precision and connected farming for all

New Holland Agriculture North America continues the evolution of its precision farming technology stack with the launch of the new IntelliView 12 guidance kit, a transformative aftermarket kit installation for New Holland equipment. Designed to enhance or install fundamental precision and connectivity features, this kit is tailored for New Holland customers seeking to elevate their existing machines’ performance.

Complete IntelliView 12 guidance kits will be available for purchase starting in February 2024, following an initial launch in October 2023. A first-look preview of the new technology will be available at the 2023 Farm Progress Show in the New Holland booth.

The IntelliView 12 guidance kit is the next step in New Holland’s future-focused view and goal to deliver a more diverse set of precision farming solutions that meet the varying operational demands of customers. New Holland will continue to build on the foundation laid by the IntelliView 12 guidance kit through the onward expansion of its precision farming portfolio and development of in-house solutions in the coming years.