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John Deere have purchased a major machinery manufacturer ?

Claas also have a tie up with a major machinery manufacturer ?

anyone put flesh on the bones


The Kongskilde takeover by CNH did take me by surprise. Others may well do so in future. One possible major takeover that is yet to be finalised won't. If it happens, it will be a major game changer, if only because there is massive overlap in some existing ranges, which is why most people would not suspect such a marriage being in prospect.

It might never happen of course, so I'm certainly not giving any more clues, if for no other reason than I might make a right tit of myself if it doesn't happen.

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

JCB has launched new Fastrac 4000 and 8000 Series tractors with an all-new electronics infrastructure which is claimed to deliver higher levels of performance. According to JCB, the new Fastrac iCon operator environment has three key features: iConfigure – creating a bespoke control experience for every operator iConnect – integrating advanced precision agriculture technology iControl – redefining operation through new driveline software The 175hp to 348hp (133kW to 260kW) Fastracs feature the new iCon armrest console and touch-screen display to provide flexibility in operator allocation and operator information, as well as a new transmission control strategy to enhance operator comfort and powertrain efficiency, says the manufacturer...