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The 9620 and 9620T tractors — the largest built by John Deere — are four-wheel drive and large-track machines rated at 500 engine hp. They are powered by 12.5 liter JD PowerTech engines that meet Tier II EPA emission levels. The engines offer a 7% power bulge at 1,900 rpm and a 38% torque rise at 1,600 rpm.

The 9620 comes standard with the 18-speed PowerShift transmission with Automatic PowerShift (APS). With APS, the transmission automatically shifts up or down, based on tractor load, to maximize the tractor's pulling performance.

The 9620T track tractor has a rear axle with inboard steering planetaries and five-pinion outboard final drive planetaries for strength and reliability. The rear axle is pressure-lubricated and cooled with the transmission hydraulic system.
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The Pro Hauler 700 and 1000 bench seat side-by-sides are now available from Yamaha. Both feature spacious cargo beds and a standard 2 in. receiver hitch. They also have electric starts, V-belt automatic transmissions and a gas pedal on/off feature commonly found on golf carts. It enables drivers to shut off the engine by depressing and locking the brake, as well as getting on and driving by simply pressing on the gas pedal. Both models come with a 357-cc four-stroke engine.
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The Grizzly 125, with a 124-cc four-stroke engine and automatic V-belt transmission, is another new introduction from Yamaha. This ATV has an electric start and reverse, similar to the bigger Grizzly 660.
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The Smartrax Steering System, from Raven Industries, can add automatic steering to existing Raven lightbar and receiver technology using its upgrade kit.

As a full system, Smartrax features Raven's Swath Smart lightbar, a Raven GPS receiver, the HydraSteer hydraulic steering kit and a Smartrax controller.

The system offers pass-to-pass accuracy within 9 in., so growers can use it for herbicide and fertilizer applications, tillage and broadcast spreading. Users can operate at speeds up to 20 mph.
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Toyota adds its Tundra Double Cab to its full-size pickup truck line. As a full-size, four-door half-ton pickup, it rides on a 140.5-in. wheelbase, which is longer than the Ford F-150 Super Crew, and has 74.3-in. bed.

It's available in V8 two-wheel and four-wheel drive models in SR5 and Limited grades. The Tundra also offers this market segment's first vertical power-sliding full-rear window.
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