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CaseIH, as part of its events celebrating 30 years of producing axial flow combines, has introduced a new model that fills a North American market niche for which the company previously didn't have a good fit.

That's the Axial-Flow 7010, a class 7 combine.

The 7010 fills out the company's lineup of combines, which now consists of: Models 2577 (a class 5 combine for small to medium operations), 2588 (class 6 for medium to large operations), 7010 and 8010 (class 8). Each model represents about a 20% jump in productivity, 2577 through the 8010, respectively.

The new 2500 Series — Models 2577 and 2588 — have more horsepower, more capacity and faster unloading than their predecessors. The 8010 has been upgraded for 2007 with many of the advanced features found on the 7010.

The company also introduces a new header line, including the 35-ft. 2020 flexible header, the 2162 FlexDraper and the 2600 Series chopping cornheads that can be operated with the chopping mechanism engaged or disengaged.

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John Deere announces a new, automated system called iTEC Pro, (intelligent Total Equipment Control) that can be used on 8030 Series wheel tractors with integrated AutoTrac. The system not only guides the tractor precisely through the field, but also automates implement controls, ground speed and end turns at headland and interior boundaries.

ITEC Pro slows down the tractor, raises implements, controls PTO engagement and operates other functions to allow complete automation of the tractor at the headlands, says Seth Crawford, manager, marketing, John Deere AMS.

There will be a limited release of iTEC Pro early in 2007.

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