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Corn+Soybean Digest

PRODUCTS

NEW 200+-HP TRACTORS

Versatile announces two new tractors: the Versatile 250 and 280, both powered by a Cummins QSC 8.3L engine. The 280 has 225 PTO hp, and the 250 has 200 PTO hp.

The high-pressure common-rail injection engine features more displacement and modern technology than the previous offering, and has smooth power delivery, faster engine response and less vibration.

Upshift and downshift of the 18-speed transmission is easy with a bump-shift lever. The models are also available with an Ultrasteer front axle for a sharper turning radius and left-hand shuttle shift.

The 280 and 250 also come with dual access doors, air-ride seat and tilt and telescoping steering. New warranty coverage includes a two-year, 2,000-hour warranty and a new three-year, 3,000-hour powertrain warranty.

Circle 1 on Reader Service Card or visit www.versatile-ag.ca or freeproductinfo.net/csd.

COB HARVESTER

Available for the 2009 harvest season will be the Vermeer CCX770 cob harvester. The wagon-style implement is designed to tow immediately behind select corn harvesting combines to collect and unload cobs.

The CCX770 is easy to attach to the combine, is self-contained and is cost-effective, says Vermeer.

Test harvesting was conducted throughout 2008 and a product launch is planned for the 2009 harvest season.

Circle 2 on Reader Service Card or visit or freeproductinfo.net/csd.

COMBINE ENHANCEMENTS

New Holland has made improvements to the CR9000 series combines. Included is approval for B100 use on all models.

Engine power will increase on the CR9070 and CR9060 to a maximum level of 463 hp and 415 hp, respectively. Other features include a sensor to detect fuel filter blockage and a battery disconnect switch.

Also standard is an upgraded unload tube boot redesigned to reduce the discharge auger height and improve the discharge pattern. The tube is now available in 18-, 21- and 24-ft. lengths.

Optional features include HID lights as a factory-installed option and a deluxe leather seat.

Circle 3 on Reader Service Card or visit www.newholland.com/na or freeproductinfo.net/csd.

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