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COVID-19 Information

Dear Customers,

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to affect our communities, we are being proactive to help ease your minds while meeting your needs. But first, a few friendly reminders –

• We plan to continue meeting your needs to the best of our abilities at this time. We will be here for you to help you continue your daily operations unless otherwise mandated by state or local laws. At this time, the state of Indiana has deemed Agriculture as an essential business.

• Stay Positive! If we work together (but at a socially safe distance) and stay positive, we will have a bright and exciting spring ahead of us!

• We’re happy to provide social distancing & fresh air! We are delighted to serve you wherever makes you comfortable. To that end, we are utilizing:
o Curbside service upon request
o Email
o Text Messages
o Telephone
o Online chat on our website
o In person in our safe and clean space

In addition to positivity, here are the solutions we’re offering to better serve you at this time:

Need Parts?
• We now offer Curbside Pick-up! Please call ahead of time to place your order and pay with a credit card over the phone. You can still enter the building for parts, we just ask that you practice social distancing while in-store.

• Need a Parts-Diagram? Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to email it to you for reference. You can also view many parts diagrams online from our website and chat with us while on the site!

Need Service?
• Picking up or dropping off your equipment? We’re happy to take credit card payments over the phone to reduce social interaction. Please call ahead of time before you plan to arrive so we can accept payment and have your equipment ready for pick-up.

Want to Chat with Sales (at a safe distance)?
• We’re happy to accommodate your needs! Let’s take the sales outside for fresh air and open space, or we can chat with you over the phone, email, or even text!

• Still want to test drive that tractor? You’re more than welcome to, with our sales team a safe distance away and in a welcoming and open-air environment. And we’ll make sure to sanitize the unit before and after your test-drive.

Company Measures to Ensure Everyone’s Safety:
• We are regularly cleaning and sanitizing all high traffic areas.
• We are encouraging employees to stay home for any sign of sickness — yes, even the slightest sniffle.

Contact Us With Your Orders, Needs, and Requests Today!

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Open House Schedule and Specials

Our annual Open House season is quickly approaching. Open House has always been our customer appreciation day. Along with providing a free meal, giving away door prizes, and showcasing the latest offerings in farm equipment and technology, we will be offering some of our best parts discounts of the season on all our brands!

We recommend getting in touch with our parts and service department now to look over your machinery to make sure it is fixed up and good to go before the season begins for the best pricing available (i.e. planter meter inspections!) Company reps will be on hand to showcase the latest product offerings. Here is our full upcoming schedule of events for the Open House:

Date & TimeEventLocation
1/31 - 9am - 11am Kinze Clinic (Donuts and Coffee served) New Holland Logansport
1/31 - 12am - 3pm Logansport Open House (Lunch 12-1:30) New Holland Logansport
2/18 - 9:30am -3pm Rochester Open House (Lunch 11-1) New Holland Rochester
2/21 - 10am - 3pm Greentown Open House (Lunch 11-1) Howard Co Fairgrounds
2/28 - 10am - 3pm Richmond Open House (Lunch 11-1) New Holland Richmond
2/28 - 1:30pm Richmond Applicator License Meeting New Holland Richmond

See Also: Twine Pricing, Fluids Pricing

Feel free to contact us at anytime for more information about any of our events. We hope to see you soon!

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New Kuhn Krause Excelerator XT 8010 – Exceler8ing the VT Market

Building upon the legendary field performance of the Excelerator 8005, the new Kuhn Krause Excelerator XT 8010 continues to offer customers a 1 to 5 degree gang angle adjustment for proven VT performance with an XTended gang angle adjustment of 6 to 8 degrees for a more aggressive tillage action.

Unlike some competitors, the Excelerator XT 8010 design avoids double-digit disc gang angles and shallow concavity disc blades, which can create a less than ideal VT seedbed. Kuhn designed the Excelerator XT 8010 to maintain a superior vertical tillage seedbed, leveling capabilities, speed of operation, uniform residue distribution, plus a consistent pass-to-pass finish. Sizes offered include 30, 34 and 40-foot cut widths.

Product Features

  • Excelerator XT 8010 Gang Angles: adjust from 1-5 degrees for true vertical tillage while an XTended range of 6-8 degrees results in more aggressive action.
  • Combination Blade Spacing: provides optimal soil displacement and residue sizing from the 7″ front spacing while maintaining reliable soil and residue flow with 8″ rear.
  • Mid-Mount Tines: a single row of HD 5/8″ x 27″ x 7″ tines redistribute residue concentrations, provide initial clod sizing and begin the leveling process ahead of the rear Excalibur VT gangs.
  • New Frame Design: incorporates dual cylinders on each wing section to relieve undue stress on the frame and application of uniform constant-flow hydraulic wing down-pressure.
  • Optional Hydraulic Gang Adjustment: provides in-cab gang adjustment performed on the go from the tractor cab. Vary gang angles independently front to rear or together.
  • Excalibur VT Blades: Kuhn’s 32 flute, 22″ hybrid blade design, continues to offer exceptional wear life and ability to retain a cutting edge as it wears.
  • Star Wheel Treader: rear finishing attachment remains as a premier attachment that has been tough for the competition to emulate. Superior leveling, residue incorporation and clod sizing.

Contact us anytime for more information regarding the new Kuhn Krause Excelerator XT8010!

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When Does Leasing Tractors Make Sense?

Have you considered leasing a tractor for your operation but are on the fence about it? There are several factors to consider when deciding whether it makes more sense to lease vs. purchasing tractors for your farm operation:

Leasing vs. Owning a Tractor

  • Leases can offer nice cash flows to have a fixed cost to operate equipment. Does not show up as a liability on the balance sheet, and puts a value on it at the end of lease.
  • Lease payments are an “expense” vs. owning and depreciating the whole value of the equipment. Check with your accountant to see which is better for you.
  • Not all leases are equal. There might be 2 identical tractors, one having a lower payment, BUT the purchase option at lease end could be much higher. So be sure to look at the “big picture” and not just the payment amount.
  • Leases still require customers to cover equipment with insurance, similar to owning the equipment.
  • Lease companies will also charge the customer Property Tax, similar to owning the equipment. This could also just be built into the lease, so be sure to ask and compare.
  • Tax tip – if you are quoting a lease and can have it end / returned by December 31st instead of early the next year, you will likely avoid property taxes on it for the next year. Check with your county for property tax dates to be taxed.

Questions to Ask when Leasing Tractors

  • What happens at the end of the lease? Are you obligated to purchase the equipment at the end, or do you have the ability to return it? Does the purchase price at the lease end look attractive today? If you do return it, what are you liable for?
  • What all is included with the lease? If the lease is a tractor with guidance on it, does it come with any subscriptions on it? If you want to upgrade it to an RTK network, how does that factor in?
  • What is the warranty coverage? If something breaks, you need to know who is responsible for payment. If you are leasing a new unit, it will usually come with new factory warranty, but that may not last through the duration of the lease. Consider extended warranty coverage options if offered.

If you have any questions regarding leases, or are interested in leasing equipment for your business, please contact us. Leasing can be a great option for you. Please consider everything mentioned here, and not just the cheapest payment you can get up front.

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The Great New Holland Haytools Giveaway

New Holland is committed to the hay and forage market by delivering innovative equipment and technology for higher quality bales and greater efficiency throughout the haymaking process. To celebrate North American hay producers, New Holland is giving away over $400,000 worth of haymaking equipment and prizes.

In addition to the grand prize drawing on March 2, 2020, entries will be eligible for our weekly drawings, September 3, 2019 to February 25, 2020. You could win New Holland prize packs including merchandise, toy sets, CropSaver™ and more!

YOU COULD WIN!!!

  • A special-edition Blue Power T6.180 Dynamic Command Transmission tractor with 855LA loader plus observation camera.
  • A Discbine 313 disc mower-conditioner plus transport tow bar and transport hitch.
  • A Rolabar 230 twin basket rake plus replacement tine kit (quantity of 8).
  • A special-edition blue L228 skid steer loader with bale grapple plus observation camera.
  • A Roll-Belt 560 Specialty Crop Plus round baler with moisture sensor.

Contact us for full details on this great giveaway!!

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Field Day 2019

We held a Field Day 2019 event in Fulton County, Indiana on July 31st, 2019. The event drew over 300 people and was held for customers to demo the tractors and tillage tools on display. See the YouTube playlist video below to see each demo:

Here is an individual list of each video:

  1. Field Day 2019 – Intro
  2. New Holland T8.410 tractor with Kongskilde 9223 vertical tillage tool
  3. New Holland T9040 tractor with Kuhn Krause 4850-18 Dominator combination disc ripper tillage tool
  4. New Holland T8.410 tractor with Kuhn Krause 8005-25 Excelerator vertical tillage tool
  5. New Holland T9.600 tractor with Kuhn Krause 8050-25 Interceptor high-speed conventional tillage tool
  6. New Holland T8.410 tractor with Kuhn Krause 4810-11 Landsaver coulter chisel tillage tool
  7. New Holland T8.350 tractor with McFarlane Incite 5120 universal tillage tool
  8. New Holland T9.565 tractor with Degelman Pro-Till 33 high-speed tillage tool
  9. Kuhn Krause Tillage Points vs. Competition
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July New Holland Parts Promotion

In order to enter our drawing for the New Holland 3100PSI pressure washer giveaway promotion this month, please fill out the form below:

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Baleskiis Bale Liners from New Holland

The BaleSkiis® baler liner was developed to eliminate the problems associated with all sizes of square balers. It is the only significant improvement in the elimination of square baler problems since the square baler has been put into wide-spread use. While eliminating the problems of the baler, it also improves the function and cost effectiveness of the power source that runs the baler (tractor or engine). It improves the efficiency and use of the bale retrieving, transporting, and stacking equipment, by making a more uniform and compact bale. Because of the BaleSkiis® design it does so with no moving parts and, in fact, reduces wear on the baler and power source.

We developed the BaleSkiis® baler liner and used and tested it extensively in our own haying operation in a wide variety of forages and haying conditions. After having such good results with our own haying equipment, we decided to back up those results with official tests. It was tested by the Alberta Farm Machinery Research Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta under PAMI and their guidelines.

The results confirmed our tests and also showed that there is a bonus of 30% more leaf retention when using the BaleSkiis® Baler Liner. Leaves containing more nutrition and protein are a BIG plus. With more of them retained, the more valuable the hay is with added protein and pounds per acre.

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The New Holland Genesis T8 With PLM Intelligence

The New Holland redesigned T8 is built for the way you work. Growing production demands, resource challenges, labor shortages, weather uncertainties… these are just a few of the obstacles you face every day. You need a dependable partner in the field to help you simplify things. One that knows your operation inside and out. That connects you effortlessly to real-time resources and insights. That adapts to the way you work… not the other way around.

Customizable Control— When the time comes to deliver precision results in the field, there’s no room for a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Every operator has their own unique preferences and requirements with their IntelliView display. So, we built your controls package around the revolutionary idea that custom adjustments should come standard. Variable hydraulic technology lets you control all eight remote valves from any of 15 in-cab hydraulic buttons. Up to nine configurable buttons let you customize armrest controls to the operator or the task at hand.

Improved Visibility— Whether you’re in an open field or on a busy road, awareness of your surroundings is essential. We’ve reduced in-cab obstructions, placed your InfoView™ monitor in direct line-of-sight and even installed a nose mounted camera and a rear facing camera for road safety and in-field work. Welcome to your new horizon. Additional cab lights and controls let you configure custom lighting patterns, choose from three different lighting packages and turn night into day. Redesigned cab and instrument layout provides you with nearly 360-degrees of visibility. Strategically placed cameras offer additional safety, visibility and peace of mind. In the field or on the road.

Enhanced Comfort— With all the hours you spend in the field, shouldn’t work feel a little more like home? We think so. That’s why we’ve added more accessible storage, power ports, HVAC vents, egress lights and the most comfortable seat outside of your living room. Multi-zone HVAC system ensures optimal comfort, control and visibility no matter the climate or season. Redesigned SideWinder™ Ultra armrest offers multi-directional, independent motion to provide nearly infinite comfort configurations.

Advanced Support— When there’s no time for “downtime,” you need a tractor that measures productivity and precision in seconds and inches. We engineered New Holland Remote Assistance to provide remote connectivity, advanced diagnostics, and remote display viewing whenever, and wherever you need it. Customer-to-Vehicle connectivity allows you to run your farm business from the cab, the farm office or the other side of the world. Dealer-to-Vehicle connectivity helps you minimize downtime with proactive support, remote monitoring and diagnostics, and in-field software updates. Advisor-to-Vehicle connectivity lets you stay in touch with nutritionists, agronomists and other experts to improve decision-making on the move.

Intuitive Simplicity— True innovation doesn’t require an advanced degree to operate. To help you harness all of the powerful features and technologies built into the new T8, we developed a user-friendly interface that feels as natural and instinctual as agriculture itself. Improved button orientation and handle ergonomics put precision command in your hands. Enhanced joystick design lets you control tractor transmission functions as well as hydraulic remotes. Bluetooth connection allows you to control phone and radio through armrest or display. Easily split screens, expand tiles, and set up tasks right from the homescreen on the new IntelliView 12™ in-cab display.