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January 19, 2014 issue: New Products

PD Staff Published on 17 January 2014

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New skid steer and compact track loaders from John Deere
John Deere’s newest additions to the E-Series line of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTLs) feature design and performance enhancements that, the company says, is based on customer feedback.



Two skid steer models (318E, 320E) and two compact track loader models (319E, 323E) include upgraded boom performance, auxiliary lines integrated through the boom for improved visibility and added protection, and cab additions that improve operator and machine productivity, uptime and lower daily operating costs.

New features include connect-under-pressure auxiliary hydraulic couplers and courtesy lighting that stays on up to 90 seconds after the engine is shut down, illuminating the way for easier exits out of dark barns or after-hour job sites.

In addition, they include a new keyless start sealed switch with an anti-theft system and a ride control option that features shock-absorbing boom cylinders that cushion bumps, helping retain full bucket loads to the intended destination and help navigation over rough terrain.

The Yanmar Final Tier 4 diesel engines on all models feature cooled exhaust gas recirculation with an exhaust filter consisting of a diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particulate filter.

—From John Deere news release


Animal Health International launches udder health solution
Animal Health International has launched Udder Calm (UC) Spray and Udder Calm Lotion, which help maintain udder health in dairy cattle and are available under the company’s Aspen Veterinary Resources brand.

The new product combines Vitamin E, aloe vera, lanolin and natural oils to promote comfort and udder health in dairy cattle, moisturizing and protecting skin in harsh weather conditions while soothing the udder.

The product’s natural oils penetrate the skin easily and stimulate blood flow to the udder. These natural oils include peppermint oil (to improve circulation and reduce udder swelling and pain) clove oil (provides warmth) and tea tree oil (promotes natural healing).

The blue-tinted spray comes in 16-ounce and 128-ounce bottles, and the lotion comes in blue or white in 10.1-ounce bottles.

—From Animal Health International news release