SOURCE: CNH

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April 06, 2010 10:00 ET

New Holland Launches Contest to Find America's Best Landscaper

Contractor With Best Design/Build Project to Win a New Skid Steer Loader

RACINE, WI--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) - One talented landscape contractor will win a New Holland skid steer loader at the 2010 GIE+EXPO show in October. New Holland Construction is sponsoring the 2010 Landscaper's Challenge, a nationwide contest to find the best design and build project of the year.

The 2010 Landscaper's Challenge sponsorship is a perfect fit for New Holland, a company with a 38-year legacy that began with the introduction of the New Holland L35 skid steer loader. Landscape contractors and other equipment operators have long recognized the value of New Holland skid steers on the job to tackle everything from grading, plowing and rock picking to posthole digging and material handling.

"New Holland has focused on the landscaping industry ever since we introduced our first skid steer loader in 1972," said Dave December, marketing manager for New Holland Construction. "This contest illustrates our deep commitment to the hard-working landscape contractors in the field every day. Our machine's lift-and-carry capability is a great asset to any company's design and build operation."

To participate in the contest, landscape contractors must register online at www.lawnandlandscape.com. Contestants are also required to provide a summary -- 300 words or less -- that describes a unique landscaping project and explains why this project represents their company's best work in terms of challenges or difficult technical problems they overcame.

Six semi-finalists will be chosen throughout the year -- one each month from April through September. The grand prize winner will be selected from the semi-finalists and announced during the first day of the GIE+EXPO show, held Oct. 28-31 in Louisville, Ky.

Each monthly winner will have their unique project highlighted in an issue of Lawn & Landscape magazine and receive $250 worth of New Holland merchandise. Lawn & Landscape is the leading source for business management information, industry news and research in the professional landscape contracting industry.

The grand prize winner will receive a New Holland L170 skid steer loader worth more than $32,000.

To enter the contest and get complete contest rules, please visit www.lawnandlandscape.com and click on the 2010 Landscaper's Challenge icon on the home page.

For more information on New Holland Construction, please visit www.newholland.com. For a skid steer loader product demonstration, see your local New Holland dealer.

New Holland Construction manufactures and markets a full line of skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, loader backhoes, tractor loaders, excavators, compact and full-sized wheel loaders, crawler dozers, motor graders and telehandlers. More information is available at www.newholland.com. New Holland is a division of CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNH), which is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (MI: FIA). More information about CNH can be found online at www.cnh.com.

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