January 17, 2007 11:23 ET

Iowa Farmer Wins New Holland Zero-Turn Radius Mower

RACINE, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2007 -- William Ryan, who runs a 157-acre corn and cattle operation in Peosta, Iowa, started the New Year with a bang. He is the proud owner of a brand new New Holland zero-turn radius mower.

Ryan accepted the mower as the grand prize winner of the 2006 Fall Farm Shows Giveaway, sponsored by CNH Capital, the financial services provider for New Holland. CNH Capital received nearly 3,000 entries from visitors at four major U.S. farm shows this past fall -- Farm Progress Show, Husker Harvest Days, Sunbelt Ag Expo, and the Ohio Farm Science Review. Ryan, who attended Farm Progress earlier this year, won the prize as part of a random drawing.

Ryan, who grows corn and beans and raises approximately 120 head of beef cattle, feeds the corn to his livestock and sells beans as his cash crop. He already employs a New Holland hay mower and a New Holland rake on his busy farm operation.

Upon being notified that he was the grand prize winner, Ryan said he was "shocked. I've never won anything before."

Paul Helle of Helle Implement, a New Holland dealership in Dyersville, Iowa, teamed up with CNH Capital Financial Services Manager Jamie Spellman to present the mower to Ryan on Friday, December 29 -- just in time for the New Year. Ryan has been relying on Helle Implement for dependable service, sales and parts for 15 years.

Zero-turn-radius mowers from New Holland combine incredible mowing efficiency with a healthy dose of fun. These mowers feature comfort, easy operation and style at an affordable price. They turn on a dime, spin in place to change direction, and save time with every pass.

"We understand that Mr. Ryan was preparing to buy a new mower in 2007, so we are delighted to present this great New Holland mower to him," said Helle. "We look forward to seeing Mr. Ryan put even more New Holland equipment to use on his farm."

About New Holland

New Holland is a brand of CNH, a global leader in agricultural and construction equipment and financial services. New Holland sells and services an innovative and diverse line of agricultural equipment, including a full line of tractors as well as hay and forage equipment, harvesting, crop production and material handling equipment.

Sales, parts and service are provided to customers by New Holland dealers throughout the United States and Canada. There are more than 1,200 New Holland dealerships located throughout North America. For more information on New Holland products, contact your local New Holland dealer or visit the New Holland Web site at

About CNH Capital

CNH Capital, the financial services business of CNH Global N.V., provides a comprehensive range of services, including wholesale and retail financing, leasing, insurance, asset management, and revolving lines of credit, for the global marketplace. Building on nearly 50 years' experience in the equipment finance industry, CNH Capital services a portfolio of more than $13 billion, helping customers through various wholly owned subsidiaries and joint ventures throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Australia. More information about CNH Capital can be found at

Contact Information

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    Ben Sterling
    CNH Capital
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