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May 19, 2011 12:50 ET

New Holland Construction Launches New Backhoe Loader at Nampo Harvest Day

New Holland Construction Launches the New B Series Backhoe Loaders, Which Deliver Impressive Traction and Performance Together With Exceptional Fuel Efficiency; The Versatility and Compact Size of the Machines Make Them a Valuable Addition to a Chicken or Dairy Farm's Fleet, as They Can Carry Out a Wide Variety of Tasks in the Fields and in the Confined Spaces of a Barn

LUGANO, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - New Holland Construction is present at the Nampo Harvest Day, the important agricultural machinery and livestock show which takes place 17 to 20 May 2011 outside Bothaville in the Free State, Republic of South Africa. The brand presents its wide product offering and, in particular, launches its new range of B Series backhoe loaders, which are particularly well suited to farming applications.

Compact size, big performance
The B Series backhoe loader offers a choice of 4 x 4 synchro powershuttle and 4 x 3 powershift transmissions. The reduced gear ratio of the new transmission in first, second and third gear delivers more traction, ensuring a better performance in loading operations -- for example, when loading bales.

The heavy-duty front axle and the rear axle are also new. The wet multidisc brakes are in the hubs and the electro hydraulic differential lock can be engaged by pressing a button on the joystick. In addition, to increase operator comfort while using the machine, the New Holland B series have Power Brake as standard features on all models.

The B Series keeps operating costs low
In addition to the highly efficient High Pressure Common Rail engine, the new B Series backhoe loaders have a hydraulic system that optimises the use of engine power always maintaining the highest levels of productivity. The B Series features a double gear pump and variable displacement pump that only delivers the necessary oil flow when it is needed. This results in a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 8% in digging operations and up to 20 percent when travelling.

New Holland Construction serves agriculture too
The wide offering of New Holland Construction includes equipment that is particularly well suited to agricultural applications. The B Series backhoe loaders are a case in point, but they are in good company. New Holland's award-winning skid steer loaders are an asset in the farmyard; with their extremely compact size, exceptional maneuverability and stability, they are ideal for mucking out chicken and dairy farms, and carrying out a variety of tasks around the yard.

Financing built around the farming business
At this year's Nampo show, New Holland Construction with its new CNH Capital division offer customers competitive financing programs tailored to meet the specific needs of farming businesses.

Building strong customer service
Eqstra Holdings Ltd distributes New Holland Construction equipment in the country. The company has 8 branches, and together with its dealer network, provides a national footprint in South Africa. It commercializes the brand's renowned backhoe loaders, dozers, crawler excavators, graders, skid steer loaders, telehandlers and wheel loaders.

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. (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (MI: FI). More information about CNH can be found online at www.cnh.com.

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