SOURCE: CNH

June 11, 2008 10:15 ET

New Holland Construction Supplies Afghan National Army With Machinery for Reconstruction Work

CAROL STREAM, IL--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - New Holland Construction this month will deliver 30 L170 skid-steer loaders to the Afghan National Army Kabul Military Training Center based in Pol-e-charki. The machines, built in New Holland's plant in Wichita, will be used by the Army for reconstruction work such as road maintenance, house building, installation of water pipes and sewers, and repairs to schools and local government buildings, as well as material handling within the military compound.

"The New Holland L170 skid-steer loaders are ideal for these applications, with their exceptional lift and carry capabilities, the high dump height and best-in-class visibility," said Edgar Chavez, New Holland Construction Marketing Director. "These machines will be working in particularly tough conditions, so serviceability is especially important: the L170's service points are easily accessible for daily maintenance operations."

The machines, sold through New Holland Construction dealer Gaithersburg Equipment in Gaithersburg, MD, will be supplied with Operator and Service manuals in the local language, Farsi.

New Holland Construction, a division of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (FIA.MI), manufactures and markets a full line of skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, loader backhoes, tractor loaders, excavators, wheel loaders, telehandlers, crawler dozers and motor graders. Drawing from the strength and resources of its brand network, New Holland Construction delivers technological innovation and the highest in safety and environmental standards. New Holland Construction customers are supported by a network of 700 dealers and more than 1,800 outlets in 100 countries. For more information on New Holland Construction, visit www.newholland.com.

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