March 16, 2011 12:44 ET

New Holland Sponsors PLANET's 2011 Student Career Days and Loader Backhoe Competition

RACINE, WI--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - New Holland Construction today announced it is a major sponsor of the Professional Landcare Network's (PLANET's) 35th Annual Student Career Days. The annual conference and career fair draws more than 1,000 students enrolled in horticulture, landscape and lawn care programs at colleges and universities across the country. Students compete in events that are directly related to the skills necessary for a career in the green industry. This year's event takes place March 17 - 20, 2011, at Joliet Community College in Joliet, Ill.

"We are proud to be part of an event that draws the best and brightest landscape and horticulture students in the country," said Dave December, marketing manager at New Holland Construction. "The students participating in this event are truly the future leaders in the landscape industry."

Tractor loader backhoe competitive event
New Holland is also the sponsor of the tractor loader backhoe competition held during the three-day event. Students participating in the competition, held on Saturday, March 19, will demonstrate proficiency at operating a tractor loader backhoe provided by New Holland Construction.

Competitors will be required to perform a pre-operation inspection and operate the backhoe loader to complete three timed tasks simulating the speed, safety, touch and feel needed on a job site. In addition, competitors will take a written exam covering safety, loader backhoe characteristics, operation and maintenance.

"Students participating in the loader backhoe competition will appreciate how well New Holland loader backhoes respond with the power and torque needed to get the job done fast," December said.

With nearly 3,500 member companies and affiliates, PLANET represents more than 100,000 green industry professionals across America. For more information, please visit For more information on PLANET's Student Career Days, please visit

For a New Holland loader backhoe product demonstration, see your local
New Holland dealer. For product information, finance offers and more, please visit

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 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 Industrial S.p.A. (MI: FI). More information about CNH can be found online at

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