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Case IH going E-85 on fleet pickups

Agriculture.com Staff 03/05/2007 @ 1:19pm

Corn producers attending the 2007 Commodity Classic were pleased to hear that Case IH is creating a fleet of flexible-fuel Ford F-150 pickups to serve as their field representatives. And such vehicles will be burning E-85 when available.

"Every day, every Case IH territory sales managers, technical managers and product specialists will be helping drive demand for the products our customers produce," says Bill Nygaard, Case IH about the company's decision. "This is a win, win, win. It's a win for Case IH employees, our customers, and the agricultural industry."

The news received a warm welcome during the Commodity Classic. National Corn Growers Association president Ken McCauley mentioned it during a speech as a "decision that will drive flex fuel vehicles and ethanol use."

Case IH spokespersons were not sure how many E-85 pickups would be purchased by the firm in the coming year but estimated it to be in the hundreds.

The manufacturers also promoted the fact that it driving biodiesel fuel usages as well explaining that more than 90% of its tractor models sold in Europe and North America are capable of burning up to 20% biodiesel mixture.

In addition, nearly half of the models sold globally, including the Monmouth Axial-Flow 8010 combines, are approved for use of 100% biodiesel when following usage protocols.

Corn producers attending the 2007 Commodity Classic were pleased to hear that Case IH is creating a fleet of flexible-fuel Ford F-150 pickups to serve as their field representatives. And such vehicles will be burning E-85 when available.

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