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RACINE, Wis., - (March 17, 2008) - The Ditch Witch® organization, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of underground construction equipment, has entered into an agreement with CNH Capital America LLC ("CNH Capital"), the Racine, Wis.-based financial services business of agricultural and construction equipment maker CNH Global N.V., to offer the new Ditch Witch Platinum Card Plus, which Ditch Witch customers can use to finance parts, service, rental and accessory purchases at Ditch Witch dealerships.

The card provides flexible financing solutions for commercial customers of Ditch Witch equipment. Ditch Witch Platinum Card Plus cardholders can consolidate monthly billing, manage expenses, get detailed account information online and receive a variety of financing promotions.

"There is no better way to finance parts, service, and rental purchases than with the Ditch Witch Platinum Card Plus," says Ed MacGregor, manager of Customer and Dealer Finance for Ditch Witch. "Our customers can use the card at participating Ditch Witch dealerships nationwide. It's one more way of demonstrating our commitment to total customer satisfaction."

"CNH Capital is delighted to offer custom financing solutions to one of the most respected brands in underground construction equipment," says Don Pralle, Senior Director, CNH Capital Partner Programs. "Ditch Witch is a perfect fit for CNH Capital, given our company's expertise in the construction equipment lending business."

About CNH Capital
CNH Capital, the financial services business of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH), 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 $15 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 www.cnhcapital.com.

About Ditch Witch
Ditch Witch specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality underground construction equipment. The company is a one-stop source for trenchers, vibratory plows, pneumatic piercing tools, backhoes, electronic guidance and locating tools, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, vacuum excavation systems, excavator-tool carriers, mini skid steers, and the Zahn(TM) family of power utility equipment. All of these products are recognized around the world for their advanced design, rugged construction, long-term durability, ease of use, and reliability. This product line represents the most complete range of equipment for installing utilities underground. For more information about the new Ditch Witch Platinum Card Plus, please call 800-654-6481 or visit ditchwitch.com.