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The tractor has been localized to supply the market and to serve the needs of the entire Central Asia area

LUGANO, Switzerland - (April 17, 2009) - New Holland Agriculture, a global manufacturer and seller of agricultural equipment, part of the Fiat Group (FIA.MI), has launched the TL5060 tractor on the Uzbekistan market.

The new tractor produced at the Tashkent facility will serve the local market as well as being exported in the future to cover the needs in the Central Asian countries. This model aims to guarantee the supply of a reliable and powerful tractor in the important 100 horsepower segment for the agricultural needs of farmers in the area. To further sustain the agricultural development in the territory an additional larger tractor model will be introduced later this year at the Tashkent plant.

This manufacturing site has recently undergone substantial upgrades aimed at enlarging its production activities. These include new areas for welding cabs, assembly line, painting, and Customer Quality Audits. A refurbished Spare Parts Depot will further strengthen the level of service of the 13 Service Centres distributed across Uzbekistan.

This is proof of New Holland's commitment to always providing the best service in the many markets in which it operates.

The reliable, powerful, and compact 100 hp TL5060 tractor matches high performance with great maneuverability. With excellent visibility, the TL tractor becomes the first choice for yard work covering a full range of field tasks from hauling heavy loads to ploughing in the toughest soils.

The TL range was designed in Europe and has been built in high volumes in Jesi (Italy), in Curitiba (Brazil) and in Shanghai (China) plants. This tractor is widely recognized as the benchmark tractor in its class. The localization of the TL5060 tractor in Uzbekistan has been carried out under the control of the New Holland specialists. The tractor is manufactured in the local JV, which began operations in 1996.

The first 120 tractors already have been assembled and delivered to customers during an opening day ceremony at the plant.

Superior Package
New Holland's TL5000 tractor range, from 80 to 100 horsepower, brings an enviable combination of features and specifications to farmers of the rapidly growing markets, while offering an optimum package of value for money to customers in the more established markets of Africa, Asia, the CIS and the Middle East.

The TL5000 tractor is available with cab or cabless versions. Its 4.1 litre turbocharged four-cylinder powering ensures smooth, clean running, and provides outstanding performance with low fuel consumption. With a torque rise of up to 30%, peak power and torque are matched to meet demanding drawbar, draft and PTO applications. A generous 127 litre fuel tank ensures that productivity is not compromised by the need for frequent refueling stops and 300 hour service intervals ensure consistently low operating costs.

The operator station sits on an isolated platform, with well-placed controls which all fall readily to hand, and cab versions provide a spacious, heated and air-conditioned, environment which enables work to continue in even the most demanding conditions.

Work out your needs and choose a TL5000 to suit
New Holland's reliable 12x12 synchromesh transmission with synchronized shuttle reverser further enhances the versatility of the TL5000 tractor, being well-suited to the needs of livestock, cropping and multi-enterprise operations alike. Two or four-wheel drive and mechanical draft control is also standard. Maximum rear linkage lift capacity is 3342 kg and up to three remote valves can be specified.

Easy servicing
Daily maintenance and routine servicing are easy on the TL5000 tractor. The narrow one piece, engine hood opens on gas struts to provide full engine access. All service filters are easy to reach and change, making looking after a TL5000 tractor easier and less time-consuming--a real benefit to the machine's lifetime costs.

New Holland Agriculture
New Holland Agriculture is a global manufacturer and seller of agricultural equipment. Its reputation is built on the success of its customers, cash crop producers, livestock farmers, contractors, vineyards, or groundscare professionals, who can count on the widest offering of innovative products and services: a full line of equipment, from tractors to harvesting, material handling equipment, complemented by tailored financial services from a specialist in agriculture. A highly professional global dealer network and New Holland's commitment to excellence guarantee the ultimate customer experience for every customer. More information can be found online at New Holland is a division of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE:CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A (FIA..MI).