MACHINERYLINK, INC., is including 180- and 210-horsepower New Holland tractors in the company's rental program for the 2004 season. The tractor program offers short- to long-term rental options for the New Holland tractors, as well as larger Case MX 240 and MX 270 tractors.

According to David Forsee, president of MachineryLink, the addition of the New Holland tractors fits the needs of farmers who want the flexibility and maneuverability of mid-range horsepower machines during certain times of the year. “Many customers tell us they need reliable, multi-purpose tractors on a seasonal basis to help them with tillage, planting and harvest work, but don't want to make the capital investment in buying them,” Forsee said. “Our rental program gets them the power they need, when they need it and allows them to better manage their equipment costs.”

Like the company's combine rental program that started in 2001, the tractor rental program gives farmers access to proven, reliable technology, and includes maintenance, servicing and transportation, while reducing the costs and risks associated with ownership. Farmers get the machines when they need them and pay for just the time they are used.

The two New Holland tractor models are front-wheel assist and feature six-cylinder, turbocharged engines. They also have 16×9 power shift automatic transmissions, and heavy-duty hydraulic and PTO systems. Both models come with the SuperSteer performance steering system that allows for a 15-foot turning radius.

MachineryLink, Inc., based in Kansas City, Mo., is an asset management company for farmers. The company offers farm equipment technology to farmers in more than 23 states.

For more information about tractor rental from MachineryLink, call 888-272-3323 or visit www.machinerylink.com.