Massey Ferguson, a brand of Agco, today announced the unveiling of its new 7700 Series mid-frame tractors, a more powerful and enhanced replacement for the 7600 Series launched in 2011. This five-model series, ranging from 185 to 255 max engine HP, made its debut in Europe. They will have their first showing here in the U.S. at the Farm Progress Show being held next week....More
SPONSORED: Custom applicators play a key role in supporting U.S. agriculture. Farmers depend on timely, accurate applications of fertilizer and crop protection products to maximize their crop production.
It’s a job that requires long hours in the field, skill in operating sophisticated application equipment and the ability to adapt to the latest technologies designed to improve application precision and efficiency. ...More
The North American Farm and Power Show featured new application equipment including a RoGator from Zeigler, Equipment Technology's Apache sprayer, John Deere's 4830 self-propelled sprayer, and a pull-behind fertilizer applicator from Fast. Also shown were residue managers from Yetter and monitor from AgLeader.
Each growing season, custom applicators spend long hours in the field applying fertilizer and crop protection products over millions of acres. The spring planting season is especially demanding, as professional operators race the clock to complete farmer field applications on schedule.
That’s why recent advances in application equipment not only focus on improved accuracy and efficiency, but also on greater operator comfort and safety. ...More
Winners of the 2013 FinOvation Awards presented by Farm Industry News have been determined. The first 10 winners include Versatile, John Deere, Kubota, New Holland, AGCO's Fendt, Case IH, Monsanto with Precision Planting, Yetter Farm Equipment and Dawn Equipment. Readers of Farm Industry News and online determine the winners of this award. The next 10 winners will be announced Friday.
Challenger is adding four new models to the MT500D Series of wheeled tractors for agricultural producers throughout North America. The new, redesigned tractors with 110 to 125 PTO hp are designed to meet the demands and challenging environments of today’s farming operations....More
AGCO announced today that it is expanding its presence in Russia following the country’s recent entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO).
“The country presents a huge opportunity for investments by foreign companies looking to support the Russian agriculture industry,” says Eric Raby, vice president of global marketing and commercial development at AGCO. “In addition to Russia’s entry into the WTO, Russia’s agricultural community provides opportunities for companies like AGCO due to a number of factors.”...More
The spectacle surrounding a new tractor rollout can be quite grand, but combine a new tractor series with the ribbon-cutting at a state-of-the-art new manufacturing facility with a heavy dose of Bavarian culture and it’s a recipe for a unique event....More
AGCO introduced its new Challenger MT700D Series track tractors in August at the Farm Progress Show. The new line boasts more horsepower and torque with reduced fuel consumption than previous similar models, according to Conor Bergin, AGCO senior marketing specialist....More
Challenger 500C Series
Challenger took the wraps off the new 500C series combines this month. The new Class VII Challenger 540C and Class VIII 560C have the same single rotor threshing system as the Challenger 600B series models they replace. But the guts of these machines were completely revamped to take on the challenges of today’s higher-yielding crops.
All wheeled Massey Ferguson and all Challenger tractors for North America are now being assembled at the Jackson, Minn., AGCO manufacturing facility. Prior to this, many tractor models were assembled in Beauvais, France. AGCO hired 200 new employees for the expansion project, according to Jay Mulso, manager of the AGCO visitor center. Plant tours are available. Visit http://jackson.AGCOcorp.com. ...More