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
The Intivity Center at Jackson, MN, is now open for visitors to walk through interactive displays on AGCO’s history and the history of some of its brands like Massey Ferguson and Challenger. The visitor center is free and open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. except holidays. Jay Mulso is manager of the AGCO visitor center. For more information, visit http://jackson.AGCOcorp.com. ...More
AGCO opened its doors today to its new visitors Intivity Center, where Farm Industry News editor Karen McMahon attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and participated in a first-time tour of both the center and AGCO's expanded manufacturing facilities. The Intivity Center showcases the history of AGCO and the evolution of its machinery. Five different high-horsepower tractor series will be built in the new manufacturing facilities: the Massey Ferguson 8600, Challenger MT600D, Challenger MT800C, Challenger MT900C and a new model to be introduced this year, the Challenger MT700D.
Today AGCO officially opened the doors to its new Intivity Center, the company’s first visitor center in North America, and its recently expanded manufacturing facility in Jackson, Minn. Farm Industry News editor Karen McMahon was there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and to get a first-time tour of both facilities....More
The new Massey Ferguson 9560 combine from AGCO-MF is the largest in the 9500 Series. Greg Fonger with AGCO-MF explains the features of the totally redesigned combine from header to spreader. The combine was on display at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show....More
1 Titan Machinery Case IH New Holland
91 locations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Romania
2 RDO John Deere
61 locations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, Arizona, Texas, Oregon, Washington, California
3 Rocky Mtn. Dealerships Case IH New Holland,
38 locations in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
4 James River Equipment/Colorado Equipment John Deere...More
We asked readers to tell us the farm equipment that was their smartest buy. The list ranges from 30+ year-old tractors to a newer pickup truck. If you have equipment to add to this list, let us know and send us a picture at FIN@penton.com....More
Planter manufacturers Case IH, AGCO-White and Kinze find customers ask more about new technologies on row-crop planters vs. new iron features. Representatives from these companies discussed planter technologies in interviews following a Farm Industry News seminar held at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show....More
AGCO Hesston shows off its new, redesigned WR Series self-propelled windrowers that offers a comfortable environment for the driver. The new windrower also features electrohydraulic steering, a plug-and-play virtual terminal and self-cleaning radiator fan to make operating a windrower easier. Jason Wire, senior marketing specialist, gives a walk-around tour....More
What is the direction of sales and the buyer trends for 4-WD tractors among manufacturers, such as AGCO, Case IH, Claas, John Deere, New Holland, and Versatile? See this brief summary, produced at the National Farm Machinery Show tractor seminar by Jodie Wehrspann.
Farm Industry News editors arrived at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show early to get a sneak peak at all the new equipment on display. Check out an array of what they saw and will report on in-depth throughout the week.
The biomass industry, and consequently the market for handling equipment, is growing, but just how much will depend a lot on government policy. While federal legislators recently retained funding for energy title programs in the 2012 appropriations “minibus,” there could be cuts to the funding allocated for energy programs in the next farm bill....More
Each year, based on reader interest, Farm Industry News chooses several innovative products to receive its coveted FinOvation Awards. The award winners are recognized during an invitation-only banquet during the National Farm Machinery Show, and eye-catching banners in company booths help showcase the cutting-edge products....More