Tag: AGCO

Lely Focusing on Robotics, Sells Forage Division to AGCO

AGCO is expanding its forage equipment business, acquiring the forage division of Lely Group. Lely, which is known more for its dairy equipment in North America, manufactures balers, loader wagons, mowers and rakes in Europe. The two companies have reached an agreement-in-principle, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017. “The integration… Read more »

Massey 8700 Tractors Add Precision Technology

A new control terminal will bring more advanced technology to Massey Ferguson’s 8700 high horsepower tractor series. Technology advancements include Massey’s new Datatronic 5 terminal, AGCO’s common electronic architecture and full integration of on­-board precision technologies. AGCO says this combination will provide farmers with the tools and flexibility needed to improve the accuracy and efficiency… Read more »

SpeedTube Increases Speed and Accuracy for White Planters

How fast can you drive the new 9800VE Series White Planters and still maintain precision seed placement accuracy? RealAgriculture got the scoop from AGCO’s strategic marketing manager Tom Draper last week at the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. It was the first opportunity for farmers to take a closer look at the… Read more »

White Planters Roll Out With Precision Planting SpeedTubes

AGCO Corporation is bringing to market White Planters 9800VE series planters equipped with SpeedTube seed tubes from Precision Planting. With SpeedTube on White Planters 9800VE Series planters, farmers can now achieve precise seed placement of corn at speeds nearly double traditional operating speeds, says AGCO. In field tests, the 9800VE Series planter with SpeedTube produced… Read more »

AGCO’s New Folding Corn Head Reduces Downtime

It takes time to detach a corn head, roll in a cart, and transport the header to another field. AGCO says its new 3200 Series folding corn heads will eliminate that downtime and keep your combine rolling. The company introduced the new heads at the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video,… Read more »

New Challenger Tractor Delivers Power and Flexibility

AGCO has introduced what it calls an entirely new category of tractors with its new Challenger 1000 Series. Dubbed the largest fixed-frame tractors in the world, the Challenger 1000 is touted as a single solution for both heavy draft and row crop work. The new tractor series was unveiled at a media event at the… Read more »

TechTour: Bye-Bye Mechanical Transmission, Hello Electric Hay Rake

It’s been an exciting year for Fendt’s forage branch. The company presented their brand new rotary hay rake at Agritechnica in November and have since received two silver awards for the innovation. The first, from Agritechnica itself, and the second from the International Agricultural Machinery Fair, FIMA, in Spain. “We believe that there is a… Read more »

New DynaFlex Draper Header Designed for Improved Combine Feeding

When AGCO designed its 9250 DynaFlex draper header, the goal was to feed the combine evenly and smoothly, explains AGCO tactical marketing manager Caleb Schleder. Now the company plans to further improve the headers’ durability and reliability with the launch of the new 9255 DynaFlex. At the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville last month, Schleder… Read more »

New White Planters Loaded With Precision Planting Technology

White Planters are set to take a quantum leap thanks to the addition of a new seed metre, electronic drive, and monitoring and data management technologies. The new White 9800VE Series planter was unveiled last month during the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. AGCO Strategic Marketing Manager Tom Draper explains that the… Read more »

Massey’s Award-Winning 5700SL Utility Tractor Debuts in North America

North American farmers got their first look at the new Massey Ferguson 5700SL Series mid-range tractors at the National Farm Machinery Show last month in Louisville, Kentucky. The 5700SL tractors include three models, ranging from 110 to 130 HP, with the 5713SL model claiming the 2016 Tractor of the Year award in the utility category… Read more »

TechTour: Fendt Powers New 1000 Series Tractors with 500HP at Agritechnica

Machine of the Year. Tractor of the Year. Fendt knows how to make an entrance into the 500-plus horsepower category. The German tractor-maker won multiple awards for its new 1000 Vario series at Agritechnica 2015. Perhaps most impressive about the Fendt 1000 Vario is how it transfers 500 horsepower to the ground with a standard… Read more »

Gleaner Coming Out With S9 Transverse Rotary Combines for 2016

AGCO and its Gleaner brand continue to roll out combine innovations at a hectic pace. At the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, the company unveiled its new 3300 Command Series corn head. Now comes word that farmers will be able to ride Gleaner’s new S9 Series combines for 2016. The company says the 2016 transverse… Read more »

AGCO Targets Utility With Massey Tractors

AGCO has set its sights on the utility tractor market and is producing four new tractors to ensure it hits the target. Farmers got their first look at the new Massey Ferguson 2700E series at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Warren Morris, tactical marketing manager at AGCO, says the tractors are ideal… Read more »

RearSteer Windrower Built for Western Canada

When AGCO set out to build a rear steer option for the Hesston WR9800 windrower, it had western Canadian farmers in mind. At the recent Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, AGCO Hay and Forage Marketing Manager Kyle Kitt told Real Agriculture that its RearSteer design option was really driven by canola growers and grain… Read more »

AGCO’s Open Approach to Machinery Data — An Interview from Farm Progress ’15

It was only two years ago when Bernard Tobin first spoke to Jason O’Flanagan about AGCO’s Fuse technology. This year, at Farm Progress Show, the duo reunited to discuss some recent changes that will allow AGCO customers to access machine data through other farm and fleet management tools. Agco’s Jason O’Flanagan joins Bernard Tobin to… Read more »