Tag: AGCO

AGCO bringing IDEAL combine to North America as a Fendt

AGCO held the North American launch for its new IDEAL axial combine series in Regina, SK, on Tuesday, coinciding with the start of Canada’s Farm Progress Show. As we’ve covered previously on RealAgriculture (at Agritechnica in Germany here and the prior launch in Italy here), the IDEAL combine represents AGCO’s largest ever product development project,… Read more »

Deere files planter patent lawsuit against Precision Planting and AGCO

Deere & Co says it has filed legal action against Precision Planting and AGCO, alleging the companies have infringed on 12 patents related to the technology in John Deere’s ExactEmerge planters. The company says its lawsuit states that products made or sold by Precision Planting, including vSet seed meters and SpeedTube products, violate Deere patents…. Read more »

White Planters unveils two new tracked options

More acres in a day, less compaction, and more no-till options are what planter customers want, says AGCO Corporation, and so the company has unveiled two new White Planters options to meet these needs. The two new planter models —White Planters WP9924VE planter with tracks and WP9222VE wing-fold planter — were introduced at the 2018… Read more »

TechTour: Corn planting with small, swarming robots

Fendt sees a future where 12 small robots the size of drink coolers will replace a tractor and eight-row planter for planting corn. After completing the MARS (Mobile Agricultural Robot Swarms) project with Ulm University of Applied Sciences and funding from the European Union, Fendt and parent company AGCO have decided to take the research… Read more »

TechTour: Designing the IDEAL combine

AGCO’s new generation of combine harvester made its first public appearance at Agritechnica in Germany last month. The result of the company’s largest ever product development project, the graphite-coloured IDEAL combine will be sold under AGCO’s Challenger, Fendt and Massey Ferguson brands. “We started from a clean sheet of paper. It’s a complete new combine…and… Read more »

AGCO and The Climate Corporation announce “global data connectivity agreement”

AGCO and The Climate Corporation have announced a “global data connectivity agreement” that will see AGCO customers have more and easier options for connecting with Climate’s FieldView platform. “The Climate FieldView platform is the world’s most broadly connected and adopted farm insight and visualization platform, and AGCO is pleased to be creating a tighter connection… Read more »

AGCO introduces classification system for square balers

AGCO has introduced a classification system for square balers and is inviting other baler manufacturers to use the standards. Similar to the classification system for combines based on their capacity, the eight baler classes are defined by plunger weight, which, according to the company, is the most measurable factor impacting density. “Bale density is a… Read more »

AGCO unveils IDEAL combines for Challenger, Fendt & Massey Ferguson brands

AGCO released details on a new generation of Axial combines in Italy on Tuesday. The new “IDEAL” harvesting machines will make their public debut under AGCO’s Challenger, Fendt and Massey Ferguson brands in November at Agritechnica in Germany. “The IDEAL combine is the result of many years of R&D, countless engineering hours, committed teamwork, and… Read more »

AGCO closes purchase of Precision Planting

AGCO has formally completed its purchase of Precision Planting from The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto. The deal was originally announced in July, after Climate Corp cancelled a deal to sell Precision Planting to John Deere. “We will expand the benefits of Precision Planting’s innovation by reaching more growers with a broader global distribution… Read more »

AGCO drops curtain on new Challenger track tractor

Every year it seems AGCO drops a curtain at the Farm Progress Show to reveal a new version of Challenger brand tractors. 2017 was no exception. At the annual industry showcase this week in Decatur, Illinois, AGCO unveiled the latest version of its ‘Cadillac’ tractor – the Challenger MT700 series – billing it as the… Read more »

GSI makes waves with new grain clean-out technology

Aimed at producers who are tired of shovelling, sweeping and sneezing their way through the dregs of grain bins, Grain Systems, Inc (GSI) announced a new bin technology at Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois this week. The patent-pending technology, named FlexWave, consists of two inflatable liners that replace the bin floor. To empty the… Read more »

AGCO increases investment in Regina based parts distribution center

Waiting for parts can be brutally frustrating during very time critical moments like planting or harvest. Part inventories at the dealership have shrunk and farmers more regularly have to wait for a part to be shipped across the continent or the world. AGCO has announced that they will be expanding their parts distribution facility in… Read more »

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 »