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AGCO’s Topcon SYSTEM 150 Assisted Steering

Hello again, Marlin Melander checking back in on the AGCO blog. Hopefully, everyone is having a great spring (or a great fall for everyone in the southern hemisphere). We have definitely been busy at AGCO, with new product releases and enhancements as well as helping to guide the development of new systems for future release. I wish I could mention them in this blog but, if I did, well, then we wouldn’t get the chance to knock your socks off in the future.

One item that I can talk about (without getting in trouble with management) is our new assisted steering system, the Topcon SYSTEM 150. AGCO has joined together with Topcon Precision Agriculture to provide growers with what we feel is the most accurate, easy to use steering system on the market. Plus, it’s easy to install so you don’t have to pay for hours of installation time like other kits. The SYSTEM 150 is a simple “plug and drive” kit that connects to the wiring harness and mounting brackets on any AGCO, Challenger, or Massey Ferguson tractor that has been ordered from the factory with an AUTO-GUIDE or AUTO-GUIDE² ready option. They can also be field installed by using an AUTO-GUIDE field install kit.

My two favorite features of this system are easy operation and that it just flat out works great. Having an accurate and easy-to-use steering system goes a long way in having a smooth running farm. Plus, you don’t need to worry about running the drill markers into power poles. Yup, I’ve done that. And it didn’t help the farm run any smoother. Plus, it was a little bit of an issue when I had to tell my dad that I could only use the planter in one direction. It didn’t take long for me to learn the finer points in using a cutting torch and arc welder to repair the broken pieces. But, that’s a story for another blog.

Make sure to visit your AGCO, Challenger or Massey Ferguson dealer to learn more about the Topcon SYSTEM 150 steering system. Or check back here for my next blog on new technology solutions at AGCO. All I can say is that it will be about telepathy. Oh wait, it’s not telepathy. That deals with ESP. I mean telemetry. More to follow…….

Thanks for taking time in reading my rambling blog. And please post comments if you have any questions or ideas for future blogs.

Happy farming, and watch out for those power poles…..
Marlin

Watch my Topcon SYSTEM 150 video from the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY

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