Archive for August, 2010

Fans on Film Contest Winner

AGCO is pleased to announce our “Fans on Film” video contest winner, Paul Beaver. He took a video of his dad in front of their 1951 Ferguson TO-20 tractor. Paul showed his and his fathers excitement on AGCO’s Facebook fan page: “WE WON THE TRACTOR VIDEO CONTEST!!! Thanks to all that voted for us! We couldn’t have done it without you! 🙂 AGCO, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! My father is at work jumping up and down he’s so excited! All his co-workers thought he was having a heart attack! Thrilled to say the least….” Join us in congratulating Paul and his father and check out their video below.

Check out the honorable mentions and all of the finalists videos on our YouTube playlist.

Gleaner Super Series Information is Here!

Have you been waiting to find out more about the new Gleaner Super Series combines for North America? Well wait no more because you can connect to all the information you want in the NEW Gleaner tab on AGCO’s Facebook fan page!

As you know, the reason the black “Stealth” Super7 left the wheat harvest was to head back to Kansas to be introduced to the Gleaner dealers. The prototype’s show business run extends for a few more weeks as it will make field demonstration appearances at the fall farm shows. These shows are not only an opportunity for more people to see the new Gleaner Super Series Combines, the are also a time for the Super7 to show off in the corn harvest. Based on last year’s performance in the very tough harvest, the Gleaner team is confident the further-improved prototypes will really shine at the shows and in more extensive corn and soybean harvest testing this fall.
Check out the video below for an overview of the new Gleaner Super Series Combines from Kevin Bien, AGCO Product Marketing Manager for Combines and let us know if you have any questions by posting a comment below. Happy harvesting!

Ride & Drive 2011 RoGator® and TerraGator® at MAGIE Show

The AGCO Application Equipment division will
showcase the new model year 2011 RoGator and TerraGator at the 2010 MAGIE (Midwest Ag Industries Exposition) Show August 18th & 19th in Bloomington, Illinois, USA.
Our display, at lot 618 in the Interstate Center, will be the place to enjoy a ribeye sandwich from the Illinois Beef Producers and find out what’s new with the RoGator and TerraGator for 2011. Most important, take a few moments to get behind the wheel of the TerraGator to experience how the AGCO Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) will deliver even greater performance and efficiency to the industry’s premier flotation applicator. You can also ride and drive the new RoGator to experience the advantages the new drive package and the revolutionary new MICHELIN® SprayBib™ tires that are available as an option on the 2011 machines.
We look forward to seeing you at MAGIE. Let us know what questions you might have on our new products by posting a comment below.

Massey Ferguson Demo Drivers Lead the Way

Gavin Doughty here, Manager, Marketing Communications for AGCO in Abbey Park, UK. Working in the Marketing function of AGCO Ltd, I have responsibility for the communication of Massey Ferguson Harvesting and Brand promotions throughout Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Massey Ferguson Harvesting is set to develop the new Golden Age and re-capture the credibility it deserves as the inventor of the first commercially available self-propelled combine harvester in the world.

The new MF 9280 DELTA hybrid combine made its way into the fields recently as demonstration teams swung into action across Europe.

A highly skilled team of drivers are currently demonstrating the benefits of the Massey Ferguson hybrid combine to customers throughout our region; in UK, Germany, Czech, Hungary, Denmark and Slovakia, with the full support of local sales teams.

A full machinery tour around the MF DELTA starts the customer’s day on arrival in the field, followed by the real harvesting experience from the driver’s seat to put the combine through its paces and see the benefits of the new technology for themselves.

Over the coming days and weeks I will be posting reports from the demo teams. Check out more information about the DELTA combine.

Post your questions below as a comment and I’ll get word out to the teams.

New Gleaner Super Series Combine Unveiled

US & Canadian Gleaner dealers saw the unveiling of production versions of both the Class VI and VII S7 Super Series combines at Hartman Arena near Wichita, Kansas, US last night. Also in the news since the last Gleaner blog post is Episode 2 of the Super 7 harvest run report videos. In this episode, the Gleaner team, along with the custom harvesters and farmers, explore the issue of soil compaction.


You can continue to follow the Super Series on our Gleaner website and through these AGCO Blog posts. Very soon Episode 3 in the video series will be released with more wheat harvest reports and scenes from the dealer introduction event. Post your comments and questions on the Gleaner Super Series discussion.
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