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Massey Ferguson 7499 Tractor Wins Award at EIMA

The Massey Ferguson 7499 won the Finalist Award for the Tractor of the Year competition at EIMA in Bologna, Italy.

The jury was impressed with the features that the MF 7499 offers operators. With its superb power to weight ratio and high specification the tractor excels in all areas. The AGCO SISU POWER engine combines excellent economy with high power and torque, which are delivered through the Dyna-VT continuously variable transmission. This is equipped with Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM), which links the engine and transmission to ensure they are always working at optimum efficiency.

The special chassis design, with its Integrated Front Linkage System provides excellent weight distribution while boosting capacity and efficiency with the use of front mounted equipment. The tractor’s cab, which is one of the quietest workplaces on the market, combines superb comfort with effortless control from many automated features as well as ISObus implement control from the tractor terminal.

“All of the Massey Ferguson team are delighted that the Tractor the Year Jury has recognised how the MF 7499 brings the benefits of power and precision to modern, productive farmers,” adds Campbell Scott, Massey Ferguson Brand Development Manager. “We are excited by the response this tractor has received and proud of our Finalist Award.” Source: Massey Ferguson – MF 7499 receives Tractor of Year finalist award

Have you checked out the new Massey Ferguson 7499 Tractor?  Be sure you do, then tell us what you think.

Fendt 828 Wins Tractor of the Year Award at EIMA

On the first day of the EIMA trade exhibition in Bologna (10 – 14 November 2010), the distinguished, internationally renowned “Tractor of the Year 2011” award was handed over by the Italian agricultural minister Giancarlo Galan at an official ceremony. Winner of the “Tractor of the Year 2011” is the new 280hp Fendt 828 Vario. The jury was comprised of 20 independent technology journalists from agricultural trade magazines from 20 different European countries. The competition prides itself on its independence and unbiased assessments.

The 828 Vario is the first series production tractor in the world with the fuel-saving SCR technology for compliance with emissions stage 3b (TIER IV interim), effective 1 January 2011. With a top speed of 60 km/h and with the new X5 cab, it is the fastest and also the most comfortable tractor class. Further, it is equipped with a new large screen control concept, the innovative Vario-Guide automatic steering system and data processing with Vario-Doc. Watch the video below for more information:

Were you at EIMA? What were some of your favorite things from the Fendt stand?

Yeo Valley Massey Ferguson Farmers Campaign to Make Rap #1

Remember the Yeo Valley rapping farmers? Their story isn’t over yet… now they are on their way to become the No. 1 Christmas spot in the UK.  Massey Ferguson tractor drives their single to hopefully new levels on the London music charts.

[Yesterday], a group of farmers has travelled from Somerset to London to campaign to make the Yeo Valley rap a challenger to the number one single slot in the UK.

The track has appeared within the top 30 singles in the iTunes download chart.

Farmers from the real-life Yeo Valley farm made the journey to London to deliver the track in a Massey Ferguson tractor (as seen in the ad), to a host of radio stations and then perform and sample their products in London’s Leicester Square.

The advert has created such a stir that even BBC Radio 1 DJ and new music champion, Zane Lowe, leant his support with a tweet stating: “Must be intimidating for the X Factor finalists to have to compete with the infinitely better Yeo Valley crew each week”.

A spokesperson from Yeo Valley said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the advert and demand for us to release the track as a single. Our farmers and fans wanted to bring a bit of the Somerset to the big smoke, and with lyrics such as “Rollin’ in my Massey on a summer’s day” and “big up your chest represent the West”, what better way than to bring a tractor to the capital.”

To date, the advert has been viewed over 1 million times on the official YeoTube channel has (www.youtube.com/yeotube) and generated 38,000 Tweets. The ad will continue to appear exclusively in The X Factor across ITV1 and ITV2 until 12th December. Download the track at www.apple.com/uk/iTunes. The ringtone version of the rap can also be downloaded from www.yeovalleyorganic.co.uk” Source: Massey Ferguson – Yeo Valley Rapping Farmers Campaign to Make Rap Number One

Do you think the Yeo Valley Boyz will be the No. 1 Christmas spot in the UK?

Cast your Vote for the RoGator 1396

AGCO’s RoGator series has been a hot source for awards and award nominations for the past few years; winning the Ag Professional Editor’s Top Choice Product of the year in 2009, and now nominated for a second year in a row as a finalist in the CropLife IRON Product of the Year competition. We need your help to vote the RoGator 1396 as the grand prize winner in the CropLife IRON competition. Voting ends Tuesday, December 21, 2010 so hurry over to cast your vote for the RoGator 1396.
One look at RoGator self-propelled sprayers and you’ll be convinced they have the brawn and brains to meet and exceed your application needs year after year. Large product tanks, a front entry system, a wider cab entry platform, and front reload station are just some the updated features that make RoGator a smart addition to your operation.

For more than half a century, AGCO Application Equipment has been designed to meet the demands of professionals who depend on their application equipment to get the job done. Durable. Dependable. Professional. These are the qualities you can expect from RoGator and the people who stand behind them.” Source: RoGator Self-Propelled Sprayer: Find AGCO Sprayers for all your agricultural needs

What do you love about your RoGator?

Virtual Community for Valtra Owners

Valtra has created a new community for Valtra owners all over the world called “My Valtra“.

My Valtra is a place where you can tell about places where you’ve been together with your Valtra. You can share your ideas, best practices, give your advice, add pictures and videos. Show others how Valtra is a important part of your life. Other Valtra owners can comment on your pictures and stories.Valtras are working all over the world. Let’s share stories and ideas. Source: My Valtra

Register before 24 December to be automatically entered in the drawing for one of our fantastic prizes:
1st prize: Kodak Zi8 digital camera
2nd-6th prizes: iPod Shuffle with Valtra engraving

What is your Valtra’s story?

François from France posted this picture to “My Valtra” :VALTRA N 142, VALMET 8150, BM VOLVO 600 (all still working on his farm); BOLINDERS BM 36 (in his collection).