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How to Finance Your Ag Equipment

AGCO Finance specializes in providing loan and lease financing to retail customers buying tractors, combine harvesters and other farm equipment. In today’s global marketplace, professional farmers’ consideration of financing and leasing options can form as much a part of their buying criteria as mechanical features and benefits of the equipment. Our joint venture banking partner, Rabobank Group, is widely regarded as one of the world’s safest banks and is rated AAA by the major credit rating agencies. It has been able to provide the necessary continuing liquidity to fund our growing retail sales. Geographically diverse, AGCO Finance operates in 15 countries in North America, South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand.

AGCO Finance offers comprehensive financing programs based on innovative financial products to meet individual needs. We are very aware every customer’s financial situation is different, and we therefore offer flexible options so our finance programs will enable customers to obtain agricultural equipment that has the power, efficiency and technology to help them operate their businesses profitably. Source: AGCO | Finance

Take a look at the video below to learn more.

What finance options do you look for when you shop for equipment?

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An Exciting Year Ahead for Massey Ferguson

“2010 has been a year of new products and continued investment for Massey Ferguson, but there is still plenty to look forward to in 2011.”

That’s the message from Richard Markwell, MF’s Vice-President and Managing Director for Europe, Africa and Middle East in his end-of-year webcast. This video is Richard’s opportunity to speak directly to customers, distributors, dealers and employees alike, and is now available to view by clicking the link below.

Filmed at the Beauvais tractor manufacturing plant in France, Richard gives his personal review of the year and looks forward to the prospects for 2011.

He speaks of the powerful new products introduced this year on both the tractor and harvesting sides of the business; and of the investment that AGCO has made in its European manufacturing facilities to enable Massey Ferguson to continue producing world beating machinery well into the future.

With SIMA and Agritechnica to look forward to next year, 2011 is shaping up to be another busy and exciting year for

Massey Ferguson. What do you hope to see in the future from Massey Ferguson?

Play AGCO’s New Farmyard Dash Game

Just not enough hours in the day to drive your Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson or Valtra? Let AGCO help you out. You can drive your favorite tractor online anytime with AGCO’s fun holiday game: Winter Farmyard Dash. Team up with your favorite brand and head for the start line. Take your tractor for a spin around the snow-covered farm, avoiding the obstacles (watch out for those cows!). Complete the track using the least amount of fuel for a place on our leaderboard and some fantastic prizes for the top 3 plus some great raffle prizes. I am actually quite bad at the game, so you can definitely beat my score!

We will not be posting the rest of the week so that we can spend time with our families. We hope you are able to take the day off too, but for those of you working on Christmas, we sincerely thank you for your dedication to providing us with the food, fuel and fiber that we use everyday all around the world. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.See you on Monday. Cheers!

What was your score?

Top Technical Magazine Features TerraGator 8333

The new Challenger TerraGator applicator (sold in Europe) is the subject of an in-depth 5-page article in the November edition of Industrial Vehicle Technology (IVT) magazine.

“New engine, new transmission, and new front and rear axles have been mounted on a ore advanced chassis to create a specialist applications vehicle that promises more productive and economical performance,” says the report.

The article features an interview with Challenger’s Adrie Kunst, Managing and Technical Director at AGCO Netherlands BV who explains how tapping into the considerable resources of parent company AGCO meant that Challenger could design a more advanced machine that meets the latest emission rules, tackles rising fuel costs and is easier to drive and more productive for contract operators.

Looking in detail at every aspect of the machine, IVT concludes that the TG8333 is ‘a whole lot of technology for efficiently dealing with one of farming’s most basic commodities.

To view the entire article, go to http://www.ivtinternational.com/latest_issue.php

What is your favorite magazine to follow ag equipment news?

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