Archive for February, 2011
Greeting from Valtra! Watch the video below for a greeting direct from Paris from Luis Teles, Director, Sales and Marketing for Valtra in Europe. The show featured the new ANTS concept and Biogas tractor. The SIMA exhibition in Paris enjoys a growing reputation among international visitors. The show is also the biggest exhibition of agricultural machinery in France and attracts visitors from all over the country.
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The winner of AGCO’s Farm Dog photo contest is Tommy Putra from Indonesia. Tommy sent in a photo of his dogs Sindhu and Pluto. Tommy’s photo was the awarded grand prize after he was voted the highest by fans of the AGCO Facebook page. Over 436 farm dog photos from all around the world were submitted for the contest with 27 countries represented from six different continents, making this AGCO’s most successful global contest to date. Congratulations Tommy and also our finalists. Make sure to check out all of the photos in our farm dog photo albums.
Which one is your favorite?
Amidst a blaze of publicity, Massey Ferguson has launched a powerful range of superb new products and a new promotional campaign at SIMA 2011, Paris.
Under the banner “SUPERIOR DNA FROM MASSEY FERGUSON“, the new products offer farmers the optimum solutions in farm mechanisation capitalising on the Massey Ferguson brand genetics of superior engineering and superior product support.
The brand new products are 4 new agile additions to the MF 5400 series with superb new styling… destined to be a strong favourite on mixed farms and perfect for loader work; the new MF 8600 series with its Generation 2 e3 SCR system for low fuel consumption and clean air plus a state of the art new range of telescopic handlers, the MF 9000 series which has redefined the benchmark in agricultural materials handling.
Added to this, and under the Massey Ferguson “PURE GOLD” harvesting banner comes the new MF 7300 series combine harvester with its new Paralevel system for use on sloping terrain proving once again that Massey Ferguson is the gilt edged investment for the smart farmer of tomorrow who demands the best in up to date equipment.
What do you think of the new Massey Ferguson “SUPERIOR DNA FROM MASSEY FERGUSON” campaign and products?
MF Becomes the “Official Tractor” of Country Music Sensation
Massey Ferguson is proud to announce its newest sponsorship of high-horsepower country music star Rodney Atkins. Massey Ferguson will now be the “official tractor” of Rodney Atkins. The songs of Rodney Atkins’ speak of the endurance of the working class, the unassuming folks who make up the fabric of America. The man who penned the song, “Man on a Tractor,” and much anticipated new album “It’s America,” shares those same ideals with a company that boasts more tractors on the job worldwide than any other brand.
Atkins, a rising star who earned the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist award in 2006, recorded five number one hits that year including “If You’re Going Through Hell” and his latest hit “Farmer’s Daughter” is a chart favorite. He’s toured with the likes of Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride and ZZ Top. The partnership between this native of a small town in east Tennessee and a tractor brand steeped in traditional rural values is a perfect fit.
Throughout the year, Atkins will be involved in Massey Ferguson activities ranging from national advertising to dealer tie-ins, social media campaigns, contests and national Farm Shows bringing this ball-cap-donning “regular guy” among the hardworking farmers who share his ideals.
Watch the video here to hear Rodney talk about his partnership with Massey Ferguson.
Do you listen to Rodney Atkins while using your Massey Ferguson equipment?
Have you been keeping up with Massey Ferguson recently? They have been very busy showcasing new tractor launches at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, USA, the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and SIMA this week in Paris. Here are some snapshots of what North America is featuring:
Massey Ferguson® introduces the MF1526 compact tractor, the latest addition to the ever-popular Massey Ferguson 1500 Series compact tractor line. The MF1526 delivers the type of performance and versatility needed for chores around the small farm, to work on the golf course and anything in between. With 25 engine horsepower, a three-range hydrostatic transmission and improved ergonomics for more operator comfort and convenience, it’s a tractor “just right” for almost any job.
“The MF1526 is an all-around machine that offers power and torque to handle loader and grading or tilling projects with ease, and at the same time, convenient size and agility make it a great tractor for jobs such as mowing with a belly mower,” explains Neal Generose, product marketing manager, compact and utility tractors.
Massey Ferguson® is pleased to introduce the all-new MF5450 mid-range tractor featuring the exclusive Hi-Visibility™ Hood design which allows the operator to see the front of the loader bucket for better control and more accurate results.
“The all-new Massey Ferguson 5450 is designed so the operator can see the tip of the loader bucket no matter what the job is,” explains Rene Boivin, product marketing manager, utility,specialty and mid-range tractors. “This is a unique tractor designed specifically for loader work and one especially well suited to the dairy or beef feedlot, where loader work is a daily event whether feeding and caring for cattle or harvesting and moving hay.”
No other mid-range tractor on the market features a hood design with the visibility of the MF5450. Unlike competitive models with a square shape to the hood, the slope of the Hi-Visibility Hood is redesigned to be significantly lower at the front to give operators exceptional sight lines and eliminate blind spots. In fact, operators can see the tip of the loader bucket from their seat inside the cab — which significantly enhances the operator’s ability to control implements with careful precision.
Have you seen the new Massey Ferguson tractors? What do you think?