Archive for May, 2011

Text and Win with Hesston by Massey Ferguson Auto-Steer Auto-Save Event

Are you in North America and interested in getting the latest farming technology for free? Then join us now for the Hesston by Massey Ferguson Auto-Steer Auto-Save Event! When you purchase a Hesston by Massey Ferguson SP Windrower you will receive our System 150 AutoSteering™ FREE! That is a $15,000 value.

The Hesston Series self-propelled windrowers from Massey Ferguson include three tough, versatile models that can handle any job you throw their way.  Using next generation positioning technology the System 150 Auto Steering represents superior value for today’s farmer. On-screen visual aids, including the optional detachable lightbar and easy-to-read coverage maps, provide job information for complete application accuracy. Currently a range of steering-ready tractors are supported.

Do you want more information on the Hesston by Massey Ferguson Auto-Steer Auto-Save Event and the chance to win great prizes?

Text Hesston to 99699 to learn more about our Massey Ferguson Auto-Steer Auto-Save Event and participate in trivia contests where you can win Massey Ferguson give-a-ways.

Text Hesston to 99699 today to answer the very first trivia question about Hesston by Massey Ferguson history. (First 10 to respond correctly win).

Isn’t time you got your hands on a Hesston?

Share photos of your Hesston products with us on our Facebook page.

This program is only available in North America, some restrictions apply. Click to view terms and conditions.

Make Farm Safety a Priority

Safety on the farm is a priority at AGCO. Have you noticed our new Safety section here on the AGCO Blog? Watch for new posts from us and other farm safety organizations.

We are very proud of our sponsorship of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation’s (PAF) website and the good work this organization does with more than 400 Progressive Agriculture Safety Days teaching  farm safety and health education to children. PAF is the largest farm safety and health educational program in North America.

PAF’s website has lots of fun family and kids’ safety activities and you can also check out the list of locations to see if a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® is scheduled in your area . If you don’t see one on the list that is close to you, you can apply to host a Safety Day in your area.

Randy Bernhardt, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Director – Development, PAF, tells us their “vision is that no child would become ill, be injured or die from farm, ranch and rural activities. Their mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.” PAF programs are throughout the United States, the Canadian provinces, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, reaching more than 82,000 participants with the help of more than 18,000 adult and older teen volunteers.  They are starting programs in Argentina and Uruguay this year.

I recently had the opportunity to video tape some great safety videos at the AG CONNECT Expo where the Progressive Agriculture Foundation coordinated the Safety Zone with the help of a number of safety organizations. You can see these videos and learn more about farm safety on AGCO’s YouTube channel. Here’s one of the videos:

How do you teach your children farm safety? Share some of your ideas on how to keep our kids safe on the farm by posting a comment here.

Catch up on Gleaner Chats

Thanks to everyone who watched the live chats last week with Kevin Bien. If you missed them, you can catch up on them now. Kevin went over some really great Gleaner info in these two chats and he talks a little about his history with the company in the second video. If you missed the first one, you can find it in a previous blog post. You can watch his second chat below:

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AGCO Chats bring AGCO product experts from around the world to you with detailed product information. Our specialists can present detailed  product information as well as answer your questions. What other topics and experts would you like to see on an AGCO chat?

South America is watching Ribeirão Preto

From May 2 to 6, the agribusiness attention in South America will be directed to Agrishow in Ribeirão Preto. AGCO will be present at the show with its Massey Ferguson and Valtra brands. Due to the good moment of the sector in the region, the Brands are introducing a great number of new products including tractors, harvesters, implements and sprayers. With more than 50% of the tractor market in Brazil and leadership in the other countries in South America, AGCO will have a stand for both Massey Ferguson and Valtra at Agrishow.

Massey Ferguson

Customers Massey Ferguson visiting Agrishow

Celebrating 50 years in Brazil this year, Massey Ferguson is offering the customers visiting Agrishow 2011 its first sprayer, new compact tractors and an extension in the offer for precision agriculture by introducing the concept of controlled traffic. In addition to these novelties, the implements’ line also presents a new planter (MF 500 S) and a series of frontal planes. The brand also goes forward in the forest sector, with four tractor models of MF 7100 Series adapted for forestry. Another segment receiving the trademark progress is the sector of binders, with the release of MF 2170. For the harvest, Massey Ferguson points out the Draper Dynaflex crop platforms, with a technology prepared to reduce losses and increase the crop productivity.


At the area intended for Valtra, the bet is on a complete line of products and novelties for 2011 as well. Among the new releases, the BS 3020H Sprayer, which combines technology and innovative mechanics, able to keep the stability throughout the whole spray procedure regardless the ground unevenness. The novelty comes to complete the line of Valtra solutions for the Brazilian agricultural activity. The trademark is betting on the magnification of its participation in new market segments as a strategy to keep the positive results achieved at Agrishow. In addition to Valtra products, already known by the producers, the factory brings novelties from Challenger, a trademark commercialized by the dealership network, new implements and also new tractors for the traditional heavy duty, which keep the leadership in this market. Another bet by Valtra for the period is the concept of controlled traffic with the introduction of Valtra Integrated Operation System.

Gleaner Live Chat

If you missed out on Kevin Bien’s Live AGCO Chat on the new Gleaner S Series combines last night, you missed a lot! However, you are in luck! We recorded the broadcast and you can watch it below. Kevin answered some great questions and will continue with more tonight from 9-10:00 pm EST. Catch up with yesterday’s chats and come hungry tonight with your Gleaner, Massey Ferguson or Challenger harvesting questions! Join us tonight on AGCO’s UStream Channel – see you there.

Will you be joining us tonight? What are some of your questions?

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