Archive for November, 2011

MF FORTIA Combine Harvester walk-around with Jacob Johnsen – Day six, Agritechnica 2011

Jacob Johnsen, Product Manager AGCO Harvesting, gives us a tour around the Massey Ferguson FORTIA 9530 rotary combine available in Europe. The brand new touch screen, now in colour, allows you to adjust the combine settings, and works well with the newly designed controls. This combine has an AGCO SISU Power 7-cylinder engine with SCR technology. The Power-Flow header has a huge advantage, as it does not need changing for harvesting different crops. Overall, the MF 9530 rotary combine upgrades, create a highly efficient, reliable and cost effective harvesting machine, designed to cope easily with a wide range of crops and conditions.

MF 7600 wins Machine of the Year 2012 – Day Three, Agritechnica 2011

The Massey Ferguson 7600 Dyna-VT has won the title prestigious Machine of the Year Award at the Agritechnica Show. The tractor, which made its debut at the event, took top honours in the medium to high-horsepower (180hp to 260hp) category in the awards, organised by the DLV publishing company.

In this video, Campbell Scott, Director Sales Engineering and Brand Development, Florian Tschirschnitz and Christian Forster, tell us all about what makes the MF 7600 range a multiple award winner.

MF 6455 Steep nose tractor walk-around with Campbell Scott – Day five, Agritechnica 2011

Campbell Scott, Brand Development Manager for Massey Ferguson runs through the unique features of the new steep-nosed 115hp MF 6455 Dyna-6 tractor, brand new at the Agritechnica Show 2011. Exciting new features, like the sheet metal sloping bonnet, give the driver superior visibility for tasks involving loaders or front linkages.

MF 2170XD large square baler walk-around with Alan Haycocks – Day five, Agritechnica 2011

Alan Haycocks, Sales Engineer AGCO Harvesting, gives us a tour around the brand new high-capacity MF 2170 XD – which produces a bale size of 1.2m wide by 0.9m tall.  It produces 20% more density than a standard baler – thanks to a beefed up flywheel and stronger overall frame. This means less twine, more density per bale and less transport costs overall.

Fendt: one Gold Medal, two Silver Medals at Agritechnica 2011

As previously announced by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), Fendt was awarded a Gold Medal and two Silver Medals for innovations shown at Agritechnica 2011. The Fendt GuideConnect, in which two tractors act as a unit, where one vehicle is unmanned, received a Gold Medal. The intelligent front loader, the Fendt CargoProfi and the load relief control for the comfort front linkage were each awarded a Silver Medal.

Fendt GuideConnect

Fendt GuideConnect Concept took home a Gold Medal for Innvoation at Agritechnica 2011

The experts from the neutral Agritechnica Innovations Commission have selected two Gold Medals and 39 Silver Medals from the 300 innovations that were submitted. Gold Medals for Innovations are awarded to products that have a concept that offers completely new functions or significantly improves known processes. Decisive is the importance for practical application, advantages for farm and labour management, improvement of the environmental and energy situation, as well as facilitation of work and improved operating safety. The Fendt GuideConnect system more than meets these criteria and will therefore be awarded a Gold Medal at the Agritechnica. “For the first time, farmers will be offered a system in which an unmanned tractor fully automatically follows a guiding tractor on the field. Both vehicles communicate wirelessly and are controlled by a highly accurate GPS steering system. The driver of the guiding tractor monitors both machines and can access the complete operating interface of the following machine. Having two tractors working at the same time significantly increases operator productivity. In contrast to a large machine with similar capability, two smaller tractors can be used more flexibly and cause less soil compaction,” stated the jury.

Silver Medals for Innovations are awarded for products which have been developed further in such a fashion that an essential improvement of the function or process is expected. Fendt was able to convince the jury of the Agritechnica Innovations Award twice here. The developers from Fendt received an award for the intelligent front loader Fendt CargoProfi and also for the load relief control for the front linkage at Agritechnica 2011, each of which will receive a Silver Medal. The jury’s verdict on the Fendt CargoProfi: “The functional range of the front loader has been significantly expanded with the aid of additional sensors and therefore enables new functions: two end positions for the arm and attachment can be preselected and approached automatically and therefore limit the working range (Memo function). The results of the integrated weighing system, featuring a tilt sensor, are documented. There is also a vibrating function, a speed-dependent damping system and end position damping. The controls are completely integrated in the tractor terminal.” The jury awarded the load relief control for the comfort front linkage a Silver Medal for the following reasons: “While driving, the bearing pressure of contour-hugging implements (e.g. mulcher, mower or snow plough) can be adjusted from the driver seat using the terminal. A position sensor on the front linkage actively detects uneven ground immediately and adapts the relief pressure automatically. The implement dynamically follows the changing ground contours while maintaining a constant bearing pressure.”

AGCO is proud of all the awards that we will be taking home from Agritechnica this year. Are you visiting the show? Share your photos with us on our Facebook page!