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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!

MF 5400 tractor walk-around with Campbell Scott – Day Two, Agritechnica 2011

We join Campbell Scott – Massey Ferguson Brand Development Manager, on a tour of the MF 5450, the perfect tractor for the European market. We take a close look at the new design complete with high visibility steep nose bonnet that’s already proving very beneficial to users when working with a front loader or linkage.

The MF 5400 range  comes with the reliable Dyna-4 transmission and the widest choice of cabs in the market within this power class. The four new models span from 80hp to 105hp and all are powered by 4.4 litre 4-cylinder engines.

Welcome to day one of the world’s largest indoor farm machinery show – Agritechnica, held in Hannover, Germany

Here we see Christian Forster, sales director for Massey Ferguson Germany taking us on a tour of the Massey Ferguson stand in Hall 9.

Massey Ferguson Wins Big at Agritechnica 2011

On the first day of the Agritechnica Show, Massey Ferguson took the title of two major awards, the Golden Tractor of the Design – for the MF 7624 Dyna-VT – and the Milestones in Agriculture title – for the three-point linkage launched 75 years ago. In this video, Richard Markwell, Vice President and Managing Director of Massey Ferguson Europe, Africa and Middle East tells us about these awards and gives us an insight into what’s gone into winning them at this prestigious event. As well as taking the Golden Design Tractor Award, Massey Ferguson was also recognised as a finalist in the Tractor of the Year Competition, which saw seven of the industry’s leading brands pitched against each other.

Massey Ferguson Awards Journalists in Brazil

Massey Ferguson assembled some of the finest journalists in Brazil for a night of awards last month. In its 10th edition, the Massey Ferguson Journalists Award has recognized some of the best work on agricultural journalism in television, newspapers, magazines and internet. This year, Massey Ferguson included a category for students.

The awards night united all the nineteen finalists on the last 27th of October in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state. Since 2001, Massey Ferguson received more than 1500 subscriptions to the prize. There were around 500 journalists in the combined years trying to win the trophy.

Also during the night event,  Senior Vice President and General Manager for AGCO South America, Andre Carioba delivered AGCO’s Agricultural Journalism Highlight Award. This trophy is annually given to a tv show, newspaper, journalist or entity and is pointed solely by the jury members. In 2011, the journalists forming the jury decided to conceive the award do Bandeirantes communications group for its continuous work covering the agribusiness in Brazil. Congratulations!

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