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Fendt 700 Vario – Its Design is also Convincing

Fendt receives iF product design award 2012 in gold.

The new 700 Vario range received the world renowned and internationally acclaimed iF product design award 2012 in gold at the beginning of February at the BMW World in Munich. This confirms that the new tractor series not only offers numerous convincing technical innovations, but an appealing design as well.

 “Power, dynamics, performance – those are the qualities that characterize a tractor. In addition, the Fendt 700 Vario has an independent and striking appearance that is exceptional for this area – the details are a bit evocative of the design of trucks in the USA,” according to the jury’s statement. When handing over the award, Frauke Ludowig, who moderated the awards ceremony, confessed that she almost fell in love with the 700 Vario.

“Design is becoming increasingly more important. That is why we are especially pleased to receive the iF product design award 2012 in gold for the new 700 Vario range. The Fendt Design Team has not only proven that they have delivered outstanding work, but that function and design can be consistently and optimally developed to go hand in hand,” said Dr. Heribert Reiter upon accepting the award and congratulated the two designers, Tom Maier and Jan Weigand. “We have succeeded in giving the new tractor series a function-oriented, significant and, most of all, innovative and emotional appearance,” explained Tom Maier proudly.

Row-Crop Tractor Assembly Begins at AGCO Jackson

AGCO Jackson is proud to welcome Massey Ferguson 8600 Series and Challenger MT600D tractor assembly to North America.  Early this year, wheeled row-crop tractor production started gearing up on the newly expanded assembly line at the Jackson, Minnesota plant.  In this video, see the first Massey Ferguson 8600 Series roll down the new line.

 

Visit http://jackson.agcocorp.com for more information on the facility expansion.

 

 

 

Valtra at Expodireto Cotrijal 2012

Valtra has prepared for the Expodireto Cotrijal 13th edition, in Não-me-Toque, between March 5th and 9th, a series of novelties to attract the region’s farmers. With an enlarged and modern stand, the brand shows to the fair audience the complete portfolio of solutions.

 

The action Valtra & You at the social media is present at this important fair. The visitors can take pictures at the cameras, holding posters like “Mom, I’m at Valtra”. Since its first edition in September 2011, the numbers generated by the marketing effort have been very positive. Today Valtra has already over 2300 fans on its Facebook page.

 

During the fairs 5 days, all the passersby at Valtra´s stand will be able to know the highlights that the brand will bring to this edition. The new S Series will be present with the S293 model, with CVT gearbox (AGCO Variable Transmission) and 320 CV power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Design the Tractor of Your Dreams

30 years ago Volvo BM and Valmet presented the Nordic tractor Volvo BM Valmet, a forerunner of today’s Valtra tractors. As the only Nordic tractor manufacturer Valtra and the Nordic magazines Bedre Gardsdrift, Maskinbladet, Jordbruksaktuellt and Koneviesti invite you to a special design challenge.

The challenge

Are there minor or major details that you would like to improve in your tractor? Do you have ideas for new functions, features, materials or design? We are interested in your practical ideas for the next generations Valtra N and T Series tractors. The suggestions must be based on technology that already exists or will be available in the near future.

A jury consisting of Valtra engineers and editors of the four magazines will evaluate all ideas. All good suggestions will be awarded Valtra Collection prices. Valtra designers and engineers will also use the best ideas to draw a concept tractor. The concept tractor will be presented in November.

To participate simply submit your ideas to the participating magazines either as a drawing, text, model or any way you want by post or e-mail. For more information visit the magazine websites.

Meet Valtra engineers in Finland

The designers of the two best submissions from each country will be invited to the Valtra factory to meet engineers, designers and product specialists. There they will also have a chance to attend a customer panel and thus take part in developing Valtra´s own future tractors.

Terms

The design challenge is open for all, but only individuals with residence in Norway, Sweden, Denmark or Finland are entitled for the factory visit. Your idea must be sent to the one of the magazines before April 30th. Valtra retains the right to use all ideas without further compensation.

AGCO Jackson Introduces Intivity Center

We are pleased to announce that Intivity Center will be the feature attraction of its newly renovated manufacturing facility in Jackson, Minn.  Intivity Center, opening in Spring 2012, showcases the past, present and future farmer-focused innovation and productivity upon which brands such as Massey Ferguson and Challenger have been built. Visitors who tour the center and factory also will experience the people, process and physical materials that go into each tractor and sprayer.

Watch the video for a sneak peek at Intivity Center and our manufacturing expansion.

“Inside the walls in Jackson is a long-standing tradition of dedication, excellence and hard work that brings agriculture some of the highest quality and most respected products on the market,” says Bob Crain, senior vice president and general manager, AGCO North America. “Intivity Center is going to be a must-see destination that will showcase AGCO’s leadership in the development of agricultural innovations that will benefit North American growers now and long into the future.”

Intivity Center - Where Innovation Meets Productivity

  • Interactive displays, animation of futuristic products, videos, an extensive collection of historical artifacts are among Intivity Center features.
  •  State-of-the-art 16,000-square-foot Intivity Center will host as many as 10,000 local and international visitors annually.
  • 75,000-square-foot expansion of the manufacturing facility brings Massey Ferguson row-crop tractor production back to North America.
  • Production now includes Massey Ferguson 8600 Series and Challenger MT600D Series row crop tractors; in addition to Challenger track and 4WD articulated tractors and RoGator, TerraGator and SpraCoupe application equipment built there.

Visit http://jackson.agcocorp.com for more details on the AGCO Jackson expansion.