Archive for August, 2012
Expointer reaches its 35th edition, it takes place in the city of Esteio – RS, between August 25th and September 2nd.
In order to better service clients and visitors, Massey Ferguson and Valtra prepared a modern and differentiated structure in an area of over 5000 m², presenting solutions for agriculture. The displays will also have spaces dedicated to the AGCO solutions and the Santal brands – manufacturer of agricultural equipment for the sugar and alcohol sector and GSI Agromarau – manufacturer in the segment of grain storage and protein production systems), recent acquisitions of the AGCO group.
In addition the exhibition of products, the Valtra display will highlight the area dedicated to the ANTS Concept: those who see the display, can learn about this concept machine and play a game simulating the ANTS working on a farm of the future. The best scorer will win an IPad 3. The ranking will be available on the Facebook Valtra Global, stay tuned!
In the Massey Ferguson stand, visitors can claim a copy of the 106th issue of the Campo Aberto Magazine and participate in the Contest You on the Cover of Campo Aberto, snapping a picture to produce a custom magazine, which will be delivered right away! The participant will also compete for 3 semi-professional digital cameras in the contest for the most “liked” covers on Facebook Massey Ferguson Global.
Relationship, Press and Advertising
On the Massey Ferguson and Valtra displays, the press office will be present to serve interested journalists. In addition, several TV commercials will be displayed, add in magazines and local specialized newspapers.
Throughout the 9 days of the fair, several visitors will be welcomed in the stands and in the factory, which is near the Expointer park. Over 200 visitors are expected.
For the first time, Massey Ferguson presents its new harvester MF 32, now SR which is prepared both for grain harvesting and harvesting of irrigated rice. Check out the commercial vídeo here. Also, there will be launching of the tractor MF 2625, the windrowers (MF 3802 and MF 3814, MF 3875), harvesters (MF 1309 e MF 1358), balers MF 1837 (rectangular bales) and MF 1745 (cylindrical bales) and also the rice planter MF300. Highlight also for the bigger and modern tractors of Massey Ferguson in Brazil, the MF 8600 series, in addition to the Pulverizer MF 9030 and the Telemetric System AGCOMMAND.
Valtra also consolidates its technological pioneering going into the industry of tractors over 300hp with its S Series. The High Power models S293 and S353 offer differential features which make them stand out from other tractors in the country. The Challenger Balers of small rectangular bales SB34 and round bales RB452 will also be launched during Expointer. HIghlight also for the AGCOMMAND Telemetric System,new HiTech Threshing rotor for the axial harvesters, new 600F Series platforms, and also the BS3020H Pulverizer.
Also, there will be launching of the tractor MF 2625, the windrowers (MF 3802 and MF 3814, MF 3875), harvesters (MF 1309 e MF 1358), balers MF 1837 (rectangular bales) and MF 1745 (cylindrical bales) and also the rice planterMF300. Highlight also for the bigger and modern tractors of Massey Ferguson in Brazil, the MF 8600 series, in addition to the Pulverizer MF 9030 and the Telemetric System AGCOMMAND.
With this spirit of technology and innovation, as well as actions to support all businesses, Massey Ferguson and Valtra begin their participation at Expointer! May you all have good business!
AGCO introduces the new Sunflower 6631-35 and 6631-40 vertical tillage tools, which will be on display at the 2012 Farm Progress Show, Aug. 28–30 in Boone, Iowa. The new Sunflower 6631 Series Vertical Tillage Tools deliver seedbed consistency across entire machine. The latest addition to the 6600 Series, these new tools have the width to meet early spring tillage needs of large farms and are designed to create a consistent seedbed across the entire width of the machine. With the Sunflower-exclusive Split-Wing design featuring locking wing extensions, these tools offer strength and stability, but fold to a compact package for transport. The tough vertical tillage tools easily shred and mix tough crop residue to enhance warming of cold, wet soils so planting can begin earlier. Available in 35- and 40-foot working widths, they allow farmers to cover ground efficiently while creating a soil surface that reduces wind and water erosion, and a consistent seedbed that enhances uniform emergence and early crop growth. Farmers will find a number of unique features in the new Sunflower 6631 vertical tillage tools that not only allow the machines to size and mix residue very effectively, but that also ensure long life and consistent performance in the field, says Tom Draper, Sunflower seeding and tillage product marketing manager. They were intentionally designed with a low horsepower-per-foot requirement to help farmers cover more acres with less fuel. That increases return on investment in both time and dollars. In addition, each machine is backed by the Sunflower three-year limited warranty.
AGCO introduces five new Sunflower 5056 Series field cultivators for 2013 at the 2012 Farm Progress Show. Ranging from 45 to 63 feet wide, the new field cultivators join the industry-leading Sunflower 5000 Series field cultivator line. The 5056 models offer ground-hugging flexibility across the full width of the machines, and are among the largest in the industry to quickly and consistently handle seedbed preparation during the short spring planting window. The Sunflower 5000 Series field cultivators have long been the seedbed preparation tool of choice for many farmers,‖ says Tom Draper, Sunflower seeding and tillage product marketing manager. As with previous models, the Sunflower 5056 Series field cultivators have outstanding ground clearance and superb flotation plus the capacity to cover acres fast to get fields ready for the optimal spring planting window. They are built strong, in the Sunflower tradition, and have a truss-style main frame with rotational-torque-compensating wing frames so they will be strong enough to stand up to years of high-acre use in challenging field conditions, Draper explains.
AGCO introduces three new Sunflower 4700 Series in‐line rippers. The newest 4700 in-line rippers are built for farmers searching for a rugged machine that will dig deep and stand up to tough soil and residue conditions, while helping restore optimum yield potential to heavily compacted soils. The 4700 Series in-line rippers are intended for primary fall tillage and are available in three models and five widths. They are built on beefy Sunflower-tough frames, with heavy-duty shanks designed to slice through tough crop residue and deeply penetrate and shatter compacted soils. With three models in three styles and five widths, there is a Sunflower 4700 Series in-line ripper to match any farm size and all field conditions, says Tom Draper, Sunflower seeding and tillage product marketing manager. All are backed by the Sunflower three-year limited warranty. The SF4710 is a three-point-mounted rigid frame, available with five, seven or eight shanks and a maximum 20-foot working width. The SF4730-8 is an eight-row flat-fold frame with eight shanks and a 20-foot working width. The SF4730-12 is a 12-row pull-type with an over-center fold frame. With 12 shanks and a 30-foot working width, it is one of the largest in-line rippers in the industry.
Fendt delivers a new level of row crop & loader work versatility & performance in 110 to 195 PTO HP tractors.The tractors will be on display at the 2012 Farm Progress Show, Aug. 28-30 in Boone, Iowa.
Built for superior row crop, transport and loader-tractor performance, each of the six new models offers more horsepower and 10 percent better fuel economy than previous models. The tractors boast best-in-class operator control and maneuverability from exclusive Fendt features like the available VarioActive steering. The 700 Series has a redesigned front axle, capable of handling 12.5 tons while turning at a 52-degree angle. As a result, the 700 Series has a tighter turn radius and the toughness to balance the demanding loads typical of field work, loader applications and using front-mounted implements. A high-visibility cab and enhanced ride-comfort top off enhancements featured in the series.
“The new Fendt 700 Series tractors offer exceptional visibility, maneuverability and power-to-weight ratio, making them among the most versatile tractors for farmers and custom operators during both field and loader work. These tractors are truly all-around workhorses,” says Carlton Self, product marketing specialist, high horsepower tractors. “They now have all of the exceptional ride-comfort expected from the latest-generation Fendt tractors and — as a bonus — even greater fuel efficiency.”
A featured addition for the 700 Series is the all-new five-post cab with a vertically panoramic front windshield and full-length right-hand window, bringing the 700 Series cab visibility in line with wants and needs of the most discerning operators. The VisioPlus cab offers 77 degrees of upward visibility. Plus, unlike many competitive tractors that offer no cab suspension, all 700 Series cabs are carried on either mechanical or pneumatic suspension systems.
The 700 Series offers the exceptionally reliable and productive power dairy farmers, hay growers, specialty crop producers and custom operators have come to expect from Fendt. The new series is capable of handling up to 39,600 pounds gross weight. Like all Fendt tractors, the 700 Series is carefully engineered to transfer more horsepower to the ground.
The 700 Series tractors offer 22 equipment connections, including six rear and two front double-acting hydraulic valves, factory-installed front and rear three-point hitches, and full ISOBUS connection. All this connectivity ensures versatile operation and trouble-free teamwork between the tractor and implement.
The Fendt 700 Series tractors are rated with a maximum rear lift capacity of 21,120 pounds, so even heavy, rear-mounted implements can be lifted to the fullest height with ease.
Front-axle suspension, with leveling control, and a mechanical three-point cab suspension ensure an exceptional driving experience. For the highest level of comfort, the tractor can be equipped with pneumatic cab suspension and active seat suspension.For more information visit your Fendt dealer or fendt.com/us.
The 2012 Wheat Run went by faster than ever. Mikael Ekstrom and Andrew Voegeli, two of the four interns who had been traveling with the AGCO Tech Van this summer, gained valuable first-hand experience of the harvest by helping to support multiple combines of the custom harvesters on the run. The Tech Van’s central goal is to maximize uptime and help increase crop yield as much as possible. This year’s dry weather made the harvest harder as much of the crop growth was hindered. The interns noted that although the Oklahoma harvest was plentiful at between 70-90 bushels per acre, farmers in Montana were happy to get 40 bushels an acre as very little rain had fallen over the course of the season.
Surprised by the quality and speed of service, the interns were working hard with the Tech Van crew to ensure the combines were up and running. One situation that involved rotor bearings’ replacement had the Tech Van crew coordinate and work with a local AGCO dealer to get the bearings to the field faster and the combine back up running in a matter of hours. There were even a few times that needed a more in-depth process where an AGCO engineering team was consulted to research how to bring the machine back up to speed. While the engineering team was hard at work, the AGCO Tech Van crew would often find a temporary fix way to get the combine back out in the field, such as using a pickup truck to help jack up a combine that would help the crew until an official repair could be made.
The interns learned a lot about the harvest, gaining people skills with both farmers and custom harvesters. Most importantly, Mikael and Andrew discovered what it takes to support custom harvesters allowing them to take on the grueling task year after year. One of the most important lessons that Mikael and Andrew have learned is the ability to think on their feet. “Problems don’t always come at the most convenient time when the support team is right there. It is how you handle the situation and quickly come up with a solution is what matters the most,” said Andrew. Although Mikael’s and Andrew’s work has wound down, both have gained knowledge and experience that they can take back to the classroom to share with their professors and classmates that can help generate new ideas and solutions for future runs.
As preserving water and improving soil becomes increasingly vital, the pre-launch meeting of the Soil and Water Management Centre in the UK supported by Challenger marked an important development for farmers.
Created in response to a report on the current status of soil and water management, the Centre, based at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire in the English Midlands, aims to provide ‘sustainable improvements’ in farming and ecosystem efficiency through better knowledge co-ordination, transfer and development.
Challenger has committed to backing the Centre for three years and will be involved in knowledge transfer days, ongoing research and extensive educational programmes for farmers and agronomists.
“Challenger’s mission statement: ‘Your Soil, Our Territory’ fits particularly well with the project,” explained Martin Hamer, Challenger Manager National Sales, UK. “Our tracked machines are already helping farmers to look after their most valuable resources – the land.”
On Show at the event was a TerraGator 2104 applicator. “Farmers and contractors are looking towards more efficient and soil-friendly methods of applying liquid slurry and other nutrient-rich by-products, and the TerraGator is an ideal method of achieving this,” said Martin. Visitors were interested to hear about how features like the dogwalk steering system could efficiently spread large load weights over the whole width of the machine, rather than distribution only in the tramlines.