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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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Construction of Extended Assembly Line is Complete in Jackson, Minnesota

Updates related to previous post Construction Nearing Completion on Jackson, Minnesota Facility Expansion

Complete: Expansion of Assembly Line

Another milestone achieved – the newly expanded assembly line in Jackson, Minnesota, USA is complete and is gearing up for wheeled row crop tractor production.  As part of the expansion plans announced in January this year, a new and longer assembly line was installed to accommodate both the current Challenger track tractors and the new Massey Ferguson and Challenger wheeled row crop tractors. With the new assembly line complete, production has transferred from the old line to the new one this month.  In mid-December, the first pilot wheeled row crop tractor will be assembled on the new line.

AGCO Jackson: Engineers building first pilot unit (Massey Ferguson 8600 Series)

Engineering team building 1st pilot unit by hand.

During the assembly line construction, the engineering team was busy at work building the first wheeled row crop pilot unit by hand to ensure quality assembly practices on the new line.  This pilot model, a Massey Ferguson 8600 Series tractor,  is currently doing tillage work at the proofing grounds for quality testing. And I’m happy to report it is passing all the tests with flying colors.

 

Check out this video of the construction progress starting with the ground breaking in April leading up to the assembly line completion.

Jackson Welcome Center - Front Entrance

Jackson Welcome Center

Next Up:  New Welcome Center

The next milestone of the AGCO Jackson facility expansion is the visitor’s center – the place where innovation meets productivity.  Scheduled to be finished in Spring 2012, this will be your first stop when you visit the upgraded facility where you will experience agricultural innovation first-hand.

We will announce the grand opening details as well as start accepting tour reservations in early Spring.  Stay tuned.

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You can stay up to date on the construction status 24/7 by visiting our live video feed streaming now.

Keep in touch with us – bookmark http://jackson.agcocorp.com today.

Once complete, when would you like to visit the new Jackson facility?

Construction Nearing Completion on Jackson, Minnesota Facility Expansion

In January 2011, AGCO announced its plans to produce Massey Ferguson® and Challenger® high horsepower wheeled row crop tractors in the company’s Jackson, Minnesota, USA, farm equipment manufacturing facility. The plans included a 75,000-square-foot expansion of the manufacturing facility and construction of a state-of-the-art visitors’ center. Click here to view the announcement video.

Construction began in April 2011 and we’re pleased to report that the construction is on schedule for completion in December 2011.  Due to popular demand, a video camera has been mounted overlooking the construction areas with a live video feed that is currently streaming on AGCO’s Ustream channel.  This past July, the 40,000-square-foot material kitting center was completed.  In late September 2011, the 180-foot assembly line expansion will be complete.  Then, pilot models will begin to roll off the line in December 2011.  Full production is projected in June 2012.  Here is an updated video compiled of time-lapsed photos of the construction leading up to this week.

Additionally, the new 17,000-square-foot visitor’s center construction is on schedule for completion at the end of 2011.  The new center will be the official starting point for all factory tours and will provide visitors a first-class and innovative experience – The Jackson Experience.  Guests will learn about AGCO’s brands and their history in agriculture innovation, and then see it first-hand on the guided tour.  The center will have a large interactive equipment showroom, auditorium, meeting rooms and a cafe – all with state-of-the art technology.

The facility and visitors center will be open to the public in Spring 2012 – check back or visit http://jackson.agcocorp.com for more details.

Update on Jackson, Minnesota North American Facility Expansion

In January 2011, AGCO announced its plans to produce Massey Ferguson® and Challenger® high horsepower wheeled row crop tractors in the company’s Jackson, Minnesota, USA, farm equipment manufacturing facility. The plans included a 75,000-square-foot expansion of the manufacturing facility and construction of a state-of-the-art visitors’ center. Click here to view the announcement video.

We’re pleased to report that the construction of the Jackson, MN expansion is currently underway and on schedule despite recent unfavorable weather conditions.  Due to popular demand, a video camera has been mounted overlooking the construction areas with a live video feed that is currently streaming on AGCO’s Ustream channel.

Here is the video compiled of time-lapsed photos of the construction leading up to this week.

As the construction continues, we’ll be posting more updates so stay tuned and check-back often.

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