For the first time since it was launched last fall, the new Massey Ferguson 9500 Series axial combine will be on display at the 2012 Western Canada Farm Progress Show.
The combine will be wrapped proudly in the Canadian flag, recognizing the pride and heritage of the first widely available self-propelled harvesters which were manufactured in Toronto, Ontario. “There is a great sense of pride among Massey Ferguson combine owners because of the long history of innovation and harvest excellence the machines have always delivered,” says Kevin Cobb, product marketing manager at Massey Ferguson. “The new 9500 Series offers the very latest in innovation, bringing growers some pretty impressive fuel efficiency and harvest capacity benefits. The Western Canada Farm Progress Show is a fitting stage to dress this combine with the Maple Leaf and to recognize its Canadian heritage and pride. It’s your country, your combine.” Visitors to the Western Canada Farm Progress Show may see the 9500 Series combines at the Massey Ferguson display in space #9420 on Lot M.
The 9500 Series has exhibited exceptional fuel efficiency without compromising power or torque ratings. “Growers are seeing 20 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as 20 percent increase in harvest capacity with the 9500 series,” Cobb adds. The improvements are made possible by AGCO POWER diesel engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) clean-air technology. With SCR, the exhaust reduction process takes place outside of the engine after combustion. As a result, the engine stays cooler – so as to not diminish engine performance or fuel efficiency.
Massey Ferguson has further enhanced performance by changing the engine’s configuration. It’s now in line with the rotor, so power flow remains direct. This helps optimize power for smooth, efficient harvesting even when terrain, environment, crop volume and crop conditions become particularly challenging.
The Massey Ferguson 9500 Series features three all-new models: the MF9520, with a six-cylinder 8.4 liter engine and the MF9540 and MF9560 which each offer an all-new 9.8 liter, seven-cylinder engine positioned in-line with the axial rotor for maximum driveline efficiency.
“The new Massey Ferguson harvesting lineup answers the most challenging question – how to build a combine with more capacity and less complexity,” adds Cobb. “As evidenced by the all-new Massey Ferguson 9500 Series axial combines, we’ve come a long way since Massey-Harris perfected the world’s first commercially successful self-propelled combine in 1938. Because we’ve not forgotten the principles and ideas upon which Massey Ferguson was founded, we are committed to designing and developing state-of-the-art machinery that exceeds grower’s expectations in performance and reliability.”
For more information on the new Massey Ferguson 9500
Series axial combines, be sure to attend the Western Canada Farm Progress Show or stop by your local Massey Ferguson dealer.
The investment brings production of Challenger and Massey Ferguson high-horsepower wheeled row crop tractors to North America — a decision that was announced in early 2011. The manufacturing center expansion will contribute more than $17 million dollars and 200 jobs to the local economy, bringing the total number of professional, support and skilled manufacturing positions at the facility to 1,050. Intivity Center, a 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art visitor center, is AGCO’s first welcome center in North America, and showcases the farmer-focused innovation behind the brands upon which the company has been built.
Intivity Center offers an extensive collection of historical artifacts — many never before seen by the public. In addition, it includes a glimpse of the future of agricultural equipment through interactive displays demonstrating equipment technology in development at AGCO. Open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Intivity Center is expected to attract an estimated 10,000 visitors per year.
Martin Richenhagen, chairman and CEO, and Bob Crain, senior vice president and general manager, AGCO North America, opened Intivity Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by more than 500 dealers, employees, state and local elected officials and the media. A public open house for the local community will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012.
“Today is a great day for AGCO, and we’re thrilled to bring the production of Massey Ferguson and Challenger row crop tractors to North America for our North American customers and dealers,” said Richenhagen. “This is one in a continuum of efforts AGCO is undertaking through our commitment to deliver superior products, service and innovation as we have never done before.
“AGCO is proud to bring North American farmers the benefit of our global expertise in agricultural equipment, and Intivity Center captures many examples of our efforts, both from the past and those we will be bringing to market in the future,” added Richenhagen.
Crain reiterated the reasons Jackson was chosen as the ideal place in North America to manufacture the company’s row crop tractors.
“There is a long-standing tradition of hard work, commitment and understanding of customer needs here in Jackson. This commitment is evident from the speed with which the team here undertook and completed the construction, and brought the line up to full capacity to produce the Massey Ferguson and Challenger row crop tractors we can now proudly say are ‘built in North America’ for our customers and dealers here,” Crain said. “Thank you to everyone who has made this day possible, particularly our outstanding team of Jackson employees, led by Eric Fisher, director of operations. Jackson and our new Intivity Center are truly the new hometown of Agriculture and Innovation.”
Farm equipment manufacturing has been a part of the Jackson community since 1963, when Ag-Chem Equipment Company was founded as a distributor of spraying equipment. Ag-Chem was purchased by AGCO in 2001. Jackson is now home to Challenger and Massey Ferguson high-horsepower wheeled row crop tractors as well the Challenger track tractors and application equipment.
For more information about Intivity Center and AGCO Jackson Operations, or to schedule tours of the expanded manufacturing facility, visit http://jackson.AGCOcorp.com. For information about AGCO’s products and services or to find a dealer near you, visit www.AGCOcorp.com.
The trade fair Polagra-Premierey, which is held biannually in the Polish city of Posen, was also a success for Fendt in 2012. Because Fendt once again received a gold medal. The award went to the 724 Vario.
“The new 700 Vario range is the perfect overall package, comprising state-of-the-art engine technology combined with the fuel-saving SCR technology, unique VisioPlus cab and numerous other technical highlights. The new tractor range meets the high demands of professional farmers on all counts,” said Wolfgang Möhrer, Brand Business Manager for Fendt in Poland. “This was certainly the reason the jury of experts awarded the new 700 Vario a gold medal.”Pawel, Henryka und Adam Korbanek, Fendt importers and owners of Korbanek sp.zo.o, were very pleased to accept the gold medal. Rafal Mikolajczak, Fendt Brand Manager at Korbanek, is also visibly proud of his “Gold Tractor”.
Since its launch the MF 7600 Series has been showered with accolades starting with the Golden Tractor for Design in the 2012 Tractor of the Year competition at the Agritechnica show in 2011, where it was also named as Machine of Year.
A gold medal at the Polagra-Premiery show in Poznan, Poland continues the MF 7600 Series’ success story, while it received another gold medal at the Ka pasesi 2012 – one of the largest exhibitions for the Baltic states, held at the Aleksandras Stulginskis University in Lithuania. The tractor has also recently received a Silver Medal for Technical Innovation at the FIMA show in Spain and the Grand Innovation prize at the AgroMash show in Hungary.
“Everybody at Massey Ferguson is immensely proud of these achievements,” says Campbell Scott, Brand Development Manager. “We are honoured to receive these medals and accolades and the ‘Golden Tractor’ is our way of showing not only our appreciation to the judges, but also highlighting the MF 7600 Series as a truly award-winning machine.”
“While it is fantastic to receive these awards, at Massey Ferguson we already know that the MF 7600 Series is outstanding in its class. We currently offer our best ever range of equipment, which has great design and innovation at its heart.”
MF fans and customers can share in the Golden celebrations with a special limited edition scale model of the Golden MF 7624 tractor which will be available later this year. With just 2012 being produced, this is likely to become a much sought-after collectors’ item.
Expodireto Cotrijal reaches its 13th edition reinforcing its image as one of the main agricultural fairs in Brazil. Receiving over 160000 visitors at the 2011 edition and with a turnover of over 1 billion reais, the fair became a good businesses display for Massey Ferguson. Taking place in the city of Não-me-Toque – RS, the Precision Farming national capital, the fair is the main city event of the year and drives the whole region!
The brand, in 2012, is reinforcing its increasingly complete products portfolio concept, presenting to the region the new line of tractors 320 and 370 CV MF 8600, a success in the European and American market. The machine already draws the attention from the passersby in front of Massey Ferguson´s stand and also the local press’s.
The Massey Ferguson Caricatures Contest is stirring the stand at the fair. Many clients are participating at the contest, which consists in having a caricature created and promoted at the MF social media. The most liked ones will get awards. The brand’s social networks pages are increasingly growing.
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