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Challenger RG1396 Sprayer walk-around – Agritechnica 2011

Here at Agritechnica, Frank Rombouts, Business Development Specialist, gives us a tour of the Challenger RoGator 1396. This machine features a drive package that allows you to match speed to field conditions more efficiently. The RG1396 is built to provide a working environment that will sustain the operator for long working periods. Technology and performance upgrades offer even more versatility to enhance performance. Overall, this is very reliable and efficient machine, for multi-season use.

Challenger TG845 TerraGator walk-around – Agritechnica 2011

Thom Sanders, Product Specialist Applications, gives us a tour around the new TerraGator 845. This is the first 4-wheeled TerraGator on the market in Europe and offers a new integrated drive line, to offer the customer ultimate power and efficiency in fuel economy. This TG845 has an AGCO SISU Power engine with SCR technology. This machine has a brand new look, consisting of a smaller nose to give the operator a better view and a safer entrance with a large platform and bigger door. The TerraGator 845 is currently shown as a pilot machine, and will be going into production next year.

Challenger VIP Used Equipment Program – Agritechnica 2011

Fran Van Asseldonk, Sales Used Equipment, introduces the new VIP (Vehicle Inspection Program) for Europe, Africa and the Middle East regions  at Agritechnica 2011. The VIP program was launched to help customers start a business with a used machine. Before buying a used machine, customers need to be certain that the specific machine has been checked and serviced and this is what the VIP service offers. Challenger will check, service then re-build the machine, giving it an extended warranty.

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.


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?

Vote RoGator for CropLife IRON Product of the Year

What’s better than winning CropLife IRON Product of the Year? Winning it twice.

We’re thrilled CropLife IRON and its consulting partners have selected RoGator in back-to-back years as a finalist for Product of the Year. Now it’s up to you to decide the winner by casting your vote today.


The RoGator RG1300 features a compliant Tier 4 interim e3 SCR engine and is loaded with practical solutions to improve power, performance, serviceability, emissions and fuel consumption.

Help us bring the hardware home again! Voting ends November 4. Product of the Year will be announced December 2011. Thanks for your vote!

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