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Valtra’s A Series Enters the HiTech Era

The Valtra A Series has traditionally been the most popular tractor in Scandinavia. Valtra has further improved the forest features that are so important in this region.

The popular A Series from Valtra enters the HiTech era. The new electronic HiTech forward-reverse shuttle that is now available on the A Series is closely related to Valtra’s traditional shuttle feature, which is widely considered the best on the market. The smooth and precise shuttle is a big advantage when performing front-loader tasks. The system also features an integrated handbrake, further enhancing convenience and safety.

Together with the electronic shuttle the A Series gets a dual-speed PTO controlled by a hydraulic multidisc clutch. The PTO is operated by simple switches, and the hydraulics offer smooth engagement. Control switches can also be optionally specified in the rear mudguard.

The new A Series tractors are powered by AGCO Sisu Power 3.3-litre common rail engines. A viscous fan and common rail fuel injection reduce both noise and fuel consumption. With the introduction of electronic engine management, the A Series is now also available with cruise control. Other new electronic features are available for operating the front linkage and transmission. Valtra’s electronic Autocontrol front linkage is extremely precise, and switches for raising and lowering the linkage can be found in both rear mudguards. Valtra’s unique Autotraction feature and automated 4WD system are ideal for tasks that require repeated stopping and starting. The options list also includes electronic Proline dials that provide a wide range of information.

Driver comfort has been taken to a new level. Noise levels in the cab have been further reduced, and the cab itself has been comprehensively updated. The suspended pedals, including electronic clutch and gas pedals, are easy to operate even with heavy boots. Entering the cab is now easier thanks to wider access. The adjustability of the steering wheel and driver’s seat has also been improved. Customers no longer need to specify a forest cab, as the redesigned cab offers a more even floor. For forest tasks the cab can be specified with a gas pedal in the rear and a rear window designed for a loader valve.

Have you already seen the new Valtra A HiTech Series live?

1110hp Gensets On Standby

Several newly-built villages in Angola, Africa are using Massey Ferguson 990 Series generating sets for standby power in the event of utility failure.

Inspecting one of the MF 950-860 gensets prior to despatch to Angola.

Supplied by Massey Ferguson dealer, Impormaquinas, these giant 990-860kVA sound-attenuated models are powered by 12-cylinder, 24-litre engines, packing nearly 1110hp at 1500 rpm.  With noise levels of just 85 dBA at one metre, the gensets are equipped with the latest digital ATS2 Automatic Transfer Switch which automatically switches on the generator when mains power failure is detected.

Powered by AGCO SISU POWER diesel engines, the standard Massey Ferguson Power Series generating set line-up is available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and covers a huge range with nearly 100 models extending from 9kVA to 700kVA.

Where do you have a need for a generator set?

Happy Earth Day From AGCO!

Earth Day is a time to reflect on maintaining a healthy environment and taking care of the planet we live on. Farmers rely on the Earth daily to produce enough food, fuel and fiber to supply the entire world, but they also have to rely on the right technology in order to produce effectively and efficiently. AGCO makes it easy to choose the right technology that works for farmers and works for the environment. AGCO SISU POWER provides engine technology solutions to help the world’s farmers comply with cleaner-air regulations without compromising their ability to deliver food to the table. In 2010, AGCO  was one of the first manufacturers to achieve EPA Tier 4 interim approval for off-road engines utilizing e3 SCR technology. AGCO’s e3 technology delivers exactly what modern agriculture demands- cleaner emissions, improved economics and reliable performance.

Last year, AGCO was featured on “The Green Room” on the Discovery Channel’s Earth Day special showcasing environmentally responsible companies. You can see the video below:

Did you know that the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts? Source: EarthDay.org

What are some of the ways you celebrate the Earth and take care of your land and water resources?

Fendt Hybrid Combine Harvester

The Fendt X-series hybrid combines with HyPerforma technology are the answer for the increasing demand for cost conscious, environmentally friendly and efficient farming. In the HyPerforma threshing and separation system, tried and tested threshing technology is perfectly combined with highly efficient rotor technology. The new 7-cylinder AGCO SISU POWER engine with  e3 SCR technology delivers a maximum output of 500 hp for demanding operations. The new Fendt 9470 X stands for outstanding results and unbeatable productivity.

Do you plan on purchasing a new hybrid combine this year?

AGCO SISU POWER Engines with e3 Technology

AGCO SISU POWER engines offer clean power without compromises in a variety of tractors, combines and application equipment manufactured by AGCO. They are designed for the most demanding off-road applications because of their robust construction and proven reliability. They also offer increased power density, greater torque, reduced noise and superior fuel economy.AGCO SISU POWER engine

Meeting both European and American emission requirements, AGCO SISU POWER engines offer features with farmers in mind:

EU (Stage IIIB) AND EPA (Tier 4 interim) approval

* e3 SCR plus SisuTronic electronic management reduces fuel consumption

* Better fuel economy also reduces CO2 emissions

* Improved combustion reduces particulate (PM) emissions below new standards

* High efficiency combustion allows longer oil change intervals

Do you have an AGCO SISU POWER engine in your equipment? Tell us why you love it.

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