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Tier 4 Interim Approval for AGCO SISU POWER Engines

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 interim approval was granted on the 14th of December 2010 for AGCO SISU POWER engines over 130 kW. The corresponding European Union (EU) Stage IIIB approval was granted already earlier this fall. This approval is one of the first the US EPA has granted for non-road engines utilizing SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology. “The Stage IIIB and Tier 4 interim requirements will be applied in production for ratings above 130 kW starting January 1st, 2011. Engine production has already started at the AGCO SISU POWER factory in Nokia, Finland for non-road engine customers in Europe and the U.S.,” explained Martin Richenhagen, AGCO Chairman, President and CEO. Learn more at http://www.AGCOcorp.com/E3 or check out the entire press release below:
Tier 4 interim approval for AGCO SISU POWER Engines

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Massey Ferguson 8600 Series Tractor Testimonial

Kentucky farmers, Tyler and Larry Powell, explain why the Massey Ferguson 8600 Series Tractor is The Right Tractor Right Now for their operation. They talk about the continuously variable transmission, opti-ride cab suspension, e3 SCR technology and more.

What do you love about your Massey Ferguson 8600 series tractor?

AGCO SISU POWER Engines

AGCO SISU POWER engines are a leader in engine technology; its new e3 SCR (selective catalytic reduction) seven-cylinder engines meet the latest European and North American emission standards and are excellent proof of this. Profi Tractor Test and Nebraska Tractor Test confirm the results. Did you know….
“SISU” is a Finnish term loosely translated into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity. But, the word is widely considered to lack a proper translation into any language. SISU has been described as being integral to understanding Finnish culture. The literal meaning is equivalent in English to “having guts”, and the word derives from sisus, which means something inner or interior. However SISU is defined by a long-term element in it; it is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain an action against the odds. Deciding on a course of action and the sticking to that decision against repeated failures is SISU. Source: Sisu – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You can learn more about AGCO SISU POWER engines by watching the video below and by checking out the AGCO SISU POWER website.

Valtra Biogas Tractor

AGCO presents a new concept tractor model that runs on biogas. Valtra demonstrated the new engine technology for the first time in Sweden on 21 June.
The development of the biogas tractor and generator demonstrates the desire of AGCO to create solutions that allow renewable natural resources to be utilized efficiently,” says Martin Richenhagen, AGCO Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

AGCO’s Valtra brand and AGCO SISU POWER, AGCO’s innovative engine division, have developed the biogas tractor and are currently testing it in Sweden. Without making any changes to the original diesel engine, 70 to 80 percent of power is generated by biogas. The dual-fuel engine functions like a diesel engine. The gas is injected with the intake air, and combustion occurs when a small amount of diesel fuel is injected into the cylinder. If biogas is not available, the engine can run completely on diesel fuel.

The Valtra N101 tractor has 110 horsepower, is equipped with a front loader, front linkage and front PTO. It is intended as an all-purpose tractor for farms, municipalities and contractors that have the possibility of refueling with biogas while working. The biogas cylinders are situated in a safe location on the right side of the chassis, and the entire installation has been designed in accordance with EC vehicle regulations. The capacity of the biogas cylinders on the first test model is 170 litres, which under 200 bar pressure corresponds to approximately 30 litres of diesel fuel. In typical use, this is sufficient for three to four hours of work. View the biogas tractor brochure.

“State-of-the-art technology has been employed in Valtra’s biogas tractor. Both the diesel and gas injection systems have their own electronically controlled common rail, which allows the ratio between the diesel and biogas to be optimized,” explains Jari Rautjärvi, Managing Director of Valtra. ” Source: AGCO is committed to supplying progressive farmers with high-tech solutions and to develop environmentally friendly technologies.

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The New RoGator 600 Sprayer

For RoGator fans in Europe and the Middle East, check out the new RoGator 600 Sprayer for state of the art, self-propelled spraying.

“What chiefly sets it apart, says the Challenger marketing team, is the single-beam chassis which allows operators to alter the machine’s height and adjust track width hydraulically.

Challenger has a lot of experience in the sprayer market. More than 600 RoGators are sold in the USA every year and the unusual-looking SprayCoupe has been in production for more than 45 years. The current Rogator 418 and 618 are available with Chafer spraypacks in the UK and have been fitted with Knight kit in the past.

The RoGator 600, however, involved a clean-sheet approach to self-propelled sprayer design, says AGCO design engineer Joris Hiddema.

Powered by an AGCO SISU POWER engine, it shares the same cab as the Challenger MT Series tractors, as well as a 40kph hydrostatic transmission designed to operate in a similar fashion to the CVTs used in AGCO’s Vario-equipped tractors. The new RoGator adopts the same single-beam chassis for each of its three models.

“We didn’t want a heavy machine, but we did want to distribute the weight evenly,” says Mr Hiddema. “It was also important to keep width to a minimum of 2.55m for transport.

“The tank and driveline components are all positioned between the front and rear axle, meaning the centre of gravity is always in the middle of the machine regardless of what tank size is fitted.” ” Source: VIDEO: Challenger’s RoGator sprayer – 27/05/2010 – Farmers Weekly

Take a look at the UK’s new RoGator 600 Sprayer: