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Kayla’s Farm Life Lesson #1: Good Equipment

In case you have only recently joined us, let me introduce you to AGCO’s Blog Contest winner: Kayla Ferris. Her “farm life lessons” resonated with so many people and since her blog entry was so popular, we asked her to guest blog for us occasionally.  Kayla and her husband found the AGCO Blog while searching for information on a Sunflower soil finisher. Her next lesson is maybe something that a lot of you have experienced as well.

Farm Life Lesson 1: Good Equipment is worth the extra mile

It was how I found the AGCO blog in the first place.  My husband had been searching for a Sunflower soil finisher (a product of AGCO) for months.  Maybe even a couple of years.  It appeared finding a used one which someone was willing to sale was quite a challenge.
That is, until last week.  Farmer Husband finally found the Sunflower soil finisher for which he had been searching.  The only problem was it was 5 states away.  And when you live in Texas, 5 states in any direction is a long ways.  So the boys talked it over.  I can tell you two things.
#1. We are the proud owners of a Sunflower soil finisher.
#2. 1500 miles, 750 of them pulling a wide, heavy load, and only driving 40 mph, covering the back roads of 5 states and 500 gas stations (or something close to that!)… makes for a VERY long trip.
Apparently good equipment is worth the extra mile.

Who out there thinks they have traveled the furthest to pick up their beloved AGCO equipment?

It’s a Wrap from Farm Progress Show 2010!

The Farm Progress Show was a success! Despite the rainy weather, minor flooding and muddy conditions, everyone still came out and had a great time. If you missed the show, you missed a lot. But no worries…we have you covered! You can check out videos from AGCO on our Farm Progress Show playlist on YouTube.

We also visited “Big Bud”, the largest operating tractor in the world, weighing in at 65 tons, standing tall at 14 feet and 28 1/2 feet long. Big Bud boasts a modern-day rating of 1000 horsepower and was produced in 1977-1978. It was huge! Just to give some perspective, the signs in the photo to the right stand just about 5’5″ tall-my height!

AGCO had our first live AGCO Chat from a show with Kevin Bien on the new S Series Gleaner combines. You can view it (not so live) on Ustream.
There was tons more at the show that I just can’t even describe to you, but I had a blast! All in all, I think it was quite successful for my first show.

Last Day of Farm Progress Show

Well, Farm Progress Show is on it’s last day here in Iowa. Have you been following us on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter? If so, then you already know what AGCO North America has been up to this past week. If not, you should visit our social media sites listed above to catch up on what is happening.Today (Thursday, September 2),  if the weather cooperates, we will have an AGCO Chat live from the show at 11am, CDT. Kevin Bien will lead the discussion and answer questions.

Check out this video from Larry Kuster on the Sunflower 6630 Vertical Tillage Tool.

New Sunflower SF1550 Disc Harrow

The new Sunflower SF1550 Series five section discs are here for U.S., Canada and Eastern Europe. They have a big, acre eating appetite that will manage over thirty acres per hour with five section flexibility, and 50 feet or 15 m working width. Tom Draper, Product Marketing Manager for AGCO’s Seeding and Tillage says:

“It is more than just a big disc harrow…..there are features that set it apart from the competition. The large producer in the U.S., Canada and in Eastern Europe, and in other broad acre areas and applications has the opportunity to work their ground with the combination of the biggest and the best.”

View the Sunflower SF1550 Series Disc Harrow product literature. You can also find out more information from your local dealer.

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