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AGCO ATS Dealer Training in Christchurch – Innovative Solutions for New Zealand Farmers

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AGCO’s New Zealand Dealers gathered recently in Addington, Christchurch, for comprehensive training in Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS) including System 110 Guidance, System 150 and System 350 Auto steering and AGCO’s telemetry system, Agcommand.

AGCO’s extensive dealer network gives farmers access to the resources and benefits of these new and emerging agricultural products. Dealer training empowers dealers with the knowledge and expertise needed to provide customers with high end precision farming solutions and the know how to suit progressive farmers. AGCO’s precision farming technologies enable farmers and contractors to optimise their operations, reduce input costs and achieve greater efficiency and profitability.

In New Zealand, the highly professional dealer group attending the training included dealer principals, sales staff and technical support staff. All were given the opportunity to evaluate the systems on display in real time with a mix of Valtra, Fendt and Massey Ferguson tractors equipped with AGCO’s technology products.

Taking an active role in enhancing dealers’ knowledge base, AGCO Australia’s ATS Product Manager, Jeremy Duniam, was pleased with the training that included classroom style learning as well as practical demonstrations of the products.

“The dealer training was extremely productive and was received very well by all participating. It is always rewarding to see dealer staff remain behind after the day sessions have finished to spend more time getting familiar with the systems. The dealer network in New Zealand is very professional in their approach. Their knowledge of ATS solutions will equip New Zealand farmers with innovative technology solutions, which is the future of farming.” Jeremy said.

This recent dealer training reflects AGCO’s commitment to and global emphasis on precision ag technology, recently launched as Fuse™ Technologies. To learn more about AGCO’s on and off board technologies and the Fuse technology strategy, visit http://www.agcocorp.com/products/precision_farming.aspx.

Gold Medal For Valtra N103 HiTech 5

Valtra N103 HiTech 5Valtra has received a gold medal at the Agrotech exhibition in Kielce, Poland. The award, which was presented by Polish Minister of Agricultural Affaired Mr Stanislaw Kalemba, honours the Valtra model N103 HiTech 5 as a cutting-edge solution in constructions and ergonomics.

For more information about the N 103 HiTech 5 visit Valtra.

REN Machinery – AGCO Dealership Changes Hands in Warragul Australia

REN Machinery, one of the longest serving machinery dealers in Warragul, Australia, has changed hands after 53 years of supporting their local community.

AGCO Managing Director and Vice President ANZ Warwick McCormick, along with staff, thanked the French family, the late Earl French and more recently Gary French, for their long involvement in supporting the various brands AGCO manufactures and distributes throughout Australia.

Taking over the Dealership and inheriting a tradition of service and professionalism from the French family, two local residents, Justin Kay and Brad Kinrade will now represent the Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Valtra and Iseki brands in Warragul and the surrounding districts

AGCO’s decision to appoint and support Justin and Brad in their new venture is an encouraging sign of the transition to a new generation of locally owned and operated dealerships that continue to support their local communities.

Justin and Brad thanked AGCO Australia for the confidence shown in their future plan to develop the local business and for the opportunity to be part of the ever increasing growth and diversity in products required for modern day farming practices.

“The brands that AGCO offer are all of premium quality and offer one of the most extensive product lines available to professional farmers, large and small alike and contractors in the Warragul region. We have confidence in the agricultural industry and look forward to offering these quality brands to existing and new R.E.N Machinery customers,” Justin and Brad said.

REN Machinery will continue operations from their existing Warragul premises.

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From left, Gary French retiring AGCO Dealer, Brad Kinrade and Justin Kay new AGCO principal Dealers.

Valtra at the 2013 Agrishow in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Today is the second official day at the 2013 Agrishow in Ribeirão Preto city, São Paulo, Brazil, showing great products and many attraction to the visitors. Have a look at what Valtra has prepared for the most important farm show in Latin America.

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For this year’s Agrishow, Valtra will not only showcase new products but also innovation and its exclusive customer service. During the five day show visitors will be able to experience tractors, combines, balers, sprayers, planters in addition to the Farming Function technology. The customer service teams will be ready to answer any questions the visitors may have.

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Visitors will be able to celebrate Valtra’s new BH Geração III line: it includes a brand new cabin and hydraulic system design that improves the machine’s turning radius. These exclusive models will be part of the new line with the objective to increase the power options, among them, the BH 135i (137cv) tractor, with 4 cylinders turbo-intercooler engine designed for the farmer who needs a machine for many different functions and activities on the farm. Also part of the Geração III family: the new BH200 (200cv) and BH210i (210 cv) tractors. These models follow the global standards of the Valtra tractors, specified to Brazilian agricultural operations. The new machines will be shown at the Agrishow  and available to the market during the second half of this year. The traditional BH145, BH165 and BH180 models will also receive the technology package available in BH Geração III line.

Happy 3rd Anniversary!

Although it seems like yesterday, three years ago today we launched the AGCO Blog. We’d like to give a big thanks to our readers and contributors; we appreciate you continuing to read, respond and engage on our blog! Our goal remains to give our visitors – a global mix of farmers, agriculture industry professionals, investors and AGCO employees around the world – the opportunity to take a look inside AGCO and our brands, as well as interact with us. It also serves as a platform to exchange information, find answers, and get expert advice from one another. 2013_4_10_blog_anniversary_v2

As we look back during the past year, we wanted to share some of your favorite blog posts:

Top 3 Blog Posts from Past Year:

  1. AGCO Launches Mobile App for Professional Farmers – The announcement of our new mobile app, AGCOMMAND, an innovative app for farmers around the world.
  2. Massey Ferguson 9500 series Combine Proudly Waves the Maple Leaf – Featuring an image of a combine wrapped in the Canadian flag.
  3. AGCO Publishes First Sustainability Report – When AGCO published the first global sustainability report.

There were many great blog posts throughout the year, and we look forward to sharing more with you in the future. Share in the comments below which blog post was your favorite.

We look forward to many more years of bringing you the best in agriculture!

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