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Think of it as the People’s Choice Award for agricultural equipment! We couldn’t be more thrilled that the RoGator 1396 was named the 2010 CropLife IRON Product of the Year by readers of CropLife IRON magazine.
The RoGator 1396 self-propelled sprayer was one of five finalists handpicked by editors of CropLife IRON, a major publication read by some of the most cutting-edge people in the industry – our customers! Online voting for the five nominees was opened to the public in mid-November, and most of the votes were cast by professional applicators and larger farm operators – again, the core of our customer base. RoGator was announced as the winner at the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association meeting in Peoria, Illinois, on January 19.
The new drive system on this sophisticated machine is designed with a hydraulic motor and a separate gear reduction hub. The control cab is specifically designed for application equipment and features a six-post design that provides more visibility to see the boom tips than competing machines, in which boom views are often obstructed by cab-frame posts. The wider visibility and lower boom rests also come in handy during transport from field to field. These key innovations were instrumental in RoGator receiving a nod for the nomination.
Hats off to our engineers for the many significant advancements they’ve brought to the RoGator and to the application industry as a whole. Thank you to CropLife IRON for creating the Product of the Year contest, and to everyone who voted for us. It’s been an honor to serve our customers in the application business for more than 50 years.
It’s gratifying to be a leader in innovative solutions for the application equipment industry, but the reward is tenfold when we see firsthand how these new offerings help our customers succeed – and we also pick up some significant awards along the way! Check out what others are saying about the 2011 RoGator and TerraGator at http://www.applylikeapro.com/AboutUs/Testimonials/.
What do you think about the new 2011 RoGator and TerraGators?
Massey Ferguson’s latest combine harvester, the MF 9280 DELTA scooped two awards at the LAMMA show in the UK last week which sets the stage for a very promising year. The MF DELTA was judged to be the Best New Product or Innovation at the show, receiving the ‘Maurice High Trophy’ AND the prestigious ‘Ivel Award’, for the new product or innovation that has the most positive impact on the environment.
The MF DELTA combine, available in the European market, has the winning combination of conventional threshing and twin rotor separation technologies; ensuring superb grain samples, industry leading fuel efficiency and amazing versatility between crops and conditions. Add to this the fact that it is the world’s first combine with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) e3 technology on a seven cylinder, 9.8 litre AGCO SISU POWER engine – it makes it the cleanest combine in the world also.
Alan Haines, Massey Ferguson’s Sales Support Specialist, Harvesting who accepted the awards says, “We were interviewed by a total of five different people during the show, with the panels including engineers, farmers and even an engineering student. It wasn’t easy to win this award.”
“The driveline design is simple and straightforward, which means it is ultra efficient. Also the threshing mechanism – from front to back – has been designed for smooth flow and to reduce power consumption,” he explains. “The judges also understood how the design of the unique Venturi Cleaning System manages to generate a large air volume, but again without the fan consuming any more power,” adds Alan.
What award would you give the Massey Ferguson DELTA Combine?