Posts Tagged ‘Fendt’
At regional machinery exhibition with his wife, Darryl Lush took a test drive on a new Fendt 626 Favourit and thought “someday I want to have this Fendt on my farm”. That was some 30 years ago.
Fendt produced only 65 Favorit 626 models, with an estimated six units exported to Australia. Two of these tractors would end up at Darryl’s 2200 hectare property near Gunnedah, northern NSW.
Darryl grows wheat, canola, sorghum and cotton and also operates a small construction business undertaking earthworks mainly in the region, but from time to time has ventured as far as Melbourne. It was this business that first introduced Darryl to Fendt tractors – he has been hooked ever since.
Finding a tractor that was be suitable for his business proved difficult. After approaching several other manufacturers with little success, fortuitously, a neighbor suggested Darryl take a look at Fendt. A suggestion that had lasting result.
Darryl’s first Fendt was a Favourit 612 LS, which gave him many years of faithful service. His next,was the first of two Favorit 626 LS. The 626 gave him the edge over many of his competitors in construction.
“On large construction sites I would have some friendly competition with other operators, but at the end of the day the 626 would always be more capable” He said proudly.
Today, Both Darryl and his 626 put in fewer hours, pulling a chaser bin during harvest and occasionally small construction jobs in the local area.
“I am very attached to my 626 Favorit, but if someone makes me a good offer, enough that I could buy a new 900 Vario, I would probably be weak,” laughs Darryl.
Images of Darryl’s Favorit 626 are available on Fendt Global.
The prime agricultural area of Liverpool Plains and Upper Hunter Valley in Australia has a new AGCO dealer, North West Farm Machinery.
Known for its black soil that supports a mixture of broad acre cropping, livestock grazing and horse studs, the Liverpool Plains and Upper Hunter Valley has been home to North West Farm Machinery since Dealer Principle Roger Moylan opened the Quirindi business in 2003.
Roger’s passion and knowledge of farm equipment extends from the early years on his parent’s farm to over 23 years working in farm machinery sales. Employing 15 dedicated, local employees, Roger is also committed to supporting his local community, providing professional service in all aspects of the purchase and servicing of farming equipment, from Singleton to Gunnedah.
At the recent Dealer open day, visitors were welcomed to tour the business facilities and see the range of high quality Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Iseki products that North West Farm Machinery will offer. Positioning the business for future growth, North West Farm Machinery will provide a highly competitive product range and servicing for the broad variety of local farming demands and applications.
Celebrated for its rich agricultural industries, vineyards, orchards and cereal production, Griffith situated in South Western New South Wales, has a new full line AGCO dealer for the town and surrounding areas.
At an evening event marking the beginning of the company’s promising new relationship with AGCO were 130 local guests and AGCO representatives from management, sales and technical support.
From humble beginnings in 1996, well-known local Darryl Serafin has built a successful business offering outstanding service and support for different tractor and machinery brands while developing extensive experience in the Australian agricultural industry.
His awareness of different challenges and factors affecting farming practices has made Serafin Ag Pro the success it is today. With 22 experienced and fully equipped staff, Darryl and his team understand the importance and urgency of ensuring customers continue to operate in the field.
Previously a dealer for various other tractor brands, Serafin Ag Pro is now on board with AGCO and can supply recognised major brands including Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt, Gleaner and Iseki.
It’s the 2 year anniversary of the AGCO blog, and we feel it’s important to take a moment to look back at where we were in the beginning and where we are today. The goals of the AGCO blog are to provide fresh, relevant information to our customers, dealers, partners and fellow agvocates about our brands and AGCO as a company. Being a global organization it can be a challenge to produce content that is useful to our broad base of readers, but today we are proud to share that since inception, we’ve had visitors from 182 countries around the world.
In April 2010 the AGCO blog was 2-bloggers-strong. Today, we have 28 contributors from all walks of the company, including every major brand and region. Our topics range from farm safety, agriculture industry news and employee spotlights to information about new product launches, our valued dealers and customer stories. Our original single blog stream has grown to 8, all of which can be subscribed to via various RSS/readers and email.
More interesting stats about the AGCO blog on its 2 year anniversary:
- Over 500 blog posts
- Translated over 2,000 times into 148 languages
- Nearly a half million views since January 2011
We hope our readers find content on the AGCO blog to be informative and our plans for the next year include continuing to grow our global contributors and bringing in more guest bloggers from other organizations to share their perspectives. We’d also like to see more comments: please share your thoughts, questions and perspectives on any of our posts and let’s keep the conversation going. Read on!
In the past year, the 820 Vario from Fendt was in demand in Germany like no other model. The 205 hp tractor was the most sold model for the fourth year in a row. Furthermore, Fendt was able to sell the most kW in Germany in 2011 and claims the top position for tractors again.
With 757,492 kW sold (sum of the total power of all registered Fendt tractors) Fendt sold over 90,000 kW more than the second-place manufacturer and with a market share of 23.3 percent, is market leader in Germany. The Fendt tractors sold on the German market last year had an average of 132.8 kW (181 hp). The average of all tractors registered in Germany was 90.2 kW (122.7 hp). “This clearly shows again that Fendt is the partner for enterprise-oriented farmers and contractors,” said Peter-Josef Paffen, Spokesman for the Fendt Management.
The 820 Vario played an important role, since it was the most sold tractor model in Germany for the fourth time. The compact high-horsepower tractor was registered 1,071 times on the German market in the past year – 4,330 times since its market launch in 2006. The 820 Vario was sold more than 10,000 times around the world in just five years and therefore tops the list of the most-sold Vario tractors worldwide. “The successor, the new 700 Vario range, is already a sales hit,” said Peter-Josef Paffen.