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Happy Birthday to the AGCO Blog

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!

 

Valtra Overalls Best in Work Wear Test

Valtra overalls received the highest score in the Farmer´s Guardian workwear test in February 2012.

The British magazine tested overalls by all major tractor manufacturers including Claas, Massey Ferguson, John Deere, Fendt, Case and New Holland.

The judges’ verdict for Valtra work overalls was “nearly perfect”. They praised the general fit as feeling “like a second skin”. Also the style, quality of the finish and the high visibility flashes scored high points.

The quality of the material was considered light and at the same time very durable. Also the amount of pockets and easy fastenings were noted as excellent features of Valtra overalls.

The Valtra overalls and other Valtra Collection items are available from authorized Valtra dealers.

Materials, amount of pockets, style – what features do you appreciate most in your work wear?

Brand Total score
Valtra 86
Case IH 81
Fendt 75
New Holland 72
Claas 68
John Deere 66
Massey Ferguson 62

 

Design the Tractor of Your Dreams

30 years ago Volvo BM and Valmet presented the Nordic tractor Volvo BM Valmet, a forerunner of today’s Valtra tractors. As the only Nordic tractor manufacturer Valtra and the Nordic magazines Bedre Gardsdrift, Maskinbladet, Jordbruksaktuellt and Koneviesti invite you to a special design challenge.

The challenge

Are there minor or major details that you would like to improve in your tractor? Do you have ideas for new functions, features, materials or design? We are interested in your practical ideas for the next generations Valtra N and T Series tractors. The suggestions must be based on technology that already exists or will be available in the near future.

A jury consisting of Valtra engineers and editors of the four magazines will evaluate all ideas. All good suggestions will be awarded Valtra Collection prices. Valtra designers and engineers will also use the best ideas to draw a concept tractor. The concept tractor will be presented in November.

To participate simply submit your ideas to the participating magazines either as a drawing, text, model or any way you want by post or e-mail. For more information visit the magazine websites.

Meet Valtra engineers in Finland

The designers of the two best submissions from each country will be invited to the Valtra factory to meet engineers, designers and product specialists. There they will also have a chance to attend a customer panel and thus take part in developing Valtra´s own future tractors.

Terms

The design challenge is open for all, but only individuals with residence in Norway, Sweden, Denmark or Finland are entitled for the factory visit. Your idea must be sent to the one of the magazines before April 30th. Valtra retains the right to use all ideas without further compensation.

Valtra Supports Camp Quality’s ‘esCARpade’ In Its 20th Year

Celebrating its milestone 20th year is esCARpade – the Camp Quality outback motoring initiative that brings together family, friends and car enthusiasts from all over Australia who are committed to making laughter the best medicine for children and their families living with cancer.

After two decades of wacky cars and dusty, muddy roads, Camp Quality organisers decided to retrace the 1992 route starting out on 14 October in Bendigo, Victoria and finishing in Bright, Victoria a week later.

Following from previous years, Valtra is yet again a proud sponsor of the Harvey family, who have been involved with esCARpade for a number of years. They joined the parade by travelling up to 450km per day in their custom designed BMW.

“My family and I were very proud to be a part of esCARpade again,” says Keith Harvey. “It was great to travel to so many different towns and being able to spread the word on the great work Camp Quality do.”

Offering family support, recreation and education programs, Camp Quality in Australia has raised millions of dollars to bring happiness and support to children and their families that have been affected by cancer. In particular, esCARpade in 2010 raised $1.3 million – the highest amount ever raised! Organisers and supporters alike are hoping to do the same this year – all the while, providing a week full of laughter and outdoor activities for a number of children and their families.

What local organisations do you support?

Sometimes Traction is Just Overrated…

… for example, when ag machinery gets repurposed for stuff that you really shouldn’t try at home.

Johnny Traber from Germany astonishes audiences by driving his Valtra N Series on two wheels. The trick is part of the Traber Stunt Show, which has been performing for decades. The trick tractor is a standard Valtra N Series that has been modified by stiffening the front end, increasing tyre pressures and decoupling the four-wheel-drive.

The relatively high centre of gravity, weight, low speed and price of the tractor make the stunt a real challenge. Johnny Traber trained intensively for months to learn how to drive on two wheels and the stunt requires precise planning. Johnny also tells us he focuses 150 percent on his performance, which is no doubt a smart thing to do considering the inherent danger of the stunt and the potential cost if it goes wrong!

This stunt has been performed by a professional driver, please do not try this at home. AGCO does not endorse unsafe driving of our products. AGCO supports farm safety efforts…check out the safety section of our blog.

Have you ever seen a professional tractor stunt driver?