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Wildly Farmer of the Year

David Wildy, the 2016 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award winner will be using a new Massey Ferguson tractor free for the next year, compliments of sponsor, Massey Ferguson. Wildy and his family operate a 12,000-acre farm near Manila, Ark., where they raise cotton, corn, soybeans and wheat along with peanuts and potatoes, recent additions to their cropping program.

Bill Hurley, vice president of Sales for AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), the manufacturer of Massey Ferguson products, recognized Wildy and his family in conjunction with the Willie B. Withers Luncheon held during the opening day of the 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo farm show.

Krone AM R Disc MowerKrone presents its newest performer in innovative mowing capabilities, the AM R 3-point disc mower. The AM R series is evolving mower technology, combining cutting edge design, durability and efficiently into an elite new generation of mowers.

“The new AM R 3-point disc mower combines the durability and reliability of our trusted line of mowers with new, greater enhancements,” said Jody McRee, Krone Sales Operation Manager. “Building on the reputation of our trusted AM mower being a ‘bullet proof machine’, we have sought to align key new features in the AM R mower that raises the bar of productivity in the field.”

Hesston Triple Window Attachment

Hesston by Massey Ferguson, the industry-leading hay equipment brand from AGCO Corporation, introduced an all-new triple windrow attachment (TWA) for WR9800 self-propelled windrowers during Husker Harvest Days 2016. Designed specifically to enhance forage harvesting efficiency, the TWA allows operators to place freshly cut forage in the windrow configuration best suited to the capacity and capability of the operator’s forage harvester or baler. This capability eliminates raking or merging windrows together, reducing trips through the field, lowering fuel and equipment costs and reducing labor needs.

“The new triple windrow attachment is designed to match the preferences and needs of most producers and commercial forage harvesters,” says Shaun Allred, tactical marketing manager for hay and forage products at AGCO. “Whether windrowing heavy first-cutting alfalfa, light grass hay or thick, heavy forage crops, the TWA attachment installed on a WR9800 Series windrower will produce uniform and consistent single, double or triple windrows.

Challenger MT400E

Challenger, a global brand of AGCO Corporation, launched the MT400E Series tractors at Husker Harvest Days 2016. Five new models in this series feature Challenger toughness and the most robust offering of features available in mid-range tractors from Challenger. With max engine horsepower ratings from 120 to 160 and the choice of three transmission options, including the TechStar™ (CVT), they are ideal for all-around use on livestock and row crop operations. Models include the MT455E (120 hp), MT465E (130 hp), MT475E (140 hp), MT485E (150 hp) and MT495E (160 hp).

“Customers who have previewed these tractors have been impressed with the range of operator conveniences available from tractors with this level of power, stability and lift capacity. With features such as our optional industry-exclusive multi-function joystick and three transmission options, many customers are finding the MT400E Series offers the right combination for their operations,” says Eric Zimmerman, AGCO tactical marketing manager.

AGCO 3200 Series Corn Head

AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is offering a wider range of harvesting options for corn growers with the introduction of the 3200 Series corn heads.

“We know that our producers harvest in many different conditions, and each producer has a unique set of requirements for their operation. The 3200 Series corn heads are our newest solution to advance each operation’s productivity and profitability,” says Caleb Schleder, AGCO tactical marketing manager.

Challenger 1000 Series

Challenger, a global brand of AGCO Corporation, introduced an entirely new category of tractors to North American agribusiness operations during the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. The Challenger 1000 Series tractors, the largest fixed-frame tractors in the world, are the agricultural industry’s next ‘must-see’ innovation. Designed to deliver lower cost of ownership and improved productivity per acre, the Challenger 1000 Series tractors can be the single solution for both heavy draft and row crop work.

The Challenger 1000 Series tractors combine the power of a small-frame, articulated 4-wheel drive with the flexibility and speed of a lighter-weight, fixed-frame row crop machine. They are offered in four models ranging from 396 to 517 engine horsepower with a weight range of 31,204 lbs. (14,153 kg) to 50,706 lbs. (23,000 kg).

Massey Ferguson 5700

Massey Ferguson, a global brand of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), expands its heavy-duty utility tractor lineup with the new 5700 and 6700 Series, offering outstanding weight and lift capacity for tractors in the 100- to 130-engine horsepower range. The tractors were introduced at the 2016 Farm Progress Show and join Massey Ferguson’s recently-introduced 4700 Series to round out the new Global Series. The MF5710 and MF5711 are 100- and 110-hp tractors, while the MF6712 and MF6713 provide 120 hp and 130 hp, respectively.

“The 5700 and 6700 Series tractors are common-platform tractors manufactured in AGCO’s newest, state-of-the-art factory, which leverages the long history of Massey Ferguson production experience with a module-oriented manufacturing approach that standardizes components, lowers costs and improves product quality and performance,” says Warren Morris, AGCO tactical marketing manager. “They join the 4700 Series within our new Global Series offering which began with a blank sheet of paper and input from thousands of customers. The entire line will be marketed worldwide and each model is built to perform in the most demanding environments.”

John Deere 3025E

To meet varied customer needs and budgets, John Deere expands its popular 3E Series Compact Utility Tractor line to include the 3025E model. With the addition of a 25-horsepower option, John Deere now offers a reliable trio of compact utility tractors all the way up to 38 horsepower.

“Our 3E Series compact tractors have a reputation for being reliable machines that customers can trust to power through the toughest of jobs,” said Michelle Bentley, product marketing manager. “With the new 3025E, John Deere has combined capability and comfort at an affordable price, meeting a diverse range of needs for our hardworking customers.”

John Deere 2R Series

Customers seeking a solution for increased productivity without sacrificing comfort will appreciate the expansion of the John Deere 2R Series Compact Utility Tractor line. Two new large-chassis models, the 2032R and 2038R, feature a redesigned body for improved stability and an offering in the 38 horsepower range, providing more options for any size operation.

The wide tractor stance and longer wheelbase of the 2032R and 2038R, combined with increased tractor weight, improve stability when navigating a variety of different terrains. A premium suspension seat, ergonomic controls, tilt steering wheel, cruise control and thick rubber floor mat provide a comfortable operator experience, reducing operator fatigue. Additionally, the 2R Series Compact Utility Tractors are equipped with standard work lights on the fender and an optional premium LED work light kit, allowing operators to extend the workday, optimizing productivity.

John Deere 9R Series

New for model year 2017, the 9R Series Wheeled and Scraper Special Tractors will feature a redesigned composite fuel tank. The new sloped design of the tank improves the aesthetics of the 9R and rear visibility for the operator.

“The composite fuel tank also features a dual-fill design, allowing operators to fill the fuel tank from either side,” says Tiffany Turner, product marketing manager, John Deere. “The fuel tank capacity is 320 gallons on the 9370R and 9470R Tractors and 400 gallons on the 9529R and 9620R Tractors.”


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