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Massey Ferguson 4610M Feature

Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), is introducing a high-clearance (HC) utility tractor to meet the needs of specialty crop growers throughout Central California and other specialty crop regions of North America. The Massey Ferguson 4610M High-clearance Utility Tractor delivers the crop clearance growers need to care for high-value crops such as berries, broccoli, potatoes, tobacco and many other types of produce without damaging the crop. The tractor is available through Massey Ferguson dealers and will be configured to fit the needs of each individual operation.

“For more than 150 years, Massey Ferguson has been manufacturing equipment to meet the varied needs of producers around the world,” says Warren Morris, tactical marketing manager for Massey Ferguson. “We’ve used this worldwide experience to expand the Massey Ferguson utility tractor portfolio with products that fit the needs of specialty crop producers. The MF4610M HC models are rugged, efficient, dependable tractors that bring professional produce operations cost-effective new choices to meet their production and business needs.”

AGCO White Planters

AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is bringing to market White Planters 9800VE Series planters equipped with SpeedTube seed tubes from Precision Planting. The planter will be introduced and on display at the AGCO Exhibit, Lots 7801 and 7823 during the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky.

“To achieve the best yields in corn, producers focus on getting as many acres as possible planted during that very narrow, five-to-10-day ‘optimum planting window’,” says Larry Kuster, senior product specialist for Seeding and Tillage at AGCO. “With SpeedTube on White Planters 9800VE Series planters, they can now achieve precise seed placement of corn at speeds nearly double traditional operating speeds.”

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John Deere announces that it has significantly increased the warranty periods for its Ag and Turf equipment parts, retroactive to parts sold after November 1, 2016. The new warranty terms apply to dealer-installed John Deere original equipment manufactured (OEM) parts and labor, as well as non-dealer or customer-installed John Deere OEM parts for the company’s Ag and Turf lines of equipment.

Josh Dinwiddie, project manager for parts, service and attachment marketing for John Deere, says the changes to the John Deere Ag and Turf parts warranty terms further enhance the value of the company’s OEM parts and dealership services for all their customers, no matter what Ag or Turf equipment they own.

Jensen JHD36A Heavy Duty

The all-new JHD36A has made its debut into the heavy duty market. Featuring the latest technology with Bluetooth hands-free calling and app control, this stereo is perfect for all construction and agriculture applications.

“Customers already love the modern technology that allows for hands free calls and system controls from any smart phone or tablet with the built in app control. It is also Sirius XM ready so it appeals to a large market,” says Mark Wojtys, HD industry manager at ASA Electronics.

Mahindra Donation

Mahindra North America (MNA) and sister company genZe partnered to make a donation of a Mahindra mPACT XTV 750 S and two genZe eBikes to the city of Phoenix, Arizona, the host city of its sixth National Dealer Meeting (NDM). Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton accepted the gifts on behalf of the city during Mahindra’s opening session at NDM. The utility vehicle will be used to support the city’s sustainability programs and the eBikes will be put to work in the growing Phoenix police department.

“As part of each National Dealer Meeting, we find a way to give back to the community we visit. We worked closely with the Mayor’s office to determine what would best serve Phoenix and, as part of our Rise philosophy of driving positive change, we provided the city with a utility vehicle to be used as part of their composting and green organics initiative,” said Cleo Franklin, Vice President Marketing and Strategic Planning, Mahindra NA. “In addition, we learned there was a need for reliable, high-quality personal transportation at the Phoenix Police department, leading to the donation of two genZe eBikes.”

John Deere 2320 Field Cultivator

To help producers prepare a more agronomically sound seedbed ahead of the planter in often short time windows, John Deere introduces two new tillage tools. These next-generation secondary tillage implements are designed from “below the ground up” to work faster and smarter, making customers more productive while effectively handling tough soil conditions and high levels of crop residue at speeds up to 10 mph.

“Producers are continually demanding more from their tillage equipment in terms of soil mixing and residue management, faster operating speeds and more precise depth control,” says Jarred Karnei, product marketing manager for John Deere. “To meet those needs, we’ve increased working widths and operating speeds, and provided a wider array of finishing attachments to create that custom field finish and firm seedbed that’s so important for uniform germination and crop establishment.”

Kubota Geared to Give

Kubota Tractor Corporation today announced that the latest recipient of a donated tractor in its “Geared To Give” program is farmer veteran Chad Tackett, owner of Tackett Family Farms in Lincolnton, Georgia. During a special ceremony, Tackett was presented with the keys to a new Kubota L-Series compact tractor in recognition of his years of service in the U.S. Army and for his dedication to farming. The donation was made by Kubota in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), in an effort to provide financial support and donated Kubota equipment to U.S. military veterans pursuing a future in farming.

Tackett and his wife Shirlene, a U.S. Air Force veteran, manage roughly 200 acres of land including planted pines, hardwoods and pastures where they raise grass-fed Texas Longhorn cattle. Tackett grew up feeding cattle and raising hogs on family farms, and with his experience and new Kubota tractor, he plans to develop the farm and expand his cattle operation to sell meat locally by late next year. A father of four, Tackett’s son Zach serves in the U.S. Navy where he is stationed in King’s Bay, Georgia. Tackett served in the U.S. Army for 22 years where he was stationed across the U.S. and overseas before retiring in 2012.

New Holland Acquires Kongskilde Industries

New Holland Agriculture will expand its wide offering with new implement product lines as a result of CNH Industrial’s  agreement to acquire the agricultural Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab (DLG A.m.b.A.). This business develops, manufactures and sells solutions for agricultural applications in the Tillage and Hay & Forage segments under various brands, including Kongskilde, Överum and JF. Kongskilde will continue to operate through its current sales organization and its dealer network ensuring continuity in its customers’ support.

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AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is now offering an innovative financing solution on qualifying Parts and Service transactions. Now through December 31, 2016, AGCO Plus+ account holders can take advantage of the No-Interest, No-Payments for 180 days offer on any AGCO Parts and Service purchase over $1,000 USD.

Fluctuating commodity prices, along with the steep costs of seed, feed and fertilizer, can make budgeting for in-season expenses challenging. With the 180 day No-Interest, No-Payments program we can help address those challenges for our customers. Also, the 180 day No-Interest, No-Payments program can be used with the PM360 preventative maintenance program allowing our customers to get that extra edge.

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.

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