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AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, achieved remarkable success with 17 major awards at the prestigious Agritechnica 2017 event in Hannover, Germany. As a result of the votes cast by an independent expert committee, AGCO was once again one of the most successful manufacturers at Agritechnica 2017 by way of the number of innovation awards received.

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.”

AGCO Parts Logo

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.

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.

AGCO Pink Tractor

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AGCO is taking the fight to the field to stand up to breast cancer. Working with one of its largest dealers in North America, Ziegler Ag Equipment, AGCO built a full-size 2015 model Challenger MT865E track tractor that sports the pink-for-the-cause paint finish to increase awareness of breast cancer.

Nicknamed ‘Tenacity,’ this track tractor is the centerpiece of AGCO’s campaign to bring awareness to the disease and raise funds to support research for a cure.

Challenger E Series

AGCO Corporation has updated the Challenger E Series with more comfort and operating ease.

“Challenger gives row crop innovators, small grain farmers and specialty application farmers improved performance, comfort, versatility and reliability with the MT700E, MT800E and MT900E Series tractors,” AGCO says in a release. “The 2016 MT700E, MT800E and MT900E Series lead the field and deliver increased productivity for row crop, broad acre, and specialty crop farming practices.”

Sunflower Air Drill

Sunflower is expanding its seeding product offering to include the new Sunflower 9830NT Series, an integrated seed hopper, single-disc air drill.

The 9830NT features a large capacity, two-compartment seed tank and an 11.5-foot transport width.

AGCO and Wounded Warrior Project Logos

AGCO Corporation partnered with local AGCO dealers across the United States and Canada to raise nearly $100,000 in support of wounded service veterans. In a little over four months, from mid-May to the end of September, this money was raised for wounded service veterans. A $500 donation was made in the name of each dealership involved on behalf of AGCO for their involvement with the program.

The AGCO Sustainability Initiative focuses on improving the lives of present and future generations. As a part of this initiative, AGCO invests in the health of the communities it serves.

AGCO and Appareo Logos

AGCO Corporation and Appareo Systems have agreed to enter a joint venture, building on the existing IAS (Intelligent Agricultural Solutions) business structure, to allow for breakthrough agricultural innovation.

This collaboration will focus on the need for more advanced electronic technology centered around data collection, wireless communication, advanced sensors and intelligent machine control. The proposed joint venture will build on the momentum of Fuse Technologies, AGCO’s approach to precision agriculture and precision machine management. Appareo will contribute to the initiative through research and development, Intellectual Property (IP) generation and advanced technology concept development, which will be deployed through AGCO Technology Solutions.

AGCO Jounce Test

AGCO is in the midst of a multi-year, $42 million upgrade and expansion to its engineering and manufacturing facility in Jackson, Minn. The motivation behind the project, which kicked off in 2013, is to further improve the quality of the agricultural equipment built there, as well as the efficiency and production capacity of the facility.

“Farmers expect the best when they purchase AGCO equipment built here in Jackson, and we have a history of meeting those expectations,” says Eric Fisher, AGCO director of operations. “With the continuous improvements we’re making here and at other AGCO facilities, we continue to provide our dealers and farmers the highest-quality agricultural equipment available.”

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