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Challenger MT600E

Challenger, a global brand of AGCO Corporation, introduced a new 9-inch, touch-screen Tractor Management Center (TMC) terminal and comprehensive offering of precision farming technology on the Challenger MT600E Series high horsepower tractors during the 2017 World Ag Expo. These tractors are now available with full integration of on-board precision technologies, including AgControl section and variable rate control, as well as TaskDoc Pro wireless data transfer. As part of the Fuse open approach to partnerships, customers will be able to choose either the NovAtel SMART6-L or Trimble AG-382 receiver to best match their existing base station and coverage needs.

“The Challenger brand is synonymous with power, and these enhancements take the MT600E Series to a new level, beyond physical power to intelligent power,” says Eric Zimmerman, marketing manager, High Horsepower Tractors at AGCO. “The simple, straight-forward operation of our new TMC, plus the full offering of precision farming technologies and choice of guidance receivers are a comprehensive package that will help our customers reduce operator fatigue, implement overlap and over-application of inputs to set new benchmarks for productivity and efficiency.”

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.

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).

Challenger 1000 Series

Challenger, a global brand of AGCO Corporation, introduces an entirely new category of tractors to North American agribusiness operations. Challenger 1000 Series tractors are the industry’s most versatile standard tractor and the ‘must-see’ innovation for 2016. Designed to deliver lower cost of ownership per acre, advanced connectivity and world-class Challenger performance, they are available in four powerful models ranging from 396 to 517 engine horsepower. Producers will get their first look at the tractors during the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, Aug. 30-Sept.1.

“The needs of producers in North America continue to evolve as operations become larger and require more efficiency,” says Josh Keeney, tactical marketing manager at AGCO. “The Challenger 1000 Series tractors bring an entirely new solution to the market. These 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.

Challenger X-Edition Black

Challenger has taken the covers off the new X-Edition Challenger MT700E/MT800E Series track tractors, each decked out in midnight-black paint.

“The X-Edition track tractor stands apart from any tractor you have ever seen with unique features, such as a custom, midnight-black finish,” says Ash Alt, AGCO tactical marketing manager for high-horsepower tractors.

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.”

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.”

Challenger M7000E Track Tractor

Challenger is extanding its track tractor offerings with its new MT700E Series, available in three models ranging from 350 to 400 engine HP.

“Our customers value efficiency,” says Conor Bergin, product marketing manager, High Horsepower Tractors. “They’re looking for a tractor that can make short work of high-horsepower tasks while providing maximum fuel economy and minimal field compaction. Our new Challenger E Series and the three new MT700E track tractors deliver optimum power transfer, outstanding fuel efficiency, and best-in-class traction and flotation with a smooth, comfortable ride.”

Challenger MT800E Series

With an eye on helping farmers tackle tough conditions, Challenger has launched its MT800E Series track tractors. Available in four models ranging from 450 to 590 engine HP, these machines feature new AGCO POWER 168, 16.8L diesel engines.

“The new AGCO POWER 168 diesel engine sets the MT800E Series tractors apart from the competition,” says Conor Bergin, product marketing manager, High Horsepower Tractors. “Unlike competitive models that modify over-the-road engines for agricultural equipment, these engines are custom-built to handle the most rigorous field applications.”

Challenger MTD400 Series

Challenger plans to introduce and display its new MT400D Series mid-range tractors at the 2013 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., Aug. 27-29.

“These new MT400D Series tractors are built with the professional farmer in mind,” says David Bercik, product marketing manager. “These handy, productive tractors round out any fleet and are perfect for the daily chores of a busy farming operation.”

The MT400D Series includes five models – MT455D, MT465D, MT475D, MT485D and MT495D – ranging from 90 to 125 PTO horsepower. The 4.9-liter AGCO Power engine that powers each model features wet, replaceable cylinder liners and mid supports. The four-cylinder powerplant benefits from an intercooled turbocharger, four valves per cylinder, high-pressure common-rail fuel injection and electronic engine management. Each MT400D also meets Tier 4-interim emissions standards for North America.

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