AGCO Brands Win Six 50 AE2024 Awards

Wins for Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Precision Planting involve tractors, sprayers and system for independent control of rate and pressure in sprayers

06.12.2023 | 10:56 (UTC -3)
Cultivating, with information from Bob Blakely

AGCO Corporation announced that six of its products have been recognized with 50 AE2024 awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (Asabe). The AE50 recognizes the industry's top new products and services for notable innovation, significant engineering advancement and impact on their markets.

AGCO's 2024 awards span its Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Precision Planting brands, confirming consistent excellence across its product lines and cementing the company as agriculture's leading innovator of farmer-focused solutions.

“AGCO is very honored to be recognized by Asabe again this year,” said Eric Hansotia, AGCO chairman, president and CEO. "Over the past three years, AGCO and our brands have won 24 AE50 awards, confirming our position as the AE50 industry leader in innovation and engineering excellence that advances farmers' capabilities, improves their operations and helps them feed the world."

See below the AGCO products that won the AE50 2024:

• Fendt 200 Vario Series - is the brand's smallest tractor, but combines all the world-class features Fendt customers expect from its larger tractors with versatility, lightweight maneuverability and high performance to deliver a feeling of ease, even in difficult or unique harvesting conditions. Fendt 200 Vario tractors are available in North America in three models ranging from 94 to 114 horsepower and are available in a standard configuration or three vintage variants as the most advanced specialty tractor on the market today. The tractors are powered by the highly reliable AGCO Power 3.3L engine and feature the exclusive Fendt Vario CVT, allowing operators to spend more time and effort focusing on the task at hand rather than shifting gears.

• Fendt 600 Vario Series - features the new AGCO Power Core 50, 4-cylinder, 5,0-liter engine in four models from 164 to 224 maximum horsepower. Together with the intelligent Fendt VarioDrive CVT transmission, the tractor engine produces an efficient and easy-to-operate powertrain that will improve agricultural productivity. All models feature Dynamic Performance (DP) features, which enable the release of up to 15 additional horsepower through the use of intelligent sensors that determine energy demand. The Fendt 600 Vario debuted at Agritechnica 2023 and will be available in North America in 2024.

• Massey Ferguson 500R Series - This sprayer is a simple, reliable and cost-effective option for growers to help them take control of their chemical application, improve yields and reduce costs. The MF 500R comes standard with LiquidLogic, which ensures constant circulation throughout the system and offers lance cleaning, product recovery and no spray priming capabilities, reducing costs and waste. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Transmission Management System allows the machine to operate at a lower engine speed to save fuel while maintaining pump pressure and spray pattern, ground speed and hydraulic flow. The MF 500R completes a complete product line for Massey Ferguson, from soil preparation to harvesting.

• Massey Ferguson Series 3 - special tractors consisting of seven models in three versions that focus on meeting the specific and robust requirements of vineyards and fruit orchards at an affordable price. The MF 3 Series features Stage 5 compliant engines, transmissions with up to 30 speeds, a new operator interface and the brand's 'Saber' global styling scheme. The MF 3 Series offers a wide range of power configurations and modern specifications, including the 3VI.95 in widths up to 39,4 inches (1,0 meters), and the 3GE.95 and 3GE.105 with minimum steering wheel heights of 30,7 inches. Massey Ferguson 3 Series Specialty tractors debut at select agricultural shows across North America in 2023 and will be available in 2024 following the World Ag Expo.

• Massey Ferguson 9S Series - expands the brand's award-winning S Series into the 285-425 hp segment. The 9S provides a superior planting, baling and tillage solution with intuitive operation, ergonomics and increased reliability. The 90S's 9 gallons per minute ECO pump provides additional hydraulic flow to maximize precision planting components at an incredible 1650 engine RPM, reducing fuel usage and cabin noise levels. The innovative Protect-U cab design produces a 69db cab environment for comfortable, straightforward operation. The 9S's improved swing axis achieves a 10% improvement in turning radius for more efficient turning on headlands, which saves operator time and reduces ground impact. The Massey Ferguson 9S tractor debuted at Agritechnica 2023 and will be available in North America in 2024.

• SymphonyNozzle by Precision Planting - is a pulse width modulation (PWM) system that allows independent control of rate and pressure in self-propelled or pull-type sprayers. These features allow a consistent droplet size to be maintained across the entire field regardless of changes in rate or speed of operation, providing consistent spray effectiveness across the entire field. The SymphonyNozzle design allows farmers to retrofit existing sprayers that have traditional nozzles into more precise PWM systems. The nozzle is easy to install and simple to maintain and uses point-to-point electronic architecture as opposed to large harnesses on each half of the sprayer. The SymphonyNozzle body is tool-free to disassemble for easy cleaning and replacement is easy. Check valves can also be moved to either side of the nozzle body without tools to make installation even easier.

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